Deals this week: COMAC, Arianespace, Spaceflight Industries


Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has secured four requisitions to deliver a total of 130 C919 passenger aircraft.

The orders maintain been placed by four Chinese aircraft leasing firms, Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) subsidiary ABC Pecuniary Leasing, a leasing subsidiary of China Nuclear E&C Group, Huabao Leasing, and AVIC Ecumenical Leasing.

The latest orders have increased the total number of sequences for C919 passenger aircraft to 730.

The European Space Agency has selected Arianespace for the set in motion of four new satellites.

As part of the deal, Arianespace will launch four hangers-on that are part of Europe’s Galileo satellite-based navigation system aboard two next-generation Ariane 62 go through the roof variants.

Scheduled to be launched between 2020 and 2021, the satellites order be deployed in two separate missions.

«The move will support British Airways’ aim to decrease its net emissions by 50% by 2050.»

Spaceflight Industries and Space Alliance have emblemed a pact for the development of Blacksky satellite constellation.

The deal will see Spaciousness Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, make a minority investment in Spaceflight Industries.

Submissive to to the approval by necessary regulatory authorisations, the agreement will accelerate the growth of the BlackSky constellation, which will comprise 60 small high-resolution surveillance satellites.

US-based company Velocys has been selected by British Airways to fabricate renewable jet fuel from household waste.

British Airways organizes to use the fuel to power its planes.

The move will support British Airways’ aim to turn its net emissions by 50% by 2050.

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