First circulating potable water system to be installed on Airbus A319 ACJ

International Water-Guard Industries Inc. (IWG), reported that this fall, the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre Toulouse, France will put its first IWG Circulating Potable Water System (C-PWS(TM)) on an A319 ACJ. This version of the C-PWS augments system pressurization with continual circulation of water by aviation water pumps, providing protection from freezing and consistent water pressure and flow. The C-PWS also includes IWG’s NPS-A6 Water Treatment Unit to eliminate the threat from harmful bacteria and viruses. International Water-Guard is a Canadian aerospace company focusing on aircraft potable water treatment and full water system solutions. IWG has expertise in all aspects of Read more

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Brit Air chooses Air France Industries for component support and logistics

Following a request for proposal for the renewal of the component support for its fleet of CRJ100 and CRJ700 Bombardier Regional Jets, Brit Air has selected Air France Industries (AFI), whose tender met the optimum mix of economic and operational criteria. The contract involves managing component repair and overhaul of a large array of Line Replaceable Components as well as associated transportation and logistics support to and from Brit Air

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SAA Technical signs component support contract with AFI and KLM E&M

SAA Technical (SAT) signed a component support contract with Air France Industries (AFI) and KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M) covering repairs and spares pool access for its entire fleet. This agreement reinforces the relationship already established through component support for SAA Technical’s six A340-200s. Based on this experience SAA Technical extended its cooperation with the group. Thus SAT rely on AFI and KLM E&M for full component support for its 11 A319-100s, 15 A340-300/600s and 21 B737-800s. The agreement also covers EPCOR, the AFI and KLM E&M subsidiary responsible for maintaining SAA’s A340 APUs.

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Saab and TCS sign letter of intent in India

Saab and Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) have signed a letter of intent regarding establishment of an Aeronautical Design and Development Centre (ADDC) in India. The vision for the centre is to serve the global aeronautical market. The centre will create design and development capabilities within India for both military and civil aeronautical applications. This would be a long term relationship with Saab undertaking to transfer technology and competencies in the aerospace sector. The design and development centre will address market opportunities in areas such as aero structures, aero systems, avionics and after market support. This co-operation will also allow Read more

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Avcorp signs agreement with Cessna

Avcorp Industries has signed an agreement with Cessna Aircraft Company to supply the tail assembly for Cessna’s new Citation CJ4 business jet. The agreement includes detail tooling fabrication along with manufacture, assembly, product support and spares for the Citation CJ4. The contract is expected to generate approximately US $110 million in revenue over the first ten years of the life of the aircraft. First flight of the Citation CJ4 occurred on May 5, 2008 with first Avcorp deliveries set for the first quarter of 2009. Avcorp has worked with Cessna on this program over the past year and a half Read more

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GE's CF6-80C2 engine marks 150 million flight-hours

GE Aviation celebrated 150 million flight-hours on the CF6-80C2 engine fleet. The CF6-80C2 engine entered service in October 1985 and has become the most popular CF6 engine model, with more than 3,700 engines in operation with more than 140 customers. The CF6-80C2 engine powers the Boeing 747, 767 and MD-11 aircraft as well as the Airbus A300 and A310 aircraft.

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Airbus selects Goodrich air data, ice detection systems for A350 XWB aircraft

Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Airbus to supply the air data system (ADS) as well as ice detection system for the new A350 XWB commercial aircraft. Together, the awards are expected to generate more than $600 million in original equipment and aftermarket revenue over 20 years. Work will be performed by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems team in Burnsville, Minn.

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Southwest Airlines appoints new finance leaders

Southwest Airlines reported that Tammy Romo, Vice President and Controller is now the Vice President Financial Planning. In this new role, she will lead the Company’s Financial Planning department, the Revenue and Traffic Analysis group, and she will continue to oversee Investor Relations. She will still report directly to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Laura Wright. Assistant Controller Leah Koontz has been promoted Vice President Controller. She will oversee Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Financial Controls, and the accounting groups she currently leads

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Bank of America, Pro Airways announce corporate aircraft strategic alliance

Bank of America and Pro Airways, an aviation services provider, announced a strategic alliance that provides preferred financing terms for clients who finance their aircraft through Bank of America and take advantage of the business aircraft management services of Pro Airways, LLC. In addition to the preferred financing terms, clients who select Pro Airways to manage their jets will have the opportunity to generate charter revenue through Pro Airways’ charter operations, which are certified under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135.

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