American Airlines and Aircell begin broadband connectivity installation

American Airlines has completed the first aircraft installation of the Aircell Internet broadband connectivity solution at American’s Kansas City maintenance base. American, which will be the first U.S. airline to offer customers Aircell’s Internet broadband solution, plans to install and test the technology in 2008 on all 15 of its Boeing 767-200 aircraft that primarily fly transcontinental routes.

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Kaman signs follow-on contract to supply wing components to Boeing

Kaman Aerospace Corporation reported that its Aerostructures Division has signed a seven-year follow-on contract with The Boeing Company for the production of wing fixed trailing edge assemblies on the Boeing 777 and 767 aircraft at Kaman’s Jacksonville, Fla., facility. The agreement calls for Kaman to supply components for all configurations of the 777 and 767 at the Boeing annual production rates.

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V Australia selects Rockwell Collins avionics for 777s

V Australia, the new international long-haul airline of Australia launched recently by Virgin Blue, has selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics for seven firm and six option Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to start in September 2008.

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Spring Airlines signs 15-year OnPoint solution agreement

Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines has signed a 15-year OnPointSM solution agreement with GE Aviation’s Services business for the maintenance and overhaul of the CFM56-5B engines that power the airlines fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The agreement, which covers the engines powering the airline’s recently announced fleet of 10 purchased A320 as well as 20 leased aircraft, is valued at more than $200 million of the life of the contract.

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Snecma Propulsion Solide creates aeronautics and composites division

Snecma Propulsion Solide has made a firm commitment to expanding the use of its composite materials to the aviation sector. Reflecting this new strategic direction, on January 1st the company created an Aeronautics and Composites division, headed by Olivier Le Merrer and reporting to the Chairman and CEO. Snecma Propulsion Solide intends to leverage its expertise in the design and production of composite materials to expand their use on aircraft and win new contracts.

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EL AL signs landing gear repair and overhaul services agreement with Boeing

El Al Israel Airlines and Boeing’s Commercial Aviation Services organization have reached an agreement to perform repair and overhaul services on landing gear for the carrier’s Boeing 777 airplanes. By utilizing the Boeing Service Center Repair Network, customers receive quick, reliable service anywhere in the world. With this service, airlines have access to landing gear repair and replacement, which keeps their planes flying. El Al Israel Airlines is the first airline to sign up for Boeing’s 777 landing gear program. Dr. Shmuel Fledel, El Al vice president of Maintenance & Engineering:”Through the Boeing 777 Landing Gear Exchange Program, not only Read more

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GE signs 100th OnPoint Solution agreement for CF34 Business Aircraft Engines

GE Aviation reported the recent signing of its 100th OnPoint solution agreement on its CF34 engines for business aircraft. To date, GE Aviation has signed OnPoint solution agreements for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of more than 200 CF34-3 business aircraft engines with owners in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Australia. These 5- to 10-year agreements include a wide range of engine service offerings designed specifically to support this important market segment. The total value over the life of the 100 contracts is more than $180 million.

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Sabena technics Group wins MOC contract with French Air Force

Sabena technics Group released that it had been attributed the Maintenance in Operational Condition (MOC) contract of the Airbus A310 fleet belonging to the French Air Force for a 78 month period. Within the scope of this contract, the Group will provide the French Air Force with full support solutions ranging from the line maintenance of the three aircraft of the French Ministry of Defense stationed at Charles-de-Gaulle airport, in Paris, through to base maintenance services provided at the group

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