Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

The V-22 Osprey continues to achieve outstanding multi-mission success while performing operations only possible with tiltrotor technology. (Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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MONARCH AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING ADDS TRENT 900 ENGINES TO AIRBUS A380 LINE MAINTENANCE CAPABILITY

(Luton, UK – 15 November 2017) – Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), celebrating 50 years as a leading MRO, is pleased to announce that it has extended its line maintenance capabilities by gaining Airbus A380 Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine approval.

 

The new addition to MAEL’s capabilities has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and has been added to the Part 145 approvals. This allows MAEL to provide line maintenance support for operators with Airbus A380 Trent 900 engines at Birmingham Airport.

 

Chris Dare, Managing Director at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, said: “Having won ‘Line Maintenance Provider of the Year 2017’ we are delighted to be able to carry out Airbus A380 Trent engine line maintenance work. This again shows our commitment to customers and demonstrates our willingness to expand our support for the next generation of aircraft.”

 

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES ORDER FOR 146 AIRBUS A320neo FAMILY AIRCRAFT

Provides fleet renewal and expansion to capitalize on growth opportunity and drive unit costs even lower

 DUBAI, 15 November 2017: Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or “the Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that, following a competitive selection process, it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus S.A.S. (“Airbus”) relating to the purchase of a further 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft (72 A320neo and 74 A321neo). While deliveries will start in 2022, the bulk of the aircraft will be delivered in 2025 and 2026, following on from the delivery of the 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft ordered by Wizz Air in 2015. Under the memorandum of understanding Wizz Air has the right to substitute a number of the A320neo aircraft with the Airbus A321neo and vice versa, depending on its future requirements.

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U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin JASSM® Telemetry Kit Production Contract

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $44.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce Intelligent Test Instrumentation Kits (iTIK) to be used on Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes.

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Sikorsky S-92® Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico

STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation.

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Rockwell Collins’ Stage™ content service to feature premium Arabic content from OSN

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Nov. 14, 2017) – Rockwell Collins has signed an exclusive agreement with Orbit Showtime Network (OSN), the leading entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa, for premium Arabic TV series on its Stage™ wireless streaming and content management service for business aircraft. The multi-year agreement provides Rockwell Collins with 3,000 hours of high-definition (HD) content, including dramas, comedies and lifestyle programming.

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Boeing, Royal Jordanian Airlines Announce Strategic Training Agreement

– Five-year contract will provide comprehensive 787 pilot training

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Royal Jordanian Airlines today announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show the carrier has selected Boeing to provide its 787 flight training. Under the five-year strategic agreement, Boeing will provide Royal Jordanian with a comprehensive training solution, including pilot type-rating and recurrent training at its London Gatwick training campus.

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