15 June 2009

Air China selects V2500 for new fleet of A320-family aircraft

Air China has selected the IAE International Aero Engines V2500 to power a new fleet of Airbus A320-Family aircraft with deliveries starting in April 2010. Including a long-term aftermarket agreement, the total value of the deal is around $700 million. This new order covers engines for 22 aircraft, representing a mix of A320s and A321s. …

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Honeywell completes initial testing of renewable jet fuel on APU and Turbofan engines

Honeywell has completed initial testing of renewable jet fuel on its 131-9 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and TFE 731-5 turbofan engine, with results comparable to traditional aviation fuels. An APU is a small gas-powered turbine engine that provides bleed air for main engine starting and electrical power for cockpit and galley systems. The 131-9 is …

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Goodrich completes flight testing with Boeing Next-Generation 737 carbon brake

Goodrich has successfully completed flight testing of its Boeing Next-Generation 737 wheels and carbon brakes. Formal certification of the equipment is expected in the second half of 2009, and the brakes available for delivery on production airplanes in the first half of 2010. The new wheels and carbon brakes, which will be fully compatible with …

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Airbus selects Goodrich for A350 XWB cabin attendant seats

Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Airbus to provide advanced cabin attendant seats for the new A350 XWB aircraft. The selection is expected to generate $100 million in original equipment and aftermarket revenue over the life of the program. With this new contract, Goodrich cabin attendant seats are featured on all Airbus aircraft including the …

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Premium AEROTEC signs contract for work packages for new Airbus A350 XWB in Le Bourget

The German aerostructures supplier Premium AEROTEC signed another contract for work packages for the new A350 XWB at the Paris Airshow. In addition to the fuselage structures for the forward fuselage section (section 13/14) and the side shells of the aft fuselage section (section 16/18), it now has also been awarded with contracts for the …

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Vietnam Airlines and ATR ink agreement for 2 additional ATR 72-500s

National-flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and ATR inked an agreement for the purchase of 2 additional new ATR 72-500s. With the signature of these two 68-seat, PW 127M powered aircraft, worth $41 million, Vietnam Airlines brings to 16 the number of ATR 72-500s acquired since 2001. The airline also accepted delivery of its 4th ATR 72-500 …

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