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Bombardier awarded aircraft type certification approval from US regulators for its CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet.

posted Dec 22, 2010, 10:31 PM by Rowan Hewitt

Daily News for 22DEC2010            www.aviator.aero

Bombardier awarded aircraft type certification approval from US regulators for its CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet.   

Global Aviation Holdings (US) completes exchange offer for US$159.4 million of its 14 percent senior secured first lien notes.   

Qantas (Australia) closes export credit agency financing for seventh A380 recently delivered, with Credit Agricole-CIB (France) as sole arranger.   

Aircastle (US), via affiliate, delivers two B747-400Fs — one to Asiana Airlines (South Korea) and one to AirBridgeCargo Airlines (Russia).   

Firefly (Malaysia) takes delivery of eighth ATR72-500, with ninth to be delivered on 27 December and tenth in January 2011. Carrier in talks for four additional ATR72-500s with delivery in 2011-2012.   

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reports preliminary traffic in region during November 2010 with 15.5 million passengers carried, up 10.7 percent versus year earlier. Cargo traffic up 10.6 percent.   

Nile Air (Egypt) to launch services from Cairo to Baghdad on 11 January 2011 and from Cairo to Sulaymaniyah via Erbil on 12 January 2011. Both flights using A320s.   

Mega Maldives receives its AOC on 22 December and to start flying from Gan to Hong Kong as early as 31 December with B767-300, serial 24496. Carrier to later add Male-Dhaka, as well as flights to China and Korea. Managing director George Weinmann advises two more aircraft planned for 2011. 

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