P&W PurePower PW1000G engine completes first phase of flight testing

Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1000G demonstration engine has completed the first phase of flight testing on a company-owned 747SP flying test bed. The PW1000G engine completed 12 flights and ran approximately 43 hours with tests focused on engine performance and operability. The demonstration engine has been shipped to Toulouse, France, to be installed on an Airbus-owned A340 flight test aircraft. A joint Airbus and Pratt & Whitney flight test program will begin in the fourth quarter, as part of Airbus’ on-going, extensive research into new, greener engine architectures. Airbus will be the first aircraft manufacturer to fly the PurePower PW1000G Read more

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United Airlines names Donald Dillman VP of Operations Control

UAL Corporation released that Donald Dillman has been named vice president of Operations Control. In this position, Dillman will oversee United’s Operations Control Center and have responsibility for decisions affecting more than 1,600 daily mainline flights. He will have operational management responsibilities for flight dispatch, system controllers, aircraft routers, maintenance workload planners, air traffic control coordination and strategy, meteorology and operational engineering.

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StandardAero receives FAA STC for King Air 200 PT6A-42 upgrade program

StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC-SA02603CH-D) to remove Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PT6A-41 series engines on the Beechcraft King Air 200 and replace them with new or serviceable PT6A-42 engines. StandardAero is the only PT6A designated overhaul facility that can offer customers both maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and engine upgrade options. Upgrading to the StandardAero PT6A-42 engine program provides King Air 200 operators with the latest in PWC engine technology, increased aircraft value and increased performance. True Airspeed (TAS) at Flight Level 240 increases to 290 knots and no airframe modifications Read more

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Czech Airlines handles Luxair at Prague Airport

Czech Airlines won the tender for the provision of handling services to Luxair in Prague over the next two years. Luxair has offered its flights from Prague to Luxembourg since 1 August, six times weekly. Czech Airlines provides Luxair with all standard handling services, such as passenger handling and aircraft ramp handling. Czech Airlines provides handling services to 24 airlines with scheduled service at Prague Airport, accounting for 62% of the passengers handled, and 65% of the number of aircraft handled there.

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Global Aircraft Solutions sells second 737-200 aircraft to Pamir Airways

Global Aircraft Solutions has finalized an agreement to sell a second 737-200 aircraft to Pamir Airways for a fixed price of $2,350,000, of which $2,100,000 has been received, including a previously announced non-refundable deposit of $500,000. This aircraft will be delivered with over $700,000 in new maintenance services, including fresh paint, a fresh heavy maintenance check, and other integration maintenance required by Pamir’s regulatory agencies. The paint and integration maintenance will be provided by Global’s wholly owned subsidiary Hamilton Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (HAT). All required parts will be provided by Global’s wholly owned subsidiary World Jet. The Company also announced Read more

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Aer Lingus appoints new chairman

The Board of Directors of Aer Lingus Group plc appointed Colm Barrington as Chairman of the Board. Mr Barrington will succeed John Sharman as Chairman. He will be appointed to the board in September and will then assume the role of Chairman. Colm Barrington is Chief Executive Officer and a director of Babcock and Brown Air Limited, the NYSE listed, Irish based, aircraft leasing company. He was formerly Managing Director of Babcock and Brown in Dublin from 1994 to 2007. Prior to that he held a number of senior executive management positions in GPA Group Plc from 1979 to 1993 Read more

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Israel Aerospace Industries reports $19 million second quarter net income

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced a 2008 second quarter income of $19 million, (after a $ 12 million provision for employee-related expenses and recording of accounting losses, in consequence of the strengthening of the NIS vis-a-vis the USD, in an amount of approx. $ 36 million), as compared with $ 14 million for the second quarter of 2007, an increase of 36%. Company sales for the second quarter of 2008 reached $891 million compared with $790 million, a 13% increased from the 2007 second quarter. IAI’s back log of orders totaled approximately $7.8 billion as of June 30, 2008, representing Read more

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