Aviall Services (Stand A911) will provide Taiwan’s Evergreen Aviation Technologies with replacement parts for the Rolls-Royce T56 turboprop engine, extending the company’s military logistics services. The contract, to be signed here at Asian Aerospace this week, covers the T56-A-15 and T56-A-427 versions.
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International Aero Engines will provide service support for its V2500-A5 powerplants fitted to 20 Jetstar Airways Airbus A320s, plus three spare units under a 10-year deal. The Australian low-cost carrier currently has 15 IAE-powered A320s in service and will have 23 aircraft by June 2006.
New Royal Netherlands Air Force Boeing CH-47F (NL) helicopters are to be equipped with Honeywell’s avionics control and management system, which will also be used to modify the customer’s existing fleet. To reduce crew workload, the equipment will provide an integrated cockpit with “improved functionality and efficient human factors,” said Honeywell.
AgustaWestland has sold its first A109 Grand light twin helicopter to a private operator in the Philippines, joining 10 earlier A109 models already in service in the country. Orders for nearly 60 aircraft have been placed since its launch in July 2004. Initial deliveries commenced in mid-2005 following European certification. Deliveries to the U.S. will commence this month.
Underwater Projects Group (UPG), part of the Singapore-based faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is developing an airdrop-capable underwater vehicle. The Trident Mk1 is said to be modular, allowing several kinds of payload to be accommodated. Either thrusters or water jets, both vectoring, power it.
China Aviation Import and Export Group (CASGC) has agreed to promote the aircraft and engine replacement products of HEICO Parts Group in China, parent company HEICO Corp. announced here yesterday.
U.S. fluid and mechanical systems company Eaton Aerospace has embarked on a buying spree that aimed at doubling its size within five years.
Vice-president sales and marketing Einar Johnson says the acquisitions “must be in line with our strategic goals.” Eaton would, he added, purchase companies that would position it to serve its increasing global customer base.
The Philippines Air Force, hampered by a long-term funding shortage and faced with the growing obsolescence of its combat fleet, has turned to its own workshops to perform low-cost upgrades and overhauls to return some of its stored fleet to service. The reworked aircraft are desperately needed as the Philippines has shifted its emphasis from national defense to internal security operations against various insurgent political factions.
The Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri has been selected as the training platform for a 20-year rotary-wing program in Singapore, the European helicopter manufacturer announced here on Monday. Under the contract, Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) will receive an unspecified number of EC 120B single-engine light helicopters on which Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) pilots will be trained.
Eurocopter ended 2005 with a major military contract win in South Korea–traditionally a U.S.-dominated market. The Korean government chose the EADS subsidiary as the primary partner of Korea Aerospace Industries in the Korea Helicopter Project (KHP)–a new $6 billion to $8 billion program for the development of the country’s first indigenous military transport helicopter in the 7.5- to 8.5-metric ton class (16,534 to 18,739 pounds).
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