14 November 2012

EADS North America awarded $181.8m Army contract option for 34 UH-72A Lakotas

The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North America a $181.8m contract option to deliver 34 additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters, bringing the total aircraft ordered to date to 312. Army plans call for procuring 347 Lakotas through 2016. EADS North America has delivered 243 Lakotas from its American Eurocopter facility in Columbus, Miss., where up to […]

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ACE Aviation announces sale of Air Canada shares and warrants

ACE Aviation Holdings (ACE) has sold to Cormark Securities, as investment dealer, a total of 31m shares of Air Canada and 2.5m warrants to purchase Air Canada shares at exercise prices of $1.51 (1.25m warrants) and $1.44 (1.25m warrants), for total net proceeds to ACE of approximately $58m. As a result, ACE no longer holds

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TransAsia Airways firms options for additional PurePower PW1100G-JM engines

TransAsia Airways has converted options for six A321neo aircraft with Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines into firm orders. Pratt & Whitney will now power TransAsia’s order of 12 firm A321neo aircraft. The deal includes a 10-year PureSolution maintenance service agreement for 27 engines, including spare engines. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2017.

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New C919 orders push total LEAP orders past 4,300 engines

CFM International’s LEAP family continues to be the engines of choice for next-generation single-aisle aircraft. The order for 50 LEAP-1C-powered C919 aircraft announced by COMAC at the Zhuhai Air Show pushed total LEAP engine orders and commitments to 4,352 engines at a list price value of more than US$52bn. CFM’s LEAP-1C is the sole Western

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Monarch Aircraft Engineering wins approval for maintenance station in Warsaw

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), has won approval to provide technical support to LOT Polish Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is the first aircraft of its type to be operated from Europe. MAEL’s engineering team has worked tirelessly over several months to ensure that its new line maintenance facility in Warsaw, Poland is equipped with the

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OGMA extends CAMO certification to EMBRAER E-Jets

OGMA, Industria Aeronautica de Portugal, has been certified for CAMO management and to perform Airworthiness Reviews (ARC) for the Embraer E-Jets models. This certification enhances OGMA’s expanding suite of CAMO services, which now includes Airworthiness Reviews and Continuing Airworthiness Management to all the Embraer EMB-135/145/Legacy and ERJ-170/190/Lineage models. Since its initial certification as a CAMO+

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Lufthansa Technik begins deliveries of nice HD CMS/IFE system on Learjet 70/75 program

Lufthansa Technik’s Innovation Business Unit has begun production deliveries of its nice HD CMS / IFE (cabin management & and in-flight entertainment) system for the new Learjet 70 and Learjet 75. The nice HD system featured on both the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft will include personal HD video at most seat locations via

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ABS Jets appoints Thierry Barre as Technical Director

ABS Jets has appointed Thierry Barre to the position of Technical Director, the appointment comes at a time that ABS Jets are further developing their maintenance and engineering services. Thierry joins the company with immediate effect, his extensive skills in aircraft maintenance and experience of working with Embraer aircraft means that he is a seamless

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