19 February 2009

Israel Aerospace Industries to convert first B767-300 Aircraft

Israel Aerospace Industries’ Bedek Aviation Group (IAI/Bedek) has reached a milestone by cutting the opening in the fuselage to install the Main Deck Cargo Door on its first B767-300ER aircraft conversion from Pax to the Bedek Special Freighter (BDSF) configuration. The aircraft belongs to EuroAtlantic Airlines of Portugal, a Passenger Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance …

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Airbus revises production rates

Airbus is adapting production rates of its A320 Family programme from 36 to 34 a month from October 2009 onwards. Production rates of the A330/A340 family will be paused at the current level of 8.5 a month, and not increased further as previously planned. This decision reflects Airbus

Saudi Arabian Airlines formalizes order for CFM56-5B engines

Saudi Arabian Airlines signed the final agreement to formalize the airline’s order for CFM56-5B engines to power 22 new Airbus A320 family aircraft.The $300 million order was originally announced at the 2008 Farnborough Air Show. The airline, which is also leasing CFM56-5B-powered A320s, is scheduled to begin taking delivery of the new aircraft later this …

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Boeing achieves major environmental certification goal

Boeing announced that all of its major manufacturing facilities received the internationally recognized ISO 14001 environmental certification by the end of 2008, marking achievement of one of the company’s most significant environmental goals. Certification is a global benchmark of an organization’s commitment to understand and continually improve its environmental performance.

Czech Airlines sign 7 year PBH deal with A J Walter Aviation

Czech Airlines has awarded A J Walter Aviation a seven year power-by-the-hour contract to provide rotable component support for its fleet of 33 Airbus. The agreement commences on March 1st 2009 and initially will cover two A321, eight A320 and seven A319, the remaining 16 aircraft will join the programme over the next seven years. …

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