19 December 2013

AgustaWestland signs Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter contract for 16 AW101 Helicopters

AgustaWestland has been awarded a contract for 16 AW101 helicopters plus support and training, valued at approximately £1bn (€1.15bn), to meet the Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter (NAWSARH) requirement. The contract also includes an option for six further aircraft. Aircraft deliveries to the Royal Norwegian Air Force, who will fly and operate the helicopters, will […]

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Bombardier and Air Côte d’Ivoire reach firm purchase agreement

Bombardier Aerospace announced that its purchase agreement with Abidjan-based airline, Air Côte d’Ivoire, is now firm. The transaction, which was announced as a conditional purchase agreement on November 18th, during the Dubai Airshow, covers two Q400 NextGen aircraft with options for an additional two. Air Côte d’Ivoire is the national airline of Ivory Coast.

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Boeing delivers first 747-8 with Performance-Improved Engines

Boeing delivered the first 747-8 with performance-improved GEnx-2B engines as part of the airplane’s Performance Improvement Package (PIP.) A Cathay Pacific Airways 747-8 Freighter was the first 747 to deliver with the PIP engines. The engine is the first of the package’s three improvements to enter service. The two other components, Flight Management Computer (FMC)

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Rockwell Collins appoints Robert Perna SVP, General Counsel

Rockwell Collins reported that Robert J. Perna, has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel for the company, effective Jan. 13, 2014. Perna will succeed Gary Chadick, who has announced his resignation to pursue other interests. Chadick will remain with the company as senior vice president and secretary until Feb. 7th, after which Perna

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Chromalloy enters into long term agreement with Pratt & Whitney

Chromalloy has entered into three significant new long-term parts and service agreements with leading aircraft engine producer Pratt & Whitney, for manufacturing and supply chain activities on the new PurePower PW1100G-JM engine and to provide aftermarket support on legacy engines. Chromalloy will produce investment cast parts and provide advanced coatings, machining and drilling on other

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Astrium and Inmarsat sign strategic agreement on Global Xpress

Inmarsat a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services and Astrium have reached a strategic distribution partnership agreement which will see Global Xpress services made available to Astrium Services’ large partner and customer base. Astrium Services will deliver Global Xpress high-speed broadband services through its worldwide distribution channels. The strategic agreement will cover key

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GE Capital Aviation Services to Lease two Boeing 737-800 to new customer Jeju Air

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) signed a lease agreement with South Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air for two Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2014 to expand the carrier’s fleet. Jejuair currently operates 13 Boeing 737-800s, its first delivered in 2008. It maintains three domestic routes and 15 international routes. Jeju

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Saratov Airlines becomes first Russian E-Jet operator

Embraer Commercial Aviation welcomes Saratov-based Saratov Airlines (Saravia) as the first E-Jet customer in Russia. The airline has leased two E195s that will start operations in the coming weeks. The E190 and E195 were certified by Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee in December 2012. The E195s will be configured with 114 seats in dual class and

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Mexicana MRO successfully concludes A318s delivery poject

On Tuesday December 3rd in a ceremony hosted by Mexicana MRO at its Mexico City International Airport facility, executives from EADS, Airbus, LAN, Indaer and OceanAir, celebrated the successful conclusion of the “A318 Delivery Project” between LAN and Airbus, with the delivery of the 15th and last aircraft. Works included the realization of relevant major

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GE38 Turboshaft Engine achieves record time at temperature

GE Aviation’s largest turboshaft engine — the GE38 — has completed a 300-hour cyclic durability test on the road toward qualification for the U.S. Marine Corps’ future CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter. “The prototype GE38 engine completed one of the toughest engine tests we have ever run at GE, spending the longest time at maximum redline temperatures

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