The P2F (Passenger-to-Freighter) conversion programmes from Airbus, ST Engineering and their German subsidiary Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) was to keep an eye out during Singapore Airshow. Vallair, the launch customer for the A321P2F programme, hasn't waited for the event and announced that the very first narrow-body Airbus to have been converted into a full-cargo aircraft has just made its maiden flight in Singapore.
The Luxembourg-based company points out that this first A321P2F will be delivered to Qantas in July 2020, just as was stated last August. It will then (...)
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12 FEB 2020 (Singapore Airshow) PRATT & WHITNEY revealed the industrialization of the use of 3D-printing for an aero-engine component - a first in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of commercial engines - in collaboration with Singapore's ST ENGINEERING. The 3D-printed part is projected to be part of the repair process by mid-2020 at PRATT & WHITNEY's repair specialist in Singapore, Component Aerospace Singapore.
12 FEB 2020 (Singapore Airshow) AAR subsidiary has signed a three-year support services agreement with flag carrier PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL). Working in conjunction with PAL's Aircraft Material Management team, AIRINMAR will provide a full suite of support services covering both new aircraft warranty and value engineering.
12 FEB 2020 (Singapore Airshow) COLLINS AEROSPACE SYSTEMS has signed a five-year tailored FlightSense agreement with JAPAN AIRLINES to service air management and electric power components for the airline' growing fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft. Valued at approximately $200M, the new contract, which builds on a 14-year relationship between Collins Aerospace and JAL, now includes a total of 51 aircraft through 2025.
05 FEB 2020 SANAD AEROTECH has entered into an agreement with ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES to establish a center of excellence in Addis Ababa for the repair and overhaul of Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 auxiliary power units. The services can be offered to third party airlines and then extended to other components and even engines.
03 FEB 2020 (Heli-Expo 2020) AIRBUS HELICOPTERS announces that it has signed HCare material management contracts, in Smart and Infinite versions, for 250 new helicopters in 2019. The number of aircraft covered rises to 2,250, a 19% increase over 2018. New contracts were signed in January at Heli-Expo.
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