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GE Aviation Awarded More Than $476 Million in Military Contracts Over Last Month

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April 16, 2020

GE Aviation powers two-thirds of U.S. military fighters and helicopters and understands that its military customers continue to face aircraft issues related to age, maintenance, supply and support. The more engines and components produced enables more aircraft availability at any given time. In the last month alone, GE Aviation has been awarded more than $476… Read More ›

GE, Brightwater UAG sign exclusive agreement for T700 engine support

Restricted category and public use T700 customers have new options for maintenance and support GE Aviation has signed an exclusive Authorized Repair and Services Provider Agreement with Brightwater United Aero Group (UAG) to cover certain non-military customers flying GE’s reliable T700 helicopter engine. Brightwater UAG, based in Shelton, Connecticut, in conjunction with Brightwater Arista Aviation… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce establishes new Covid-19 data alliance to help kickstart businesses and the economy into recovery

Rolls-Royce has invited a group of leading companies to collaborate on Emer2gent, a new alliance of data analytics experts challenged with finding new, faster ways of supporting businesses and governments globally as they recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Early alliance members are Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, IBM, Google Cloud, The Data City,… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney customers heading to the front lines in a time of need.

In the face of Covid-19, aircraft manufacturers and operators around the world have shifted their operations from transporting passengers to finding creative ways to help ease the pressure in times where urgent support is needed. Many companies have found ways to create a positive impact on the current situation. Embraer Embraer, manufacturer of several Pratt… Read More ›

Safran and Segula Technologies continue to support the fight against Covid-19 by adapting Decathlon’s Easybreath Subea mask for use in hospitals

Safran has adapted the Easybreath Subea snorkeling mask from sports retailer Decathlon to protect medical personnel from airborne droplets that could transmit the coronavirus, in conjunction with the engineering firm Segula Technologies and with support from the French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute (IRBA). Safran and Segula Technologies are offering open access to the files… Read More ›

New Russian Engine Certified in India

Based on the results of successful validation, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of India issued the St. Petersburg-based UEC-Klimov enterprise of the United Engine Corporation of the State Corporation Rostec the approval of a type certificate for the VK-2500PS-03 helicopter turboshaft engine model. VK-2500PS-03 is the latest modification of the VK-2500 engine with an… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce welcomes Delta TechOps into expanded service network as Trent 1000 work begins

Rolls-Royce has welcomed Delta TechOps into its expanded service network as it begins work on its first Trent engine. Delta TechOps began operations as a Trent Authorised Maintenance Centre, with the induction of a Trent 1000 engine module. The 127,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility will also carry out services on the Trent 7000 and Trent XWB…. Read More ›

CFM International, IATA sign landmark agreement

• CFM reaffirms strategy for an open MRO market CFM International (CFM) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed a commercial settlement agreement concerning CFM’s MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) policies and activities. Under the terms of this agreement, CFM reaffirms its commitment to maintain and foster robust and open competition within the… Read More ›

CFM International, IATA Sign Landmark Agreement

CFM reaffirms strategy for an open MRO market CFM International (CFM) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed a commercial settlement agreement concerning CFM’s MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) policies and activities. Under the terms of this agreement, CFM reaffirms its commitment to maintain and foster robust and open competition within the MRO… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce completes sale of L’Orange to Woodward Inc

Rolls-Royce confirms that completion of the sale of its fuel injector business, L’Orange, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, to Colorado-based Woodward Inc. took place on 1 June. The completion of the transaction, which was announced on 9 April, followed recent clearance from the German antitrust authorities. Net proceeds totalled €673m after transaction… Read More ›

Loong Air takes delivery of first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo in China

The Chinese launch customer for the LEAP-1A First of 9 LEAP-powered aircraft on order Zhejiang Loong Airlines today took delivery of the first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo aircraft from the Airbus Final Assembly facility in Tianjin, China. The airline will be the first in Greater China to operate the advanced engine/aircraft combination. “We are very pleased to… Read More ›

‘Customer Service 4.0’ at Rolls-Royce Power Systems – A new service and digital strategy to transform MTU’s global customer support

MTU customer service 4.0 – forward-looking, customer-friendly and digital New Customer Care Center, digital tools and Value Care Agreements Hitachi relies on digital customer support from MTU Friedrichshafen “With the opening of the new Customer Care Center in Friedrichshafen, we have established another milestone for our customers,” said Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems,… Read More ›

Safran and GO CAPITAL invest in Turbotech, a startup specialized in new-generation turbine engines and hybrid propulsion

Safran, through its subsidiary Safran Corporate Ventures, and GO CAPITAL announced today that they are taking a stake in the company Turbotech. Part of a 3 million euro investment round Turbotech offers a range of turbine engines for light aircraft (turboprops and turbo-electric generators), based on innovative regenerative cycle* turbines. Featuring its patented heat exchanger… Read More ›

JetBlue Selects Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engines to Power 45 Additional Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announces that JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) has selected the Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine to power an additional 45 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. With the airline’s previous order of 40 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, JetBlue has now committed to 85 GTF-powered aircraft, including both… Read More ›

Lion Group finalizes $5.5 billion U.S. LEAP-1A engine order

Makes Lion Group largest LEAP engine customer in the world CFM to provide expanded MRO support At a special signing ceremony here today, Transportation Partners, the leasing arm of Lion Group, and CFM International finalized an order for 380 LEAP-1A engines to power Airbus A320neo/A321neo aircraft. The final engine order, which is valued at $5.5… Read More ›

Honeywell Expands Connected Aircraft Solutions To The Most Overlooked Part Of Aerospace: The Ground

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is expanding its GoDirect® connected services to one of the last unconnected aerospace frontiers, the ground. A new agreement with global telematics company Pinnacle will enable the two companies to connect an airport’s ramp service into one single, managed solution that provides airlines and ground handlers with real-time insights into vehicle activity… Read More ›

ODK to Develop Helicopter Engine of Next Generation

United Engine-building Corporation, a part of the Rostec State Corporation, has started works on development of a prospective helicopter engine of the next generation. New construction materials and additive technologies, as well as 3D-printing, will be used in the process of development. In addition to proven effective technologies and materials, new design visions and aviation… Read More ›

SSAMC inaugurates new MRO facility, adds LEAP capability

• Increases capacity for CFM56 and LEAP engines • 1,000 CFM56 engines overhauled since 2010 Sichuan Services Aero Engine Maintenance Company (SSAMC), the joint venture between Air China and CFM International (CFM), has inaugurated a new 43,880 -square meter facility, expanding its maintenance, repair, and overhaul capability for CFM56 and LEAP engines to 300 engines… Read More ›

SpiceJet, CFM sign $12.5 billion engine/services deal

• Finalizes LEAP-1B engine order for 155 737 MAX airplanes • Adds long-term services agreement for entire LEAP-1B fleet SpiceJet and CFM International today announced a $12.5 billion U.S. agreement that finalizes the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power a total of 155 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, along with spare engines to support the fleet…. Read More ›

Lufthansa Technik signs CBSA for CFM LEAP-1A engine

First overhauls expected in 2019 CFM International and Lufthansa Technik completed a CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) on 28 February to support CFM LEAP-1A engines. Under the terms of the CBSA, Lufthansa Technik becomes part of the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) network for LEAP-1A engines. “It is a real pleasure to welcome a provider… Read More ›

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