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MRO Business Today

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Rockwell Collins to supply visual display system for French Air Force FOMEDEC program

Rockwell Collins, a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers will provide a robust, proven and state-of-the-art visual display system for the Pilatus PC-21 simulators for the French Air Force FOMEDEC training program.

ALC places $348 million CFM LEAP-1B engine order to power Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Air Lease Corporation, a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California, has placed an order for additional CFM International LEAP-1B engine to power 12 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, including five 737 MAX 7 and seven MAX 9 aircraft.

Boeing selects Caroline Kennedy as new director

The Boeing board of directors has elected Caroline B. Kennedy as a new member. Kennedy served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017 and is an author and attorney. She will serve on the Boeing board's Audit and Finance committees.

AAR starts work on $909 million landing gear contract for U.S. Air Force

AAR, an independent provider of services to the global commercial, government and defence aviation industries received the Notice to Proceed on the $909,394,297 fixed-price agreement from the U.S. Air Force for the Landing Gear Performance-Based Logistics One programme.

Leonardo strengthens its presence in the Brazilian corporate helicopter market

Leonardo, a key player in the global Aerospace, Defence and Security markets has received further orders from Brazilian executive operators.

Honeywell enhances fuel use for Brussels Airlines and Air Serbia

Honeywell Aerospace’s GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software is now being deployed at Brussels Airlines and Air Serbia to reduce fuel use. Brussels Airlines deployed GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software on its fleet of 50 aircraft and Air Serbia on its fleet of 21 aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines retrofitted flat bed seats and WIFI IFE for B767-300 fleet

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the flag carrier of Ethiopia, has fully refurbished its Boeing 767-300 ER fleet and availed for service on its India, Middle East and Africa destinations.

Lockheed Martin to export F-16 jets from proposed India facility

Lockheed Martin is closing in on an international deal for F-16 fighter planes, and has offered to eventually build all the jets at a proposed plant in India if it wins a bigger order to supply the Indian Air Force, a top executive said.

Hong Kong Airlines receives its first A350 XWB from AerCap

Hong Kong Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, on lease from AerCap, the global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance making the carrier the 15th airline to operate the world’s latest and most efficient twin aisle airliner.

AML for P2’s 6601 audio advisory system expanded

P2 Aviation Technology has added more aircraft models to the already long list of FAA-approved aircraft models. These new additions were the ?nal models needed to cover the entire ?eet of the Cessna 310, Beechcraft Bonanza and Mooney M20’s. All models of the Navions were added to the list as well.

Lockheed Martin to begin CH-53K helicopter production for US Marine Corps

Lockheed Martin has received from Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 1 contract to build two production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters.

Lockheed Martin appoints Stephanie C. Hill as Senior VP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company has named Stephanie C. Hill, as the senior vice president for Corporate Strategy and Business Development and a corporate officer effective September 11, 2017.

New appointments in Delta, New York

Delta has named Henry Kuykendall as senior vice president – Airport Operations, Northeast, and promoted Stephanie Baldwin to vice president – Airport Operations, JFK, to support the airline’s constant dedication to New York and the Northeast region.

First civil customer Nolas receives H135 with Helionix

The Norwegian air ambulance operator Norsk Luftambulanse AS (NOLAS) received an H135 equipped with Helionix. Six further H135s with Helionix will be delivered to NOLAS in 2017 and 2018. In December 2016, the UK MoD was the first military customer to receive the new H135 with Helionix.

AJW promotes Conrad Vandersluis to Senior VP Strategic Material and Asset Management

AJW Group, a world leading specialist in the supply, exchange, repair and lease of commercial aircraft spare parts has promoted Conrad Vandersluis to senior vice president Strategic Material and Asset Management.

Aeroflot announces results of Board of Directors meeting

PJSC Aeroflot, the flag carrier and largest airline of the Russian Federation announces the results of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on August 31, 2017.

Airbus Perlan Mission II sets new world record for glider altitude

Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to send an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, soared to over 52,000 feet in the Patagonia region of Argentina setting a new world altitude record for gliding.

United Technologies to acquire Rockwell Collins

United Technologies Corp. and Rockwell Collins, Inc. have reached a definitive agreement under which United Technologies will acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share, in cash and UTC stock.

Airbus offers support assist Hurricane Harvey recovery

With the U.S. helicopters headquarters located in Texas, Airbus is committed to aiding the long-term recovery of the Texas Gulf Coast Region as Hurricane Harvey came ashore and brought torrential rain and resulting floods.

dnata, Siemens partner for end-to-end digitalisation of air cargo processes in Dubai

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL), a globally leading provider of sorting technology and solutions has received a major order to implement a cutting-edge cloud-based software platform for dnata’s cargo operations in Dubai.

Aerowash and De Castel sign contract for three washing robots

Aerowash, a leading developer and manufacturer of semi-automated aircraft washing robots has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Service and Maintenance De Castel (1997) Inc. for the Canadian market.

Abdul Khaliq Saeed announced as CEO of Etihad Airways Engineering

The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) named Abdul Khaliq Saeed as the new chief executive officer for Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East replacing Jeff Wilkinson, who is leaving the post after 11 years with the company.

OEMServices partner with Thompson Robbins for growth opportunities in Asia Pacific

OEMServices, a leader in component, logistic and trading services for airlines and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) has signed an agreement with Thompson Robbins Group, a leader of complete Ground Support Equipment (GSE), Airport Vehicles, and Aircraft Component solutions headquartered in Singapore to work together to explore expansion opportunities in the Asia Pacific region in the field of components services for the airline industry.

Qatar Airways enhances award-winning in-flight entertainment system Oryx One

Qatar Airways’ award-winning in-flight entertainment system Oryx One now offers everything from the most recent blockbuster movies, TV box sets, film collections, music and games to children’s channels, branded channels, and informative programming like TED Talks and amazing documentaries that a passenger could fly 20 times around the world before watching them all.

Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan® Power Gearbox sets new aerospace record

Rolls-Royce has set a new record for the world’s most powerful aerospace gearbox, just months after testing began. The Power Gearbox will play a central role in the company’s next-generation UltraFan® engine, helping to deliver enhanced efficiency over a broad range of thrusts.