Grupo Marsans exercises options for PW4000 engines

Grupo Marsans, the largest tourism and transport group in Spain, has exercised options to purchase Pratt & Whitney PW4000-100″ engines to power five new Airbus A330 aircraft. The engine and maintenance agreement is valued at more than $285 million. The order follows Grupo Marsans’ purchase of 12 firm PW4000-powered A330 jets at the 2007 Paris Air Show. The PW4000 engines are covered by an exclusive service agreement provided by Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. The A330s will be operated by Grupo Marsans’ Air Comet and Aerolineas Argentinas airlines with new aircraft deliveries beginning in 2010.

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Air Caraibes selects PW4000-100" engines to power three new A330-300 aircraft

Air Caraibes has selected Pratt & Whitney PW4000-100″ engines to power three new Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The engines will be backed by a 10-year comprehensive fleet management program provided by Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. The deal, including engines and service, is valued at more than $180 million.

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Jetscape signs for ten Embraer 190 jets

Embraer and the U.S. aircraft leasing company Jetscape signed an agreement for the acquisition of ten EMBRAER 190 jets, with options for an additional ten aircraft and another ten purchase rights for the same model. The total value of the agreement is $375 million, at list price, and could come to $1.125 billion, if all options and purchase rights are confirmed. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2009.

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Revima APU repair activity increases in 2007

Revima APU, a joint venture company between Hamilton Sundstrand and EADS Sogerma, shipped a total of 696 Auxiliary Power Unit repairs in 2007, up from 516 in 2006. Revima APU also received three international certifications to repair a wide variety of Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), employed on the world’s most- flown aircraft, including European (EASA) and Singaporian (CAAS) certifications for the PW980 APU, making Revima APU the only repair shop capable of repairing the Airbus A380 APU. It also received certifications from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for repairs on a wide range of Hamilton Sundstrand and Honeywell Read more

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Hamilton Sundstrand signs spare parts agreement with Evergreen

Hamilton Sundstrand has signed an exclusive spare parts purchase agreement with Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp., which will include all Hamilton Sundstrand detail spare part purchases in support of Evergreen’s component repair shops. Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. is a joint venture engineering and maintenance provider between EVA Airways and General Electric Co. Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. has expanded its airline customer portfolio by offering maintenance services with the aim of providing the finest maintenance solutions in the industry.

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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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