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October 26, 2006

Boeing Adds Five To The Dreamliner Sales Column

Leasing Company CIT Aerospace Latest 787 Customer

Boeing announced Thursday the identity of a previously unnamed customer for five of its upcoming 787 Dreamliners. Leasing company CIT Aerospace is expected to take delivery of the first of its 787-8s in 2012, in an order valued at approximately $765 million list.

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And That's Not All -- New US Carrier Orders 65 A319s

Skybus Plans To Enter Service In 2007

This year, it appears "October surprises" aren't limited to politics... as Airbus is making a strong push for parity with Boeing in the year-to-date order tally.

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Confirmed! Airbus Receives 170-Plane Order From China

Tianjin Plant Will Supply Planes

Just when you think they're down... Airbus manages to come back in a big way. Earlier speculation that Airbus would receive a big order during French president Jacques Chirac's visit to China was confirmed Thursday... and, as is often the case with Airbus, the numbers are even bigger than originally rumored.

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Boeing Sees Big Market For Airliners In China

Airbus Hoping To Get A Head Start

Where's the next big market for commercial airliners? It should come as no surprise the answer is China... where Boeing expects as many as 2,900 new planes will be delivered by 2025.

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Couple OK After Ice Chunk Falls On Home

Attack Of The Blue Ice

Just in time for Halloween... we have another apparent Blue Ice attack, this one in California. Last week, a chunk of ice fell down from the sky, and onto the roof of an elderly couple's home in Chino.

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Boeing Q3 Results Disappointing In Wake Of Connexion, 787 Costs

Trouble For The Dreamliner? Boeing Says No

The decision to close down its Connexion inflight internet business cost Boeing a bundle in the third quarter... as profits at the American aerospace manufacturer fell 31 percent compared to a year ago. That loss comes as Boeing reported its greatest sales increase in five years, with a 19 percent increase compared to a year ago.

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Oasis Airlines Having A Tough Time Taking Off

Auspicious Start For Chinese LCC

It's not easy to get a new airline off the ground.. just ask the management of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, a new low-cost carrier planning to fly between Hong Kong and London.

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'Bar Bet' Bomb Threat Grounds Austrian Flight

The Worse Drunk Dial Ever

It appears the bomb threat that forced an Austrian Airlines flight bound for Frankfurt to return to Vienna last weekend was nothing more than... wait for it... a rather thoughtless joke.

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Alteon Training Selects Aerosim-Mechtronix' Full Flight Trainer

Intended For Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) program

Alteon Training has selected an Aerosim-Mechtronix B737-800 Full Flight Trainer FFT for use within their MPL training program. This FAA Level 6 Flight Training Device will be used for the first MPL training course offered by Alteon in Brisbane, Australia.

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