VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation and Airbus/EADS strengthen their cooperation

VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, the Russian Titanium manufacturer, Airbus and its shareholder EADS signed a framework agreement on titanium supply. The agreement covers the supply of Titanium to Airbus and others EADS Divisions until 2020. It further boosts the relationship that exists between the companies since the early 1990s, by extending the number of added-value products purchased in Russia. The scope of the contract includes the supply of Titanium round and flat mill products, and covers die forgings parts for all existing Airbus aircraft, including new programmes such as the A350XWB. VSMPO-AVISMA may also machine Titanium products in order to develop a Read more

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Cessna selects Eaton as complete fuel system supplier

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by Cessna Aircraft Company as the fuel systems supplier for the new, large cabin, intercontinental Model 850 Citation Columbus business jet. The value of the program to Eaton is estimated at approximately $100 million over 20 years. According to Cessna, the first flight is scheduled for 2011.

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AAR announces additional line at Indianapolis maintenance facility

AAR repported that a customer has notified the Company that it intends to induct a new line of 737 aircraft into the Indianapolis Maintenance Center beginning August 1, 2008. This line will replace the last of three vacancies created by United Airlines’ recent announcement to ground its 737 fleet.

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TDG Aerospace signs contract to equip DHL's Boeing 757 fleet with Electrical Fault Detection system

TDG Aerospace, manufacturer of advanced and cost-effective safety solutions for the commercial aviation industry, announced that DHL has selected its UFI STC ST01950LA as an approved method of compliance and terminating action to FAA airworthiness directive AD 2008-11-07. TDG

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Rolls-Royce and British Airways launch alternative fuel trial

Rolls-Royce and British Airways announced the start of a scientific test programme to investigate the viability of alternative fuels for the aviation industry. The in-depth study will seek to identify practical alternatives to the current industry-standard fuel kerosene, with the potential to make real reductions to the carbon footprint of aircraft. The companies will initiate a joint tender process, inviting suppliers to offer alternative fuel samples for testing on a Rolls-Royce RB211 engine from a British Airways Boeing 747. The tests will be carried out on an indoor engine test bed at the Rolls-Royce facility in Derby, UK.

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Air France Industries to get Single Multi-standards Certification

Single Multi-standards Certification has been successfully renewed at Air France Industries (AFI). Bureau Veritas simultaneously validated two new international standards in addition to the existing set. In June 2008, AFI was awarded an extended multi-standards label by Bureau Veritas completing the Certification + project. This covers the same ground as the earlier Single Certification but includes two new international standards, namely OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety) and ISO 15489 (Documentation).

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Boeing Australia named FAA repair station

Boeing Australia Limited has become the company’s first certified U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station outside the United States. The FAA Type 145 repair certificate authorizes Boeing facilities at Amberley and Eagle Farm in Queensland to perform maintenance and airframe/engine repairs on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft and the model’s military derivatives.

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Safran wins major Learjet 85 equipment contract from Bombardier

SAFRAN Group subsidiaries Messier-Bugatti and Aircelle have been selected by Bombardier Aerospace to supply equipment for the new Learjet 85. The two contracts were signed on July 4, in Montreal. Messier-Bugatti will provide all landing and braking systems, comprising wheels and carbon brakes, the ground steering system, and the landing gear extension and retraction system. Aircelle will supply the nacelles and thrust reversers. Together, the two SAFRAN Group companies account for 11% of Learjet 85 supplier contracts.

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