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UPDATES FROM BOEING SHANGHAI, ROLLS-ROYCE, ROCKWELL COLLINS,
GUESTLOGIX AND OTHERS
AIRBUS, LHT RENEW INTERIORS DEAL
Airbus and Lufthansa Technik (LHT) have
renewed their general cooperation agreement
for the VIP and executive jet business. The
partners say they "will continue to further
develop their successful partnership in this
LHT is Airbus's cabin interior partner for the
ACJ318 corporate jet programme. So far,
15 ACJ318 cabin completions have been
delivered from the Lufthansa Technik VIP and
executive jet completion centre in Hamburg
and from its US subsidiary BizJet International,
in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two ACJ318 are now
undergoing completion, while a further three
aircraft are already scheduled and will be
completed in Tulsa in the future.
Walter Heerdt, LHT's senior vice-president
of marketing and sales, says: "The renewal of
the existing agreement between Airbus and
Lufthansa Technik is a strong signal to the VIP
market. Two of the largest and most successful
players in this business segment have further
expanded their relationship and thus will
continue to offer the highest quality for our
customers also in the future."
Alongside their cooperation on the
ACJ318 programme, both companies also
work together in the highly individual VIP
completion business for the A320 and
A330/A340 aircraft families. In 2010 and
2011 two ACJ319 and two A340-300s
were completed and delivered to the German
LHT still has several Airbus aircraft for
private customers in its order book.
ROCKWELL COLLINS PROVIDES
Dassault Falcon Jet recently completed the
first installation of a new cabin management
and high definition (HD) entertainment system
designed by Rockwell Collins for the Falcon
7X and Falcon 900 business jets.
The fibre-optic based system, which
Dassault will market as FalconCabin HD,
includes audio and video on demand (AVOD)
as well as an interactive, 3D moving map
solution. The FalconCabin HD+ system
uses a fibre-optic network to distribute data
throughout the cabin.
"We are very excited to introduce this new
cabin system we developed with Rockwell
Collins, which provides leading-edge
technology for the Falcon 7X and Falcon
900LX," said Eric Monsel, vice president
of programmes at Dassault Aviation.
"FalconCabin HD+ will not only deliver
higher entertainment system performance,
but more intuitive, user-friendly controls and
convenience into the hands of passengers,
giving them total control of everything in the
cabin in one easy-to-use solution."
Initial deliveries of new Falcon 7X and
Falcon 900LX aircraft equipped with the new
FalconCabin HD+ are expected later this year.
GUESTLOGIX ADDS LANGUAGES
TO RETAILING SOFTWARE
GuestLogix has added Chinese, Japanese
and Korean versions of its onboard retailing
software to support the company's plans to
expand its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region.
The three versions are available immediately
and are compatible with all GuestLogix
onboard handheld point-of-sale (POS) devices.
The Company has also certified all of its
devices to support China UnionPay (CUP) card
transactions, in addition to other major payment
types. GuestLogix says it will continue to launch
other language versions of its software to
support its international growth initiatives.
BOEING SHANGHAI WINS UTAIR DEAL
Boeing Shanghai has signed two
agreements for engineering and
maintenance with Russian carrier UTair.
Under the first deal, Boeing Shanghai will
provide engineering solutions to support
UTair's incoming fleet of up to eight Boeing
767-200ER widebody twinjets, helping the
airline establish a maintenance programme,
develop new interior configurations and
prepare a modification programme to
ensure that aircraft comply with European
and Russian aviation authority requirements.
In addition, Boeing Shanghai will provide
other services to maximise operational
safety and efficiency, as this aircraft type
enters UTair's fleet. Boeing Shanghai
has also been awarded a contract for
heavy maintenance of the first 767 to be
introduced to UTair's fleet in July.
Under a separate contract, Boeing
Shanghai recently completed a C-check on
a Boeing 737-500 airplane for UTair.
This is the latest deal for the MRO
provider with Russian and Commonwealth
of Independent States (CIS) airlines. To
date, Boeing Shanghai has completed
heavy maintenance on eight 767-300ERs
for Aeroflot, two 767-300ERs for S7
Airlines and seven 767-300ERs for
Aerosvit, based in Ukraine.
Boeing Shanghai is a joint venture of
Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authority and
China Eastern Airlines.
Boeing Shanghai recently completed a C-check on a UTAir Boeing 737-500.
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