Honeywell wins contract to supply APU for new Embraer business aircraft

Honeywell has been chosen to supply its 36-150 auxiliary power unit (APU) for the new Embraer MSJ and MLJ business aircraft. In April Honeywell also announced its selection by Embraer to provide the HTF7500E turbofan propulsion system family for the MSJ and MLJ aircraft. The 36-150 APU order delivers another high performance, fuel saving power system to Embraer’s newest business aircraft.

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Sabena technics signs congtract with TNT Airways

Sabena technics has signed a 3 year contract with TNT Airways to perform the component support and engineering services of its B 737 fleet, comprising 10 aircraft. Sabena technics will equally provide line services from Brussels Airport Under this agreement Sabena technics will perform component services over a period of three years on TNT Airways

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Honeywell opens Turbocharger R&D Centre in Czech Republic

Honeywell announced the opening of its Turbo Technologies Engineering and Test Center in Brno, Czech Republic. The new turbocharger R&D Center is the fifth facility in the global technical network for Honeywell. The state-of-the-art facility houses integrated engineering and research services developing and validating the next generation of advanced turbochargers for both commercial and passenger vehicle applications. With more than $3.0 billion in revenues, Honeywell

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New Technical Director for Air Berlin Group

Wolfgang Kurth will be joining the board of directors at Air Berlin PLC on June 1st 2008. He will be responsible for the entire technical area of the Air Berlin Group, an area that has been brought together under the umbrella of “Air Berlin Technik Ltd.” From July 2007 to March 2008 Kurth was managing director at the Munich-based airline dba and played an instrumental part in that company

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Honda Aircraft Company begins European sales of HondaJet

Honda Aircraft Company began European sales of the HondaJet advanced light jet at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) by introducing its first customer in the region – F-1 racer and business entrepreneur, Jenson Button. To provide sales and service support to its customers in Europe, the company announced that it will establish a new European network of three HondaJet-exclusive sales and service centers. Honda Aircraft Company will partner with TAG Aviation SA to establish HondaJet U.K. & Northern Europe at Farnborough Airport, U.K., with Rheinland Air Service GmbH to establish HondaJet Central Europe in Frankfurt, Germany and Read more

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Sikorsky Aircraft signs contract to develop enhanced rotor blades

Sikorsky Aircraft announced an agreement with the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate to develop a new, integrated solution for enhanced helicopter rotor durability and capability. Under the $11.4 million, 42-month program, Sikorsky will research and provide a solution that increases rotor blade life in erosive environments, provides a reliable and maintainable ice protection system, and includes an improved methodology for assessing and repairing battle damage. The program could yield significant cost savings as well. The contract was signed late in the first quarter 2008, and Sikorsky has teamed with the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) to investigate potential solutions Read more

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DC Aviation to order two more Citation XLS

DC Aviation will be upgrading its fleet of Citation XLS to seven aircraft in June with another two Citation XLS. This will make DC Aviation the largest operator of Citation XLS in Europe. In total the company with headquarters in Stuttgart operates then 30 modern private jets of various sizes with an average age that is less than 2.5 years.

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