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Embraer expects airlines demand for regional jets at US$200 billion over next 20 years

posted Jul 20, 2010, 6:54 AM by Rowan Hewitt

Aviator.aero Daily News 19JUL2010

Embraer expects airlines demand for regional jets at US$200 billion over next 20 years, boosted by growth in China. Airlines expected to buy 6,875 jets with 30-120 seats, according to report by manufacturer.

Honeywell (US) hopes to win several more contracts on C919 by end of 2010, says regional head Paulo Carmassi, based on proposals already submitted.

Pratt & Whitney (US) is on target for its first engine test of new PurePower PW1500G engine for CSeries. Engine testing begins at Pratt & Whitney’s West Palm Beach facility in Florida later during summer 2010.

Equatorial Guinea signs purchase agreement with Embraer for acquisition of E190.

Bombardier acknowledges its customers delaying orders for CSeries pending decisions of Airbus and Boeing about future of their A320 and B737 aircraft programs.

TAAG (Angola) signs 10-year OnPoint solution services agreement with GE Aviation (US) for maintenance, repair and overhaul of its 10 GE90 engines that power its Boeing 777-200ER and B777-300ERs. Deal valued at more than US$50 million over life of agreement.

Kartika Airlines (Indonesia) firms order for 30 SSJ100s with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Russia). Deliveries scheduled between 2012 and 2015. Carrier also planning to add further 130 Sukhoi SuperJets, considering as well the stretched and VIP versions. CLC Aviation Consulting (Switzerland) advised Kartika on purchase.

Azul (Brazil) exercises options for five additional E195s with delivery in 2010. Order already included in Embraer’s firm order backlog for 2Q 2010 as “undisclosed customer.”

TRIP Linhas Aereas (Brazil) closes contract for sale of two E190s with Embraer, in deal valued at US$80 million at list prices. Delivery of aircraft in 2Q 2011.

Tyrolean Airlines aka Austrian Arrows takes delivery of Q400.

Pratt & Whitney Canada launches all-new turboprop engine for regional aircraft to replace PW100 series. P&W expects to run core demonstrator in 2H 2011.

Bombardier CSeries on track to deliver in late 2013 as planned, according to commercial aircraft president Gary Scott.

Mitsubishi Aircraft (Japan) expects to freeze MRJ design by September 2010.

Qatar Airways remains in talks with Bombardier about placing CSeries order, according to chief executive Akbar Al Baker.

Bombardier successfully completes ultimate load test on CSeries aircraft composite demonstrator wing at facility in Belfast.