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SAFAIR signed GE’s TrueChoice Overhaul Agreement for CFM56 engines

SAFAIR Operations (PTY) LTD signed a five-year, TrueChoiceTM Overhaul agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its CFM56-7B* engines that power its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. “As the leading on-time airline in the world, FlySafair demands exceptionally high levels of service and reliability at a price tag that suits the operating model of… Read More ›

Boeing, Ruili Airlines Announce Commitment for 20 737 MAXs

Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Ruili Airlines today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for 20 737 MAX airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The airplanes, valued at approximately $2.2 billion at current list prices, will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries websiteonce all contingencies are cleared. “We are very excited about adding more 737… Read More ›

TECH56 Swept Fan Blade Completes Full-Scale Testing

The swept wide chord fan blade being developed as part of CFM Project TECH56 has completed full-scale performance, cross wind, and acoustics testing on a modified CFM56-7 engine, as well as bird ingestion rig tests, with outstanding results.CFM Project TECH56 is a three-year technology acquisition program undertaken by CFM International (CFM) to serve as the… Read More ›

GE Engines Power First Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter Flight

The Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter, built for the Canadian Air Forces, made its first flight at Agusta’s facility in Vergiate, Italy. The flight was flawless. The aircraft is powered by three GE T700/T6A1 turboshaft engines that each produce 2145 shaft horsepower (shp). The Cormorant, built to replace the retiring fleet of Labrador helicopters, flew… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney Expanding Business in Columbus, Georgia, to Meet Increased Demand.

Investment to expand engine maintenance capability for revolutionary PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines, which are transforming aviation • Advanced manufacturing equipment upgrades and new infrastructure to be added • More than 500 new employees to be hired • Robust training program with Columbus Technical College established for employees EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Tuesday, February 14, 2017… Read More ›

Rockwell Collins to demonstrate advances in defense avionics and communications solutions at Aero India 2017

Next week at Aero India 2017, Rockwell Collins will spotlight enhanced situational awareness aerial systems, modernized flight decks, perimeter surveillance systems and cross-domain communications capabilities. “Over the past decade, Rockwell Collins has demonstrated its commitment to India by growing our presence to better serve our customers in the region and establishing strategic partnerships,” said Sonny… Read More ›

SriLankan Cargo sets new record for cargo handling at BIA – Remarkable growth of nearly 13%

SriLankan Cargo (www.srilankancargo.com), the freight handling arm of SriLankan Airlines, set a new record for the amount of cargo handled at the Cargo Centre of Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport with a massive total of 239,636 tonnes in 2016, a remarkable growth of 12.88% over the 212,277 of the previous year. SriLankan Cargo handles cargo of… Read More ›

GE Aviation offering 25,000 reasons to buy a Thrush 510G

GE Aviation is offering a $25,000 discount on the next 15 H80 engines purchased for Thrush Aircraft, Inc.’s 510G aircraft. This limited-time offer makes it the best time ever for prospective customers to put a new 510G in their hangar. The savings are significant but offer is limited so interested buyers are encouraged to act… Read More ›

Successful first flight of LEAP-powered Airbus A320neo, with Safran engines and systems.

Airbus has carried out a successful first flight of the A320neo, the reengined version of its single-aisle commercial jet, powered by twin LEAP-1A engines. The airplane took off at 1:24 pm from Toulouse, landing 4 hours, 25 minutes later. The new-generation LEAP engine is designed and built by CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between… Read More ›

Honeywell And IndiGo Sign Cockpit Technologies Deal For New Airbus A320neo Aircraft.

India‘s fastest-growing domestic airline becomes first in the country to select Honeywell’s runway and landing system Honeywell (NYSE: HON) signed a contract with Indian airline IndiGo to supply its on-order Airbus A320neo fleet with a suite of avionics technologies. IndiGo’s new fleet of aircraft will feature several Honeywell safety-focused cockpit systems that will enable pilots… Read More ›

Aerolineas Orders GE’s CF6 Engines for Its Airbus A330 Fleet.

