Spirit AeroSystems wins major Southwest contract

Spirit AeroSystems and Southwest Airlines announced the signing of a supply agreement whereby Spirit will supply thrust reverser, fuselage and wing components for Southwest’s fleet of 737 aircraft. This multi-year contract will enable Southwest to obtain predictable and competitive pricing for all 737 parts in the Spirit catalog while ensuring availability for key parts and components.

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First circulating potable water system to be installed on Airbus A319 ACJ

International Water-Guard Industries Inc. (IWG), reported that this fall, the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre Toulouse, France will put its first IWG Circulating Potable Water System (C-PWS(TM)) on an A319 ACJ. This version of the C-PWS augments system pressurization with continual circulation of water by aviation water pumps, providing protection from freezing and consistent water pressure and flow. The C-PWS also includes IWG’s NPS-A6 Water Treatment Unit to eliminate the threat from harmful bacteria and viruses. International Water-Guard is a Canadian aerospace company focusing on aircraft potable water treatment and full water system solutions. IWG has expertise in all aspects of Read more

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Brit Air chooses Air France Industries for component support and logistics

Following a request for proposal for the renewal of the component support for its fleet of CRJ100 and CRJ700 Bombardier Regional Jets, Brit Air has selected Air France Industries (AFI), whose tender met the optimum mix of economic and operational criteria. The contract involves managing component repair and overhaul of a large array of Line Replaceable Components as well as associated transportation and logistics support to and from Brit Air

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SAA Technical signs component support contract with AFI and KLM E&M

SAA Technical (SAT) signed a component support contract with Air France Industries (AFI) and KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M) covering repairs and spares pool access for its entire fleet. This agreement reinforces the relationship already established through component support for SAA Technical’s six A340-200s. Based on this experience SAA Technical extended its cooperation with the group. Thus SAT rely on AFI and KLM E&M for full component support for its 11 A319-100s, 15 A340-300/600s and 21 B737-800s. The agreement also covers EPCOR, the AFI and KLM E&M subsidiary responsible for maintaining SAA’s A340 APUs.

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Airbus selects Goodrich air data, ice detection systems for A350 XWB aircraft

Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Airbus to supply the air data system (ADS) as well as ice detection system for the new A350 XWB commercial aircraft. Together, the awards are expected to generate more than $600 million in original equipment and aftermarket revenue over 20 years. Work will be performed by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems team in Burnsville, Minn.

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Alaska Airlines equips fleet with Runway Awareness Technology

Continuing a long tradition of leadership in safety innovation, Alaska Airlines will be the first major U.S. passenger carrier to equip its entire aircraft fleet with a system designed to help prevent accidents on runways and taxiways. The Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS), developed by Honeywell in 2003, provides pilots with audible alerts when they approach and enter taxiways and runways. The system confirms runway identifications to help ensure pilots are on the correct runway with enough distance to complete takeoff, and provides an audible warning if a pilot inadvertently accelerates for takeoff while on a taxiway. Alaska Airlines Read more

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Parker to develop hydraulic and fuel Systems for new CSeries

Parker Aerospace has been chosen by Bombardier Aerospace to design and produce the fully integrated hydraulic and fuel systems for its new CSeries family of aircraft. The company estimates that the contracts will generate approximately $1.2 billion in revenues over the life of the program. Parker Aerospace’s fluid management and control systems organization in Irvine, California, will design the fuel system for the CSeries aircraft. Product design and manufacture will be completed by Parker’s Air & Fuel Division, Electronic Systems, and Nichols Airborne Divisions.

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ST Aerospace completes MD-11BCF conversion programme for UPS

Singapore Technologies Aerospace reported the redelivery of the 38th MD-11 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to UPS Airlines after completion of its passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion at its Singapore-based facility, ST Aviation Services Company (SASCO). This also marks the successful completion of the MD-11 PTF conversion programme for UPS Airlines. SASCO began the PTF conversion programme for UPS Airlines in April 2001. To date, SASCO has redelivered a total of 58 MD-11BCF aircraft to various airlines for The Boeing Company, completing an average of one aircraft every one and a half months.

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