Rolls-Royce Facility of the Future for Trent engines

Rolls-Royce took the first step towards its S$320 million ($225 million) Trent aero engine facility in Singapore with a groundbreaking ceremony at the new Seletar Aerospace Park. The Facility of the Future will be the most modern Rolls-Royce production engine assembly and test facility for large commercial aero engines, and its first in Asia. The facility will operate on lean assembly and flowline operating principles developed by Rolls-Royce over the last decade. This will result in significant operational efficiencies and improved service quality. Scheduled for completion in 2009, the Facility of the Future will produce engines in the Trent series, Read more

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AAR to expand composites business

AAR announced that it is significantly expanding its Composites manufacturing operations with the lease of a 90,000 square-foot facility located at the McClellan Business Park, formerly McClellan Air Force Base, in Sacramento, California. AAR will occupy the portion of the McClellan facility formerly used by the U.S. Air Force for manufacturing composite replacement aircraft parts. The expansion provides more than four times the Company’s current composites manufacturing capability through additional equipment and added capacity at the facility.

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Global Material Solutions enters into MRO agreement with JAT Tehnika

JAT Tehnika and Pratt & Whitney entered into a non-exclusive MRO agreement for the complete portfolio of Global Material Solutions life-limited and gas-path parts for CFM56-3 engines. The agreement is valued at $11M for the initial five-year contract term with an optional five year extension.

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Airbus selects Hamilton Sundstrand for A350 XWB Electric Power Generation System

Airbus has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to provide the Electric Power Generation System for the Airbus A350 XWB. Slated to enter service in 2013, the A350 XWB (Extra Wide-Body) is Airbus’ newest aircraft model, accommodating between 270 and 350 passengers in three basic versions. Hamilton Sundstrand’s A350 XWB electric power generation system (EPGS) comprises four 100 kVA, 230-volt variable frequency generators and four generator control units. Hamilton Sundstrand estimates total program revenue of approximately $1 billion.

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STS will remain subsidiary of SAS Group

The Board of Directors of SAS AB has decided that STS will remain a subsidiary of the SAS Group. The decision was taken during the February 5 board meeting. The decision of the Board was taken after several months of work in a project group, consisting of members from STS as well as the unions. In December 2007, the project group presented a unanimous proposal regarding the future of STS in the SAS Group. The decision of the Board of Directors was in accordance with the proposal. The heavy maintenance of Boeing 737 Classic will be conducted outside Scandinavia in Read more

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Messier-Bugatti to supply all landing and braking control systems for the A350XWB

Airbus has announced its selection of Messier-Bugatti, a SAFRAN Group company, for the design, development, production, integration and support of the electronic and hydraulic landing and braking control systems for its new A350XWB long-range commercial jet. The systems will be designed to fit the different members of the A350XWB family. The contract covers all

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Rolls-Royce sets new CorporateCare record

Rolls-Royce reported that it set a new record for CorporateCare in 2007 with 194 engine maintenance management contracts. More than 700 corporate aircraft are now under Rolls-Royce engine management programs, covering the BR710, AE3007, Tay and Viper-powered aircraft. In addition, more than 50 percent of all current production business aircraft engines are covered by CorporateCare, including more than 75 percent of the AE3007 corporate jet fleet.

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Iberia to maintain aircraft, engines and components for Iberworld

Iberia has signed three separate contracts with the Iberworld company under which it will perform aircraft maintenance and logistical support services at the installations of Iberia Maintenance in Madrid. The first contract covers inspections and maintenance of 10 CFM56-5B engines belonging to the Airbus A320 fleet, including disassembly and assembly. The contractual term begins this month and ends in December, 2009. Under the second contract, Iberia Maintenance will service components of Iberworld

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Lufthansa Technik supports DLR research aircraft

Lufthansa Technik will support the Airbus A320 research aircraft belonging to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) under a Total Technical Support TTS contract. The contract will initially run for a period of two years, with the option of a two-year renewal. The DLR uses the Airbus A320 for a wide variety of tasks in the context of its world-renowned research activities.

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