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February 11, 2008 - 11:29am

Japan expects to receive its first pair of KC-767 tankers by the end of this year’s first quarter as the controversial and much-maligned program’s development schedule at last appears firmly established.

February 11, 2008 - 11:00am

The meteoric development of India’s airline industry continues unabated as Air India extends its nonstop network to all corners of the globe with Boeing’s longest-range airliner. On February 8, Air India placed its fourth 777-200LR on a new direct route between Delhi and New York JFK Airport, and expected the imminent arrival of airplane No. 5 as we approached the start of this year’s Singapore show.

February 11, 2008 - 10:20am

Indonesia’s Lion Air and India’s SpiceJet have started operating some of the first 737-900ERs to roll off Boeing’s Renton, Washington assembly line. The Asian carriers could well serve as barometers of the type’s value within the low-fare markets expected to account for so much of the region’s airline growth. Early accounts suggest the new twinjet has met expectations and more.

February 6, 2008 - 10:27am

Charter firm PrivatAir has converted one of its two options into an order for a $162 million VIP Boeing 787-8. As a result of this conversion, PrivatAir now has two executive 787s on firm order and holds an option on one more. The charter company said the VIP 787s will help it meet increasing customer demand for long-range, large-cabin business jets.

February 6, 2008 - 10:27am

Charter firm PrivatAir has converted one of its two options into an order for a $162 million VIP Boeing 787-8. As a result of this conversion, PrivatAir now has two executive 787s on firm order and holds an option on one more. The charter company said the VIP 787s will help it meet increasing customer demand for long-range, large-cabin business jets.

January 23, 2008 - 6:55am

The Russian Regional Jet (RRJ) bid submitted by Sukhoi, Ilyushin, Yakovlev and Boeing has won the Russian state tender for development of a new 70- to 80-seat regional jet. Russia’s Rosaviacosmos state agency initiated the tender last summer. The winner will get state funding to cover some research and development, provided the rest comes from commercial sources.

January 23, 2008 - 6:55am

The Russian Regional Jet (RRJ) bid submitted by Sukhoi, Ilyushin, Yakovlev and Boeing has won the Russian state tender for development of a new 70- to 80-seat regional jet. Russia’s Rosaviacosmos state agency initiated the tender last summer. The winner will get state funding to cover some research and development, provided the rest comes from commercial sources.

January 22, 2008 - 10:25am

Boeing has been inundated by requests from business jet operators for information about its Connexion broadband satellite communications system since the widely publicized trial launch of the service in January aboard a Lufthansa 747-400.

January 22, 2008 - 10:25am

Boeing has been inundated by requests from business jet operators for information about its Connexion broadband satellite communications system since the widely publicized trial launch of the service in January aboard a Lufthansa 747-400.

January 22, 2008 - 8:28am

Officials for Jeppesen report that the company has identified and corrected many of the irregularities in its NavData boundary data, but at press time about 350 of the more than 20,000 boundaries included in the latest update of the database, effective March 20, had not yet been fixed. The error arose from problems with a software upgrade when data was pulled from a database containing airspace boundaries worldwide for the March update.

 
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