Lufthansa Technik and Jazeera Airways extend Total Engine Support contract

Jazeera Airways and Lufthansa Technik AG, a leading provider for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of airplanes, components and engines, have extended the existing 10-year Total Engine Support TES from 2006 for further two years. The agreement comprises 13 CFM56-5B engines of the six Airbus A320 airplanes of Jazeera Airway’s fleet.

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GE Aviation signs 10-year OnPoint solution agreements with flydubai and ANA

flydubai, Dubai’s first low-cost airline, has signed a 10-year OnPoint solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, overhaul and repair of its 109 CFM56-7B engines that power its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. All Nippon Airways (ANA) also has signed a 10-year OnPoint solution agreement with GE Aviation, for the material to support its GE90 engine fleet. ANA operates 19 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The deal is valued at close to $500 million.

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Emirates to establish Engine Repair and Overhaul facility in Dubai

Emirates Airline has unveiled plans for the construction of the most technologically-advanced Engine Overhaul Shop in Asia. The state-of-the-art Engine Shop will complement the present Test Cell Facility in Dubai and will be constructed on a 90,000 square meter piece of land at an estimated cost of US$120 million. The growth of the Emirates fleet and the subsequent number of operating engines have necessitated the need for an in-house Engine Shop in Dubai to provide the most cost-effective, efficient engine maintenance. The Engine Shop will have the capability of performing 300 engine repairs per annum for the GE90 and GP7000 Read more

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Héroux-Devtek to manufacture landing gear for C-130J aircraft

Héroux-Devtek, a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace and industrial products, has been awarded a seven-year contract by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company to manufacture the landing gear for the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will manufacture and assemble the landing gear for Lockheed Martin’s global production of C-130J aircraft and provide spare parts over a seven-year period beginning in January 2012. Based on current program expectations, the contract has a potential total value of approximately $70 million. Following procurement of 17 aircraft by the Government of Canada, known as CC-130J for the Canadian Forces, as Read more

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China Eastern joins SkyTeam

China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines officially joined the SkyTeam global airline alliance at a ceremony held in Beijing on June 21st. In welcoming these Shanghai-based airlines, SkyTeam cements its position as the region’s leading airline alliance, offering 10% more daily departures to and from the Greater China region. China Eastern becomes the 14th airline to join SkyTeam, which is expected to grow to 19 members by 2012.

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Air Austral finalizes purchase and Fleet Management agreements

Air Austral and the Engine Alliance have finalized agreements for the purchase of GP7200 engines and a 10-year Fleet Management Agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines that will power Air Austral’s two A380 aircraft.  The total value of the deal is worth more than $240 million at list prices. Air Austral is based in Saint Denis, La Reunion.  The airline flies to nearby Indian Ocean islands as well as locations in France, Australia, South Africa and Thailand.  Air Austral plans to operate its A380 aircraft in a single, economy class configuration on its high-volume route from Read more

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Sikorsky delivers six S-76C++ Helicopters to SonAir

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.  reported the baseline delivery of six S-76C++ helicopters to SonAir Servico Aereo S.A. for support of offshore oil operations in Angola. SonAir has been flying Sikorsky products for more than 15 years. Currently, SonAir owns 15 S-76 aircraft for offshore oil missions in Angola and has contracted for three new S-76C++ helicopters for search and rescue (SAR) operations.  Those aircraft are expected to arrive in Angola later this year, bringing SonAir’s total Sikorsky fleet to 18 aircraft.

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Pratt & Whitney's signs multiple contracts for EcoPower engine wash

Pratt & Whitney signed multiple contracts at the Paris Air Show, for its EcoPower engine wash.  Monarch has signed an exclusive three-year agreement for Pratt & Whitney’s environmentally friendly EcoPower engine wash service. The washes will be performed by Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners at Manchester, London Luton and London Gatwick Airports.   ABX Air, Inc. has signed an exclusive three-year agreement for Pratt & Whitney’s environmentally friendly EcoPower engine wash service. Under the agreement, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners will perform the washes at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, Miami International, London Stansted, Liege and Brussels airports. BA CityFlyer Read more

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Le Bourget

The first Boeing  787 Dreamliner, ZA001, has joined the historic line up of Boeing airplanes on display at the Paris Air Show. The all-new jetliner will be on display for the next two days. On Wednesday June 22nd ANA, the launch customer for the 787 program, will make a special announcement from the Boeing airplane display area. In addition, leaders of the international partners contributing to the 787 program will meet on board the airplane, and members from Boeing Team France, the supplier team located in France, will have dedicated time on the airplane. Launch customer ANA is expected to Read more

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GECAS opts for Boeing 747-8 Freighters and 777-300ERs

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) announced that it will purchase two 747-8 Freighters and eight 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The 747-8 Freighter is a new model for the GECAS portfolio of airplanes.  “We are pleased to announce GECAS’ intent to purchase two 747-8 Freighters and eight 777-300ERs from Boeing,” said Norman C.T. Liu, president and CEO of GECAS. “The addition of these 777s complements the order we placed last March for ten 777 widebodies, and will help GECAS meet growing airline demand for long-haul passenger airplanes. The two 747-8 Freighters will broaden our cargo portfolio with a high demand freighter that has Read more

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