Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Airlines Technic form MRO joint venture

Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Airlines Technic Inc. signed a joint venture agreement on January 7th, to build an aircraft engine overhaul center in Istanbul. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The joint venture facility, to be named Pratt & Whitney Turkish Technic Aircraft Engine Maintenance Center LLP, will overhaul V2500 and CFM56 engines. Construction will begin in early 2008 and the first engine is expected to be inducted in 2009. Once fully operational, the center is expected to overhaul up to 200 engines per year and will employ many of Turkish Technic’s experienced staff. The new facility Read more

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MNG Technic signs agreement with Onur Air

MNG Technic has signed another C Check agreement with Onur Air to perform heavy maintenance on its 8 MD series aircraft. The starting date of first C Check will be on January 2008 and all 8 C Checks will be accomplished in five months at the facility of MNG Technic hangar located at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey. MNG Technic is providing Base Maintenance Services at its base in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as Line Maintenance Services in Istanbul and Antalya.

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Finnair Technical Services and Aeroflot Cargo sign maintenance contract

Finnair Technical Services and Russia-based Aeroflot Cargo have signed an agreement covering maintenance services for Boeing MD-11 cargo aircraft until 2016. The service agreement covers airframe, engine and component overhaul and maintenance. The first maintenance under the contract will be completed at the beginning of 2008. The value of the agreement is estimated at over 200 million euros over a period of eight years. The agreement is one of the largest in the history of Finnair Technical Services. Aeroflot Cargo is the biggest single customer for Finnair Technical Services outside Finnair Group. Finnair Technical Services’ annual turnover is over 200 Read more

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Aviall Services announces new supply chain agreement

Aviall Services has entered into a Revenue Sharing Program (RSP) agreement with General Electric to exclusively supply a designated number of aftermarket parts for the life of the CF6 engine program including the in-production CF6-80C2. Aviall will manage 11 vendors for GE to fulfill the designated parts requirements for this RSP agreement and will utilize its critical core competencies of inventory forecasting and management, product fulfillment and quality management to insure GE’s aftermarket customers have the product availability necessary to meet their needs. Aviall will upgrade its quality standard from ISO 9001:2000 to AS9120 as part of the implementation.

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Goodrich Component Maintenance Package selected by JetBlue Airways

Goodrich was selected by JetBlue Airways to provide exclusive maintenance for the airline’s component content on its A320 fleet, which could exceed a total of 200 aircraft. The long-term agreement includes maintenance for Goodrich produced technology that ranges from actuation and lighting to fuel and utility systems and potable water system components.

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General Electric wins $2.5 billion engine maintenance contract

British Airways awarded a GBP1.5 billion (~ $2.5 billion) engine maintenance contract with GE, one of the largest engineering contracts awarded in the airline’s history. The ten-year agreement will see GE responsible for the maintenance, overhaul and repair for the airline’s RB211-524 and CFM56 engines. The Rolls-Royce RB211 engines power British Airways 57 Boeing 747s and 21 767s. The CFM56 engines power the airline’s 32 Boeing 737s and ten of its 26 Airbus A320 aircraft. The new agreement replaces an existing contract with GE, which was due to expire at the end of this year.The agreement could see GE carry Read more

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Aircelle delivers its 1000th thrust reverser for use on Rolls-Royce

Aircelle delivered the 1,000th thrust reverser for Rolls-Royce BR710 engines. Developed by Aircelle in 1993-1994, the BR710 thrust reverser is now in its eighth year of operational service on high-end ultra long-range corporate jets. Aircelle is stepping up its production rate for BR710 thrust reversers to handle delivery requirements through 2011. The company plans to reach a steady output of 180 units per year, which compares to 140 deliveries in 2005 and the 100 reversers completed in 2002. At this pace, the 2000th reverser should come off Aircelle

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Snecma wins exclusive 20-year engine MRO contract from Air China

Air China and Sichuan Snecma Aero-engine Maintenance Company (SSAM) signed an exclusive service contract for a period of 20 years. The contract covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of all CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines powering Air China

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