Indra completa el desarrollo de su avión ligero de vigilancia marítima Tecnam P2006T MRI

miércoles, 9 de enero de 2013

Indra completa el desarrollo de su avión ligero de vigilancia marítima P2006T MRI:
El P2006T MRI ha superado con éxito la campaña de vuelos de prueba realizados en la costa mediterránea y en el Mar del Norte (Escocia), que arrancaron en marzo de 2012.

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Eclipse submits proposal for USAF's very light jet fleet requirement

Eclipse submits proposal for USAF's very light jet fleet requirement: Eclipse Aerospace has submitted a response to the US Air Force's (USAF) requirement for a very light jets fleet to support its specialised undergraduate pilot training (SUPT) multi-place training track programme.

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CIT adds ten A350 XWB aircraft to its portfolio



Repeat order from top lessor confirms strong market demand for A350 XWB
3 JANUARY 2013 PRESS RELEASE


CIT Group Inc. (NYSE CIT), a global leader in transportation finance has placed a firm order for 10 A350-900s. This is the second time CIT has ordered A350 XWBs and brings the lessor’s total backlog for the type to 15.

“This order for Airbus A350 XWBs will further expand our portfolio of medium-to-long haul aircraft,” said C. Jeffrey Knittel, President of CIT Transportation Finance. “As one of the leading lessors in the world with more than 110 twin aisle aircraft currently in our portfolio and on order, CIT Aerospace maintains one of the youngest, most fuel efficient fleets in the industry. This new order underscores our commitment to delivering highly efficient aircraft to our global customer base.”

“We are very confident that our A350 XWB Family will perfectly meet long haul operators’ needs by offering them the highest levels of comfort and efficiency,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “This repeat order for the A350 XWB from CIT clearly demonstrates this to be the case.”

Including this latest announcement, CIT has ordered a total of 253 Airbus aircraft comprising 187 A320 Family, 51 A330 Family and 15 A350 XWB Family.

The A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) is an all-new mid-size long range product line comprising three versions and seating between 270 and 350 passengers in typical three-class layouts. The new Family will bring a step change in efficiency compared with existing aircraft in this size category, using 25 per cent less fuel and providing an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions. Scheduled for entry-into-service in 2014, with CIT’s order included, the A350 XWB has already won 572 firm orders from 34 customers worldwide.

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Airbus Military A330 MRTT selected by Indian Government

Airbus Military is pleased to confirm that it has been selected by the Government of India as the preferred bidder to supply its A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

The decision follows a lengthy and thorough selection process including the completion of extensive flight demonstrations in India by the A330 MRTT during which the aircraft refuelled multiple types of IAF fighters and operated from the high-altitude IAF base at Leh.

Detailed negotiations will now begin which it is expected will lead to the award of a final production contract for an envisaged six aircraft in 2013.

Airbus Military CEO Domingo Ureña Raso said: “We are grateful for the confidence shown in our company by the Government of India and the Indian Air Force, and we appreciate the detailed and fair appraisal of the competing products which they have conducted. This has been a long and tough competition and we are honoured to have been selected.

“We are fully committed to the next stage of the negotiations, and ultimately to providing the IAF with what is unquestionably the most advanced tanker/transport aircraft flying and certified today.”

India´s selection of the A330 MRTT makes it the fifth nation to commit to the type following Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom which have ordered a total of 28 aircraft.


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Iberia Airline Reaches Tentative Agreement With Pilots Union

Iberia Airline Reaches Tentative Agreement With Pilots Union: Restructuring Plan Includes Salary And Staff Cuts A tentative agreement has been reached between Spain's Iberia Airline and its pilots' union on a restructuring plan that includes both staff and salary cuts, but the union says it does not necessarily support the plan as it's currently written.

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