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Kenya Airways orders Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Posted by Administrator on April 3, 2012

Kenya Airways selected GE Aviation’s GEnx engines to power nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners with an option for four additional aircraft. The firm engine order is valued at $380 million at list price, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.

Kenya Airways is the fastest growing airline in Africa and is pursuing a network expansion strategy to link all African countries with the rest of the world, it said.

The first GE-powered Boeing 787s were delivered last week to Japan Airlines. To date, about 1,300 GEnx engines are on order from customers around the world. A version of the engine also powers Boeing’s new 747-8 airliner. It’s the best-selling engine on the 787, and the GEnx engine family is the fastest selling engine in GE’s history, the company said.

Tubes, ducts, manifolds for GE’s engine are manufactured in Dayton at a factory with 200 workers, and GE Aviation has more than 1,200 employees in the Dayton region.

GE Aviation, a unit of General Electric, is a leading provider of jet and turboprop engines integrated aviation systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft.

Locally, GE Aviation is building a 115,000-square-foot research and development center on the University of Dayton   campus.

Boeing also has a significant an impact in the Dayton region, where it has 23 different suppliers based on its 2010 annual report. The aerospace giant has roughly 500 suppliers in Ohio and spent more than $4.7 billion in purchases from Ohio companies in 2010, supporting an estimated 150,000 jobs in the state. Boeing, which has an office in Dayton, has 600 employees in Ohio and more than 6,600 retirees.

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/blog/morning_call/2012/04/kenya-airways-orders-boeing-787.html

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Obama Uncle Granted Hardship License

Posted by Administrator on April 3, 2012

Mr Onyango Obama

Mr Onyango Obama

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is granting President Barack Obama’s uncle a hardship license after the 67-year-old admitted to sufficient facts in a drunken driving case last week and the charges were dismissed.

The judge in the case suspended Onyango Obama’s driver’s license for 45 days after the Kenyan national admitted that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him. Two other traffic violations were dismissed.

The Boston Herald reported that the restricted license allows Obama to drive from noon until midnight so he can get to his job as a liquor store manager in Framingham.

“He felt it was in his best interest to put this behind him,” said his attorney, P. Scott Bratton. “He wants to return to his normal, quiet existence in society.”

Obama, who is from Kenya, is also appealing a deportation order that dates to 1992, when he failed to renew his application to remain in the U.S. Bratton called it a technical error. He moved here as a teenager in the early 1960s to live with a host family and attend high school.

Bratton said Obama has had no contact with the White House about the drunken driving case.

Read more: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/30823128/detail.html#ixzz1qyfVZmbK

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