Embraer lands $235 million aircraft contract in Colombia

Embraerannounced a contract with the Government of Colombia for the sale of 25 Super Tucano aircraft. The value of the contract is US$ 235 million and marks the first ever Super Tucano export deal. The aircraft acquired by Colombia will be operated by the country

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Embraer 190 receives Canadian type certification

Embraer has been granted type certification for the 100-seat EMBRAER 190 airliner from Canadian certification agency Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). This paves the way for deliveries of the EMBRAER 190 to begin to Air Canada, which ordered 45 aircraft. Embraer

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General Electric wins $2.5 billion engine maintenance contract

British Airways awarded a GBP1.5 billion (~ $2.5 billion) engine maintenance contract with GE, one of the largest engineering contracts awarded in the airline’s history. The ten-year agreement will see GE responsible for the maintenance, overhaul and repair for the airline’s RB211-524 and CFM56 engines. The Rolls-Royce RB211 engines power British Airways 57 Boeing 747s and 21 767s. The CFM56 engines power the airline’s 32 Boeing 737s and ten of its 26 Airbus A320 aircraft. The new agreement replaces an existing contract with GE, which was due to expire at the end of this year.The agreement could see GE carry Read more

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JetBlue names Tom Rinow Vice President, JFK Operations

JetBlue Airways has named Tom Rinow to the position of Vice President, JFK Operations. Mr. Rinow was promoted from the position of director, JetBlue airport operations for the low-fare airline’s home base at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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Midwest Air traffic up by 50% in November 2005

Midwest Air scheduled service traffic increased by 49.8% in November to 274,452 RPMs. Capacity increased by 49.5% to 390,919 ASMs resulting in a load factor of 70.2% (+0.1%). Year to date scheduled service traffic increased by 32.5% while capacity increased by 16.2% with a load factor of 72.3% (+7.7 points).

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Goodrich Component Maintenance Package selected by JetBlue Airways

Goodrich was selected by JetBlue Airways to provide exclusive maintenance for the airline’s component content on its A320 fleet, which could exceed a total of 200 aircraft. The long-term agreement includes maintenance for Goodrich produced technology that ranges from actuation and lighting to fuel and utility systems and potable water system components.

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Rolls-Royce awarded $41 million contract to upgrade China

Rolls-Royce has won a $41 million contract from China for an additional three industrial RB211 gas turbine compression packages to be installed on Phase 1 of the West-East Gas Pipeline. The contract, awarded by PetroChina West-East Pipeline Company, also includes upgrading seven Rolls-Royce compressors already operating on the 3,900 km/2,400 mile line.

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Rolls-Royce wins $600 million Trent engine deal to power China Southern A380s

China Southern Airlines has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to power its new fleet of five Airbus A380s. The deal is worth a total of $600 million. China Southern is the launch customer for both the Trent 900 and the A380 in China, with aircraft deliveries scheduled for late 2007. The announcement was made during a visit to China Southern’s headquarters in Guangzhou by Sir John Rose, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce, which included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the deal. Seven out of the 11 A380 customers who have made engine selections have opted for the Read more

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