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Embraer Confirms E-Jet Orders From Four Carriers
Embraer on Tuesday revealed or confirmed 15 E-Jet orders
Mexican Aerospace Industry Is Growing
Big names such as Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cessna, Embraer, Honeywell, Safran and UTC Aerospace have already invested
Telespazio Sees Space For Growth
Newly CEO sees geographical diversity as an asset
Canada Seeks Avgas Alternative
Launched research effort to find and test potential replacements
China Reveals Two-seat FC-1/JF-17
Two-seat version of the FC-1 is presumed to be for pilot conversion training
Heavy (Metal) Finance Deal Boosts Cardiff Aviation
Cardiff Aviation is a Wales-based aircraft maintenance and flight training organization
Thomas Cook Selects Rockwell Avionics
Rockwell Collins radio sensors and avionics were selected by Thomas Cook Group for its new Airbus A320 and A321 fleet.
PM Cameron Backs Typhoon Exports
British Prime Minister David Cameron has put his personal seal on a renewed push for Eurofighter Typhoon exports.
Lufthansa Outlines 747-8 Fleet Plan, Talks CSeries
Lufthansa will deploy its second Boeing 747-8 between Frankfurt and New Delhi starting Aug. 6, the airline’s head of fleet management.
Airbus A400M Named Atlas 
FARNBOROUGH - Previously known as “the Grizzly” by the flight-test crews, Atlas has been ordered by Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Spain, Turkey and the U.K.
Electric Taxi Systems Taxis Forward

L-3 Communications and Crane Aerospace & Electronics announced on the first day of Farnborough International 2012 that they have reached an agreement to develop and market the GreenTaxi electric taxi system.

GE, MTU Develop Innovative Repair Processes 

MTU Aero Engines and GE Aviation have signed a 10-year Component Repair Development Agreement jointly to develop new repairs for GE engine components. The transatlantic cooperation is not restricted to specific GE engine types or engine assemblies, and also provides that the new repair procedures will be approved as OEM repairs and marketed by GE. “For MTU this is the first agreement of this type that we have signed with one of the OEMs,” said MTU president and CEO Dr. Stefan Weingartner.

Becker Retrofits for Mil, Antonov Customers 

Becker Avionics, a provider of communication, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications, has taken another step toward increasing its presence in the Eastern Europe market. The company has signed a multi-aircraft order for the retrofit of its integrated avionics packages based on the Radio Management Unit product, the RMU-5000. This package is designed for installation onboard Mil helicopters and Antonov aircraft.

P&W Gains China Airlines Logistics 

China Airlines and Pratt & Whitney have signed a multi-year agreement for an exclusive inventory logistics program. P&W will be the exclusive part replacement and repair provider for the airline’s fleet of PW4056 engines.

The agreement is valued between $60 million and $70 million.

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