Bombardier Aerospace has signed a series of orders for its turboprop and jet regionals, including 1 Q300 for Uni Air, six Q400s for SAS Commuter; one Q400 and 12 CRJ900s for Tyrolean Airways; 79 CRJ200s and 25 CRJ700s for Comair and Atlantic Southeast Airlines; 10 CRJ200s for China Yuhan Airlines;.10 CRJ700s for Shandong Airlines; eight CRJ 700 and four CRJ900s for Brit Air; eight CRJ900s for Air Nostrum and 10 CRJ900s and 10 options for GECAS. Sikorsky Aircraft has signed a letter of intent with Aircontactgruppen of Norway to acquire six S-92 helicopters. The aircraft, for delivery between 2004 and 2007, will be offered for lease. Fairchild Dornier has sold two 328JETS to Croatian startup Air Adriatic and a single example to Grossman Air Service of Austria. Raytheon Aircraft has sold three Premier I entry level business jets to the Aviation Leasing Group. Formula One racing team owner Eddie Jordan has ordered a Premier I and a Hawker Horizon business jet. The Dutch police have signed a letter of intent with MD Helicopters to acquire eight MD 900 Explorers. Kaman has sold two K-Max helicopters to Heli-Air Zagel of Germany and Wucher Helicopters of Austria. Cessna Aircraft has sold four Citation CJ1's, three CJ2s and a Citation Sovereign business jet to Atlas Air Service, its sales representative in Germany. Embraer has signed a commercial proposal with new Caribbean carrier Air Caribes to acquire two ERJ 145's and two ERJ 170's with two options. First deliveries of the 50-seater are due in December with deliveries of the 70-seater to start in September 2003.Sweden's City Airlines and Rheintalflug of Austria have exercised existing options on the 30-seat ERJ 135 and ERJ 145 respectively In addition China's Sichuan Airlines has confirmed a letter of intent for five ERJ 145s, with first delivery due for October. The firm order backlog at Embraer now stands at $10.2 billion.

Source: Flight International