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June 18, 2007, 11:07 AM

French-based Snecma Services and U.S.-based Airfoil Technologies International have formed an engine repair joint venture, Propulsion Technologies International. It will be located in Miami, Florida, in the former  Propulsion Technology LLC facility.

June 18, 2007, 11:06 AM

Embraer and CAE are working toward establishing a joint venture to train Embraer 170/190 and Lineage 1000 pilots in the Americas. Embraer 170/190 pilot training is offered at CAE’s training center in Montreal.

June 18, 2007, 11:04 AM

Derco Aerospace has signed a 12-month nonexclusive deal with 3M’s Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance department to distribute its complete lineup of surface-protection products for a range of military aircraft.

June 18, 2007, 11:02 AM

CMC Electronics has signed a contract with Lufthansa for cockpit upgrades to the CMA-9000 flight management system in the German air carrier’s fleet of 14 Airbus A300-600s.

June 18, 2007, 11:01 AM

Boeing has released half of the defined design for the 777F cargo aircraft to its factories and suppliers to begin manufacture of tools, parts and assemblies. The large twin-engine freighter is said to be on track to meet Boeing’s performance commitments.

June 18, 2007, 10:56 AM

Rolls-Royce has secured another airline for its growing list of TotalCare maintenance contracts, this time with Thai Airways International in a deal covering its Trent 500 engines that power the carrier’s Airbus A340s. The 10-year agreement works on a dollar-fee-per-flying-hour basis.

June 18, 2007, 10:55 AM

European private equity firm Bridgepoint has acquired Global Design Technologies from Stirling Square Capital Partners in a transaction worth $343 million. GDT makes permanent couplings used to connect hydraulic, fuel, air and other tubing in all types of aircraft.

June 18, 2007, 10:52 AM

U.S.-based TGV Rockets has completed test firings of a 30,000-pound-class throttleable rocket engine that uses JP-8 kerosene fuel. The first phase of testing was conducted over the past two months at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

June 18, 2007, 10:44 AM

Abu Dhabi Systems Integration, the United Arab Emirates joint venture of Selex Systemi Integrati (a Finmeccanica company), and Abu Dhabi Ship Building have signed a three-year contract worth more than $6.75 million with the UAE air force and air defense (UAE AFAD) to implement the Capability Matu

June 18, 2007, 10:42 AM

Open sharing of data between and among airworthiness authorities was top of the agenda at a Euro-U.S. aviation-safety conference in Prague earlier this month, when

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