Sunday, August 19, 2007

Aircraft News - Africa / Middle East
Airguide Online, June 25, 2007
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Jun 25, 2007
BAE Systems, Mubadala Development
BAE Systems said in February it was in talks with Mubadala to develop an aerospace business in the UAE, but said details of the partnership had not yet been established. Mubadala, which owns stakes in companies including luxury car-maker Ferrari, led a USD$1.3 billion takeover of a Swiss aircraft maintenance firm, SR Technics, in September. Jun 19, 2007
Boeing, Mubadala Development
Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala Development said on Monday it signed an agreement with Boeing to develop aerospace manufacturing and research in the Gulf Arab emirate. Boeing would help Abu Dhabi, the capital of the Unite Arab Emirates, plan projects including the production of aerospace components and raw materials, Waleed al-Mokarrab al-Muhairi, chief operating officer of Mubadala, said in a statement. Mubadala did not give further details of the agreement, which was signed at the Paris air show. Jun 19, 2007
Libyan Airlines ordered three firm Bombardier CRJ900s plus two options, Bombardier announced. Firm aircraft are worth an estimated $108 million at list prices. "This purchase represents the launching of our fleet renewal program. The CRJ900 aircraft was selected because we believe it is the type of regional jet that can meet the requirement of domestic and regional routes in our network," Libyan Chairman Tarek Arebi said. The carrier currently serves 27 destinations. Jun 18, 2007
Emirates, Airbus