U.S. Navy extends sustainment and support contract with Rockwell Collins for F/A-18 avionics displays

The U.S. Navy has extended its performance-based logistics contract with Rockwell Collins for avionics displays on the F/A-18 fleet of over 1,200 aircraft

  • Navy experiencing 99 percent availability rates as a result of the program demonstrates success of Public Private Partnership between Rockwell Collins and U.S. Navy Depots

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Oct. 16, 2018) – Rockwell Collins and the U.S. Navy Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) have renewed an agreement for continued support on avionics displays for the Navy’s F/A-18 fleet of over 1,200 aircraft. The contract is a four-year extension of the performance-based logistics (PBL) contract which started more than 15 years ago.

To date, the existing PBL agreement with Rockwell Collins has provided the Navy with over 99 percent availability rates, eliminated all backorders on parts since 2005 and performed a turnaround time of less than 48 hours for most replacement hardware.

As part of the initial program, a public-private partnership was established. The partnership creates shared industry and government incentives and allows the government to perform work at two Navy depot locations. Today, more than 60 percent of the work is completed through these depot partnerships. Additionally, Rockwell Collins provides obsolescence and configuration management, engineering support and program management. These capabilities facilitate proactive management of Rockwell Collins equipment installed on the aircraft, enabling mission readiness.

“The longstanding relationship we have with NAVSUP WSS and Navy repair depots has been crucial in the success of this program,” said Aaron Maue, senior director, Government Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “As we move forward, we’ll continue to work together to optimize results and deliver the long-term value that PBLs provide.”

Rockwell Collins has over 20 years of experience in PBL contracting with a 100 percent program renewal rate. The company’s proven track record in PBL contracts has shown they improve reliability and readiness, and by integrating the logistics chain, significant results for performance can be achieved.

Boeing Global Services’ Enhanced Digital Solutions Focus on Customer Speed and Operational Efficiency

Enhanced capabilities enable better, faster decision-making based on real-time data, powered by Boeing AnalytX

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — At MRO Europe today, Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced service enhancements to its integrated digital solutions portfolio that enable better, faster operational decision-making for customers. The announcement comes alongside a series of agreements and orders that demonstrate the value of this portfolio.

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Boeing, Adient Joint Venture Adient Aerospace Starts Operations

Adient Aerospace secures regulatory approval to develop, manufacture and sell seats to airlines and leasing companies

Alan Wittman named Chief Executive Officer

SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Adient (NYSE: ADNT) today announced their airplane seat joint venture Adient Aerospace is operational after securing regulatory approvals. The companies also appointed Alan Wittman as Chief Executive Officer and named the team that will lead Adient Aerospace in addressing the aviation industry’s need for more capacity and quality in airplane seating.  Industry analysts forecast the commercial aircraft seating market to grow from approximately $4.5 billion in 2017 to $6 billion by 2026.

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Major airline is flight-testing GKN Aerospace’s hydrophobic window coating

  • Technology in evaluation with major USA airline and simultaneously undergoing performance assessment with Airbus
  • Breakthrough technology in the rain protection & damage tolerance domain
  • Increased surface hardness that improves resistance to abrasion
  • Permanent treatment lasts the life of a window

A major USA airline is assessing GKN Aerospace’s hydrophobic coating for cockpit windows on its aircraft. At the Farnborough air show in July, GKN Aerospace announced the development of this revolutionary technology and the fact that Airbus was flight-trialling the coating on its flight–test aircraft. Testing by a major airline is the next step in the assessment process of this breakthrough technology.

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Bombardier Business Aircraft Third-quarter Deliveries and Backlog Highlight Strength of Product and Services Portfolio

  • Industry’s broadest product portfolio registers 31 deliveries in Q3
  • Year to date, Bombardier Business Aircraft has delivered 96 business jets, fulfilling more than 70 per cent of planned deliveries for 2018
  • Backlog continues to grow, reaching approximately $14.3 billion as at September 30, 2018
  • Growing services offering and international footprint underscore Bombardier’s continued commitment to expanding support for its customers

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Business Aircraft today announced strong order and delivery performance for the three months ending September 30, 2018. The announcement was made in conjunction with the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Orlando, Florida, where the company is displaying its newly-certified Global 7500 jet, smooth-flying Global 6000 aircraft, industry-delivery-leading Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 jets, and performance-leading Learjet 75 aircraft.

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NetJets Confirms Delivery Schedule for its Global 7500 Aircraft and Continues to Exercise Options within the Extensive Bombardier Portfolio

  • NetJets confirms commitment to industry’s flagship Global 7500 aircraft, with first delivery in 2021
  • Options exercised are part of previous large-scale, landmark orders for Global and Challenger business jets
  • Options converted to newly firmed orders include five Challenger 350 aircraft and a Global 6000 aircraft, delivering in 2019
  • Bombardier portfolio offers the ultimate in performance, comfort, reliability and signature smooth ride

MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier announced today that NetJets Inc. confirmed the delivery schedule of its Global 7500 aircraft with the first delivery planned in 2021. NetJets’ original order for Global 7500 jets was among Bombardier’s largest business aircraft orders in its history, which also included Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft as well as Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft. NetJets has also exercised options for five Challenger 350 aircraft and a Global 6000 aircraft to join the fleet of more than 120 Challenger and Global jets in service, as deliveries for the originally firm-ordered platforms are nearing fulfillment. Based on 2018 list prices, the new transactions are valued at approximately $195 million U.S.

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Budapest Airport welcomes new route and more seats from Jet2.com

Airliner Jet2 emergency landing with UK passengers
Airliner Jet2 from UK company makes an emergency landing at Faro airport due to a malfunction in the flaps.
English airliner Jet2 took off from Faro Airport at 12.30 yesterday afternoon with 143 UK passengers on board flying to Edinburgh. Shortly after take off the pilot became aware of a serious breakdown in the flaps, the jet2 plane with a full fuel tank on board spent time over the ocean dumping its fuel before it could land back to Faro.
Photo shows: The Jet2 plane finally makes its landing at Faro after serious breakdown with its flaps.
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Already serving Budapest Airport from East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester, the Hungarian capital gateway announces that Jet2.com will add a new service to Birmingham commencing 8 November 2019. With the airline’s additional commitment to increase winter flights on its existing four routes for W19/20, Jet2.com will offer over 30% more capacity from Budapest next winter, with 110,000 seats to go on sale.

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Rockwell Collins is first to offer FlightAware’s AireonSM space-based ADS-B flight tracking to business aviation operators

ORLANDO (Oct.15, 2018) – Rockwell Collins is now offering AireonSM space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADS-B) flight tracking to its business aviation customers, a first for the company. The flight tracking solution is the result of integrating Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirectSM solution and FlightAware’s terrestrial ADS-B network.

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Stellar and Rockwell Collins Launch the Next Generation of FOS

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 15, 2018) – Stellar Labs, Inc. (“Stellar”), the Silicon Valley aviation technology innovator, and Rockwell Collins, a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world, today announced the availability of their next generation flight operations management solution.

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