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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Korean Air expands A380 aircraft order

Korean Air is expanding its A380 fleet with the purchase of three more A380 aircraft. This firm order is in addition to the five A380 aircraft ordered by Korean Air in 2003. Starting in 2010, Korean Air will introduce the A380 on high density traffic routes from Seoul to the US west coast, with subsequent destinations likely to include cities on the US east coast and Europe. Deliveries to Korean Air for the three additional aircraft are scheduled to take place in 2012 and 2013. With Korean Air’s additional order, Airbus has 192 firm orders, from 16 customers for the Read more

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Airbus successfully tested fuel cells system in flight

Airbus has successfully tested a fuel cells system in flight. For the first time on a civil aircraft this innovative energy source powered the aircraft’s back-up hydraulic and electric power systems. The test conducted in February is part of Airbus’ overall plans for an eco-efficient aviation industry. It supports the on-going research to evaluate the potential use and environmental benefits of fuel cell technology and zero emissions power generation in civil aviation. During the test, the hydrogen and oxygen based fuel cell system generated up to 20 Kilo Watts (kW) of electrical power. The emission free fuel cell system generates Read more

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Cebu Pacific receives first ATR aircraft

Philippine-based low-fare carrier Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first ATR aircraft, a brand new ATR 72-500. The airline inked last year two contracts with ATR for the purchase of a total of 10 ATR 72-500s, and options for 8 additional aircraft, valued at over $330 million, based upon list prices. Cebu Pacific will take delivery of its firmly ordered ATRs in 2008 and 2009. All the aircraft are configured with 72 seats and feature the state-of-the-art technological innovations in the field of communications and navigation aid tools and passenger comfort.

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