September 8, 1998

** Farnborough Daily Edition **

Airbus Wins Up To $4.2 Billion In Orders

The Airbus machine just keeps rolling along at Farnborough. These orders include plenty of the popular new widebody A340-500/600 models.

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Varig Makes Boeing's Week At Farnborough
Boeing came to Farnborough with high hopes and strong words. But the news last week clearly cast a pall over the aerospace giant. Today's order helped cheer things up a bit.

American Eagle Tops Embraer Order List
The regional action continues to be hot with another substantial order for Embraer announced today.

Bombardier Announces New 90-Seat Jet Program
And speaking about hot regional action, here's what Bombardier has planned for capitalizing on the exciting forecasts for new jets.

Rolls Collects Orders; Announces Trent 500 Partners
Rolls-Royce has had a great year. From the sounds of it they're going to have a great week, too. Starting today.

Airbus Heralds The A318; Its New 100-Seater
We told you that this was coming today. Read about the new competitor to Boeing's new 717. And, from who else?

Bombardier Gets Additional 10 CRJ Orders
These converted options were just kind of slipped in. No fanfare, no hoopla. A paltry $200 million.

Bell, Agusta Join Forces to Build and Market Rotorcraft
Bell's been casting about for a partner on the Bell 609 Commercial Tiltrotor since Boeing bowed out. They found one.

Boeing Business Jet Keeps Ringing Up Sales
More orders for Boeing's answer for the person who has everything.

GE Engines Forms Varig JV
It's the wave of the future. Put local engine service everywhere.

717 Has Everything, Boeing Says, Except New Customer
It was supposed to be a good show for the 717 until one of its prospective customers had a slight problem. Now it may just be a good last half of the year.

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Eccleston To Join Fairchild Dornier

It was reported at the show that Barry Eccleston, president and CEO of the successful International Aero Engines consortium, will leave the company to join Fairchild Aerospace on November 1. Eccleston will assume a new position as senior VP of business development. The news was received with great interest as it is more of a reflection on the credibility of the recently announced Fairchild Dornier 728JET family of regional jets. Eccleston performed brilliantly at IAE as the engine consortiumšs popular V2500 pulled in close to $17 billion in orders over the last four years.

GE Engines Forecast $5 Billion In 1998 Sales

GE Engine Services says sales in 1998 will increase by more than 65 percent to nearly $5 billion, or nearly double that of 1997. The company part of the success to its purchase of Greenwich Air Services and UNC last year. GE also announced it plans to grow its GE On-Wing Support network to 20 locations during the next two years. On-Wing Support dispatches response teams to airline customers worldwide 24 hours a day, year-round. Additional sites opening this year include Dallas, New York, Miami and multiple locations in China.

CS Aviation Services Shows Off Cargo Conversion Skills

A300s are changing from passenger service to freighter service thankls to CS Aviation Services. The company worked with British Aerospace Aviation Services to develop the first A300 freighter conversion program and is now contracted for 31 conversions with another 10 on option. CS defied critics who said it couldnšt be done and now is showing off one of its conversions at Farnborough, appearing in JHM Cargo Express livery.

Lockheed To Lead Skynet 5 Proposal

A team including Lockheed Martin, Matra Marconi Space, BT Defence and British Aerospace Defence Systems will go after the UK's Skynet 5 national military communications satellite system. Contracts for a two year design study may be handed out in months.

CFM To Study New Engine Needs

CFM International already holds a strong piece of the narrowbody, single-aisle business but the JV between GE isn't satisfied. The company announced at Farnborough that it will explore new requirements beyond those currently served by the popular CFM56 family. CFM has designated the study effort Project TECH56.