Goodrich Component Maintenance Package selected by JetBlue Airways

Goodrich was selected by JetBlue Airways to provide exclusive maintenance for the airline’s component content on its A320 fleet, which could exceed a total of 200 aircraft. The long-term agreement includes maintenance for Goodrich produced technology that ranges from actuation and lighting to fuel and utility systems and potable water system components.

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General Electric wins $2.5 billion engine maintenance contract

British Airways awarded a GBP1.5 billion (~ $2.5 billion) engine maintenance contract with GE, one of the largest engineering contracts awarded in the airline’s history. The ten-year agreement will see GE responsible for the maintenance, overhaul and repair for the airline’s RB211-524 and CFM56 engines. The Rolls-Royce RB211 engines power British Airways 57 Boeing 747s and 21 767s. The CFM56 engines power the airline’s 32 Boeing 737s and ten of its 26 Airbus A320 aircraft. The new agreement replaces an existing contract with GE, which was due to expire at the end of this year.The agreement could see GE carry Read more

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Aircelle delivers its 1000th thrust reverser for use on Rolls-Royce

Aircelle delivered the 1,000th thrust reverser for Rolls-Royce BR710 engines. Developed by Aircelle in 1993-1994, the BR710 thrust reverser is now in its eighth year of operational service on high-end ultra long-range corporate jets. Aircelle is stepping up its production rate for BR710 thrust reversers to handle delivery requirements through 2011. The company plans to reach a steady output of 180 units per year, which compares to 140 deliveries in 2005 and the 100 reversers completed in 2002. At this pace, the 2000th reverser should come off Aircelle

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Snecma wins exclusive 20-year engine MRO contract from Air China

Air China and Sichuan Snecma Aero-engine Maintenance Company (SSAM) signed an exclusive service contract for a period of 20 years. The contract covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of all CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines powering Air China

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Airbus to extend industrial cooperation with China

The National Development & Reform Commission of China (NDRC) and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the cooperation between the Chinese civil aviation industry and the European manufacturer. The MOU sets the frame for a further upgrade of the cooperation between both parties. It also describes the process to evaluate the fields of enhanced cooperation, including the possibility to establish a Final Assembly Line for single aisle aircraft in China. In industrial cooperation with China, Airbus is committed to further increase procurement volumes to reach US$ 60 million per annum by 2007, and US$ 120 million by 2010. Read more

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Aircelle Signs Thrust Reverser Repair Agreement for the U.S. Marketplace With ExpressJet Services

Aircelle has expanded its global maintenance network into the United States through an agreement with ExpressJet Services for the repair of engine trust reversers on Embraer ERJ 135, 145 and 170 regional airliners, as well as Legacy business jet. This new accord brings the expertise of Aircelle, which manufactures thrust reversers and engine inlets used on these Brazilian-built aircraft, together with ExpressJet

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Lufthansa Technik provides Total Technical Support TTS for Jazeera Airways Airbus A320 fleet

Kuwaiti private carrier Jazeera Airways has selected Lufthansa Technik AG to support its growing fleet of Airbus A320 airplanes. Over the next ten years the German maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) provider will offer its Total Technical Support TTS

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