Airbus and HAIG sign framework contract

Airbus China Limited and Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Company Limited (HAIG) entered into a framework contract for a Joint Venture Manufacturing Centre in Harbin, China to produce aircraft composite material parts and components. The manufacturing centre, which will be set up in early 2009, will be an equity joint venture enterprise, with HAIG holding 80% stake and Airbus China owning 20% stake. According to the contract, the manufacturing centre shall manufacture composite materials parts and components for the Airbus A320 Family and shall participate in the industrialisation and serial production of Airbus A350 XWB work-packages. The manufacturing centre shall apply Read more

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Continental Airlines selects Goodrich for additional landing gear overhaul services

Goodrich Corporation has received an expanded landing gear overhaul service agreement from Continental Airlines to cover virtually every model in the airline’s Boeing aircraft fleet. The expanded portion of the agreement is expected to generate $49 million in revenue over five years. Under the contract amendment, Goodrich will perform overhaul services for landing gear on Continental’s Boeing 737-700/800/900, 767 and 777 aircraft, in addition to the Boeing 757-200 and 737 Classic models already under service agreement to Goodrich. Work will be performed by the Goodrich Landing Gear team in Opa-Locka, Fla. just outside Miami.

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Rolls-Royce and Abu Dhabi

Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the business development and investment company located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, today announced the launch of a new joint venture company to serve the rapidly expanding Middle East aviation services market. The new joint venture will offer On-Wing Care through Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), which is the 12th largest maintenance, repair and overhaul company in the world. Services will include provision for a wide range of specialist line maintenance support services from boroscoping to engine changes for Rolls-Royce Trent family operators in the region. In addition, it Read more

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Royal Air Maroc awards engineering support contract to Snecma Services

Royal Air Maroc, the national flag carrier of Morocco, has signed an engineering support contract with Snecma Services (SAFRAN Group), a leading CFM56 OEM shop. This latest agreement further consolidates the partnership between the Royal Air Maroc and Snecma Services. The two companies are already partners in the jointly owned Snecma Morocco Engine Services (SMES), an MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) shop for CFM56-3 and -7B engines.

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Lufthansa Technik takes on component support for Aer Lingus

The Irish low-fare airline Aer Lingus has contracted Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg to provide component support for its growing fleet of Airbus aircraft. The agreement signed covers a term of ten years and includes component services for a fleet of currently 34 Airbus A320 family aircraft and nine Airbus A330 jets. The contract has a volume in excess of 90 million euros. Lufthansa Technik AG will provide service and repair for almost all aircraft components. To provide optimal support, a Lufthansa Technik representative in Dublin will coordinate the services, which will commence November 1st, 2008. The fleet of Aer Read more

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