Sukhoi to sell 10 Superjet 100 aircraft to Indian firm Aviotech

March 16, 2012 by Victor

Sukhoi pitches its Superjet 100 for India, Asia Pacific market

Superjet 100

The company, which is showcasing the aircraft at India Aviation 2012 here, sees a great potential in India and expects to sell 100 Superjet aircraft.

Vladimir S. Prisyazhnyuk, president, SCAC told reporters Thursday that a preliminary agreement was signed with India's Aviotech Pvt Ltd last year for sale of 10 aircraft.  >>More..




China halts 10 more Airbus orders

March 16, 2012 by Victor

China raising the stakes in a potentially damaging trade row over European Union airline emissions charges


China has so far directed its threatened retaliation at wide-body aircraft capable of reaching Europe from China, not A320 short-haul jets assembled in China for the local market.

In all, 55 aircraft have been swept up in the dispute, equivalent to about 10 percent of the aircraft ever delivered to China by Airbus, which claims 47 percent of the Chinese market.

While the A380 purchase is a firm order, meaning it cannot be cancelled without losing a deposit, the threatened A330 deals are still in the pipeline -- either being negotiated or waiting for the required official approval from the Chinese government.  >>More..

JAL prepares to be the second 787 operator

March 16, 2012 by Victor

JAL will take delivery of its first aircraft in "the weeks to come"

JAL 787

Airplanes 23 and 33, both with 186 seats and registered JA822J and JA825J, respectively, are expected to be handed over to the carrier in late March, say program sources, ahead of the April 22 start to Boston-Tokyo-Narita services.

The airline has completed both route proving and maintenance training following a quiet visit of GEnx-1B-powered 787 test aircraft ZA005 to Japan for service ready operational validation (SROV) trials that lasted from February 20 to March 9.  >>More..


Boeing to move 787 Dreamliner tail production from Seattle plant

March 16, 2012 by Victor

Reorganization after ironing out original production problems

Etihad, Air Berlin to share 787 Dreamliner programs

March 14, 2012 by Victor

Etihad, Air Berlin see deal saving millions

First flight of Bombardier CSeries set for December — or January

March 09, 2012 by Victor

The CSeries entry into service is expected in late 2013 and the company said last week it expects to meet that goal


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