Europe's Ariane 5 rocket blasts off for 100th time
A European-made rocket has blasted off from French Guiana for the 100th time, in a symbolic landmark for its manufacturer as it comes under increasing pressure from Elon Musk's SpaceX programme.The Ariane 5 spacecraft took off from the Caribbean launch site on Tuesday at 19:38 (22:38 GMT), propelling two telecoms satellites into orbit. In service for more than two decades and capable of blasting heavy payloads into the sky, the Ariane 5 has become the workhorse of European space launches under the guidance of the European Space Agency (ESA).But (...)
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17 APR 2019 S7 TECHNICS has become the MRO provider in Russia and the CIS to perform base maintenance checks on the Airbus A320NEO. The aircraft is operated by S7 Airlines and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney's PW1127 engines. The maintenance work was conducted at the company's Moscow Domodedovo airport site and included the 7500 FH / 5000 FC / 24-month 1С-check.
15 APR 2019 AFI KLM E&M has entered into an exclusive maintenance agreement with VIVA AIR GROUP that includes the support of airframe components and logistical services. The implementation of this contract with the low-cost airline based in Colombia and Peru will be provided by BARFIELD, a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M based in Miami (Florida).
11 APR 2019 DASSAULT AIRCRAFT SERVICES (DAS) has opened its Stuart Service Center at Witham Field Airport (KSUA). With 2,300 m², it is twice the size of the former Florida satellite service centre of the DASSAULT FALCON JET's MRO subsidiary, which was located in West Palm Beach. It will perform 12 to 36 month inspections on Dassault Falcon aircraft, host a GoTeam and offer FBO services.
10 APR 2019 (MRO Americas) PRATT & WHITNEY confirmed that DELTA TECHOPS will be part of the worldwide network of approved GTF maintenance centers (PW110G-JM and PW1500G in its case). The Atlanta center becomes the third approved in the United States, alongside the facilities of the engine manufacturer in Columbus and West Palm Beach.
10 APR 2019 (MRO Americas) SURINAM AIRWAYS has signed an equipment support contract with AFI KLM E&M for its two Boeing 737-700s (which will be extended to the third after its delivery in 2020). It is part of the Component Services Program (CSP), built by the MRO company and Boeing, and includes repair services, pool access and the supply of a Main Base Kit.
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