Aviation News Releases – Monday, July 19, 2010

Brazilian airline increases the number of firm orders to 41 aircraft

São José dos Campos, July 19, 2010 – Embraer has signed an additional contract with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras for the sale of five more EMBRAER 195 jets. The
total value of the deal, at list price, is US$ 211 million, under January 2010 economic conditions. This order is already included in Embraer’s firm order backlog for the second
quarter of 2010 as “Undisclosed customer”….

Latest Headlines

Airports

Union To Ballot BAA Staff On Strike Action
The Unite union has given British airport operator BAA seven days notice of its intention to hold a strike ballot in a dispute over pay …
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Auckland Airport To Defer Second Runway
New Zealand’s main international gateway, Auckland Airport said on Friday it would further defer the building of a second runway …
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Cargo

LAN CARGO Signs with Boeing to Shrink Parts Inventory, Reduce Costs
EATTLE, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and LAN CARGO, a leading Latin American cargo airline, today announced that the airline will join Boeing’s Component Services Program (CSP). The program will provide LAN CARGO timely, worldwide access to spare parts for the carrier’s 777 Freighter fleet. LAN CARGO becomes the 12th airline in the 777 Component Services Program, which is offered jointly by Boeing and Air France Industries/KLM Engineering & Maintenance. CSP…
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Commercial

GE Capital Aviation Services orders 60 A320 Family Aircraft
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric [NYSE: GE], has signed a firm order for 60 additional A320 family aircraft. This new order brings the total number of A320 family aircraft ordered by GECAS to 327 and the backlog of aircraft to be delivered to 99 aircraft. “We’re pleased to announce the growth of our A320 fleet with this new order today,” said Norman C.T. Liu, president and CEO of GECAS. “We have a solid track…
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Boeing, GECAS Announce Order for 40 Next-Generation 737-800s
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric (NYSE: GE), today announced an order for 40 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order is valued at approximately $3 billion at average list prices. “We are pleased to announce this Boeing order and the further growth of our fleet,” said Norman C.T. Liu, president and CEO of GECAS. “Over …
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Defense

Thai Gripens To Be Operational In 2011
By Robert Wall, wall@aviationweek.com, LONDON: The first of four Royal Thai Air Force Gripen pilots and technicians are undergoing training in Sweden to allow Squadron 701 of the 7th Wing to go operational next year. Thailand is initially buying six Gripens, with a plan to grow that to 12 aircraft. Further purchases are possible, but will have to await the first operational experiences with the fighter in Thailand, says Wing Cdr. Jackkrit …
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Executive

Bombardier Confirms Sale of Two Global 5000 Jets to Qatar Airways
Bombardier today confirmed that in March 2010, Qatar Airways placed firm orders for two Global 5000 aircraft, valued at approximately $90 million US, based on the 2010 list price for typically equipped aircraft. The business jets are scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2010 and August 2011 and will be based in Doha, capital of the State of Qatar. “Global business aircraft are renowned for their exceptional performance and reliability in demanding climate and weather…
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Industry

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Makes International Debut
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner made its international debut landing at the Farnborough Airport at 9:09 a.m. (local time) in support of the Farnborough International Airshow that begins Monday. “It’s an honor to showcase the 787 here at the Farnborough Airshow,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “I can’t think of a finer stage on which…
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Navy

Navy, USAF Coordinate High-Altitude UAV Work
By Amy Butler, Washington and Beale AFB, Calif.: More questions than answers are arising from the U.S. Navy/Air Force memorandum of agreement to coordinate efforts on their respective high-altitude reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Signed June 12 by the services’ chiefs of staffs, the agreement aims to produce operational and financial efficiencies in the Air Force Global Hawk and Navy Broad …
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Science

Astrium, Cisco To Study Space Router
By Michael A. Taverna, PARIS — Astrium Services and Cisco have concluded an agreement to jointly study future space Internet protocol (IP) router applications. Space routers act as computers in the sky, permitting large blocks of data in various frequency bands to be merged and transferred to multiple terrestrial receivers in a single step, based on instructions in the uplink. Their use obviates the …
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Space

New ISS Research Management Structure In Works
By Mark Carreau: A U.S. Senate authorization measure that appears to break a political impasse over NASA’s exploration blueprint would require the agency to establish a nonprofit organization to manage and stimulate research activities in the National Laboratory portions of the International Space Station. The nonprofit would shoulder responsibilities for encouraging and prioritizing research as well as facilitate …
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Tourism

Momentum Builds For Fee Disclosure
By Andrew Compart: The campaign for full pre-purchase disclosure of airline fees across all distribution channels seemed to gather more momentum July 14 with the release of a Government Accountability Office report and a congressional hearing that focused on the issue. The inclinations were less certain on taxation of fees for items such as checked bags, preferred seating or inflight …
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