4 January 2012

P&W awarded contract for F135 engine production worth up to $1.12bn

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Pratt & Whitney an undefinitized contract award (UCA) not to exceed $1,122,306,649 for F135 production engines to power the F-35 Lightning II.  Pratt & Whitney and the DoD have reached a tentative agreement on key terms for the low rate initial production (LRIP) 5 contract which contains fixed-price …

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CTS Engines to provide CF6-80 overhaul work for new customers

CTS Engines, a leading independent engine MRO, had recently reached agreement with Vision Airlines and MLW Air for the overhaul of two GE CF6-80 engines. The work will be performed at CTS Engines’s Fort Lauderdale facility. CTS Engines is an FAA and EASA certified engine MRO specializing in the overhaul of the CF6-80 engine. Founded …

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United Airlines mechanics ratify agreement

United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, announced that mechanics represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) ratified a new labor agreement with the company. The new agreement covers approximately 5,500 United mechanics. The company and the IBT will soon commence negotiations for a joint collective bargaining agreement for mechanics at …

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BOC Aviation announces new chairman

Mr. Chen Siqing is the new Chairman of BOC Aviation. He takes over from Mdm. Zhang Yanling who has retired from the position. Mr. Chen is a member of the senior management of Bank of China (BOC) and has served as Executive Vice President of BOC and President of Corporate Banking Committee since June 2008.

Constant Aviation expands sales force with Jay Randall

Constant Aviation, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility headquartered at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, released that Jay Randall has been named the Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager. Jay comes to Constant most recently from Dallas Airmotive where he was responsible for the sale of engine maintenance services specializing in PTA6, JT-15, Spey, Tay and Gulfstream …

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SprintAir takes delivery of Saab 340A QC aircraft

Skyworld Aviation announced their latest deal with SprintAir SA of Poland, a Saab 340A QC aircraft, serial number 070, which was delivered on 22nd December 2011. This latest transaction takes SprintAir’s fleet to thirteen Saab 340s which makes the airline the second largest operator of the type in Europe. In a deal arranged by Skyworld …

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HAECO/TAECO acquires 49% shares of SR Shanghai

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO) and Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company (TAECO) – a subsidiary of HAECO, reported that the two companies have acquired 49% shareholding that SR Technics holds in Shanghai SR Aircraft Technics Company (SR Shanghai). The company has been renamed Shanghai Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Services Company (STA) to take up the …

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