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Aviator.aero Daily News 30SEP2010

posted Oct 1, 2010, 1:02 AM by Temp User

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan) begins cutting aluminum material for horizontal stabilizer’s frame component of first MRJ, the aircraft developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft (Japan).

Nordic Aviation Capital (Denmark) extends leases of six SF2000s, serials 004 018 022 026 033 039, to Carpatair (Romania) for average of forty months. NAC also purchased and leased back SF2000, serial 041, to Carpatair.

Egyptair, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airlines in talks to establish joint ventures, with launch of their first collaboration, a regional LCC, in Central Africa by early 2011. Future ventures may include investment in existing airlines. Also, Lufthansa (Germany) may consider financial support in joint venture.

Air Nelson (New Zealand) experiences nosewheel collapse of Q300 while landing at airport near Blenheim. No injuries or fatalities.

Bombardier says CRJ1000 program on target and expects to deliver first aircraft to launch customer Air Nostrum (Spain) in December 2010.

Bombardier considers launch of Q400X around 2015 or later as program remains “definite plan”, according to commercial aircraft president Gary Scott.

Embraer to decide by end of 2H 2011 on whether to re-engine its E-Jets or design all new aircraft.

Scotland government plans to purchase two new DHC6-400s from Viking Air (Canada) for more than US$6.3 million. Government to invite airlines to bid for subsidy to operate aircraft on services from Glasgow and Benbecula to Barra.

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