LeMonde (1st Made in China) Airplane – FAB Nota 37/38 – A330 Seating Chart


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No news in the French press last week or over the weekend on Air France Flight 447, except that the good times are here again for the European aircraft industry.  Meanwhile in Brazil, the first 11 bodies have been identified.

Of these first eleven, ten were Brazilian (five females – five males) and the other nationality (male) has not been made public by the Brazilian medical examiners.

Pretty shameful for reputable French newspapers such as Le Monde and Le Figaro to not mention the families of Flight 447 all week except for the official French/Air France position:  “let the good times roll“…

For more info on the new “Made in China” airplane, see my post last Thursday, “Sign of the Times” USA No Longer A Superpower In The Aircraft Industry?” for background and video of the 1st flight test.

Seriously.  Not kidding….


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LE MONDE | 22.06.09 | 15h13  •  Mis à jour le 22.06.09 | 15h13

Dominique Gallois

Airbus Set to Deliver First “Made in China” Airplane(English Translation)(Emphasis mine)

After the air show, the upcoming week begins by the first delivery of an Airbus A320 assembled in China. The European aircraft manufacturer to deliver the first plane out of the factory in Tianjin to the Dragon Aviation Leasing. This aircraft will be operated by the regional Sichuan Airlines and has made its test flight in May on board the first Chinese engineer trained to do so by Airbus.

The decision to install an assembly plant in China, the first outside Europe, is the rpart of a contract for 150 planes from Beijing in December 2005. The Tianjin plant is modeled on that of Hamburg (Germany). All sections to be assembled first in the German factory before joining the [Tianjin factory] after one to two months at sea.

A PROMISING MARKET

… A dozen medium-haul A319-A320 are to be delivered this year, before the rate increases to only four aircraft monthly by the end of 2011. The Chinese aviation market has become second behind the United States… at Le Bourget, Airbus tried to break the gloom by announcing contracts worth 12.9 billion dollars (9.3 billion euros).

While the results are well below the record 98 billion dollars recorded in the previous fair in 2007 when the sector was at its peak. However, its rival Boeing has received a firm order for two medium-haul 737-800 for 153 million dollars and a letter of intent for seven 777-300.

These ads Airbus are divided into 58 firm orders for 6.4 billion dollars and 69 intent to purchase $ 6.5 billion. This should enable Airbus to move towards the target of 300 gross orders in 2009 despite the [world-wide economic] crisis. In 2008, [Airbus] had accumulated more than 700 orders.

The 48th edition of the Salon du Bourget has attracted a total of 360 000 visitors, “roughly the same level as in 2007, according to Commissioner General of the Exhibition, Louis Le Portz. The visitors were slightly fewer: 140 000 against 150 000 two years ago. Overall, of course we had less visitors, however, the atmosphere was very studious,” says Mr. Le Portz .


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FORÇA AÉREA BRASILEIRA

21/06/2009 – 19h14 Nota 38 – 21.06.09

INFORMAÇÕES SOBRE AS BUSCAS DO VOO 447 DA AIR FRANCE

The Brazilian Navy and Air Force Command report that, in this Sunday, June 21, there were only supposed sightings of wreckage of the aircraft rugged that distance about 1100 km north of Fernando de Noronha. The corvettes Jaceguai (Brazilian Navy) and Windy (French Navy) were informed of the postponement. The weather conditions were satisfactory for the visual search throughout the day.

The tanker Admiral Gastão Motta follows shift in Recife, carrying a body and remains, and small amount of wreckage and luggage. Remains an estimated arrival at the port of Recife on Monday, March 22, at 10am. The body and the remains will be handed to representatives of the Federal Police and the Legal Medical Institute of Pernambuco (IML). The material collected will be available to the Bureau d’Investigations et D’Analysis of I’Aviation Pour la Securite Civile (BEA).

We reiterate that the organs of the press interested in registering the arrival of the tanker Admiral Gastão Motta, the Port of Recife, should register via the following email address: imprensa.fab @ gmail.com (Command of the Air / Brazilian Navy) . The ship’s captain, Captain-de-Fragata Ednaldo Blum de Oliveira Santos, will be available for press conference.

CENTRO DE COMUNICAÇÃO SOCIAL DA MARINHA
CENTRO DE COMUNICAÇÃO SOCIAL DA AERONÁUTICA

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20/06/2009 – 18h05 Nota 37 – 20.06.09

INFORMAÇÕES SOBRE AS BUSCAS DO VOO 447 DA AIR FRANCE

The Brazilian Navy and Air Force Commandreport that, in this Saturday, June 20, weather conditions were satisfactory for the visual search, but no wreckage or bodies were seen.

The twentieth day of searches, reports that the aircraft A-99 employed to conduct missions in Operation of imaging will no longer be used, since there is already a well delineated area of concentration of the wreckage, the basic goals of its destination, scanning electron. The R-99 flew over 100 hours and fulfill a key role in the operation, especially in its initial phase. The tanker Admiral Gastão Motta is shifting to Recife, bringing a body and a small amount of wreckage and luggage.

The estimate of arrival at the port of Recife is on Monday, March 22, at 10am. The body and the remains will be handed to representatives of the Federal Police and the Legal Medical Institute of Pernambuco (IML). The material collected will be available to the Bureau d’Investigations et D’Analysis of I’Aviation Pour la Securite Civile (BEA).

The Landing Ship Dock-Rio de Janeiro is already in the search. The organs of the press interested in registering the arrival of the tanker Admiral Gastão Motta, the Port of Recife, should register via the following email address: press. fab@gmail.com (Command of the Air / Brazilian Navy). After the arrival of the vessel there will be a press conference with the captain, Captain-de-Fragata Ednaldo Blum de Oliveira Santos.

CENTRO DE COMUNICAÇÃO SOCIAL DA MARINHA
CENTRO DE COMUNICAÇÃO SOCIAL DA AERONÁUTICA


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