24 July 2012

airberlin to equip new Airbus A320/A321 fleet with fuel-saving Sharklet technology

The airberlin group is having new fuel-saving wing tip devices fitted on all 14 of the Airbus A320/A321 aircraft which are still on order with the manufacturer. These devices, known as Sharklets, are two and a half metre wing tip extensions which point upwards. They reduce the creation of vortices and therefore improve aerodynamics. The …

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Chromalloy begins offering CF6-50 aircraft engine teardown to part

Chromalloy released that its San Diego, Calif., engine maintenance, repair and overhaul center now performs CF6-50 power system teardown services for MRO parts suppliers. “We have established a launch customer for our teardown service and will provide it to parts suppliers worldwide, as well as our existing customers,” said Martin George, General Manager. “Chromalloy’s San …

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Spirit Airlines increases second quarter adjusted net income 35.4%

For the second quarter 2012, Spirit’s total operating revenue was $346.3m, an increase of $70.4m, or 25.5%, compared to second quarter 2011 on a capacity increase of 16.5%. Total revenue per available seat mile increased to 12.25 cents, up 7.7% compared to the second quarter 2011, driven by total operating yields which increased 9.1% year-over-year …

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Epic Aircraft Holdings signs long-term agreement with P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a long-term agreement with Epic Aircraft Holdings to power the new E1000 aircraft with its PT6A-67A engine. Epic Aircraft Holdings currently produces the experimental LT aircraft out of its facility in Bend, Oregon. The PT6A-67A turboprop engine is based on the most powerful engine core in this class …

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P&WC signs new 5-year agreement with Kenn Borek Air

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a five-year agreement with Calgary-based operator Kenn Borek Air. This contract covers the upgrade of the renowned Viking Twin Otter DHC-6 aircraft with the installation of new PT6A-27 and PT6A-34 engines. The rejuvenation of these sought-after aircraft will provide operators significant performance improvements. Kenn Borek Air operates one …

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