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December 11, 2006, 9:45 AM

As Airbus prepared to parade the A380 in Dubai, Boeing finally launched the Advanced 747 as a serious competitor.

December 11, 2006, 9:26 AM

Having been selected by Boeing to provide zonal-drying equipment for the new Model 787 airliner, Sweden’s CTT Systems (Stand W607) is keen also to supply humidification kits for the aircraft, which has a large element of carbonfiber-reinforced plastic composites material in its airframe.

December 11, 2006, 9:24 AM

Kuwaiti private carrier Jazeera Airways has signed a 10-year MRO contract with Lufthansa Tecknik to support its fleet of Airbus A320s. The airline has so far   taken two of the airplanes and expects two more to arrive next summer.

December 11, 2006, 9:23 AM

Bombardier is here promoting its newly launched Challenger 605 and Learjet 60XR business jets.

December 11, 2006, 9:17 AM

Russian optical sensor specialist UOMZ has steadily increased market penetration with its range of sensor pods and is increasingly perceived to be price-competitive without compromising quality. The company’s strength lies particularly in the development of gyro-stabilized sensor systems.

December 11, 2006, 9:15 AM

Brazil’s Embraer has once again lowered its projection for the small regional jet segment, predicting a 10-year demand for just 500 units in the 30- to 60-seat segment in its latest market outlook for the airline and business jet markets.

December 11, 2006, 9:14 AM

After some years of negotiation, Pakistan has signed a provisional contract with Saab to procure an airborne early warning system. It will be based on the Saab 2000 twin-turboprop airliner carrying a strut-mounted Ericsson Microwave Systems Erieye radar above the aircraft’s spine.

December 11, 2006, 9:11 AM

Shown for the first time by Terma, two new countermeasures pods have been developed by the Danish company to protect helicopters and fighter aircraft from ground- or air-launched missiles. Both pods draw on existing technology but have been tailored to meet specific requirements.

December 11, 2006, 9:02 AM

Cessna Aircraft  (Stand E705) has continued with recently introduced nomenclature for its newly upgraded models by turning the Citation Encore into the Encore+. Previous Citation models that received the plus treatment are the CJ1+ and CJ2+ light jets.

December 11, 2006, 9:01 AM

Having flown for the first time on May 29, Alenia Aeronautica’s Sky-X unmanned technology demonstrator is making its debut at the Dubai show, appearing in the static display.

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