15 May 2008

FAA certifies all Pratt & Whitney CFM56-3 engine life limited parts

Pratt & Whitney received the remaining three Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) approvals. The three STCs certify Global Material Solutions life-limited parts for the CFM56-3 engine high-pressure compressor, high- pressure turbine, and low-pressure turbine; in total GMS has certified 19 CFM56-3 engine life limited parts. Each part is certified with FAA Chapter 5

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Singapore Airlines' inaugural all-business class service takes flight

Singapore Airlines redefines long-haul air travel with the launch of the world’s first all-Business Class flights from North America to Asia. The newly reconfigured Airbus A340-500 replaces the two-class, 181-seat configuration with 100 of the Airline’s new Business Class seats. Singapore Airlines is the first to operate an all-Business Class service on the transpacific route.

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Quartz Mountain Aerospace expands operations to Coffeyville, Kansas

A tentative lease agreement has been signed between Coffeyville Industries and Quartz Mountain Aerospace (QMA), an aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Altus, Oklahoma. QMA desires to expand its aerospace manufacturing operations in Coffeyville by producing the sheet metal subassemblies necessary to support accelerated production of their Model 11E single engine piston aircraft at their Altus manufacturing

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Alternative fuel partnership teams Airbus with Honeywell, IAE and JetBlue

In its continuing efforts toward eco-efficiency – and to help the whole aviation sector prosper with less impact on the environment, such as reducing emissions from aircraft operations – Airbus has teamed with Honeywell Aerospace; UOP, a Honeywell Company; International Aero Engines (IAE); and JetBlue Airways to pursue development of a sustainable second-generation biofuel for

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Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management announces three aircraft leases

Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management announced it has leased aircraft to three airlines. Aeroflot Don, based in Russia, leased one ex-British Midland Boeing B737-500 for a term of five years. The aircraft, MSN 25160, is powered by CFM56-3C1 engines. The aircraft was delivered in March 2008. Aeroflot Nord, based in Russia, leased one ex-CSA Boeing

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