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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Air Tahiti orders 25th ATR aircraft

Air Tahiti announced the purchase of an ATR 72-500, valued at over $18 million. With the acquisition of this aircraft, the French Polynesian operator is reaching its 25th new ATR ordered since 1986. The airline currently operates 4 ATR 42-500s and 5 ATR 72-500s. Three additional ATR 72-500s currently on order, including the aircraft announced today, are to be delivered in 2008 and 2009.

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Bombardier extends high speed Global 5000 jet range to 5,200 NM

Bombardier Aerospace announced a 400 nautical mile (NM) (741 km) increase to the non-stop intercontinental range of its high speed Global 5000 business jet. The range increase is standard for all Global 5000 aircraft ordered as of February 1st, 2008 and will be available as an option for aircraft previously ordered, but yet to be delivered, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2009. The significant range extension will be obtained by increasing the Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW) to 92,500 lbs, allowing for a fuel tank capacity increase.

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Honeywell and ST Aerospace expand component maintenance relationship

Honeywell has expanded its relationship with ST Aerospace through the signing of a five-year maintenance service agreement for a select range of Honeywell cockpit avionics and mechanical systems installed on Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and selected legacy aircraft. This collaborative initiative between the two companies follows the appointment of STA Systems Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Aerospace as the authorized repair station for Honeywell

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Messier Services Asia signs major contract with China Eastern

Messier Services Asia has signed a new major agreement with China Eastern covering 24 Airbus A320 landing gear program for exchange, maintenance and overhaul. The work has already started and will continue throughout 2008 & 2009. Following its Boeing certification and the expansion of its facility, Messier Services Asia has started maintenance and overhaul on B737 New Generation Landing Gears. The first overhauled gear was shipped out on the 5th of November 2007 and Messier Services Asia will have the opportunity to increase further the volume this year on this type of gear.

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