REVIMA APU signs APU repair support agreement with Cargoitalia

REVIMA APU and Italian all-cargo flag carrier Cargoitalia signed an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) support agreement to provide repair services to Cargoitalia’s aircraft fleet. The agreement covers repair services for TSCP700-4E APUs installed on MD-11 freighter airplanes operated by Cargoitalia. It also includes provisions for the lease of spare APUs and the repair of fieldremoved Line Replaceable Units (LRUs).

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Jazeera Airways expands CFM56-5B-powered A320 fleet with $80 million engine order

Jazeera Airways has placed an order for CFM56-5B engines to power four brand new Airbus A320 aircraft scheduled to be delivered to the airline between 2012 and 2014.  The engine order is valued at $80 million at list price. Jazeera Airways, which began operations in October 2005, was the first carrier in the Middle East to operate this state-of-the-art engine.  Jazeera Airways,  based in Kuwait, serves the Middle East region with a fleet of 15 aircraft, including the four future deliveries.  The new aircraft will be used as part of the company’s fleet modernization program.

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Spanair steps up cooperation with Lufthansa Technik

The Spanish airline, Spanair S.A., and Hamburg-based Lufthansa Technik AG are stepping up a successful partnership that dates back over 10 years. Lufthansa Technik will now provide technical support for the landing gears, thrust reversers and auxiliary power units (APU’s) for the airline’s 24-aircraft fleet of modern Airbuses to the end of 2019. The relevant contracts have now been renewed and their scope increased.

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Qatar Airways orders six 777-300ERs

Qatar Airways announced an order for six Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes at the international 2011 Paris Air Show. The order is valued at $ 1.7 billion at list prices.  Qatar Airways currently operates 25 Boeing airplanes: eight ultra-long range 777-200LRs (Long Range), 15 777-300ERs and two long-range 777 Freighters.  Qatar Airways has ordered GE90-115B engines to power these new airplanes. The engine deal is valued at more than $350 million list price.

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Virgin America expands OnPoint solution agreement to new CFM56-5B engines

Virgin America has expanded its existing 12-year OnPoint solution agreement to include its newly ordered 60 CFM56-5B engines that will power its A320 aircraft.  The expanded service agreement is valued at more than $320 million dollars over the life of the contract. In addition Virgin America signed Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM International to support 60 LEAP engines the airline ordered to power its new Airbus A320neo aircraft. Under the terms of the comprehensive services and support agreement, which is valued at approximately $400 million over its 12-year term, CFM will guarantee engine maintenance costs on a dollar per Read more

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Honeywell and Safran to create Joint Venture to launch new green aircraft taxiing system

Honeywell and French aerospace leader Safran have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a joint venture company to deliver an innovative new electric green taxiing system for new and existing aircraft.  Honeywell and Safran expect it to be installed on new aircraft and retrofitted on to existing planes, beginning in 2016. Taxiing burns a significant amount of fuel – current industry analysis indicates that the world’s short-haul aircraft consume 5 million tons of fuel per year during taxi operations.  The new electric green taxiing system offered by the Honeywell-Safran joint venture company will save customers up to 4% of the Read more

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Rolls-Royce to power enhanced Airbus A350-1000

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to be the exclusive engine provider for an enhanced version of the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The new higher thrust version of the Trent XWB, which is the most advanced civil aircraft engine on offer, will deliver 97,000 lbs maximum thrust. The additional thrust will be achieved by the inclusion of new high temperature turbine technology, increasing the size of the engine core and advanced fan aerodynamics. This will help Airbus to offer increased range and capacity for the A350 -1000.   As with the Trent XWB for the Airbus A350-800 and -900, the higher thrust variant Read more

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Rolls-Royce completes $2.2 billion Trent order with TAM Airlines

Rolls-Royce has concluded a contract worth up to $2.2 billion at engine list prices, with TAM Airlines of Brazil, to provide Trent XWB engines for Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. The order includes a 12 year agreement for TotalCare long-term services support. This is the first time TAM has ordered engines from Rolls-Royce and follows a previous announcement of the aircraft order made by Airbus. TAM has placed an order for 27 A350 XWBs.

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Aviation Partners Boeing confirms United order for 767-300ER Blended Winglets

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) confirmed that United Continental Holdings Inc., the parent company of United Airlines and Continental Airlines, has ordered Blended Winglets for its 767-300ERs. Initial installations of the systems, on 14 aircraft, are planned to commence in early 2012. With this order, United Continental Holdings becomes APB’s largest single customer having ordered more than 375 Blended Winglet systems to date. United Airlines or Continental Airlines has either been the launch customer for, or otherwise ordered, Blended Winglets for every Boeing commercial aircraft type that APB has certified its product for – in chronological order this includes the: 757-200; 737-800; Read more

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