Lufthansa Technik to supply cockpit systems for Airbus freighter

Lufthansa Technik will continue to provide engineering services for cockpit systems to be installed in FedEx cargo aircraft conversions during the next three years. The American company has the world’s biggest fleet of cargo aircraft and the work will be undertaken by EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke of Dresden. After delivery of its 100th Airbus, an agreement was signed for the standardization, technical upgrades and certification, of uniform modern cockpit systems for additional Airbus A300 and A310 cargo aircraft, in conjunction with Lufthansa Technik engineers.

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India's Paramount Airways signs CF34 maintenance agreement with GE

Paramount Airways of India has signed a new OnPointSM Solutions service agreement with GE Engine Services for the maintenance, overhaul and repair of CF34-8E engines powering the airline’s fleet of Embraer 170/175 aircraft. The nine-year agreement is valued at approximately $12 million. Paramount, which began operations in October, is the first airline in India to operate the CF34-8E-powered E170. Paramount currently operates one E170 aircraft and will take delivery of four more airplanes in the next several months.

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Messier Services lands 777 landing gear MRO contracts

Messier Services secured two additional B777 landing gear MRO contracts for Boeing landing gear MRO work. Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways International have selected Messier Services Asia as the landing gear repair and overhaul provider for their respective Boeing 777 fleets. Exchanges and overhauls will commence for Malaysia Airlines in December 2005 and end in December 2007, covering 9 shipsets. Overhauls for Thai Airways International will commence in February 2006 and end in December 2009, covering 14 shipsets. In addition, Boeing has selected Messier Services Asia Pte as a Boeing approved facility for landing gear and component repair and overhaul. Read more

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P&WC offers Altair Data Transmission Units on four business jets

Pratt & Whitney Canada now offers Altair Avionics data transmission units for installation on the Cessna XL/XLS, Cessna 680 Sovereign, Gulfstream G200 and Dassault Falcon 2000EX business aircraft, following recent Supplemental Type Certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority.

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