Embraer signs Pool program contract with Petroecuador

Embraer and Petroecuador signed a ten-year service contract for the replacement parts Pool program that will support the ERJ 145 operated by the Ecuadorian company. This special customer service program provides optimized inventory control and reduces the initial investment in replacement parts and infrastructure. Last September, Embraer delivered an ERJ 145 jet to Petroecuador. In a 50-seat configuration, the aircraft transports the company

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ATK agrees to produce composite aft fan cases for Trent XWB Engines

Alliant Techsystems has agreed to a contract valued in excess of $200 million with Rolls-Royce to produce composite aft fan cases for the new Trent XWB engine. Under the contract with Rolls Royce ATK becomes a partner on the Trent XWB program. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB is the sole engine currently available to power the new Airbus A350 XWB family of aircraft. So far Rolls Royce has received orders for over 1,000 Trent XWB engines. In addition to fabricating the aft fan cases, ATK will integrate additional components into the cases to deliver a finished aft case in support of Read more

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IWG-A4 Water Treatment Unit available for Dassault Falcon retrofits

FAA Supplemental Type Certificates have been released for the IWG-A4 Water Treatment Unit to be installed on Dassault’s Falcon 2000 and Falcon 900 family of aircraft. IWG equipment was previously available on new Dassault Falcon aircraft. The STC’s now make retrofit an easy and simple option for Falcon 2000 and Falcon 900 Dassault Falcon owner/operators. The new STC is available first to US operators through Dassault’s factory owned and Authorized Service Center network. EASA approval is expected as early as July or August 2009 which will allow retrofit of the IWG water treatment equipment worldwide.

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Kelowna Flightcraft signs CF6-50C2 maintenance contract with AFI KLM E&M

Kelowna Flightcraft has signed an exclusive 6-year contract with Air France Industries (AFI) and KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M) to maintain the CF6-50C2 engines on its fleet of DC10-30 freighters. AFI and KLM E&M will perform the maintenance in KLM E&M

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Engine disassembly joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and ART

Air France Industries (AFI), KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M) and Aviation Repair Technologies Services (ART) announced the formation of an engine disassembly joint venture named Turbine Support International (TSI). The Air France-KLM Group is majority shareholder in TSI based at ART

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Kidde Aerospace & Defense awarded A350XWB overheat detection system

Honeywell has selected Hamilton Sundstrand’s Kidde Aerospace & Defense business unit to supply the overheat detection system for the Airbus A350XWB (Extra Wide Body) family of aircraft. The A350XWB overheat detection system monitors the aircraft environmental control system’s bleed air ducts for overheat conditions caused by failures. The system features linear thermal sensors, interconnecting cable assemblies and electronic controls residing within the Honeywell Bleed Overheat Monitoring Unit.

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AFI KLM E&M wins Kingfisher support contract for 20 A330-200s

Kingfisher has entrusted maintenance of its new aircraft to Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance. The group won a full support contract for twenty A330-200s, the first of which were delivered to the Indian carrier in late June 2008. The contract covers full component services, including door-to-door logistics services to Kingfisher’s Bangalore base. AFI and KLM E&M also provide line maintenance at London Heathrow airport.

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