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  • An independent publication, solely owned by The Convention News Co., Inc., Midland Park, N.J.WED

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    Flybe does 140-ship E-Jet deal with EmbraerBritish low-cost carrier Flybe is set toswell its fleet with up to 140 Embraer170 twinjets. The Brazilian airframeralso announced new orders from AirLease and Azul Linhas Aereas. Page 10

    NewGen tanker still under wrapsCiting competitive reasons at abriefing here in Farnborough, Boeingrefused to discuss the technicaldetails on the new cockpit andrefueling boom, or how it can becombat ready when substantialdevelopment work still needs to be done. Page 16

    Supersonic Bloodhoundhopes for negative liftThe Bloodhound SSC team isshowing a mockup of their car,expected to be powered by theEurofighters EJ200 turbojet and aFalcon rocket, which they hope willpropel the car to 1,000 mph, aboutMach 1.4, while staying firmly on the ground. Page 28

    Teamwork on new trainerGerman aircraft manufacturer GrobAerospace and Israeli electronicspecialist Elbit Systems arepartnering on the development of anew family of turboprop trainingaircraft. Page 30

    Turks show off their new UAVTurkish Aerospace Industriesexpect to start test flying the Anka UAV in October, preparing it for action with the countrys armed forces. Page 37

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    Boeing announced hereyesterday a set of potential en-hancements to the F/A-18E/FSuper Hornet that it will mar-ket to export prospects. Theyinclude an enclosed weaponspod that is intended to lowerthe aircrafts radar cross sec-tion. The countries currentlyevaluating or expressing inter-

    est in the Super Hornet includeBrazil, Denmark, India, Japan,Kuwait, Malaysia, and Qatar.

    There are six elements towhat Boeing calls the SuperHornet International RoadMap. The first is already underdevelopment and was seen byAIN during a visit to St. Louislast month. This is the Next

    Generation cockpit, whichbrings to the F-18 the large(11- by 19-inch) one-piece,touchscreen display, seen pre-viously only on the LockheedMartin F-35. Such a displayhelps improve the fused pres-entation of the integrated sen-sor suite that is already a bigSuper Hornet feature. The newcockpit could be made avail-able for deliveries in 2013, ac-cording to Shelley Lavender,Boeings vice president GlobalStrike Systems.

    The other enhancements

    Super Hornet modsadded to export list

    July 21, 2010 Vol. 42 No. 19

    by Chris Pocock

    by Ian Goold

    First came the Middle East carrierson Monday, then yesterday it was theturn of Asian and Latin American air-lines to keep the Farnborough airshowcash registers ringing with deals donecovering roughly $6.5 billion in newbusiness for Airbus.

    Hong Kong Airlines is to upgrade ex-isting orders for 15 A330s to the newA350 XWB widebody and is to order 10A330-200s as well. From Chile on theother side of the globe, LAN Airlines saidit will acquire 50 A320-series machinesthat include 10 A321s.

    HKAs A330s are to begin delivery intwo years time, followed by the initialA350 in 2018. The four-year-old carrier,which has orders covering a further eightA330s and 30 A320s, will fly the twin-aisle aircraft between Hong Kong, Eu-rope and North America.

    If converted to an order, the LANmemorandum of understanding will be-come the European manufacturerslargest single sale to Latin America. Italso will bring the operators total Air-bus orders to 152 aircraft.

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    At precisely 4:45 p.m. yesterday, BoeingDreamliner S/N Z003 departed FarnboroughAirport with a Spitfire escort. It headed backto Seattle to rejoin ight-testing efforts.

    BOEING 787S FARNBOROUGH VISIT NOW NOTHING BUT A DREAM

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    INTERNATIONAL DEBUTS REACH SKY-HIGH PROPORTIONSA bumper crop of new aircraft are making their international public debuts here at Farnborough. The list includes this airshows star, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner,as well as the Airbus A330-200F Freighter, Chengdu/PAC JF-17 Thunder fighter and Saab Gripen NG demonstrator.

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    The Airbus A380 has made its name as the worlds largest, greenest passenger aircraft. But the

    big news is that the A380 is also making big profi ts for operators. Whether its being used to reduce

    the number of fl ights and create real cost savings while keeping similar capacity. Or to offer more

    capacity with fewer take-off slots at a lower cost per seat than any other large aircraft. Either way,

    passengers simply love it, and operators love the commercial advantages it brings. The A380s

    benefi ts are in hard cash, not just headlines. Airbus A380. See the bigger picture.

    Its making more than just headlines.

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  • airbus.com Airbus, its logo and the product names are registered trademarks. New Standards. Togetherairbus.com Airbus, its logo and the product names are registered trademarks. New Standards. Together

    The Airbus A380 has made its name as the worlds largest, greenest passenger aircraft. But the

    big news is that the A380 is also making big profi ts for operators. Whether its being used to reduce

    the number of fl ights and create real cost savings while keeping similar capacity. Or to offer more

    capacity with fewer take-off slots at a lower cost per seat than any other large aircraft. Either way,

    passengers simply love it, and operators love the commercial advantages it brings. The A380s

    benefi ts are in hard cash, not just headlines. Airbus A380. See the bigger picture.

    Its making more than just headlines.

    53546_015_Aviation_Int_N_July_Euro.indd Pg1 Mundocom UK 05/07/2010 12:46

  • Arab carrier Royal Jordan-ian Airlines and Avalon, a newaircraft-lease company, havebeen confirmed as the previ-ously unidentified customersfor three Boeing 787-8s andtwelve 737-800s, respectively.Royal Jordanians order is val-ued at approximately $500million and brings its 787

    commitments to 11. The airline, the first Middle

    East carrier to order the 787,had first ordered four examplesin 2007; it also plans to leasetwo each from CIT Aerospaceand International Lease FinanceCorporation. Royal Jordanianplans to fly initially to Chicago,Detroit, New York, and Toronto.

    "The [airplanes] superioreconomics and range capabilitywill allow us to competitivelyserve North America and otherdestinations from Amman,"said president and CEO Hus-sein Dabbas.

    Launched two months ago,Avalon now has commitmentscovering more than 30 AirbusA320s, A330s, and Boeing737s. The 737-800s announcedhere yesterday are nominallyworth $921 million and werefirst recorded as orders lastDecember.

    Avalon chief executiveDomnhal Slattery said heexpects single-aisle aircraft tocomprise 80 percent of the fleetafter five years. He is aiming to

    acquire about 150 machines,thanks to the deep pockets ofhis shareholders: Cinven, CVCpartners, and Oak Hill CapitalPartners. The lessor has head-quarters in Ireland and otheroffices in Hong Kong, NewYork, and Shanghai.

    Asked about interest in anyprospective re-engined 737 thatBoeing might offer, Slatterysaid Avalon had considered theidea for three months. It is anextremely difficult question and[the project] will have to bepaid for, he said. He believesindustry appetite has waned fora re-engined 737. Ultimately,it is for the customer to decide,[but] we were concerned aboutresidual values. I.G.

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