P&WC establishes new parts distribution centre in Sydney, Australia

Pratt & Whitney Canada has established a new parts distribution centre (PDC) in Sydney, Australia to speed delivery times to customers in the Australia and New Zealand regions. P&WC’s new PDC in Australia will complement a PDC opened in Singapore last year, and in Amsterdam in late 2006. It will house a range of spare parts, including new parts, exchange accessories and line-replaceable units for all P&WC engine models. The PDCs are operated by Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions (P&WCS). Parts ordered by phone or email through P&WCS will be dispatched from the closest PDC warehouse.

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SAFRAN and Creuzet renew collaboration for five years

SAFRAN and Creuzet have confirmed the renewal of their collaboration agreement for a period of five years, reflecting their commitment to continuing a fruitful partnership. Working in partnership, the two companies will launch new technology studies, such as the development of leading-edge airfoils for fan blades. Their agreement also confirms the continued collaboration through 2013 between the Creuzet group company Creuzet A

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StandardAero chooses Servigistics for service parts management

Servigistics a leading strategic service management solution provider reported that StandardAero has selected the Servigistics Service Parts Management solution to improve customer service levels while also reducing operating costs and risk. StandardAero will utilize the Servigistics solution to manage 75,000 distinct SKU’s across four US-based locations. With this implementation, StandardAero will increase on-time deliveries, optimize inventory investments, improve supply chain responsiveness, reduce operating costs and risk, and increase planning organization productivity.

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Air New Zealand orders Zonal Drying System to be installed in 42 aircraft

AIR NEW ZEALAND Limited has placed an order for 42 Zonal Drying Systems to be installed in 13 A320, 5 B767, 16 B737 and 8 B777 aircraft. The systems, which eliminate condensation in the aircraft, are scheduled for installation starting November 2008. CTT

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AAR to provide aircraft remarketing services for United Airlines

AAR has been selected by United Airlines to remarket and provide technical advisory services for United’s fleet of wholly owned Boeing 737 aircraft, which the company has previously announced will be retired from service. Under the terms of the agreement, AAR will assist United in placing its 737s with operators around the world — with a focus on operators outside the US — looking to upgrade or expand their fleets. The aircraft are available immediately.

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Hawaiian to order Blended Winglets for eight Boeing 767-300ER jets

In conjunction with its ongoing effort to reduce fuel costs, Hawaiian Airlines has signed an agreement with Aviation Partners Boeing to purchase Blended Winglets for installation on eight Boeing 767-300ER jets, and options to purchase seven additional pairs of Blended Winglets. Installation of the winglets on the eight aircraft is scheduled to begin in September 2009 and be completed in 2010.

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Singapore Airlines Cargo selects P&W for S$500 million maintenance contract

Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) signed a 10-year, S$500 million ($349 million) fleet management program agreement with Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. The agreement covers 13 Boeing 747-400F cargo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94″ engines and 6 spare engines. SIA Cargo is one of the world’s largest operators of B747-400 freighters, and has a route network that covers 76 destinations in 38 countries.

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Singapore Airlines and Airbus sign agreement for Total Support Package

Airbus has finalised a Total Support Package (TSP) agreement with Singapore Airlines to maintain its future fleet of 19 A330 aircraft. The TSP, which will be performed by Airbus Customer Service, will provide fleet management in addition to line and base maintenance as well as full component support. These services represent part of a suite of broad range of tailored maintenance and engineering solutions offered under Airbus’ Flight Hour Services (FHS). Under this agreement, Airbus will appoint appropriate members from the Airbus Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Network, as well as equipment manufacturers to perform this range of services. The Read more

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Avio signs agreement with Teksid-Fiat for the acquisition of Getti Speciali

Avio and Teksid-Fiat have signed an agreement for the transfer of the entire shareholding of Teksid Aluminum Getti Speciali S.r.l. to Avio, a world leader in the design and construction of aerospace propulsion systems and components. At its plant in Borgaretto (Turin), Getti Speciali provides work for ca 230 people. It supplies cast parts for aircraft components, to Avio and other major companies working in the aeronautical sector.

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Changes in Volvo

Olof Persson will assume the position as president of Volvo Construction Equipment on November 1, 2008. He replaces Tony Helsham who will remain in the Volvo Group Executive Committee with a responsibility to support the growth of soft products in the Group. Olof Persson is currently president of Volvo Aero. He will, as of the same date, be replaced by Staffan Zackrisson, who is presently head of Marketing, Programs and Sales in Volvo Aero.

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