JAL becomes first Boeing customer to fully implement Airplane Health Management

Japan Airlines has become the first customer to fully implement an in-flight monitoring system from Boeing that will help it operate at peak levels of safety, reliability and efficiency. JAL is implementing Airplane Health Management (AHM), a new data-monitoring and prognostic service developed by Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. AHM monitors the health of an airplane in flight and relays that information in real time from the air to the ground. When the airplane arrives at the gate, maintenance crews are ready to make any needed repairs quickly. A development partner since spring 2004, JAL began using the system to monitor Read more

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Rolls-Royce awarded $41 million contract to upgrade China

Rolls-Royce has won a $41 million contract from China for an additional three industrial RB211 gas turbine compression packages to be installed on Phase 1 of the West-East Gas Pipeline. The contract, awarded by PetroChina West-East Pipeline Company, also includes upgrading seven Rolls-Royce compressors already operating on the 3,900 km/2,400 mile line.

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JetBlue names Tom Rinow Vice President, JFK Operations

JetBlue Airways has named Tom Rinow to the position of Vice President, JFK Operations. Mr. Rinow was promoted from the position of director, JetBlue airport operations for the low-fare airline’s home base at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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Embraer lands $235 million aircraft contract in Colombia

Embraerannounced a contract with the Government of Colombia for the sale of 25 Super Tucano aircraft. The value of the contract is US$ 235 million and marks the first ever Super Tucano export deal. The aircraft acquired by Colombia will be operated by the country

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United Airlines uses Preston's TAAM to analyze system-wide operations

Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a Boeing subsidiary, has been commissioned by United Airlines to conduct a system-wide computer simulation study of its operations. The objective of the simulation project is to assess the impact of various proposed schedule changes by United Airlines. Preston will use its industry-leading Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM) simulation tool to accurately model current flight operations for United Airlines, followed by the simulation of alternative “what-if” scenarios associated with a number of perceived or proposed changes in airline schedules.

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Goodrich elects new Director

John P. Jumper, recently retired Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, was elected to the Board of Directors of Goodrich Corporation. Jumper was also appointed to serve on the board’s Audit Review Committee and Financial Policy Committee. With this election, Goodrich’s board increases to 11 members.

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Aloha Airlines and Airline Pilots Association Reach Agreement

Aloha Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Council 80 announced that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, bringing Aloha Airlines one step closer to emerging from bankruptcy by the end of the year. Upon ratification by the ALPA membership and approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the agreement covering 270 Aloha pilots would become effective and run through April 30, 2009. The tentative agreement was unanimously endorsed by ALPA Council 80

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