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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Midcoast Aviation to support Falcon 7X aircraft

EADS Socata chose Midcoast as western hemisphere repair center. Under this agreement Midcoast becomes the authorized repair center for the structures built by EADS Socata for the Falcon 7X aircraft. EADS Socata designs and builds two main work packages: the upper center fuselage section and the lower body fairing for the Falcon 7X under contract to Dassault Aviation. Midcoast is authorized to perform warranty and non-warranty repairs on the EADS Socata-manufactured structures which include both metallic and composite components.

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U.S. Army selects AAR for CH-47 component repair services

AAR has been awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. Army for the repair and overhaul of a key control component on the CH-47 (Chinook) helicopter, valued at $25 million. The work will be performed by AAR Aircraft Component Services — New York and is scheduled to begin in March 2008.

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