Standard Aero completes integration of MRO facilities

Standard Aero has completed the integration of the legacy Landmark Aviation maintenance facilities and launched a new corporate identity, signifying that the combined companies are now operating as one unified, entity with more than 4,000 employees in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia and $1.4 billion a year in sales. The new Standard Aero

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Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company selects Pacelab Cabin

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) has purchased Pacelab Cabin to promote the sales of its Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet family. The cabin configuration tool by software provider PACE enables cabin engineers to rapidly create validated and optimized layout alternatives for what-if scenarios or competitive analysis. Pacelab Cabin will be used by SCAC’s Customer Engineering department to develop customer-specific cabin layouts that take full advantage of the SSJ100’s extended cabin space and 5 abreast seat configuration.

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P&WC launches second phase of $45 million investment in Halifax

Pratt & Whitney Canada launched the second phase of a $45 million investment program designed to increase the long-term competitiveness of its Halifax facility. The company will transform it into a world-class, high-technology assembly and test aerospace centre. Since 2006, P&WC has invested $21 million in its Halifax facility to install state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and to begin sub-assembly of engine components. P&WC will now build a modern engine assembly line and test cell at the facility for an additional investment of $24 million. Starting in the fall of 2009, the new engine centre will have the capability of assembling and Read more

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IAI delivers first of four B767-200 Special Freighters

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)’s Bedek Aviation Group delivered the first B767-200 Bedek Special Freighter Configuration (BDSF) to Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), after conversion from passenger to freighter configuration. Cargo Aircraft Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cargo Holdings International (CHI). CHI is owned by ABX Holdings, Inc. (ABXA). This is the thirty-fourth B767-200 passenger to freighter conversion completed by Bedek for various customers, and the first out of the current order of four aircraft from Cargo Aircraft Management. The conversion was performed at IAI

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Air Greenland signs new contract with SAS Technical Services

SAS Technical Services has signed a new 5-year contract with Air Greenland, which covers Engineering, Line Maintenance, Planning and administration of materials relating to the airline’s Airbus A330-200, which traffics the route between Copenhagen and Greenland. The new contract furthermore also contains provisions for c-checks and APU-lease. Air Greenland is based at Nuuk Airport on the western shores of Greenland and operates a mixed fleet of a total of 28 propeller planes, helicopters and jets

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Alenia Aeronautica completes ultimate load tests on Boeing 787 horizontal stabilizer

Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, has successfully completed the “ultimate load testing” of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner horizontal stabilizer. The test has been carried out at the Laboratory of Structural Tests at Alenia’s Pomigliano plant in Naples in the presence of Boeing engineers. The test is a fundamental step as part of Boeing’s 787 certification efforts, and is key to clearing the Dreamliner for first flight. During the test, the stabilizer is subjected to the aerodynamic loads that could be experienced by the aircraft during flight in the most severe circumstances.

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Honeywell to provide FMS and AESS Systems for Airbus A350XWB

Honeywell has been selected to provide the Flight Management System (FMS) and the Aircraft Environment Surveillance System (AESS) for Airbus’s new long-range, wide-body A350XWB aircraft. The contract is expected to generate more than $1.5 billion (including aftermarket) in revenue for Honeywell over the life of the program.

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