Aveos and Air Canada extend engine repair agreement until 2018

Aveos Fleet Performance, formerly ACTS, announced that Aveos and Air Canada have agreed to extend the maintenance services agreement for the CFM56-5A and 5B engines – the carrier’s largest engine family – through to the end of 2018. Alan Butterfield, Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering at Air Canada commented that “this agreement with Aveos is beneficial to Air Canada since it extends our relationship with Aveos, an engine maintenance provider with great knowledge and an excellent track record on CFM56 engine overhaul and repair; and provides added flexibility to manage our costs.”

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Delta selects P&W for long-term maintenance and materials agreements

Delta Air Lines has signed two 10-year aircraft engine service agreements valued at more than $1 billion. Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services unit will provide Delta and Delta TechOps, with maintenance, material and aftermarket support. The first agreement, an Inventory Logistics Program, covers material replacement and parts repair for Delta’s fleet of more than 80 PW4000 engines. The second award is a parts repair agreement that covers material replacement and part repairs for Delta TechOps’ Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) customers. Both deals include commitment to develop new repairs and to implement those repairs in both Delta’s Read more

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Airbus Military and EADS propose new approach for A400M programme

Airbus Military and EADS have proposed a new programme approach for the A400M to the Launch Nations, through OCCAR, with the aim to find a way forward for this programme. Airbus Military and EADS want to discuss the programme schedule along with changes to other areas of the contract including in particular certain technical characteristics of this first-class military aircraft. Airbus Military suggests to resume series production only once adequate maturity is reached, based on flight test results. With this proposed new approach, the first delivery of the A400M would then occur around three years after first flight. Airbus Military Read more

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Microturbo successfully starts up e-APU on test bed

Microturbo has just successfully started up the e-APU on the test bed. This new auxiliary power unit concept is specially designed to meet the requirements of new generation business aircraft and helicopters which will need more electrical power. This first start-up marks the beginning of the test campaign which was initiated last December 22 at Microturbo

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Elbit Vision wins orders from two US-based aerospace manufacturers

Elbit Vision Systems has won two orders for ultrasonic inspection systems, with total value of $1 million. The orders are to be delivered, and revenues recognized, during the first half of 2009. The orders are from two leading US-based Aerospace manufacturers, for the supply of Ultrasonic inspection systems to check for structural flaws in aircrafts and jet-engine parts prior to assembly.

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