September 9, 1998

** Farnborough Daily Edition **

UPS Gives Airbus A $5 Billion Nod

Airbus gets the order of the week today as the previously all-Boeing fleet of UPS prepares to welcome Airbus freighters.

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Boeing Squeezes Orders In
Boeing gave a game attempt to keep up with the order volume of their rivals, even pulling out a new twist on "love and peace."

GECAS In $2 Billion Airbus Order
More Airbus good news today as GE Capital split an order between the two big guys.

Lucas Announces Almost $1 Billion In 728JET Subcontract
Lucas is joining other industry players in betting on the new Fairchild regional jet family. This announcement could be worth a nice piece of change if the proposed new jet sells well.

12 Dassault Falcon 2000s To Enter NetJet Europe Fleet
Fractional ownership got a big shot in the arm when Warren Buffet bought into the concept. Here's a $250 million order from the European arm of Executive Jets.

Three Years Before Fly-off, Boeing And Lockheed Strike Fighters Duel
Two competitors prepare for the day when they can show their stuff. The prize? Up to $100 billion in business from one of the last big defense programs for many years to come.

British Aerospace Snags Sabena From Fairchild Dornier
The Avro models are making a game out of it, having gone on their own after the break(up) of AI(R). While the order was small, BAe claimed significance.

Fairchild Dornier Quiet On Orders Front
The new kid on the RJ block clearly hoped to have more orders to announce. Such was not to be the case.

Bell Shows Off 427
Bell brought out their shiny new light twin for the assembled throngs of Farnborough. And, it's a pretty fancy ride.

Raytheon Does Cushy Business In Posh Interiors For BBJ
Raytheon was tapped to do interior work for the Boeing Business Jet and even a 777. Wait until you see the options.

Lucas Announces $500 Million A340 Parts Deals
Another Lucas announcement, this one for the hot-selling A340-500 and -600. This brings Lucas order announcements to $1.5 billion.

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GE Engine Services Picks Up Engine Service Contract

Evergreen International Airlines, a U.S. based air freight transport provider, has signed a 5-year, $100 million contract with GE Engine Services to provide maintenance and overhaul for the JT9 engines that power Evergreen's 747-100 and -200 aircraft.

According to the GE announcement, the engine work for this time and material maintenance contract will be done at GE's Nantgarw, Wales, overhaul and repair facility.

Allied Signal In Development Of New Engine

A new aircraft engine family called the AS900 series has been under development at Allied Signal, with the first engine configuration destined for a new business aircraft likely to be unveiled next month. The AS900 will initially come out in a version rated at 7,500 pounds thrust however the engine family is expected to offer variants from 4,000 pounds thrust to up to 9,000 pounds thrust. Other aircraft recipients of the new engine family are updates to the Avro RJ series of regional jets.

New JV To Work On Nacelles

Hurel-Dubois and Aermacchi announced they have formed a new joint venture company to produce engine nacelles. The new JV will provide nacelle assemblies for the GE engines on the new Fairchild Dornier 728JET series of regional jets.