Panasonic Avionics to supply Norwegian with DMPES for B737-800 Aircraft

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) plans to offer passengers a premium in-flight entertainment system by signing an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to supply Digital MPES (DMPES) on forty-five (45) B737-800 aircraft. Under the agreement, Panasonic will provide Norwegian with an innovative in-flight entertainment (IFE) system that features a broad range of entertainment options, including audio, video, moving maps, and other content to offer passengers access to today

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Lufthansa Technik signs maintenance deal with National Air Services

Lufthansa Technik AG and National Air Services (NAS) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a five year contract for Total Component Support TCS of up to 40 aircraft. The agreement includes services for several VIP and Executive-Jets based on narrowbody aircraft families. Moreover, both Lufthansa Technik and NAS Group are currently evaluating intensively further opportunities to cooperate in aircraft maintenance. The signing of the contract follows an agreement reached by NAS and Lufthansa Technik in May. Also included are maintenance works, repair and overhaul for components of the Airbus A320 family and regional jets of the Embraer 190/195 Read more

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Moog to supply flight control actuation for A350 XWB high lift system

Moog was selected by Airbus to supply flight control actuation for the A350 XWB (extra wide-body) high lift system. The A350 XWB family is Airbus’ response to widespread market demand for a series of highly efficient, medium-capacity, long-range, wide-body aircraft. Moog will supply the trailing edge actuation system including the power control unit, inboard and outboard geared rotary actuators, gearboxes, wing tip brakes and other miscellaneous components.

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Pratt & Whitney signs agreement with Volvo Aero Norge for F135 engine work

Pratt & Whitney and Volvo Aero Norge signed an agreement to manufacture a critical engine component for the F135 propulsion system powering the F35 Lightning II. This agreement, combined with previous agreements signed with the company, have a potential value of more than $700 million in production over the life of the program. Pratt & Whitney signed a letter of intent with Volvo Aero Norge to manufacture diffuser cases for the F135 engine. The diffuser case diffuses and regulates the speed of airflow in the engine allowing the combustor to work most effectively.

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Sikorsky to open support center for S-76(R) helicopters in Abu Dhabi

Sikorsky Aerospace Services reported that Falcon Aviation Services will establish a Customer Support Center in Abu Dhabi for S-76 helicopters. The facility will be the first S-76 helicopter Customer Support Center in the Middle East. Last June, Falcon Aviation Services (FAS), a provider of helicopter charter and maintenance services based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), signed delivery position agreements for four S-76D(TM) helicopters with Sikorsky Aircraft for VIP/Corporate transport. The S-76D helicopter is the latest version of the popular S-76 helicopter.

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ANZ and Boeing announce December date for sustainable biofuels test flight

Air New Zealand and Boeing announced Dec. 3rd as the date for the airline’s sustainable biofuels flight from Auckland using a 747-400 jetliner. Conducted in partnership with Rolls-Royce and UOP, a Honeywell company, one of the airplane’s four Rolls-Royce RB211 engines will be powered in part using advanced generation biofuels derived from jatropha. As part of the fuel verification process, UK-based engine maker Rolls- Royce’s technical team conducted extensive laboratory testing to ensure compatibility with today’s jet engine components and to validate the fuel meets stringent performance criteria for aviation fuel. Air New Zealand now becomes the first airline to Read more

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Malaysian Company ACM receives 777 supplier contract

Boeing has selected Asian Composite Manufacturing (ACM) to provide the elevator and rudder-machined honeycomb core for Boeing’s 777 airplane. The contract was awarded based on ACM’s capacity and capability to complete the work on schedule and its reliability as a supplier and cost effective producer. Hawker de Havilland (HdH), a Boeing subsidiary, headquartered in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, is the Boeing integrator for the 777 elevator and rudder. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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ANA signs agreement with Hamilton Sundstrand for maintenance support

Hamilton Sundstrand signed a Working Together Team agreement with All Nippon Airways (ANA) to provide a total supply chain maintenance solution for its systems on the airline’s fleet of 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Under the 10-year agreement, Hamilton Sundstrand will provide inventory support services, repair services, logistics and technical cooperation with ANA engineering on its 787 fleet’s electric power system, air management systems, nitrogen generation system, auxiliary power systems, and primary and remote power distribution systems. This Working Together Team approach expands upon ANA’s existing On Site Support program, which provides spare parts support on a variety of aircraft Read more

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