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United States grants Nigerian airlines permission for direct US flights with category one status approval.

posted Aug 24, 2010, 12:26 AM by Rowan Hewitt

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United States grants Nigerian airlines permission for direct US flights with category one status approval.

Southeast Asian Airlines SEAIR (Philippines) board approves lease of two A320-200s for flights to Macau and Singapore from Clark, according to president Avelino Zapanta.

Bombardier says nearly 90 percent of Q400s need to be inspected after cracks were found near landing gear.

White Airways (Portugal) apples for wet lease authority for long-term use on TAP Portugal flights, also in conjunction with TAP’s codeshare with Continental Airlines (US).

Kenya Airways takes delivery of single B737-300 on lease from KLM (Netherlands). Aircraft to initially be used on Nairobi-Mombasa route.

Air India may pay more to borrow US$1.6 billion and restart fund-raising process as government not willing to offer full guarantee as well as pledge aircraft as collateral for loans.

Nordic Aviation Capital (Denmark) enters into US$200 million revolving credit facility with KIRK Aviation (Denmark).

ILFC (US) completes sale of US$4.4 billion in secured and unsecured notes and used bulk of proceeds to repay in full US$3.9 billion in loans extended to ILFC by AIG Funding from Federal Reserve Bank of New York (US).

BOC Aviation (Singapore) mandated KfW IPEX-Bank (Germany) as arranger and sole lender for 7-year commercial debt financing of one new B737-800 operated by Air Berlin (Germany). Transaction closed earlier in August 2010. KfW IPEX-Bank also already arranged commercial financing as arranger and sole lender for BOC Aviation in connection with two A320s that were delivered to Spring Airlines (China) in June and August 2010.

Clarification: Etihad Crystal Cargo (UAE) to also continue leasing two MD11Fs from World Airways (US). Lessor was not mentioned in news published August 20.

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