Airbus to extend industrial cooperation with China

The National Development & Reform Commission of China (NDRC) and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the cooperation between the Chinese civil aviation industry and the European manufacturer. The MOU sets the frame for a further upgrade of the cooperation between both parties. It also describes the process to evaluate the fields of enhanced cooperation, including the possibility to establish a Final Assembly Line for single aisle aircraft in China. In industrial cooperation with China, Airbus is committed to further increase procurement volumes to reach US$ 60 million per annum by 2007, and US$ 120 million by 2010. Read more

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Aircelle Signs Thrust Reverser Repair Agreement for the U.S. Marketplace With ExpressJet Services

Aircelle has expanded its global maintenance network into the United States through an agreement with ExpressJet Services for the repair of engine trust reversers on Embraer ERJ 135, 145 and 170 regional airliners, as well as Legacy business jet. This new accord brings the expertise of Aircelle, which manufactures thrust reversers and engine inlets used on these Brazilian-built aircraft, together with ExpressJet

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GE Assists Emirates in Construction of New Jet Engine Test Facility

The facility was designed in co-operation with GE with a capability unique to the Middle East region. The facility will house a 13-meter cross-section turbofan engine test cell and an auxiliary power unit test cell and will be capable of testing aircraft engines with up to 150,000 pounds of thrust. The test facility will test a large variety of turbofan engines and auxiliary power units, such as the Engine Alliance* GP7200 (Emirates will operate about 200 of these engines), GE90-115B engine (Emirates will operate 60 of these engines), as well as Rolls-Royce Trent 500, 700 and 800 engine series and Read more

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TIMCO Aviation Services Selects Pittsburgh as Site for CFM56 Engine Center

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. announced that it has selected Pittsburgh, PA, as the site for its new CFM56 engine center that will eventually employ approximately 200 people. The 75,000 square-foot center, scheduled to commence operations in early 2006, will offer off-wing maintenance, repair and overhaul services on CFM56-3 series engines, as wellas on-wing support services for all CFM56 series engines.

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IAE launches ExecSelectSM

IAE International Aero Engines launched ExecSelectSM, a support program for Airbus corporate applications of the V2500 engine. ExecSelectSM is a combined engine upgrade and aftermarket support program which provides the customer with reduced and predictable operating costs, improved fuel burn and offers time-on-wing improvements. Under this program IAE will condition monitor engines and provide technical assistance when necessary and when an engine requires overhaul, IAE will provide full logistical support. The program is transferable from owner to owner.

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