13 December 2011

H80 Turboprop engine received EASA Engine Certificat

GE Aviation’s H80 turboprop engine has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first GE Aviation engine to receive its initial type certification from EASA. “The type certification on the H80 engine is a significant achievement for the GE Aviation facility in the Czech Republic along with the engineering […]

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Jackson Square Aviation closes $435m term loan

Jackson Square Aviation (“JSA”) has closed a $435m secured term loan, which provides the Company with committed long-term debt capacity for eleven next-generation aircraft. Financing for the facility was provided by DVB Bank SE, Norddeutsche Landesbank, and Citibank. “This is something of a landmark deal for our company,” commented Scott Weiss, JSA’s Chief Operating Officer

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Ducommun awarded $14m in contracts from Bell Helicopter

Ducommun Incorporated has received contracts totaling approximately $14m from Bell Helicopter. The Ducommun LaBarge Technologies business unit (DLT), a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), will produce electronic assemblies and wiring harnesses for the V-22 Osprey military aircraft. DLT has supported the V-22 program since 2005. DLT expects the new contracts will expand production on

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Spirit AeroSystems to realign Boeing 787 Dreamliner wing component production

To meet unprecedented demand for its products and services, Spirit AeroSystems announced plans to transition production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fixed leading edge composite wing component from Spirit’s Tulsa, Okla., facility to Spirit’s Malaysia facility. The realignment will allow Spirit to make more efficient use of its global manufacturing operations. Oklahoma employees working on

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Southwest orders 150 737 MAX airplanes and 58 Next-Generation 737s

Southwest Airlines finalized a firm order for 150 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes. Southwest is the first customer to finalize an order for the 737 MAX and becomes the launch customer for the new LEAP-1B engine-variant.  In addition, the airline expanded its current order book with an order for 58 additional CFM56-7BE-powered Next-Generation 737-800s. The firm order

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Boeing delivers 2nd Peace Eye AEW&C aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force

Boeing delivered the second Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). The aircraft was delivered ahead of schedule to ROKAF Base Gimhae, the main operating base for the Peace Eye fleet. Peace Eye No. 2 is the first aircraft in the fleet to be

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Skywest Airlines to introduce 5 additional ATR 72-600s into Australia

Australia’s Skywest Airlines will introduce five more ATR 72-600 aircraft into its fleet, to be operated on a range of routes on behalf of major carrier Virgin Australia. These five aircraft take to 13 the number of firm orders of ATR 72 aircraft placed by the Singapore-based leasing company Avation PLC in 2011 for Skywest

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CIRCOR Aerospace to manufacture landing gear for BLACK HAWK Helicopters

The CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft to execute a multi-year contract, with an initial award of approximately $25m, to manufacture landing gear for its H-60 – BLACK HAWK and Seahawk helicopters. CIRCOR Aerospace will perform the manufacturing, final assembly and testing of the landing gear at its Corona, California facility.

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