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Embraer unveils the new EMB 145 AEW&C platform developed for the Indian Government

Embraer unveils the new EMB 145 AEW&C platform developed for the Indian Government
It is the first of three aircraft that will incorporate the DRDO-developed surveillance equipment. ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, February 2011 – Embraer presented the first of three EMB 145 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) platforms, today, to representatives of the Indian government at a ceremony held at its headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil.Based on the proven…
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Embraer inaugurates its first U.S. final assembly plant
São José dos Campos, February 2011 – Embraer celebrates the opening of its first U.S. aircraft final assembly plant, today, at Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida. The new 80,000-square-foot hangar and modern paint shop facility is dedicated to the executive jet business in the Company’s largest market, where it will begin operations with the production of the Phenom 100…
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Embraer's Phenom 300 wins Flying Magazine Editor's Choice Award
Light jet is recognized by the publication as a true game changer. ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, February 2010 – Embraer’s Phenom 300 light jet earned a reputation as a game changer in its first year of operation. The editors of Flying Magazine have announced that the executive jet was granted their Choice Award as one of the year’s most remarkable accomplishments, in terms of…
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Phenom 300 executive jet will have MEDEVAC configuration
Amil Assistência Médica will receive the airplane with its new functionality this year. ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, February 2011 – Embraer has signed a contract for the sale of one Phenom 300 jet to Amil Assistência Médica (www.amil.com.br). This will be the first MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) version of the Phenom 300 executive jet, which went into operation in Brazil in May 2010….
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Boeing Receives 2nd Option of B-52 Engineering Sustainment Contract from US Air Force
WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 22, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the U.S. Air Force has exercised a $21.7 million option for the company to continue supporting the B-52 Stratofortress bomber under an Engineering Sustainment Program (ESP) contract that Boeing received in June 2009. Under the terms of the $750 million, 10-year ESP contract, Boeing will continue to perform engineering…
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Boeing to Highlight the Products and Services Australia Depends on at Avalon 2011
MELBOURNE, Victoria, Feb. 22, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will highlight the products and services that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) depends on every day during this year’s Avalon 2011 Australian International Airshow. The show begins March 1 at Avalon Airport near Melbourne and coincides with the 90th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). “Boeing is…
Feb-22-2011 | More »
MJETS Launches New Troubleshooting Hotline for Asia
MJETS Limited continues its support for corporate aviation in the Asia-Pacific region with the launch of their Aircraft on Ground (AOG) Hotline. The new 24 hour hotline is designed specifically for aircraft that are in need of repair, once a call has been put through, MJETS will relocate their maintenance team to troubleshoot/fix the aircraft no matter what region of Asia they are grounded in….
Feb-22-2011 | More »
India, Embraer In Talks For Commercial Jet
By Graham Warwick graham_warwick@aviationweek.comSao Jose dos Campos India is hopeful of cooperating with Embraer on development of a 90- to 100-seat regional airliner, says a government official at the Feb. 20 unveiling in Brazil of the first EMB-145 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) platform for India. The contract to provide three…
Feb-22-2011 | More »
NZ Earthquake Disrupts Airport, ATC Services
By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com A major earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand shut down the city’s airport and caused the evacuation of the country’s main air traffic control center, grounding flights nationwide. Christchurch International Airport is closed to all commercial flights until at least 7p.m. (local time),…
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Jetstar Evaluating Airbus NEO
By Leithen Francis leithen_francis@aviationweek.comSingapore Jetstar is seriously considering ordering the Airbus A320NEO, a potential blow to its current engine supplier International Aero Engines. The Australian carrier’s group CEO, Bruce Buchanan, made the disclosure during a conference call with Aviation Week and other Singapore-based…
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Rail Scandal Could Help Chinese Airlines
By Bradley Perrett The prospective threat to Chinese airlines from fast trains may lessen substantially or at least slow down after the arrest of the railways minister on suspicion of corruption. The arrest is a blow to the railways ministry’s political independence and therefore to its ability to propel its own massive programs with…
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Brazil To Cut Defense Spending
