Rolls-Royce Model 250 Turboprop to power new executive transport aircraft

The Turbine 340, a new Rolls-Royce Model 250-powered executive transport aircraft, was unveiled on July 27th by O&N Aircraft Modifications, Inc. at the Rolls-Royce exhibit at EAA AirVenture. The aircraft is a twin-engine Cessna 340 converted from its AvGas piston engine configuration to incorporate Model 250 B-17 series turboprops. The Turbine 340 made its successful first flight in early July and will begin extensive flight testing next month to complete its FAA Supplemental Type Certification.

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Volvo Aero Services signs spare parts agreement with Hamilton Sundstrand

Volvo Aero Services Corporation and Hamilton Sundstrand have signed an exclusive agreement allowing Volvo Aero Services to distribute Hamilton Sundstrand end items to support the operation of Boeing 737, 747, 757 and 767 aircraft. Under the agreement, Volvo Aero Services will provide inventory forecasting, sales & marketing, order fulfillment and distribution to end customers. Hamilton Sundstrand will in turn provide manufacturing and end support responsibilities.

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B/E Aerospace second quarter results exceed expectations

B/E Aerospace second quarter operating earnings of $84.3 million increased by 41.7% as compared with the second quarter of the prior year. Second quarter operating margin of 16.1% expanded by 120 basis points compared to the second quarter of the prior year. second quarter net earnings of $53.9 million increased by 89.8% as compared with the second quarter of the prior year. Second quarter net earnings per diluted share of $0.59 increased by 90.3%. Record bookings for the quarter totaled approximately $610 million representing a book-to-bill ratio of approximately 1.2:1. Backlog as of June 30, 2008 was a record at Read more

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SR Technics appoints James Stewart as new Chief Financial Officer

James Stewart has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SR Technics and Member of the Group Executive Board. He will assume his new position on August 11, succeeding former CFO Georg Radon, who left SR Technics in May 2008 to become CFO of Swiss Federal Railways. Peter Ilg, who has served as interim CFO since the departure of Georg Radon, continues in his role as SR Technics

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Cabot Aviation arranges sale of one Boeing 737-500 aircraft

Cabot Aviation, an independent aircraft remarketing company based in the UK, has arranged the sale of one Boeing 737-500 aircraft on behalf of 735 Leasing Limited. The aircraft has been sold to MAT Macedonian Airlines and is Serial Number 25249 which was delivered on 24th July 2008. MAT Macedonian Airlines is based in Skopje, and will begin operating this aircraft immediately on its developing route network.

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CabinVu gains Validation STC from CAAC

AD Aerospace has obtained a Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its CabinVu and CabinVu-123 Cockpit Door Monitoring Systems on Boeing 737 aircraft. These systems enhance the security of a passenger airliner by helping to protect the cockpit from Hijack and Air Rage incidents by providing the pilots with a live view of the area outside the flight deck door. This VSTC covers the entire Boeing 737 family of aircraft using installation designs produced by Aircraft Engineering and Installation Services Inc of Orlando, Florida, USA.

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First aircraft sections arrive at A320 Final Assembly Line in Tianjin

The first aircraft sections for the new Airbus single-aisle assembly line in Tianjin arrived at the A320 Final Assembly Line (FAL) site in the early morning of 25th July. Six jigs loaded with parts for an A320, coming from the Airbus production sites in Europe, departed from Hamburg on a container ship on 24th June. It carries the forward and rear fuselage section, a pair of wings, the horizontal and vertical tailplane and engine pylons. The sections arrived at the Tianjin Harbour on 24th July, then were transported from the harbour to the FALC site by road in the morning Read more

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Emirates Airline buys 60 Airbus wide-body aircraft

Dubai based Emirates Airline has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for 30 Airbus A350XWB plus 30 A330-300s. The agreement was signed between Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO on the occasion of their first A380 delivery in Hamburg, Germany. At the 10th Dubai Airshow in 2007, Emirates signed a firm order for 70 A350 XWBs with an option for 50 more. Today

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Cargolux takes delivery of 747-400 Freighter

Boeing delivered to Cargolux Airlines International S.A. its 16th and last 747-400 Freighter. This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of Cargolux taking delivery of its first Boeing 747 Freighter. Cargolux is the launch customer for the 747-8, and will take delivery of the first of its 13 Boeing 747-8 Freighters in 2009.

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