Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Pratt & Whitney have signed a memorandum of understanding under which the school’s students will have the opportunity to enter an overseas industrial training program at Pratt & Whitney’s customer training center in Beijing, China. The six-week program is designed to give students practical training as aircraft maintenance engineers.
Airbus chief executive officer Tom Enders refused all comment on the A400M airlifter here yesterday as talks to continue the troubled project reached a critical stage in Europe. Defense procurement ministers from the eight European customer nations are to meet again today for the third time in as many weeks to discuss their negotiating position.
Korea Aerospace Industries (Stand T98) aims to raise its exposure to the civil side of the aerospace business from its current 35 percent to at least 50 percent over the next 10 years, according to the company’s executive vice president and general manager for marketing Enes Park.
In order to lessen the fallout from the current economic downturn, Satair, a leading supplier of aircraft parts and service solutions for both aircraft OEMs and aftermarket maintenance providers, worked with its customers to provide solutions to help both parties weather the upheaval.
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Shane Eddy has been named v-p of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. Most recently he served as senior v-p for customer support and services, and chief services officer at Bell Helicopter.
Fairchild (M7 Aerospace is the current TC holder) Metro III, Somerset, Ky., Jan. 2, 2010–The twin turboprop was substantially damaged after it skidded off the runway, went down an embankment and hit the airport boundary fence. According to the pilot, the aircraft’s nosewheel locked during the landing roll, causing the aircraft to veer to the right. The pilot applied full left rudder, but he was unable to regain control.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation, plans to open the second Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) show on February 28 at the Airport Expo site in Dubai.
Global Aerospace Consulting, which provides design, integration, certification and aircraft technical publications, has been acquired by Southeast Aerospace (SEA). Global Aerospace president N.J. Curran has been appointed director of engineering and certification at SEA’s corporate headquarters in Melbourne, Fla. Curran has 24 years’ experience in the aerospace industry and 19 years as an FAA-designated engineering representative.
Over the past 30 years, Singapore has become a leader in aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work and components supplier in the Asia-Pacific region. At the heart of this achievement is the ST Engineering group, whose umbrella covers ST Aerospace and its subsidiary MRO specialists STA Engineering and SASCO.
Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (Comac) has started building the final assembly line for the homegrown C919 passenger jet near Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. The assembly line is set to be the biggest in China, according to Comac general manager Jin Zhuanglong. It will assemble, test and deliver the new ARJ21 and C919 airliners, as well as including component production and aircraft maintenance facilities.