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October 8, 2008 - 6:45am

UK regional airline Eastern Airways is “exactly on track, or slightly ahead” of projections for this year, according to COO Chris Holliday. Although he attributes continued profitability to tight financial controls, Eastern has “always been extremely focused on costs,” he said.

September 25, 2008 - 11:31am

Pinnacle Airlines will remove from service 10 of subsidiary Colgan Air’s 40 Saab 340Bs next month as part of a plan to reduce its exposure to pro-rate flying, the company announced last month. The retirements will result in the removal of 12 markets from the Colgan system, all currently flown under the US Airways and United Express brands.

August 29, 2008 - 1:33pm

Pinnacle Airlines will remove from service 10 of subsidiary Colgan Air’s 40 Saab 340Bs next month as part of a plan to reduce its exposure to pro-rate flying, the company announced last month. The retirements will result in the removal of 12 markets from the Colgan system, all currently flown under the US Airways and United Express brands.

July 16, 2008 - 10:11am

Switzerland’s Ruag has acquired Saab’s space business (Saab Space, based in Gothenburg), including its subsidiary, Austrian Aerospace, for 335 million Swedish Krona ($56 million) and additional consideration based on future performance. Saab said that it has “not been able to achieve sufficient synergies with other operations within Saab,” although the division was “well managed and profitable.”

July 15, 2008 - 7:29am

Saab’s civil aircraft missile protection system (CAMPS) is on course for delivery to the launch customer toward the end of the year.

July 14, 2008 - 11:52am

The Swedish Security Services have detained a man for reportedly trying to blackmail Saab. The 48-year-old engineer was arrested in Gothenburg last Thursday, but AIN understands that he does not work for the company. However, he has “illegally gained access to documents regarding the operations of Saab Microwave Systems,” the company said. The man, who has no criminal record, denies the allegation.

July 14, 2008 - 6:49am

Crossair, Europe’s largest regional airline, spreads its wings next month when it formally takes over Swissair routes following the national carrier’s bankruptcy last year. The airline, to be known as Swiss, will fly to 123 destinations in 60 countries with a fleet of 128 aircraft. But André Dosé, the airline’s president and CEO, insisted that the regional roots of Crossair would form the foundation of Switzerland’s new national carrier.

July 13, 2008 - 8:40am

IAI’s Conformal Airborne Early Warning aircraft, top right, arrives at Farnborough for its first public appearance. Underneath all the bulges and fairings lurks a Gulfstream G550 bizjet airframe, which has been heavily modified to carry the conformal arrays for the Elta EL/M-2085 airborne early warning radar.

July 12, 2008 - 5:44am

Last week Saab received two orders from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration for equipment to upgrade the Swedish air force’s fleet of Gripen fighters. The first, worth around $54 million, covers the provision of electronic warfare systems, scheduled for delivery this year or next. The second, worth approximately $42 million, provides weapons pylons compatible with GPS-guided weapons. Deliveries are scheduled for 2009 to 2011.

July 7, 2008 - 6:22am

Saab achieved the first flight of the Gripen Demo from the company’s Linköping airfield in Sweden on May 27.  Crewed by test pilots Mikael Siedl and Magnus Ljungdahl, the flawless 30-minute flight marked the start of a three-year campaign, during which the fighter will demonstrate a wide range of new technologies destined for the Gripen Next Generation aircraft, as well as options for existing models.

 
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