GE Assists Emirates in Construction of New Jet Engine Test Facility

The facility was designed in co-operation with GE with a capability unique to the Middle East region. The facility will house a 13-meter cross-section turbofan engine test cell and an auxiliary power unit test cell and will be capable of testing aircraft engines with up to 150,000 pounds of thrust. The test facility will test a large variety of turbofan engines and auxiliary power units, such as the Engine Alliance* GP7200 (Emirates will operate about 200 of these engines), GE90-115B engine (Emirates will operate 60 of these engines), as well as Rolls-Royce Trent 500, 700 and 800 engine series and Read more

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TIMCO Aviation Services Selects Pittsburgh as Site for CFM56 Engine Center

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. announced that it has selected Pittsburgh, PA, as the site for its new CFM56 engine center that will eventually employ approximately 200 people. The 75,000 square-foot center, scheduled to commence operations in early 2006, will offer off-wing maintenance, repair and overhaul services on CFM56-3 series engines, as wellas on-wing support services for all CFM56 series engines.

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IAE launches ExecSelectSM

IAE International Aero Engines launched ExecSelectSM, a support program for Airbus corporate applications of the V2500 engine. ExecSelectSM is a combined engine upgrade and aftermarket support program which provides the customer with reduced and predictable operating costs, improved fuel burn and offers time-on-wing improvements. Under this program IAE will condition monitor engines and provide technical assistance when necessary and when an engine requires overhaul, IAE will provide full logistical support. The program is transferable from owner to owner.

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SR Technics has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Okay Airlines for joint venture in China

SR Technics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Okay Airways to form a maintenance Joint Venture (JV) in China. Okay Airways, which was established in June 2004, is the first privately owned airline in China. This JV will see SR Technics and Okay Airways partner together to establish a Company providing technical solutions for airlines from a facility to be located in Tianjin, one of the fastest growing regions of China. Tianjin Airport is being developed to become a major passenger and cargo hub. Full technical solutions will include aircraft services, fleet technical management and component support of Read more

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ST Aerospace seals $38 million deal for B757 conversion

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) announced that its US facility, ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering (MAE), has been awarded a contract by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. The contract, worth US$38m (approximately S$65m), involves a cargo conversion and avionics upgrade programme for two of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Targeting to induct the first aircraft in October 2006, MAE will convert the aircraft from an all passenger arrangement to a multi-role configuration that allows the carriage of passenger, freight, mixed passenger-freight, Very-Important-Persons (VIPs) and Aero-Medical Evacuation. Completion of the programme is expected to take Read more

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Airbus and AVIC 1 of China signed $500 million A320 cooperation contract

China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC 1) and Airbus confirmed the extension of their cooperation in activities to produce A320 Family wing boxes in China. The protocol refers to the initial contract, with a projected total value of over US$ 500 million, signed in Beijing earlier this year between Airbus and AVIC 1, which committed the parties to the third phase of the A320 Family Wing Cooperation Programme, comprising the production of wing boxes and now also including the management of a second tier supply chain. It represents further significant progress in Airbus

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