Rolls-Royce and Abu Dhabi

Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the business development and investment company located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, today announced the launch of a new joint venture company to serve the rapidly expanding Middle East aviation services market. The new joint venture will offer On-Wing Care through Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), which is the 12th largest maintenance, repair and overhaul company in the world. Services will include provision for a wide range of specialist line maintenance support services from boroscoping to engine changes for Rolls-Royce Trent family operators in the region. In addition, it Read more

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Nouvelair chooses Snecma Services for CFM56 engine maintenance

Nouvelair, a privately owned Tunisian airline, has signed a contract extension with Snecma Services (SAFRAN Group) for maintenance of its CFM56-5A engines, further bolstering their partnership. This contract extension follows the exclusive service contract signed in 2006, covering the DAC (double annular combustor) version of the airline

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Royal Air Maroc awards engineering support contract to Snecma Services

Royal Air Maroc, the national flag carrier of Morocco, has signed an engineering support contract with Snecma Services (SAFRAN Group), a leading CFM56 OEM shop. This latest agreement further consolidates the partnership between the Royal Air Maroc and Snecma Services. The two companies are already partners in the jointly owned Snecma Morocco Engine Services (SMES), an MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) shop for CFM56-3 and -7B engines.

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Lufthansa Technik takes on component support for Aer Lingus

The Irish low-fare airline Aer Lingus has contracted Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg to provide component support for its growing fleet of Airbus aircraft. The agreement signed covers a term of ten years and includes component services for a fleet of currently 34 Airbus A320 family aircraft and nine Airbus A330 jets. The contract has a volume in excess of 90 million euros. Lufthansa Technik AG will provide service and repair for almost all aircraft components. To provide optimal support, a Lufthansa Technik representative in Dublin will coordinate the services, which will commence November 1st, 2008. The fleet of Aer Read more

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SR Technics concludes engine maintenance agreement with R&M Aviation Support

SR Technics and UK-based R & M Aviation Support have concluded a new Integrated Engine Solutions (IES) agreement. The exclusive three-year agreement which takes immediate effect is worth around USD 20 million in total revenue terms. Under the new IES agreement, SR Technics will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for six Pratt & Whitney PW4060 powerplants managed by R & M Aviation Support and operated on the Ukraine-based Aerosvit Airlines Boeing 767 fleet. The work will be performed by SR Technics

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South African Airways Technical signs engine services contract with SR Technics

SR Technics expands its presence in the African market by concluding an Integrated Engine Solutions (IES) agreement with South African Airways Technical. The exclusive five-year contract commences immediately and covers services on CFM56-5C engines on Airbus A340 aircraft. It is worth some $165 million. Under the new IES agreement, SR Technics provides engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services on 51 CFM56-5C engines on South African Airways

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MTU Aero Engines takes 18% stake in GE38 helicopter engine

MTU Aero Engines has secured an 18% role as a program participant in the GE38 helicopter engine. Under the GE38 deal, the German engine builder will be responsible mainly for the power turbine module and moreover have the license for maintenance, final assembly and testing as well as MRO for the GE38 models used in European heavy lift helicopters.

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Volvo Aero and Rolls-Royce sign risk and revenue sharing agreement

Volvo Aero and Rolls-Royce have entered into a risk and revenue sharing agreement for the Trent XWB engine for the Airbus A350XWB aircraft, under which Volvo Aero will develop and manufacture the intermediate compressor case, a key engine component. Volvo Aero Corporation estimates the value of the contract to be approximately 40 billion SEK over 40 years. The Intermediate Compressor Case in the Trent XWB will be based on Volvo Aero

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