Qantas to create 2,000 new flying jobs

Qantas reported that it would hire 900 new long haul flight attendants by the end of 2008 in the first phase of its largest ever cabin crew recruitment drive. The Chief Executive Officer of Qantas, Mr Geoff Dixon, said the airline would continue to build its full- time flight attendant numbers through to 2010 to cater for the airline’s growth. “By the end of 2010, we will have around 2,000 new flight attendants flying on our international fleet of A380, B747 and A330 aircraft,” he said.

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ITP signs agreement for helicopter engine maintenance centre in Albacete

The CEO of Industria de Turbo Propulsores, S. A. (ITP) and the Vice-President and Economic Councillor of the Combined Communities of Castilla la Mancha signed an agreement for the creation of a helicopter engine maintenance and assembly centre in the Albacete Aeronautics Park. This centre is expected to begin its activity towards the end of this year. The new ITP maintenance centre in Albacete will mean an initial investment of 15 million euros, including land acquisition, civil engineering work and the establishment of special teams for turboshaft maintenance. Initially, the project is expected to generate up to 80 jobs, including Read more

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ST Aerospace adds new hangar in Singapore

Singapore Technologies Aerospace unveiled its latest hangar in Singapore at its wholly-owned subsidiary, ST Aerospace Engineering, in Seletar. Following the groundbreaking ceremony in April 2007, the 4,860 sqm (51,333 sq ft) hangar is now completed and launched at the official ceremony on February 21. The two-bay hangar costs about S$17.3 million, and is capable of accommodating up to two narrow-body aircraft.

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EDS signs Global IT Services contract with SR Technics

EDS signed a six-year, information technology (IT) services agreement with SR Technics, one of the leading independent providers of technical services for the civil aviation sector. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. Under this agreement, EDS will provide service desk support, workplace management, hosting, storage, backup and archiving, as well as network services for major locations of SR Technics in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland and Bahrain, with a total of more than 4,000 users. As part of the agreement, EDS and SR Technics renewed an applications services agreement, which was first signed in 2001. Under this renewal, Read more

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BaySys Technologies awarded FAA supplemental type certificate

BaySys recently received issuance of STC ST02506NY for multiple interior modifications on the Boeing 737-300 Aircraft. The airline-to-VIP interior modification project encompassed installation of VIP conference and seating areas, including cabinetry, tables, divans and four-place VIP seating, in-seat power installation, multiple in-flight entertainment and cabin management upgrades, heavy maintenance check, and exterior paint completion. The aircraft was successfully redelivered to the US based client in early February 2008.

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AAR receives $28 million order for container roll in/out platforms

AAR CORP. has received an order to provide containerized roll-in/out platforms (CROP) for the U.S. Army, valued at $28 million. The specialized equipment, which is used primarily to transport ammunition, will be manufactured by AAR SUMMA Technology in Cullman, Alabama through June 2009. The order was placed as part of a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that was established in 2005.

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Revima APU repair activity increases in 2007

Revima APU, a joint venture company between Hamilton Sundstrand and EADS Sogerma, shipped a total of 696 Auxiliary Power Unit repairs in 2007, up from 516 in 2006. Revima APU also received three international certifications to repair a wide variety of Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), employed on the world’s most- flown aircraft, including European (EASA) and Singaporian (CAAS) certifications for the PW980 APU, making Revima APU the only repair shop capable of repairing the Airbus A380 APU. It also received certifications from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for repairs on a wide range of Hamilton Sundstrand and Honeywell Read more

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Willis Lease adds Aloha Airlines to North American lease pool

Willis Lease Finance Corporation released that Aloha Airlines has joined the North American engine sharing agreement. Members in the pooling arrangement include American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, WestJet and Alaska Airlines covering CFM56-7B engines used to power Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. The North American pool, now with the addition of Aloha Airlines, represents over 500 aircraft to be serviced by the pool.

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