Bombardier selects THOMMEN AD20 two inch Electronic Standby Altimeter

REVUE THOMMEN reported that Bombardier selected their AD20 two inch Electronic Standby Altimeter as a retrofit option for the fleet of Bombardier Challenger 601-3A/3R and 604 aircraft. The AD20 is the first electronic standby altimeter in the industry per RTCA DO-178B designed with software level A required for installation in a Part 25 jet aircraft. After careful review of the various options available on the market, Bombardier selected the THOMMEN AD20 in order to offer customers enhanced features not available with mechanical standby altimeters, as well as improved reliability. This improvement is part of Bombardier’s on-going engagement to enhance its Read more

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Airbus selects Goodrich wheels and carbon brakes for A350 XWB Aircraft family

Goodrich has been selected by Airbus to supply wheels and carbon brakes for all variants of the A350 XWB family of aircraft. The selection is expected to generate more than $3 billion in revenue over the life of the program. The equipment will be provided by Goodrich’s Aircraft Wheels and Brakes team in Troy, Ohio. Goodrich is the first supplier selected to provide wheels and brakes for the A350 XWB.

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GE introduces OnPoint solutions for systems

GE Aviation launched its OnPoint solutions covering the systems content and capabilities with the signing of a comprehensive agreement with Singapore Airlines for the Boeing 777 aircraft fleet. The support for this contract is anticipated to commence the first quarter of 2009 when final agreement details should be complete. GE

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PWR and Zero Emission Energy Plants sign global licensing agreement

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) has signed a global licensing agreement that grants Zero Emission Energy Plants, (ZEEP) the right to construct and operate gasification plants throughout the world using PWR’s compact gasification technology. The widespread use and availability of PWR’s technology could decrease energy costs, enhance energy security, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under this agreement, ZEEP will work closely with PWR to develop and operate gasification plants around the world, including a future commercial-scale demonstration plant. ZEEP is currently evaluating sites in China, Canada, the United States and Australia for that plant.

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TAM Technological Center receives new EASA certification

TAM’s Technological Center has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), to perform maintenance on Airbus A321 and A330 aircraft. With this, TAM is expanding the services offered by the Technological Center and will have EASA 145 certification for all models of airplane handled in its maintenance center, including A319/A320/A321/A330 and Fokker-100 aircraft. Obtaining this certificate for the A321 and A330 models is in line with the company’s strategy of transforming the Technological Center into an MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) business unit for offering aircraft maintenance services to third parties. TAM’s Technological Center is also certified by Read more

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STS receives EASA Part 145 ammendment for CRJ900

SAS Technical Services announced the ammendment of the CRJ900 into its approval list. The CRJ900, which will commence revenue traffic with SAS Denmark on 17th of December will be maintained by STS in Copenhagen. The ammendment is granted prior to the delivery of the first CRJ900 aircraft on December 2nd, 2008.

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Mesa announces sale of DHC8-200 parts and component maintenance agreement

MESA AIR GROUP has finalized an agreement with Fokker Services, a part of the Stork Aerospace division for the sale, management, and repair of its DHC8-200 spare parts inventories. Under the agreement, Fokker Services will immediately pay Mesa approximately $3 million in cash for the spare parts and will manage and repair the inventory for Mesa’s fleet of 16 DHC8-200 aircraft at a flat hourly rate based on fleet flight hours. In addition, Mesa will receive approximately $1.6 million in the form of deferred monthly fee payments under the component maintenance agreement. Fokker Services’ ABACUS program includes asset planning and Read more

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Volvo Aero Services and Ethiopian Airlines enter partnership

Ethiopian Airlines and Volvo Aero Services have signed a 5 year Preferred Supplier Agreement where Volvo Aero Services will position in excess of $20 million dollars of engine material at Ethiopian Airlines in support of their MRO activity. In return, Ethiopian Airlines will provide MRO support to Volvo Aero Services on select engines and material.

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AAR receives $40 million order for container Roll-in/Out platforms

AAR has received an order to provide Containerized Roll-in/Out Platforms (CROP) for the U.S. Army, valued at $40 million. The platforms will be manufactured by AAR’s SUMMA Technology facility in Cullman, Alabama through 2010. This new order, as well as a $26 million order announced in July 2008, is part of a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that was established in 2005. The CROP is a rolling flatrack platform that fits inside standard-sized 20-foot containers used by the Army to transport and deliver supplies and equipment across its multi-modal distribution system.

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