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Bombardier Aerospace announced today that the development of the CSeries aircraft is making excellent progress as the program readies to transition to the flight test phase in order to achieve first flight by the end of June 2013.
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Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Cessna TTx completed its first production flight on Saturday, March 2. The single engine composite aircraft departed from the Cessna facility in Independence, Kan. and performed the flight in and around southeast Kansas.
Rockwell Collins has been named to the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies (WME) list by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international organization dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, governance, anti-corruption and sustainability. This is the fourth consecutive year that Rockwell Collins has received this award, which highlights companies that outperform industry peers when it comes to ethical business practices.
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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce two corporate operators, located in the Eastern United States, have signed contracts for AW139 twin engine helicopters. AgustaWestland Philadelphia will build and deliver the two helicopters in 2013 and they will be used for corporate transportation.
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Wagners Development Company Pty Ltd of Australia has signed a contract for an AW119Kx single engine helicopter. The aircraft, which is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of this year, will be used for VIP/Corporate transport missions in Towoomba, Queensland. This order marks the entrance of the new AW119Kx into the Australasian market.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s new ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 recently set another city-pair speed record, this time between Melbourne and Abu Dhabi. The record is the flagship aircraft’s sixth potential record this year.
Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced that the first production New Citation Sovereign has rolled off the production line in the company's Wichita, Kan., manufacturing facility. The New Citation Sovereign is one of six new Cessna aircraft expected to hit the market this year.
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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways today announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes. The order, valued at approximately $1 billion at list prices, also includes options for five additional 777 Freighters. The new additions will bolster Cathay Pacific's 747-8 Freighter fleet to 13 airplanes.
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Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that Air China has agreed to buy two Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals, one 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s. In addition, Air China Cargo, a subsidiary of Air China, has agreed to buy eight 777 Freighters. The airline plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in Asia-Pacific and China, the most dynamic market for commercial airplanes.
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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced an order today for 10 777-300ERs (extended range) airplanes. The order, valued at $3.2 billion at current list prices, adds to the growing portfolio of long-haul airplanes for the Los Angeles-based leasing company.