Airbus A320 family

June 20, 2007 - 12:19pm

Germany’s Blue Wings has selected IAE International’s V2500 engine for 20 Airbus A320s on order. The deal was valued at $350 million.

June 20, 2007 - 11:28am

Lufthansa has selected Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies company, to supply its APS 3200 auxiliary power unit (APU) for 30 new single-aisle Airbus aircraft. The company has also recently delivered the first production-configuration secondary electric power distribution center (SEPDC) chassis assembly for the Airbus A400M military airlifter.

June 20, 2007 - 12:09am

Thales is to supply the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China with an Airbus A320 Standard 1.5.0 level-D full-flight simulator and an A320-configured Thales formation systems trainer.

June 20, 2007 - 12:06am

Aircraft-maintenance company SR Technics (SRT) has become exclusive component-services provider for all First Choice Airways’ Airbus and Boeing aircraft, following conclusion of a five-year “integrated component solutions” agreement covering the carrier’s seven Airbus A320s.

June 19, 2007 - 11:42pm

The first Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW6000-powered A318 aircraft has been delivered to engine-launch customer LAN Airlines, and marked the powerplant’s entry into service on June 18. Based in Santiago, Chile, the operator has ordered 44 engines and taken options on a further 41 units.

June 19, 2007 - 11:37am

Mettis Aerospace (Hall 2B Stand J14A) has signed a three-year, $47-million contract with Spirit Aerosystems to supply forged aluminum and titanium wing-structure components for the Airbus A320 from 2008. The two companies also work together on A321 and A340 aircraft.

June 19, 2007 - 11:30am

U.S. engine maker Pratt & Whitney (PW) is here touting its solutions to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, including more fuel-efficient technologies and better engine maintenance. During a press conference here at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, president Steve Finger highlighted existing PW engines features and pledged geared turbofan flight-testing very soon.

June 19, 2007 - 11:03am

CFM International is having a bumper airshow, announcing more than $2 billion of contracts by the end of Tuesday and with more deals worth potentially another $200 million due to be signed today.

June 19, 2007 - 5:38am

Could Embraer have become the first voice in aviation to commit to the notion that passengers aren’t necessarily all enthralled with the “no frills” concept of air travel and that they may be prepared to pay a little bit extra to feel less like self-loading cargo?

June 18, 2007 - 7:11am

Following two years of record orders for new jetliners, a principal consideration for the manufacturers is how best to manage assembly and provision of supplies to match the higher rates of aircraft delivery. One way European manufacturer Airbus is addressing this challenge is by establishing a final-assembly line for the A320 series of single-aisle jetliners in China.

 
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