Goodrich EFB receives STC certification for Bombardier Global Express

Goodrich released that its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from Transport Canada for the Bombardier Global Express family of aircraft. This includes the Global Express, the Global XRS and the Global 5000. The certification process was conducted by Business Jet Aircraft Completions (BJAC), based in Dorval, Quebec, Canada. Goodrich selected BJAC as a worldwide authorized sales and service center of Goodrich Electronic Flight Bag systems for business jet aircraft last year.

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Hans Peter Ring hands over Airbus CFO responsibility to Harald Wilhelm

Hans Peter Ring, CFO of EADS, was assuming the additional role of CFO of Airbus since the 31 october 2006. This combined responsibility was brought about when it became apparent, in the context of the announcement of A380 delays, that integration between Airbus and EADS, its mother company, needed drastic improvement. As he announced last week at the Global Investors Forum, this integration of the finance function has been achieved. Hans Peter Ring will be refocusing his time and effort on his role as CFO of EADS. As of 1st February 2008, he will hand over the Airbus CFO responsibility Read more

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Kaman signs follow-on contract to supply wing components to Boeing

Kaman Aerospace Corporation reported that its Aerostructures Division has signed a seven-year follow-on contract with The Boeing Company for the production of wing fixed trailing edge assemblies on the Boeing 777 and 767 aircraft at Kaman’s Jacksonville, Fla., facility. The agreement calls for Kaman to supply components for all configurations of the 777 and 767 at the Boeing annual production rates.

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New performance tool by PACE and Lufthansa CityLine

Berlin software provider PACE and Lufthansa’s regional carrier Lufthansa CityLine introduced the new flight performance tool Pacelab CI OPS. The latest Pacelab product enables flexible cost index optimization at the flight planning stage and in tactical on-board flight management and was developed in close collaboration with experts of launch customer Lufthansa CityLine. The airline will use the software to improve the operating efficiency of its Bombardier CRJ fleet, with an expected annual reduction of fuel burn and emissions of CO2 and other pollutants of at least two percent.

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American Airlines and Aircell begin broadband connectivity installation

American Airlines has completed the first aircraft installation of the Aircell Internet broadband connectivity solution at American’s Kansas City maintenance base. American, which will be the first U.S. airline to offer customers Aircell’s Internet broadband solution, plans to install and test the technology in 2008 on all 15 of its Boeing 767-200 aircraft that primarily fly transcontinental routes.

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UAL Corporation reports highest annual pre-tax income since 1999

UAL Corporation reported pre-tax income of $695 million for 2007, the highest since 1999. Pre-tax income excluding special items and severance was $606 million, $665 million higher than 2006. The company generated net income of $403 million in 2007, the first full-year profit since 2000, excluding reorganization items. Excluding special and reorganization items and severance, 2007 net income of $352 million was $417 million higher than 2006. UAL reported an operating loss of $64 million for the fourth quarter of 2007, a pre-tax loss of $98 million and a net loss of $53 million, $8 million better than the fourth Read more

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Telair International named as supplier for 747-8 program

Telair International has been selected by Boeing to supply the cargo-handling system for the new Boeing 747-8. The supplier will provide systems for the main deck and lower hold of the 747-8 Freighter, as well as the lower hold of the 747-8 Intercontinental. Telair International, based in Miesbach, Germany, will design and manufacture a cargo-handling system for the 747-8 that is similar to those found on many 747 fleets currently operating worldwide. This continuity will offer Boeing and its 747-8 operators the benefits that result from improved reliability of a mature product. Telair will design and manufacture the cargo-handling system Read more

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