2 May 2011

Messier-Bugatti, Messier-Dowty and Messier Services merge

Safran announced the merger of subsidiaries Messier-Bugatti, Messier-Dowty and Messier Services to form Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, a leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. The new company will be headed by Alain Sauret, the current Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti. Gilles Bouctot, the current CEO of Messier-Dowty, will be Chief Operating Officer. The new organisation comprises four […]

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Southwest Airlines closes acquisition of AirTran Holdings

Southwest Airlines has closed on its purchase of all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc., the former parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran). Based on the average of Southwest Airlines’ closing prices for the 20 trading days ending three trading days prior to May 2, 2011, of $11.90, the transaction values AirTran

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ALC signs lease agreements for 29 aircraft with Asia-region airlines

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has signed lease agreements for 29 aircraft with Asia-region airlines. The aircraft were signed with customers including China Eastern, China Southern, Air China, Asiana, Garuda, MIAT Mongolian, and Orient Thai Airlines. In the largest single lease placement to date in ALC’s history, China Eastern Airlines and ALC have entered into long

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Lufthansa Technik simulates aircraft engine wear and tear with ANSYS software

Lufthansa Technik AG is leveraging simulation software from ANSYS to simulate wear and tear of aircraft components, particularly in jet engines, to prolong service intervals and to create new ways to repair used parts. As an aviation authority-approved development and production organization, Lufthansa Technik performs its own research to investigate blade damage due to bird

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Precision Conversions receives EASA approval for Maximum Zero Fuel Weight increase STC on all 757-200PCFs

Precision Conversions and Leth & Associates released that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate (STO1857SE) for a Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW) increase on the Precision Conversions 757-200PCF freighter. The MZFW STC allows for up to an additional 8,000 lbs (3,628 kg) payload increase for both

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CIRCOR Aerospace announces creation of CIRCOR France

CIRCOR Aerospace, a CIRCOR International company, has completed the creation of CIRCOR France to support European growth strategies. CIRCOR France (formerly Industria, S.A.S.), based in Le Plessis Trevise near Paris, will function as a holding company for European and North African business activities. Under the aegis of CIRCOR France, the newly named CIRCOR Industria will

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