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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Bombardier Calls 2014 Farnborough International Airshow 'Successful'

Announced 74 Orders And Commitments Valued At More Than $4.25 Billion

Bombardier Aerospace says it completed a successful week at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow having announced firm orders, conditional purchase agreements and letters of intent for a total of 74 aircraft, valued at more than $4.25 billion should all commitments be converted to firm orders.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Industry Initiative To Look At Noise Reduction Procedures

Airbus, BA, Heathrow, NATS In Partnership For The Study

Airbus, British Airways (BA), Heathrow Airport (LHR) and NATS (the main air navigation service provider in the United Kingdom) have launched a unique partnership to study and develop operational procedures to reduce the number of people affected by noise around London’s Heathrow. The study will use British Airways’ A380. The A380 is recognized as one of the quietest aircraft today.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

MTS Technology Used In Development Of New Jet Engines

Test System Used By Snecma In Evaluation Of LEAP Turbofans

MTS Systems Corporation ... a supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, recently delivered a state-of-the-art test system to French aircraft engine manufacturer Snecma (Safran).

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Boeing Introduces New Method For Building 777 Fuselages

Fuselage Automated Upright Build Expected To Yield Safety, Quality Benefits

Boeing in the final phases of testing and production readiness of a new method for building 777 fuselages as part of its ongoing technology investment strategy, the company says.

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Alaska Air Group Places Order For Q400 NextGen Aircraft

Also Confirms Five-Year Heavy Maintenance Agreement

Bombardier Aerospace announced Tuesday that Seattle-based Horizon Air Industries has signed a firm purchase agreement for one Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner. The airline retains its options on another seven Q400 NextGen aircraft as announced previously. Additionally, Bombardier and Horizon Air confirmed they have signed a five-year heavy maintenance agreement.

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Petra Airlines Of Jordan Signs LOI For Up To Four CSeries Airliners

If Firmed, Order Would Include Two CS100s, Two Options For CS 300s

Petra Airlines Ltd. of Amman, Jordan has signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) to acquire up to four CS100 and CS300 airliners. Should the LOI be converted to a firm purchase agreement, the transaction would include two firm-ordered CS100 aircraft and two options for CS300 aircraft.

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

VivaAerobus Selects Rockwell Collins Advanced Avionics

Will Be Installed On 52 New Airbus Aircraft

Rockwell Collins today announced that Mexico-based VivaAerobus has selected a comprehensive Rockwell Collins avionics package, including its MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), for 52 new Airbus A320 aircraft. Deliveries will begin in 2015.

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Boeing Partnership Will Preserve Thousands Of Acres Of SC Wetlands

Has Received Corps Of Engineers Approval For Mitigation Program

Boeing received approval on Friday from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a comprehensive wetlands mitigation plan to preserve approximately 4,000 acres of land, including more than 2,000 acres of wetlands. The land is on three separate tracts near the Francis Marion National Forest in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Myanma Airways Commits To Up To 12 ATR 72-600s

Begins Regional Fleet Upgrade Following Restructuring Plan

Myanmar's state-owned national airline Myanma Airways, to be named Myanmar National Airlines in the near future, has signed a deal with ATR for 6 new generation ATR 72-600s with options for 6 additional aircraft. The acquisition of these new ATRs forms part of the carrier's ambitious strategy to expand its global footprint to establish Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) as a major carrier in the region.

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Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Rockwell Collins MultiScan ThreatTrack Weather Radar Now 777 Certified

Taiwan-Based EVA Air First To Take Delivery Of A Triple 7 Equipped With The System

Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar is now certified and flying on Boeing 777 aircraft. Taiwan-based EVA Air was the first airline to take delivery of and operate a new 777 equipped with the advanced airborne radar system that brings unprecedented capabilities for avoiding significant weather threats.

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