After five months of negotiations, American Utilicraft has signed a purchase agreement with Brisbane, Australia-based Global Air Group for 100 FF-1080 Freight Feeders, in a deal valued at $1.2 billion including spares and support (Flight International, 6-12 July). Progress payments for the construction of the production aircraft will begin following first flight of the FF-1080 prototype, which is due in mid-November 2005, says the manufacturer. The production FF-1080 will be the -300 version, which is designed for the expanding international freight feed market, and will be used by Global Air Group to support its Europe and Africa Boeing 747 freight operations.


Source: Flight International