7 November 2008

Donald J. Wetekam elected AAR Corporate Officer

AAR reported that Donald J. Wetekam was elected an Officer of the Company. Wetekam serves as Group Vice President of the Company’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) segment and is responsible for overseeing AAR’s MRO activities, growing the Company’s domestic and international MRO business and expanding the Company’s offerings for government and defense customers.

P&W's F135 completes successful engine air restart testing

Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine successfully completed engine restart testing at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. The engine air restart tests are a significant program milestone demonstrating the reliability of the F135 engine in flight. The F135 engine, which is the only fifth generation engine powering the F-35 Lightning II flight test program, was put …

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CFM56-7B receives joint FAA/EASA certification for P-8A Poseidon

CFM International’s advanced CFM56-7B27A/3 engine model has been jointly certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency for the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon, paving the way for flight tests in 2009 and initial operational capability in 2013. The Navy plans to purchase 108 P-8As to replace its fleet of P-3C …

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Uzbekistan Airways orders four 767s

Uzbekistan Airways signed an order for four 767-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at $597 million at list prices. Including this latest announcement, Uzbekistan Airways has now ordered six Boeing jetliners (two previously ordered 787-8s and the four 767-300ERs). Uzbekistan Airways, based in Tashkent, is Uzbekistan’s national airline. In addition to the airplanes …

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Grupo Marsans places firm order for a total of 61 Airbus aircraft

Grupo Marsans, the largest tourism and transport group in Spain and fourth in Europe, has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 61 Airbus aircraft including four A380s, ten A350-900s, five A330-200s and 42 A320 Family aircraft (of which 12 A319s, 25 A320s and five A321s). These aircraft will be operated by …

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