AeroTurbine signs five year lease agreement with Aveos

AeroTurbine, Miami, has signed an agreement with aviation maintenance company Aveos, formerly “ACTS” and “Air Canada Technical Services”, for an initial period of five years. Under this non-exclusive agreement, AeroTurbine will supply Aveos with certain engine and airframe components. Initially, AeroTurbine will acquire and lease certain Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 rotables to Aveos. AeroTurbine will also lease additional inventory to Aveos to augment their current inventory. Aveos is authorized to position the material at various locations around the world to meet its customer needs. AeroTurbine and Aveos have also signed a five-year agreement under which Aveos will support AeroTurbine Read more

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Wide Area Augmentation System available for Learjet 40 XR and 45 XR aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace announced that it is now offering a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capable Flight Management System (FMS) on Learjet 40 XR and Learjet 45 XR aircraft. The new system is available as a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for in-service Learjet 40, Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 and Learjet 45 XR aircraft customers and will also be offered as an option on new aircraft.

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Bombardier to reduce Learjet and Challenger production rates

Bombardier Aerospace announced that it delivered 353 aircraft for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2009. This compares to 361 aircraft deliveries in the previous fiscal year 2007/08 (year ending January 31, 2008). It also received 378 aircraft orders, net of cancellations, compared to an exceptional 698 orders, net of cancellations, for the previous fiscal year. Its book-to-bill ratio for the year stands at 1.07. For the current fiscal year 2009/10, Bombardier expects to deliver a slightly lower total number of aircraft than last fiscal year 2008/09. In fiscal year 2008/09, Bombardier delivered 239 business jets compared to 232 for Read more

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Airbus and Chinese industrial partners sign contract to establish Manufacturing Centre in Harbin

Airbus and a group of Chinese industrial partners signed a contract to establish a Joint Venture Manufacturing Centre in Harbin, China to manufacture composite material parts and components for the Airbus A350 XWB programme and Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The Chinese partners are Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Company Limited (HAIG), Hafei Aviation Industry Company Limited (HAI), Avichina Industry & Technology Company Limited (AVICHINA) and Harbin Development Zone Heli Infrastructure Development Company Limited (HELI). The Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre Company Limited (the Manufacturing Centre) will be set up in 2009. HAIG will hold a 50% stake, Airbus China will Read more

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Airbus and XAC agree on A320 Family wing equipping programme

Airbus and Xian Aircraft Industry Company (XAC) signed a cooperation agreement relating to the A320 Family wing equipping (Phase IV) programme. A320 Family wings for aircraft to be assembled at the Final Assembly Line in China (FALC) will now be fully completed and tested in Tianjin, China. According to this fourth phase of the agreement, the wing equipping and testing will be done in Tianjin in a facility to be newly built close to the A320 FALC by XAC, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC). The fully equipped and tested wings will be directly delivered to Read more

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Airbus selects Goodrich for Comprehensive Component Support

Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Airbus to deliver broad maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) as well as asset management services as part of an Airbus Total Support Package (TSP) for Singapore Airlines’ fleet of 19 leased Airbus A330 aircraft. The flight hour-based support agreement, which includes Goodrich evacuation, lighting, actuation, sensors, de-icing and power products, covers the aircraft for an initial period of five years. The maintenance work will be conducted at various Goodrich MRO facilities in Asia, Europe and North America.

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