Messier Services Asia signs major contract with China Eastern

Messier Services Asia has signed a new major agreement with China Eastern covering 24 Airbus A320 landing gear program for exchange, maintenance and overhaul. The work has already started and will continue throughout 2008 & 2009. Following its Boeing certification and the expansion of its facility, Messier Services Asia has started maintenance and overhaul on B737 New Generation Landing Gears. The first overhauled gear was shipped out on the 5th of November 2007 and Messier Services Asia will have the opportunity to increase further the volume this year on this type of gear.

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Global Material Solutions enters into MRO agreement with JAT Tehnika

JAT Tehnika and Pratt & Whitney entered into a non-exclusive MRO agreement for the complete portfolio of Global Material Solutions life-limited and gas-path parts for CFM56-3 engines. The agreement is valued at $11M for the initial five-year contract term with an optional five year extension.

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IAI sign exclusive three year contract for JT9D engine upgrades

Israel Aerospace Industries has signed an exclusive three-year agreement for Pratt & Whitney JT9D new high pressure compressor (HPC) blades to be offered at the company’s engine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facilities. The full sets of new HPC blades are common to all Pratt & Whitney JT9D models, which are currently in service with more than 60 operators around the world. The contract is valued at more than $4 million for the initial purchase.

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Cathay Pacific and Hamilton Sundstrand sign agreement

Hamilton Sundstrand has signed an exclusive Integrated Drive Generator repair agreement with Cathay Pacific. The eight- year, flight-hour based agreement will support Integrated Drive Generators on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 747 and 777, and Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft.

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Singapore Airlines selects C.A.R.E. program for 777 fleet

Singapore Airlines has selected Hamilton Sundstrand’s Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange (C.A.R.E.) program to provide maintenance support for all Hamilton Sundstrand equipment on its fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft. The 10-year agreement for electric power and air management equipment includes asset management and repair services for the airline’s current fleet of 69 Boeing 777 aircraft, which will grow to 77 aircraft by 2012.

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Airbus successfully tested fuel cells system in flight

Airbus has successfully tested a fuel cells system in flight. For the first time on a civil aircraft this innovative energy source powered the aircraft’s back-up hydraulic and electric power systems. The test conducted in February is part of Airbus’ overall plans for an eco-efficient aviation industry. It supports the on-going research to evaluate the potential use and environmental benefits of fuel cell technology and zero emissions power generation in civil aviation. During the test, the hydrogen and oxygen based fuel cell system generated up to 20 Kilo Watts (kW) of electrical power. The emission free fuel cell system generates Read more

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ACTS signs long-term CFM56 materials agreement

Air Canada Technical Services (ACTS) and CFM International have signed a landmark 10-year materials agreement that will encompass life-limited and non-life limited parts, as well as component repair and used materials, for the repair and overhaul of CFM56-2, CFM56-3, CFM56-5A, CFM56-5B, and CFM56-5C engines.

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