Hawker Beechcraft Signs Agreements for the Modernization of Its Aircraft in FAC Service

first_img U.S. firm Hawker Beechcraft, present at the fifth edition of F-AIR Colombia, has signed a variety of agreements for the maintenance, modernization, and updating of its aircraft in service with the Colombian Air Force (FAC) and Colombian Naval Aviation, as well as with Colombian Army Aviation, a spokesperson emphasized to Infodefensa.com. The company exhibited three different commercial models, although representatives of the firm noted its planes’ military use, to such an extent that both the Colombian Air Force and Colombian Naval Aviation are considered leading customers on the continent. Therefore, Hawker Beechcraft came to F-AIR Colombia with a large stand in order to offer its customers new possibilities. This company is exhibiting three of its leading commercial models, with the objective, according to its representative, of attracting possible customers not only in Colombia, but also elsewhere in Latin America, taking advantage of the presence of countries, firms, and curious individuals from throughout the continent. The models on exhibit are the Beechcraft King Air 350ER, the Beechcraft King Air 250, and the Beechcraft King Air C90GTx. These aircraft are certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency and are available for immediate delivery. By Dialogo July 13, 2011last_img read more

FT: Ghana 2-0 Cape Verde

first_img1655 The referee brings the game to an end.1653 Ghana increase the tally to two and its Wakaso. The Cape Verdian goal keeper in a last gasp attempt to equalise goes into to head a corner but in swift switch from defence into attack, Ghana scores and it Wakaso the hero for the Ghana. Goal 1643 Ghana turns defence into attack at Wakasu gets the most glaring opportunity to increase the Ghana tally but he blasts the ball way out of touch1640 Fatau Dauda pulls a superb fingertip save to save the blushes of the Back Stars.1632 Free kick awarded to Cape Verde at a dangerous area. Taken but passes menacingly across the face of goal. Nobody takes responsibility for it and the ball goes out of touch for a throw in.1625 Harrison Afful gets yellow carded for a needless challenge. A freekick is given just at the edge of the 18 yard box. Taken but wasted. 1624 Cape Verde searching for the equaliser. They win a free kick but goes too deep and goes out of touch.1615 The Blue Sharks respond quickly and try to equalise but Fatau comes to the rescue.1611 Goal!!!!!!! 1610 Ghana win a penalty after Gyan is bundled off the ball in the 18 yard box. Wakaso steps up to convert.1609 Cape Verde win a freekick just at the 18 yard box. Taken and headed dangerously but Fatau coms to the rescue of Ghana 1607 Ryan Mendes appears injured and it will be headache for the Cape Verdian coach.1605 Ghana set the second half underway and again it is Rabiu who fouls his opponent just at the edge of the 18 yard box.1604 The two teams make their way onto the pitch after pep talks in the changing room. Recess1545+2 Referee brings first half proceedings to a close. 1541 Isaac Vorsah gets into needless complications in his own 18 yard box as he fails to clear to safety a loose ball. He gets injured in the process but lucky not to have been punished for it.1535 Rabiu Mohammed is living dangerously. He is already yellow carded and is going into all the tackles. He needs to watch out or will be the first Ghanaian player to be red-carded in the competition.1521 Nhuck cuts in deep into the Ghana defence and releases a left drive which jets off the bar. A good relief for Ghana.1519 Fatau Dauda makes a brave save after palming a deep cross on the left.1513 Cape Verde have the most glaring opportunity to open their account but the final delivery goes way out touch. 1500 Cape Verde set the game underway.1455 They line up for the respective Nationals Anthems. Ghana go first as that of Cape Verde follow.1455 The two teams move onto the pitch from the tunnel and get ready for the battle.Live UpdateGhana play Cape Verde in the first of four quarter final matches in the ongoing Nations Cup in South Africa. The Blue Sharks who are making their debut in the competition qualified from Group A ahead of Morocco and Angola and are looking to continue the fairy tale run in the competition with a historic semi-final berth.They however have huge mountain to climb as they come up against a steely Black Stars side hoping to win a fifth trophy for the country after 31 years of failing to do so.Join Myjoyonline.com for live updateslast_img read more

Appiah: Returning Stars should give Ghana a lift

first_imgA crucial month of football awaits Ghana as the chance of reaching the final qualifying round for the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws closer.As Kwesi Appiah prepares to announce his Black Stars squad this week for the last match of the second round qualifier against Zambia on September 6, events of the past week has given him further options.The Ghana Football Association’s acceptance of the return of three players – Kevin-Prince Boateng, Andre and Jordan Ayew – from temporal retirement and Sulley Muntari’s apology for an incident whiles on national duty has presented Appiah with fresh options to consider for the game in Kumasi.“It’s always good to have lots of options,” Appiah told www.ghanafa.org over the weekend.“I am happy that they have made themselves available to play for the Black Stars and I am ready to work with every player. We are all chasing the same goal, winning against Zambia.”Though one might consider Ghana spoilt for choice, Appiah insists that the availability of the players should not distract attention from the job at hand. “It’s not important to scrutinize their – players – decisions to return to the team,” he said.“I think the focus should be on the game against Zambia and nothing else. Every Ghanaian who is available for the national team will always be considered.“No disrespect to the other players. They have done a fantastic job up until now and we can and should only get better with the return of the players.”The Black Stars are in first place and one point better than Zambia on the Group D table ahead of their final meeting.“Our focus is just Zambia and I call for positive thinking from everyone. The return of the players should rather lift us and present us with good options going forward. “We are all professionals and know what the target is.”Winners of the second round stage will advance to the final round where ten sides will be paired off for the final stage during October and November with the winners of the five home-and-away ties qualifying for Brazil 2014.last_img read more