GE to invest $30 million in expansion of Singapore operation

GE Aviation announced a $30 million expansion of the GE Aviation Service Operation (GEASO) facility in Singapore, positioning the facility to more than double revenues over the next five years. In 2007, GEASO achieved revenues of more than $250 million. The GEASO expansion, which is scheduled to begin in April of this year, will increase total production square footage of the facility by 20 percent, growing from 200,000 to 250,000 square feet by the time the project is completed in mid- 2009. In addition, its current work force of 900 people is expected to grow by more than 30 percent Read more

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Finnair Technical Services to perform modification work for Martinair's MD-11 Cargo Aircraft

Finnair Technical Services will perform so called tube strip modifications for Dutch airline Martinair. Finnair will remove cabin equipment and accessories from four Boeing MD-11 aircraft. The modification project will commence in April and last till August, 2008. Finnair Technical Services has carried out base maintenance checks for Martinair MD-11 fleet since 2005. Finnair Technical Services will provide maintenance support for MD-11 aircraft type even after Finnair has retired its Boeing MD-11 passenger aircraft fleet by spring 2010. In January Finnair Technical Services announced a significant agreement covering maintenance services for Aeroflot Cargo Boeing MD-11 aircraft until 2016.

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KVH receives $20 million contract for commercial aircraft antennas

KVH Industries a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communication systems for mobile platforms, is entering the commercial aviation market following the award of a $20.1 million contract from a leading in-flight entertainment supplier. Under the terms of the multi- year contract, KVH will design, develop, and manufacture new DIRECTV- compatible satellite TV antennas to be used on narrowbody commercial aircraft operating in the United States.

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ST Aerospace secures engine MBH contract from Comair

ST Aerospace Engines (STA Engines), has secured an aircraft engine Maintenance-By-the-Hour (MBH) contract with Comair for its fleet of 10 Boeing Classic 737-300 and 737-400 aircraft powered by CFM56-3 engines. This contract, worth $60 million (about S$87 million), involves comprehensive engines maintenance and engineering support for the airline

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Aer Lingus reports update on maintenance contracts

Aer Lingus Group plc is entering into exclusive final contract negotiations with a number of successful suppliers following the competitive tender for the provision of elements of the Company’s maintenance services. The competitive tender process was separated into four distinct elements: line activities; base maintenance; components; and wheels and brakes. Each element was tendered separately with the objective to deliver the maximum benefit to Aer Lingus shareholders within specific compliance criteria. Exclusive contract negotiations are being entered into with the following suppliers: SR Technics (Ireland) Ltd. (at Dublin, Ireland) for line activities; Sabena Technics / TAT Group (at Dinard/Bordeaux, France) Read more

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Honeywell and ST Aerospace expand component maintenance relationship

Honeywell has expanded its relationship with ST Aerospace through the signing of a five-year maintenance service agreement for a select range of Honeywell cockpit avionics and mechanical systems installed on Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and selected legacy aircraft. This collaborative initiative between the two companies follows the appointment of STA Systems Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Aerospace as the authorized repair station for Honeywell

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