Airbus receives order for 30 Airbus A320s from Kingfisher Airlines

Kingfisher Airlines is to acquire 30 more Airbus A320 Family aircraft, continuing its major fleet expansion. Deliveries of the aircraft, which will comprise a mix of A319s and A320s, are due to begin in early 2008. Kingfisher already flies seven Airbus A320s on routes among Indian cities, and also has three A319s on order which are due for delivery by December 05. Its new aircraft will be powered by International Aero Engines V2500s, like its existing fleet.

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First GEnx Test Engine begins assembly

Assembly of engine subasssembly for the first full-scale GEnx test engine is underway. The GEnx engine is being developed for the Boeing 787 and 747 Advanced aircraft and the Airbus A350 aircraft. The certification schedule for the GEnx engine for the A350 includes engine certification in 2007, flight tests in 2009 and aircraft/engine certification in 2010. The GEnx is based on the highly successful GE90 architecture. It will succeed GE’s CF6 engine family, which is the most reliable and best-selling engine for wide-body aircraft. The GEnx provides significantly better fuel burn and payload performance than GE’s CF6 engines. It is Read more

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GE Assists Emirates in Construction of New Jet Engine Test Facility

The facility was designed in co-operation with GE with a capability unique to the Middle East region. The facility will house a 13-meter cross-section turbofan engine test cell and an auxiliary power unit test cell and will be capable of testing aircraft engines with up to 150,000 pounds of thrust. The test facility will test a large variety of turbofan engines and auxiliary power units, such as the Engine Alliance* GP7200 (Emirates will operate about 200 of these engines), GE90-115B engine (Emirates will operate 60 of these engines), as well as Rolls-Royce Trent 500, 700 and 800 engine series and Read more

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GE receives a $2.5 Billion order from Emirates Airlines for GE90 Engines and OnPoint Solution Services

Emirates Airlines has ordered 42 extended-range Boeing 777 aircraft, all powered by GE90 engines, with purchase rights for an additional 20 aircraft. These GE90-115B engines will be covered by a 12-year, OnPointSM Solution service agreement with GE for maintenance and overhaul. Total value of the order is more than $2.5 billion (USD). Under the terms of the agreement, Emirates Airlines will purchase 24 Boeing 777-300ERs, 10 777-200LRs and eight 777 freighters, with purchase rights for an additional 20 aircraft. All of these aircraft models are powered by the GE90-115B, the world’s most powerful jet engine.

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Boeing receives a $9.7 billion order for 42 Boeing 777s from Emirates

Boeing has announced they have concluded contract negotiations with Emirates for a firm order for 42 Boeing 777 airplanes with purchase rights for 20 additional airplanes. The deal was announced by Emirates Chairman H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum at the Dubai Air Show and is valued at $9.7 billion at list prices. Emirates’ order is for 24 Boeing 777-300ERs, 10 777-200LR Worldliners and 8 777 Freighters, with the first airplanes scheduled for delivery in 2007.

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Airbus receives orders for six more Airbus A320s from Jazeera Airways

Jazeera Airways, the new, privately owned airline of Kuwait, has signed a contract with Airbus for six more Airbus A320s, taking its total orders for the model to ten. Jazeera Airways inaugurated airline services last month with its first two aircraft. It will use the additional A320s to increase services on existing routes within the Middle East, as well as to begin routes to new destinations. Each of Jazeera

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Airbus receives signed contract from ALAFCO for 12 Airbus A350s

ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, has signed a contract for 12 Airbus A350s with options on six more, reaffirming the commitment that it announced in June. It is the first leasing company to select the new jetliner. Deliveries of ALAFCO

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Airbus receives 10 Airbus A318 orders from National Air Services

National Air Services, a provider of VVIP and executive air transport services in the Middle East, has made a firm commitment to purchase five A318 Elites and has taken an option for five additional aircraft, becoming the launch customer in the Middle East for this new member of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family.

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Embraer issues long term aircraft market forecast

Embraer foresees a global demand for 7,950 commercial jets in the 30- to 120-seat capacity segment over the next 20 years. The Company estimates that 3,350 aircraft will be delivered between 2006 and 2015, with the remaining 4,600 units to be delivered between 2016 and 2025. The total market value is estimated at US$ 180 billion. Embraer estimates an overall demand for 9,680 business jets over the next ten years. The current forecast includes the expected worldwide demand for the very light jet segment and does not take into consideration potential demand for the new air taxi market. Over the Read more

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