Coming off an order from South Korea’s largest airline Korean Air, Airbus Group SE announced that it has booked more than 1,000 orders for its family of jetliners in the first 11 months-January to November-of the year 2015. Shares for the Toulouse, France-based group rose as it looks certain that Airbus will win its annual orders race against North American rival Boeing. Though Airbus has booked more orders, Boeing remains the largest jetliner producer as the Chicago, Illinois-headquartered Boeing delivers more aircraft out of its factories.


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Australian carrier Qantas has ordered eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. These 787-9 Dreamliners are going to be powered by the GEnx-1B engine which will be ready to go by 2017/2018. The GEnx-1B is considered the most widely used engine on the Dreamliner.


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Embraer announced that they have received type certification from the Brazilian Civil Agency (ANAC) for its Legacy 450 mid-light executive jet. The company was granted certification at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo, Brazil. The approval campaign included two prototype aircraft featuring flight test instruments and production-conforming interiors, respectively.


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Harris Corporation announced that they have been awarded a two-year full rate production contract by the United States Navy to deliver key avionics components. The contract which is worth around USD$29 million, will deliver components that will improve flight crews’ targeting capabilities on the US Navy's and Australia's F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft and EA-18G Growler electronic attack platform.


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