8 April 2010

Aveos signs four new Engine Technical Service agreements

Aveos has signed a new Engine Technical Service Agreement with Air China, as well as new agreements with Air Moldova, Merpati Airlines and Mandala Airlines. The two-year Engine Technical Service Agreement with Air China includes the maintenance, repair, overhaul, testing and related services for CFM56-5C4 engines. The three additional agreements include a five-year Engine Technical

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Libya

Embraer delivered two brand-new EMBRAER 170 jets, at the end of March, to the new Libyan aviation service provider Petro Air. The deal also includes purchase rights to acquire two EMBRAER 190s, and was concluded during the first quarter of 2010. With a value of US$ 66.8 million, at list price, based on 2010 economic

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Hamilton Sundstrand APS5000 APU achieves major milestones

Hamilton Sundstrand’s Power Systems business has successfully completed ETOPS (Extended-range Operations) testing of its APS5000 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The completed testing is an important step in providing ETOPS capabilities for 787s upon initial entry into service. To date, the APS5000 APU has logged 10,000 APU operating hours and successfully

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First Lockheed Martin mission systems-equipped F-35 enters flight test

The first mission systems-equipped Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter flew for the first time on April 7th. During the flight, F-35 Test Pilot David Nelson climbed to 15,500 feet (4,700 meters), verified engine response at varying throttle settings, performed a series of flight-qualities maneuvers and checked the operation of the aircraft’s mission systems.

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