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China unveils jet to rival Boeing and Airbus

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 7:30 am

Qantas jumbo jet returns to Sydney due to fault

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 6:54 am

American jet makes emergency landing in Chile

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 5:22 am

Investigators hunt black box from Indian jet crash

In Uncategorized on May 25, 2010 at 5:17 am

US Airways jet lands when religious item mistaken as bomb

In World on January 22, 2010 at 10:47 am

A US Airways passenger plane was diverted to Philadelphia on Thursday after a religious item worn by a Jewish passenger was mistaken as a bomb, Philadelphia police said.

A passenger was alarmed by the phylacteries, religious items which observant Jews strap around their arms and heads as part of morning prayers, on the flight from New York’s La Guardia airport heading to Louisville.

“Someone on the plane construed it as some kind of device,” said officer Christine O’Brien, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia police department.

No one was arrested or charged, O’Brien said.

The plane landed without incident and the passengers and crew were taken off the plane, a spokesman for US Airways said.

A plane is escorted by a law enforcement vehicle to a terminal at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

Phylacteries, called tefillin in Hebrew, are two small black boxes with black straps attached to them. Observant Jewish men are required to place one box on their head and tie the other one on their arm each weekday morning.

Thursday’s incident was the latest of several false alarms on U.S. flights since the December 25 incident in which a Nigerian man attempted to detonate a bomb in his underpants from materials he smuggled onto the plane just as his flight was about to land in Detroit, authorities said.

The device did not explode and only burned the man, who was pounced on by fellow passengers.

Since then several flights have been diverted by security scares that have turned out to be harmless.

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France’s Safran to sign major deal to equip Chinese jet

In World on December 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm

BEIJING, Dec 21, 2009 (AFP) – French aerospace and defence industries group Safran on Monday will sign a five-billion-dollar contract to provide engines for China’s first large passenger jet, chief executive Jean-Paul Herteman said.

The C919 — built by state-linked Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and due to be ready for service in about 2016, according to state media — is seen as a future competitor to the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737.

“This is a significant contract — the launch of a new aircraft only happens once every 10 or 15 years,” Herteman told reporters.

The contract was due to be signed later Monday during an official visit to China by French Prime Minister Francois Fillon.

The C919 — which would have a maximum of 190 seats — will be equipped with Leap X engines, the latest developed by Safran in concert with its joint venture partner, US conglomerate General Electric.

The French group and the US giant, which operate as CFM International, have been partners since 1974, and count Airbus and Boeing among their clients.

The joint venture will also provide nacelles — the covers housing the engines — for the C919

Herteman said the value of the contract over 30 years could total 15 billion dollars. The deal would create 8,000-10,000 direct jobs in France, and three to four times that number for various subcontractors.

The partners are looking into the viability of establishing an assembly line facility in China, he said.

“The Chinese market will represent 20 percent of the global aviation market in the next 20 years,” Herteman said.

COMAC was set up last year, tasked with developing a large aircraft that could compete with planes produced by industry leaders Airbus and Boeing, thus making China a player on the global stage.

Chinese media reports have estimated that the country’s airlines will need a total of 1,600 new passenger jets by 2020 and 3,000 by 2050.

COMAC already markets the ARJ21, China’s first 90-seat regional jet.

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Indonesia to buy jet fighters, armored vehicles from Russia

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Russia’s Rosoboronexport has signed deals to sell six Su-30 Flanker-C jet fighters and 18 BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles to Indonesia, an official at Russia’s arms export company said on November 12.

Nikolai Dimidyuk, Rosoboronexport’s special programmes director was quoted by Antara news agency as saying that Indonesia could also buy other Russian warplanes as well as Mi-17 and Mi-35 helicopters.

He expressed confidence the Russian Finance Ministry would soon approve a 1 billion USD loan for Indonesia.

“We are sure that this loan will be used to buy arms,” Director Dimidyuk said, adding that Indonesia had asked Russia to modernise its Soviet-era weapons and equipment.-