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON Brazil is looking at a 26.5% cut in defense spending, with acquisition programs largely unaffected, the Brazilian government indicated. The projected reduction in defense outlays will not necessarily affect the F-X2 fighter competition pitting the Boeing F/A-18E/F against the Dassault Rafale and Saab…
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Letter to the Editor: Pentagon Acquisition Chief
By Ashton Carter To the Editor: Your editorial of Feb. 21 deplores the idea, supposedly advocated in a speech by me, of consolidation among so-called lower-tier defense companies. But no such idea appears in the speech on industrial policy I gave on Feb. 9 at the Cowen Group or of the speech I gave at Aviation Week’s A&D Technology and…
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BizJet Demand Seen as Bright Spot
By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.com Bombardier Aerospace’s reported 74 net business jet orders in the fourth quarter is the surest sign that demand is finally picking up, says a new report from JP Morgan’s Aerospace & Defense unit. “A bizjet recovery has positive implications for a number of companies across the sector, but we view…
Feb-22-2011 | More »
FAA Sees Slow Stable General Aviation Growth, Despite Rocky 2010
By Kerry Lynch kerry_lynch@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON FAA yesterday forecast that despite three years of decline, the general aviation market should experience slow, but stable growth over the next 20 years, with the fleet size increasing 0.9% per year and operations climbing 2.2% per year over the forecast period. In its Aerospace Forecast for…
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Airbus Aims To Win 20 Pct Of Japan Plane Orders
Airbus aims to win more than 20 percent of orders for commercial planes in Japan from this year, as it ramps up sales efforts to challenge Boeing’s dominance of the country’s passenger jet market, a company official said …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
BAA Sees Strong Recovery After 2010 Disruption
UK airport operator BAA said it expected profit to grow strongly in 2011 as an economic recovery pushes up demand for travel, helping it shrug off a year of major disruption …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Libya's Benghazi Airport Runways Destroyed
Runways at Libya’s Benghazi airport have been destroyed in the violence that has gripped the country and passenger planes cannot land there, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Tuesday …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Asian Airline Stocks Drop On Rising Oil Prices
Airline stocks tumbled across Asia on Tuesday after turmoil in the Middle East lifted crude oil prices, triggering concerns over rising costs for the industry …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Tunisians Hope For Tourism Revival After Revolt
Inside the walls of the medina market, a major draw in Tunisia’s Hammamet seaside resort, Hafedh Alouini arranges his shop in hopes of a customer …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Latecoere To Release Company-Saving Plan
Latecoere, the distressed aircraft parts supplier, will announce an industrial solution or possible buyer in a month, French newspaper La Tribune said on Monday, citing sources close to the situation …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Business Jet Travel Rebounds – Report
Private jet travel is recovering in a further sign that the world’s richest people are spending more freely again, according to a report in the Financial Times …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Tiger Air Confirms Ryanasia Stake Sale
Singapore’s budget carrier Tiger Airways said on Monday that Ryanasia has reduced its stake in the company and is no longer a substantial shareholder …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Air Arabia Q4 Profit Drops 37 Percent
Low cost carrier Air Arabia posted a 37 percent drop in fourth-quarter net profit, missing analyst forecasts, and the airline plans to cut its dividend amid rising competition and higher fuel prices …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Cyprus Air Could Go Bust Without Aid
Cyprus’s finance minister said on Monday the Mediterranean island’s state-controlled airline Cyprus Airways could go bust by April unless it receives an emergency cash injection …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Airbus Expects To Sell 400 A400Ms
Airbus expects global sales of its A400M military transport plane, a long-delayed project plagued by cost overruns, to reach 400 over the next 30 years, a company official said on Monday …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Florida
A Delta Air Lines flight suffered engine failure over Florida and made an emergency landing on Sunday, with no injuries to the 125 passengers and crew on board, authorities said …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Blizzard Slams Northern US Midwest States
A severe winter storm was driving across the upper US Midwest on Sunday, dumping up to 15 inches of snow and causing white-out conditions and airlines cancelled hundreds of flights …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
Air France, Delta To Examine Virgin Atlantic Bid
Air France-KLM, Europe’s largest airline by revenue, and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines are working together to examine a bid for Virgin Atlantic, the Sunday Times reported, citing no sources …
Feb-22-2011 | More »
European Airlines Top IAG's Shopping List
International Airlines Group, formed by the merger of British Airways and Iberia, will look to buy out smaller European carriers before pursuing major deals further afield …
Feb-22-2011 | More »

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