Turbomeca signs MoU with HeliPartner Engines, Malaysia

Turbomeca (Safran group) and HeliPartner Engines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financial participation of Turbomeca within HeliPartner Engines. With the signing of this MoU, Turbomeca will further develop its presence in Malaysia and enhance its customers’ proximity in the region. The main purpose of this agreement is to improve Turbomeca answer to the requirements of an ever-expanding helicopter activity in Malaysia, mainly through offshore, military and parapublic activities.         .

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Cabot Aviation arranges sale of one B757-200ER on behalf of Flycraft 11

Cabot Aviation has arranged the sale of one B757-200ER aircraft on behalf of Flycraft 11.  The aircraft has been acquired by Wings Aviation.  The aircraft is serial number 30233 and is powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4-B engines.  It was originally delivered new to ATA in 1999 and was subsequently operated by VIM-Avia in Russia and Aurela in Lithuania.  The aircraft was sold on 30 June 2011. Cabot acted as the exclusive remarketing agent of Flycraft 11.

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Boeing awarded $99.5 million contract to upgrade US Air Force B-1B Bomber

Boeing has been awarded a $99.5 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to integrate three major modifications on the B-1 Lancer bomber fleet. This contract is for the first lot of modification kits of a planned multi-lot production contract to upgrade the service’s B-1s. The upgrades include delivery of kits with parts for the Vertical Situation Display Unit in the forward cockpit and for the Fully Integrated Data Link and the Central Integrated Test System in the aft cockpit. All three programs will be installed concurrently from late 2012 through 2019 in a single modification called the Integrated Battle Read more

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Boeing and ANA begin 787 Service Readiness Validation in Japan

Boeing and ANA began an important validation of their readiness for the 787 Dreamliner’s entry into service. Throughout the coming days, ANA pilots, together with Boeing, will fly a 787 on actual airline routes in Japan using airline dispatch and flight rules. ANA’s mechanics and ground crews also will gain experience with the airplane in a simulated operational environment. Maintenance, servicing and flight crew operations will be conducted at five airports in Tokyo, Osaka (Itami and Kansai), Okayama and Hiroshima. ANA’s first scheduled service with the 787 will be either the Haneda-Okayama or Haneda-Hiroshima route when deliveries begin later this year.

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EAMS renews Heavy Maintenance contract with Copa Airlines

Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS), a subsidiary of Embraer and the company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Nashville, Tenn., renewed its Heavy Maintenance agreement with Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia’s fleet of EMBRAER 190 aircraft. This new agreement validates EAMS work in heavy inspections on the airline’s fleet and further extends the partnership between the companies, which began in 2008.

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Eurocopter and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia renew teaming framework agreement

Eurocopter and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (also known as Indonesian Aerospace) signed a new teaming framework agreement, to continue the successful partnership which consists of industrial co-operation as well as marketing of Eurocopter products to Indonesian governmental entities. The first teaming framework agreement was signed between Eurocopter and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) back in 2006. The renewal of the partnership will see a continuation of the joint effort for a further five years.

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Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first A319

Tibet Airlines, a newly established Chinese airline based in Lhasa, Tibetan autonomous region of China, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319, becoming Airbus’ newest operator in China. This aircraft is the first out of three A319s, an order which was placed in May 2010. Tibet Airlines’ A319 accommodates 128 passengers in a two-class configuration, with eight seats in premium and 120 in economy class. The aircraft is powered by CFM56-5B engines. The aircraft will operate at the highest airports in the world such as Ali Kunsha, Tibet, which is above 14,000ft, and fly RNP-AR (Required Navigation Performance – Read more

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Garuda Indonesia adds new A330s to fleet

Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, has signed a new firm order for four A330-300s. The airline has chosen the latest 235 tonne maximum take-off weight variant for long-haul services to all destinations to the Middle East, Asia and Pacific from its hubs in Jakarta and Denpasar. The airline will furthermore convert three previously ordered A330-200s into -300 versions. The new aircraft will join a fleet of seven leased A330-200s and six A330-300s already in service with the airline. This purchase agreement follows an order for six A330-200s signed in July 2010 and will increase the total A330 fleet Read more

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StandardAero expands service capabilities at Omaha support center

StandardAero Business Aviation has expanded its service offerings at its support center in Omaha, Neb. to include line level support for the Honeywell, TFE731 engine. This new service addition, combined with StandardAero’s Mobile Service Team (MST) support network, gives Omaha-based operators a local alternative for nose-to-tail services, now including engine support, in the region. StandardAero has long maintained support operations in Omaha but not local TFE731 line level support. The new Honeywell authorization provides a critical support element for operators in the immediate area. StandardAero Omaha is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved repair station pursuant to 14 C.F.R. Part Read more

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Desser Tire & Rubber appointed as Dunlop distributor for The America’s

Desser Tire & Rubber Co., has boosted its global presence with its appointment as a Dunlop distributor for The America’s. Desser Tire and Rubber and its affiliate retreat repair station, Aero Wheel and Brake Service, join one of the world’s specialist aircraft tire manufacturer to provide new aircraft tire distribution and retreading services to the expanding North and South American market.      

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