by Staff Writers
New York (AFP) Feb 28, 2012
Boeing said Tuesday it has received an order from China Southern Airlines for 10 long-haul 777 aircraft in a deal valued at nearly $3 billion at list price.
China Southern Airlines has agreed to buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, "as the airline plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in Asia-Pacific and China," Boeing said in a statement.
Boeing said it would work the airline to obtain the required approval from the Chinese government for the purchase.
"We're very pleased that China Southern, which has been a staunch 777 supporter from the very beginning of the program, has once again selected the 777-300ER to serve its passengers and to deliver value to its bottom line," said Ihssane Mounir, vice president of sales at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The plane ordered is an extended-range version of the twin-engine 777.
Boeing did not reveal the value of the sale; aircraft are typically sold at a discount from the list price.
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ISRO bets on satellite navigation for aviation services
Bangalore, India (IANS) Feb 29, 2012
The Indian space agency Thursday stressed on the use of satellite-based navigation signals to provide real-time and efficient aviation services in the country. "We have identified satellite navigation as a thrust area for civil aviation over the Indian region as the space-based system provides precise positioning, velocity and timing services," the state-run Indian Space Research Organisat ... read more
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