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Airlines Association of Southern Africa re-elects Air Zimbabwe CEO Peter Chikumba for second term as chairman

posted Nov 18, 2010, 3:56 AM by Rowan Hewitt

Daily News for 17NOV2010          www.aviator.aero


Pratt & Whitney (US) confirms ground testing of first PW1524G engine for CSeries family of aircraft continues on schedule validating performance expectations. PW1500G engine test program to run total of eight test engines over next 24 months with engine certification and aircraft first flight scheduled for 2012. Entry into service is scheduled for 2013. 

COMAC (China) chief designer Chen Yong says ARJ-21 has completed 900 hours of flight tests and is waiting on certification from CAA of China, due by September 2011. First delivery to Chengdu Airlines (China) expected by end of 2010. 

Embraer (Brazil) releases its outlook dedicated to Chinese market for 2010-2029. Embraer forecasts total demand of 950 new regional jets over next 20 years, consisting of 20 for 30-60 seats, 425 for 61-90 seats, and 505 for 91-120 seats. 

AVIC (China) signs agreement to sell 100 ARJ21-700s for COMAC (China) in international markets. 

Airlines Association of Southern Africa re-elects Air Zimbabwe CEO Peter Chikumba for second term as chairman effective since 09 October. 

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