8 February 2011

European certification for SMA SR305-230E diesel aircraft engine

The SMA SR305-230E diesel engine for general aviation, developing 230 shaft horsepower (SHP), was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on January 24, 2011. The SR305-230E logged 2,500 hours of ground and flight testing for this certification program. Based on the results of these tests, SMA guarantees Time Between Overhauls (TBO) of 2,000 […]

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Astronics Corporation reports 14% increase in fourth quarter 2010 sales

Astronics Corporation reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Sales in the fourth quarter of 2010 were up 13.7% from the prior year’s fourth quarter. Aerospace sales, which represented 90% of consolidated sales in the fourth quarter, increased 27.8% to $46.8 million in the quarter. Earnings per diluted share

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Travel Service and LHT extend TES contract for Boeing 737-NG fleet

Travel Service a.s., the biggest private airline in the Czech Republic, and Lufthansa Technik have extended the Total Engine Support TES contract that has been in place since 2007 to 2020. The airline currently operates 17 aircraft and plans to expand its fleet still further.Under the TES contract Lufthansa Technik will maintain the CFM56-7B engines

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Jet Aviation appoints Stefan Benz vice president MRO sales for EMEA & Asia

Jet Aviation has appointed Stefan Benz the new vice president MRO sales for the EMEA & Asia group. In this function, Benz leads all regional MRO sales directors and the sales support team. As part of an overall customer relationship enhancement, he will also work closely with all Jet Aviation sites to optimize internal capabilities

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Goodrich receives US Air Force contract for C-130 boltless wheels and carbon brakes

Goodrich has received a follow-on contract from Defense Logistics Agency Aviation to supply over 1,600 carbon brakes and over 1,400 boltless wheels for the U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft fleet. Deliveries will begin in October, 2011. Goodrich’s C-130 wheel and brake retrofit features DURACARB carbon brakes which provide lighter weight, longer life, higher performance and

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