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NEW SIMULATOR FOR INDIA
FlightSafety International has signed an agreement with Flight Simulation
Technique Centre (FSTC) in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, for the purchase
of a full flight simulator for the Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The new
FlightSafety FS1000 simulator is scheduled to be installed at the FSTC
training centre in July 2018.
VIETJET WORKS ON FUEL PACT WITH SAFRAN
Vietjet Aviation has signed an agreement with Safran for the SFCO2 fuel
efficiency solution. The SFCO2 service will help Vietjet to improve its
operational efficiency by reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
up to 5 percent.
IFS SIGNS MALAYSIAN DEAL
Global applications company IFS announced in June it has signed a
deal with G7 Aerospace in Malaysia. G7 Aerospace provides a range of
defence, law enforcement and commercial aerospace software solutions
and services to their customers.
JET AVIATION AWARDED MEDICAL CONVERSIONS
Jet Aviation announced in June it has been awarded two medical
evacuation (Medevac) conversions at its maintenance facility in Basel.
An Embraer Legacy 600 is being converted for a customer in Asia. For
a customer in the Middle East, an Embraer Legacy 650 conversion is
Thales expands Singapore facility
Global technology provider Thales announced in late June it has expanded its Changi facility
to make it the company ’s largest such facility in the world. The expanded centre now houses
all avionics production and MRO facilities under one roof.
Thales started its commercial avionics operations in Singapore over 40 years ago and now
produces key systems for the Airbus A320, A350 and Boeing 787 fleets. Singapore houses
one of three avionics repair sites for the group, with the other two located in Chatellerault,
France and Piscataway in the US.
Thales said that in the past year the Singapore facility has grown its repair volume by over
30 percent. In addition to providing repair operations, Thales is also providing a Customer
Support Centre (CSC) for Diehl Aerospace’s Singaporean subsidiary, set up in November last
year to better serve its regional customers. The CSC has been operational since 1 January
2017 at the expanded Thales facility in Changi North Rise.
The widened scope of the extended partnership increases Thales’ repair volume in Sin-
gapore to an estimated 40,000 pieces of equipment per year, making Singapore the group’s
largest centre for avionics maintenance and repair services worldwide. Singapore accounts
for a quarter of the region’s MRO output and Thales worked closely with the Singapore
Economic Development Board in bringing the project to fruition.
Thales earlier announced that Frédérique Miller has been named as vice president for
Southeast Asia. Miller succeeds Marie-Laure Bourgeois, who has taken on the role of vice
president for international sales for Thales’ security business, based in France. — MATT DRISKILL
◀ Officials from Thales and Singapore’s EDB
at the ceremonies.
AIRBUS AND CHINA TO
IN AVIATION AND
Airbus and China announced in early June
that they have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) on aviation and aer-
ospace. The MoU was signed in Berlin by
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus COO and presi-
dent of Commercial Aircraft, and He Lifeng,
chairman of the National Development and
Reform Commission (NDRC) of China. The
MoU strengthens and deepens collabo-
ration between Airbus and the Chinese
aviation industry in various fields and will
support the development of engineering
skills and technology innovation in China
and also promote the integration of Chi-
nese suppliers into Airbus’ global supply
chain, according to statements issued at
the time of signing.
“ The success of the industrial cooper-
ation between Airbus and China makes
itself a model of high-tech and win-win
partnership between China and Europe”,
Brégier said. “ Together with our Chinese
partners, we are confident in meeting the
new challenges and opportunities and look
forward to an even deeper and broader
partnership.” — MATT DRISKILL
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