Ruag Aerospace Services of Germany signed a contract with Aerospace Services of Netherlands to deliver two Dornier 228-212 twin turboprops to its coast guard for maritime patrol. By late 2007, the two aircraft are to be overhauled, get a glass cockpit and a Honeywell TPE 331-10 engine upgrade.
Singapore Air Show » February 22, 2006
Monarch Airlines of the UK has ordered CTT Systems’ (Stand A131) zonal-drying systems for its 27-strong fleet. Monarch will equip its Airbus A300s, A320s, A321s and Boeing 757s and 767s by the end of next year.
According to engineering manager Adrian Vaughan, rapidly increasing oil prices means airlines must focus on fuel-saving initiatives.
EADS Socata has delivered a new TBM 700C2 to Donald “Zanda” McDonald, director of Australian beef producer MDH Holdings. McDonald, a pilot rated both on planes and helicopters, flew the aircraft himself from Socata’s facility in Tarbes, France, to Mount Isa, Australia–an 8,800-nm trip.
Ultra Electronics Controls (Stand A544) has been selected by Airbus to supply active noise and vibration control on the A400M military transport aircraft. The contract is valued at approximately $60 million, the UK-based company said here.
Derco Aerospace has signed an agreement with the Royal Netherlands Air Force to provide two C-130 transports. The U.S. firm will provide the RNLAF with all necessary components, repair and overhaul of components, engines, propellers and spare parts. Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace will provide refurbishment labor and services at its UK facility.
Goodrich Corp. has made its presence known in a big way here at Asian Aerospace as a major subassembly supplier on the show’s most conspicuous display aircraft. Appearing for the first time on an Airbus aircraft, the Goodrich main body and wing landing gear attached to the mammoth A380 account for just one facet of the company’s participation in the project.
Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) is claiming a larger share of Airbus A330/340 overhaul business following a deal with UK carrier bmi, which has become the Asian company’s fourth European customer. LTP, which is a 51:49 partnership between Lufthansa Technik and MacroAsia based at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, will provide IL (intermediate layover) heavy-maintenance checks for the airline’s three A330s.
The news that Snecma is working on the new 8,500- to 10,000-pound thrust SM-X engine to power new large business jets and regional airliners hasn’t shaken Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC). Nor has last month’s suspension by Bombardier of the 110- to 135-seat C-Series twinjet program.
Avio-Diepen (Stand A1236) has joined Boeing’s integrated materials management program under which the airframe manufacturer and certain partners hold an inventory of maintenance supplies, including spare parts, that are provided as needed by an airline. The 60-year-old Dutch company is a leading commercial aerospace distributor offering individual supply programs, kit packages and related services.
Kellstrom Industries last week announced its acquisition of High Tech Avionics & Accessories. High Tech specializes in the repair and overhaul of avionics for new generation Boeing and Airbus aircraft. High Tech will continue to operate under existing management at its current location in Miami, Florida, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Kellstrom Industries.