KVH receives $20 million contract for commercial aircraft antennas

KVH Industries a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communication systems for mobile platforms, is entering the commercial aviation market following the award of a $20.1 million contract from a leading in-flight entertainment supplier. Under the terms of the multi- year contract, KVH will design, develop, and manufacture new DIRECTV- compatible satellite TV antennas to be used on narrowbody commercial aircraft operating in the United States.

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Finnair Leisure Flights to lease one new Airbus 330-200 from XL Airways

Finnair Leisure Flights and XL Airways UK have signed an agreement on the lease of a new Airbus 330-200 wide-bodied aircraft with crew for Finnair Leisure Flights’ use in the winter season 2008-2009. The aircraft will be delivered in November 2008. The intention is to operate the aircraft on popular Thailand flights from Helsinki to Phuket. The aircraft will fly to Thailand non-stop, six times per week from November 2008. In winter season 2008/2009, in addition to the Airbus A330-200, Finnair Leisure Flights will operate its leisure flights with a fleet of seven Boeing 757-200 aircraft as well as Airbus Read more

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Finnair Technical Services to perform modification work for Martinair's MD-11 Cargo Aircraft

Finnair Technical Services will perform so called tube strip modifications for Dutch airline Martinair. Finnair will remove cabin equipment and accessories from four Boeing MD-11 aircraft. The modification project will commence in April and last till August, 2008. Finnair Technical Services has carried out base maintenance checks for Martinair MD-11 fleet since 2005. Finnair Technical Services will provide maintenance support for MD-11 aircraft type even after Finnair has retired its Boeing MD-11 passenger aircraft fleet by spring 2010. In January Finnair Technical Services announced a significant agreement covering maintenance services for Aeroflot Cargo Boeing MD-11 aircraft until 2016.

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GE to invest $30 million in expansion of Singapore operation

GE Aviation announced a $30 million expansion of the GE Aviation Service Operation (GEASO) facility in Singapore, positioning the facility to more than double revenues over the next five years. In 2007, GEASO achieved revenues of more than $250 million. The GEASO expansion, which is scheduled to begin in April of this year, will increase total production square footage of the facility by 20 percent, growing from 200,000 to 250,000 square feet by the time the project is completed in mid- 2009. In addition, its current work force of 900 people is expected to grow by more than 30 percent Read more

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Bombardier grants authority to offer C-Series

Bombardier released that its Board of Directors has granted Bombardier Aerospace the authority to offer formal sales proposals of the optimized CSeries aircraft family to airline customers. The aircraft will incorporate the latest technology available to produce the economic, performance, environmental and passenger-oriented improvements demanded by airline customers for the next quarter century. Entry into service is scheduled for 2013. Authority to offer is the next important step in the process that leads to program launch. Before requesting program launch approval from the Bombardier Board of Directors, Bombardier Aerospace will obtain firm commitments from customers. A launch decision is expected Read more

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BOC Aviation signs firm order for five A330-200F aircraft

BOC Aviation a leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company, has signed a firm contract for five A330-200F all-cargo aircraft. The agreement was signed during the 2008 Singapore Airshow. Previously known as Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, BOC Aviation is headquartered in Singapore, with representatives based in Europe and the US. The company is wholly owned by the Bank of China.

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EDS signs Global IT Services contract with SR Technics

EDS signed a six-year, information technology (IT) services agreement with SR Technics, one of the leading independent providers of technical services for the civil aviation sector. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. Under this agreement, EDS will provide service desk support, workplace management, hosting, storage, backup and archiving, as well as network services for major locations of SR Technics in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland and Bahrain, with a total of more than 4,000 users. As part of the agreement, EDS and SR Technics renewed an applications services agreement, which was first signed in 2001. Under this renewal, Read more

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Aer Lingus reports update on maintenance contracts

Aer Lingus Group plc is entering into exclusive final contract negotiations with a number of successful suppliers following the competitive tender for the provision of elements of the Company’s maintenance services. The competitive tender process was separated into four distinct elements: line activities; base maintenance; components; and wheels and brakes. Each element was tendered separately with the objective to deliver the maximum benefit to Aer Lingus shareholders within specific compliance criteria. Exclusive contract negotiations are being entered into with the following suppliers: SR Technics (Ireland) Ltd. (at Dublin, Ireland) for line activities; Sabena Technics / TAT Group (at Dinard/Bordeaux, France) Read more

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