Aerolineas Argentinas ordered GE‘s CF6-80E1 engines to power its four new Airbus A330-200 aircraft. “The superior fuel efficiency for our routes and lower maintenance costs of GE’s CF6-80E1 engines were the key features that led us to select GE to power our new A330 fleet,” said Christian Landriscina, Technical and Supply Chain Vice President. “We… Read More ›

GE Aviation pursues alternative fuel sources for its jet engine testing.

GE Aviation, which consumes more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel annually at its engine testing centers, will broaden its fuel source beginning in 2016.GE Aviation has signed an agreement to purchase cellulosic synthetic biofuel from The D’Arcinoff Group (DG), based in Washington, D.C., to be used for production and development testing of GE… Read More ›

Tianjin Airlines Receives TRUEngine* Designation for CF34 Engines.

GE has awarded Tianjin Airlines its TRUEngine designation for 107 CF34-10E engines powering its fleet of 50 EMBRAER 190s. Tianjin is the first airline in Asia to receive the TRUEngine designation for the CF34.”We are committed to optimizing performance of our engines and maintaining maximum residual value for our assets, and the TRUEngine designation enables… Read More ›

GE Aviation Announces Customers for Flight Efficiency Services.

GE Aviation announced new customers for its Flight Efficiency Services business which uses the Industrial Internet to provide business intelligence and actionable insight to significantly improve an airline’s overall efficiency. EVA Airways and Garuda Indonesia Airlines have selected GE‘s Flight Efficiency Services business, which support airlines in fuel management, flight data analytics, navigation services and… Read More ›

Testing Continues on Next-Generation GE90 Engine; GE Aviation to Spend More than $200 Million This Year on Technology Maturation for GE9X.

Testing Continues on Next-Generation GE90 Engine; GE Aviation to Spend More than $200 Million This Year on Technology Maturation for GE9X EVENDALE, OH – GE Aviation is assembling the high pressure compressor (HPC) rig that will be tested this summer as part of the GE9X engine study for Boeing’s 777X aircraft. The high pressure compressor… Read More ›

H+S Aviation Highlights GE CT7-8 Engine Repair and Overhaul.

H+S Aviation, Portsmouth, UK has added the new generation General Electric CT7-8 series turboshaft engine to its EASA 145 and FAA approvals list. The CT7-8 is currently in production for Sikorsky S-92 and AgustaWestland AW101 multiengine helicopters. H+S Aviation now offers full scale support for engine repair, overhaul, test and field support. “The addition of… Read More ›

A New Season for Jet Engine Testing in Winnipeg.

The GE Aviation Engine Testing, Research and Development Centre (TRDC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba just celebrated its one-year anniversary with the completion of updates that will allow the facility to accommodate year-round operations. The 122,000 square foot facility was initially designed to handle jet engine cold weather and ice-testing, but the site has expanded to include… Read More ›

2012 another great year for CFM as LEAP engine orders soar.

* Orders valued at $23.5 billion U.S. at list price * Production reaches historic high with nearly 1,420 engines produced. WEST CHESTER, Ohio. — 11 February 2013 — 2012 proved to be another outstanding year for CFM International (CFM) with the company logging orders for 898 commercial, military and spare CFM56 engines and firm orders and commitments… Read More ›

GE Aviation Acquires Leader in Flight Data Analysis.

    GE Aviation announced today that it has acquired Austin Digital, a privately owned, Texas-based supplier of flight operations data analysis. Austin Digital’s flight operations capabilities strengthen GE‘s services offerings with integrated solutions for aviation customers around the world.   “GE is committed to delivering solutions that help our customers operate aircraft more efficiently,… Read More ›

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers Two New Airbus A320s to China Southern Airlines.

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing unit of GE, announced delivery of two new Airbus A320 aircraft to China Southern Airlines. The aircraft come from GECAS’ existing order book with Airbus and will assist with the airline’s growth. China Southern Airlines is Asia’s largest airline, flying more passengers than… Read More ›

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