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AUG-SEP 2018

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www.AviationPros.com 25 with an eagle, continued with a tiger at the Singapore show in February. Embraer “predators” entered the FIA 18 having lost out to Airbus A220-300 in a crucial contest for 60 aircraft with JetBlue. Earlier this month, Boeing and Embraer unveiled a memorandum of understanding to create a joint venture focused on the Brazilian commercial aviation business and the deal should be closed by the end of 2019. Mitsubishi The MRJ90 made its first airshow flying appearance at FIA 2018 and made a clear statement that the much delayed regional jet program is on track and ready for final take-off. Total Count 1,329 (including 476 undisclosed) Boeing: 673 (208 undisclosed), Airbus: 431 (268 undisclosed), Embraer: 176, Bombardier: 4, ATR: 25, and CATIC: 20. Boom Technology Boom plans to fly a supersonic demonstrator the XB-1, called “Baby Boom,” for a future Mach 2.2 airliner two years later as predicted, by the end of 2019. Boom fell behind its initial schedule by taking more time to optimize the aerodynamics of the XB-1 and switching to a different variant of the GE Aviation J85 engine. The $200 million airliner will be built in a factory operated by Virgin Galactic in California. Tempest (BAE Systems) On the military front the dominant topic was a full-size mock-up of the UK’s Team Tempest — which may enter service somewhere by 2035. FIA week was the launch of the “Tempest Jet” Britain’s Combat Air Strategy, which now stands out from the Building Solutions... On budget, on schedule, on target... Cost-efficient building solutions from Varco Pruden Buildings provide attractive and affordable structures for: • hangars • flight based operations • cargo facilities • aircraft maintenance With our value-engineered steel framed building systems, recycled material content and long-life "cool paint" choices, VP Buildings can provide energy-efficient structures to help curb operating costs. Find out more. This free brochure is available at www.VP.com/ad/AMT Varco Pruden Buildings is a divition of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. AviationPros.com/company/10325502

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