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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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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P&W establishes EcoPower franchise agreement with JET Aircraft Maintenance

Pratt & Whitney established a five-year franchise agreement with JET Aircraft Maintenance of Miami, Fla. The new agreement authorizes JET to be the exclusive provider of the patented EcoPower on-wing jet engine wash service at five airports in South Florida with a capacity to wash up to 1,000 engines per year. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The new EcoPower service centers to be operated by JET will be located at: Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), Tampa International Airport (TPA), and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

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Rolls-Royce Facility of the Future for Trent engines

Rolls-Royce took the first step towards its S$320 million ($225 million) Trent aero engine facility in Singapore with a groundbreaking ceremony at the new Seletar Aerospace Park. The Facility of the Future will be the most modern Rolls-Royce production engine assembly and test facility for large commercial aero engines, and its first in Asia. The facility will operate on lean assembly and flowline operating principles developed by Rolls-Royce over the last decade. This will result in significant operational efficiencies and improved service quality. Scheduled for completion in 2009, the Facility of the Future will produce engines in the Trent series, Read more

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