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Civil Aviation

Africair orders Bell 407 GXP, signs LOI for two Bell 525s

Computer generated image of a Bell 525.Africair has ordered a single 407 GXP helicopter and signed a letter of intent (LOI) for two 525 rotorcraft from Bell Helicopter, the company announced, saying they will be used for purposes such as corporate VIP transport and oil and gas.

Striking Air Madagascar workers vow to push on with action

altA strike by some workers at Air Madagascar that has grounded most of the state-owned carrier's fleet neared one week, with union officials saying it would continue until the airline addresses their demands.

Paris Air Show 2015 civil aviation roundup

altHere are details of commercial orders and announcements made during the Paris Air Show last week.

Supply chain wary as Airbus and Boeing push output envelope

A Boeing 777-300ER undergoing assembly.A rare note of dissent permeated the Paris Airshow this week as suppliers worried they might lose out if they invest to meet higher commercial jet production targets that ultimately prove unsustainable.

Airbus steals show with last-minute $14 bln Wizz deal

An A350 taking off.Airbus won the Paris Airshow with a last-minute $14 billion deal to sell 110 jets to Hungary's Wizz Air on Thursday, diverting attention from a growing industry debate over how quickly a record backlog of jet orders can be built.

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