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Kenya Airways Begins Direct Services Between Nairobi And Rome

posted Dec 20, 2010, 4:48 AM by Elaine Bell
Aviator.aero Daily News - 17 DEC 2010

Bombardier opts to retain its first two CRJ1000s, serials 19001 and 19991, for further testing. Source_1


IATA reports jet fuel price at US$2.47 per gallon and $820 per metric tonne as of 10 December. Source_1


Nordic Aviation Capital (Denmark) obtains export credit financing from Coface (France) for single ATR72-500. Source_1


Azul (Brazil) takes delivery of first of 20 ATR72-600s on order. Source_1


Veling (Mauritius) completes purchase and leaseback of four B777-200ERs to Emirates (UAE), joining other two B777s purchased and leasebacked to Emirates in February 2010. Financing provided by Nedbank Capital (South Africa), DVB London Office, Bank One (Mauritius) and Mauritius Commercial Bank. Source_1


Veling (Mauritius) confirms placement of eleven widebodied aircraft in first 11 months of 2010.


Xian (China) delivers first Xinzhou 600 to China Civil Aviation College. Xinzhou 600 is upgrade of Xinzhou 60, also known as MA60, developed from Y7-200. Xian has more than 10 orders for Xinzhou 600, including two orders by Laos government. Source_1


Alitalia (Italy) selects to renew Embraer regional jet fleet with order of 20 E170s and E190s, instead of Sukhoi SSJs. Source_1 Source_2


Potomac Aviation (US) lists one Q300 for sale or dry lease with delivery March 2011; and updates listings for one SD360-200 and one CRJ100 available for sale, with delivery in December 2010 and January 2011, respectively. See www.aviator.aero for details. Source_1


North American Airlines (US) enters into agreemnet with VT Systems (US) for conversion of passenger B757-200 to combi configuration. Source_1


Embraer (Brazil) appoints Cynthia Benedetto as new CFO, effective 01 January 2011. Source_1


Arik Air (NG) resumes flights to Enugu from Lagos and Abuja on 17 December with B737-700, following airport re-opening after closure for repairs in February 2010. Source_1


Kenya Airways begins direct services between Nairobi and Rome. Alitalia to apply its AZ code on the route as well as on flights operated by Kenya Airways between Nairobi and Mombasa. Source_1