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Boeing's top salesman is confident the CFM International Leap-1B will meet its performance targets, ensuring that the 737 Max will satisfy all the promises made to customers about the re-engined twinjet's efficiency. CFM engine partner General Electric began the Leap-1B flight-test programme on its 747 flying testbed on 29 April…
Ethiopian Airlines will add stops at Cape Town in South Africa and Botswana's capital Gaborone to its Addis Ababa-Johannesburg route from 30 June. The carrier will operate its Addis Ababa-Gaborone-Cape Town-Johannesburg rotation thrice weekly with a Boeing 737. Separately, a notice in South Africa's Government Gazette shows that Ethiopian has…
  Air navigation service provider Airservices Australia has commissioned an Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS) at Melbourne Airport, for the safe, efficient management of air traffic.INTAS has been provided by defense and security company Saab, along with partners NAV CANADA and Harris.The commissioning of INTAS is part of Airservices Australia's…
Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie (ADPI), a subsidiary of the French airport operator Aeroports de Paris group (ADP), has received a contract to revamp the runways at Taïwan Taoyuan international airport. Working in collaboration with the Taiwanese design and engineering office Sinotech, ADPI will complete the studies and thorough design for…
The Sudanese government has employed China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) for the construction of its new international airport in Khartoum, upon the approval of $700m financing by China's Export Import Bank. To be built in an area of 80km², the new airport is expected to be capable of accommodating 80 commercial…
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