Republic Airways has reached a $9.3bn agreement with Embraer for the delivery of 200 E175 jets.

The letter of intent (LoI) provides Republic Airways the right to convert the E175 aircraft to E175-E2 aircraft.

The agreement also includes an option to extend the order by 100 more E175 aircraft.

The existing fleet of the airliner includes 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft.

CFM Services has secured a $2.3bn rate per flight hour (RPFH) contract from Mexican airline Aeromexico to support the engines that power its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft.

CFM will offer its services to at least 128 LEAP-1B engines for a period of 12 years, under the support contract.

The current Aeromexico fleet includes 52 Boeing 737 next-generation aircraft powered by CFM56 engines.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has received a $190m contract from Uganda National Airlines Company for the supply of four CRJ900 regional jets.

To be delivered in dual-class configuration, the aircraft will be equipped with 76 seats, including 12 first-class seats.

The jets will also feature CRJ Series ATMOSPHÈRE cabins with larger living spaces and enhanced connectivity.

The U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed its first set of contracts to outsource assembly, integration and testing activities of 27 satellites.

“The jets will also feature CRJ Series ATMOSPHÈRE cabins with larger living spaces and enhanced connectivity.”

The contracts have been awarded to a consortium led by Alpha Design Technologies, Tata Advanced Systems, and Bharat Electronics.

The consortium also includes small and medium companies, including Exseed Speed, Newtech, Vinyas, Aniera, DCX and Aidin.

Tata and BEL will work towards the development of up to nine satellites a year under the three-year contract.

The new satellites will each weigh between 1.5t and 3t and be tailored to offer imaging, communication and weather forecasting services.

The National Aerospace Research Consortium (NARC) was formed by leading UK universities to facilitate the development of the national aerospace sector by establishing new research facilities.

NARC will act as the point of contact for aerospace research covering areas such as airlines, aviation, airspace and aircraft.

It will also collaborate with the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) based in the UK.