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UPDATES FROM AIRBUS, LUFTHANSA TECHNIK, GE, CFM, AFI KLM E&M, ABACUS, CAE OXFORD
AVIATION ACADEMY, TAIKOO SPIRIT, LUFTHANSA TECHNICAL TRAINING, QCM, BOEING AND SAMSUNG
LHT IN ENGINE DEALS
Lufthansa Technik has agreed "cooperation
agreements" with GE Aviation and CFM.
The long-term cooperation agreement with
GE covers material supply, supply of OEM
spare parts, and parts repairs of CF6-80C2
and CF34 engines for LHT customers.
As part of this agreement, Lufthansa
Technik and GE will jointly develop and utilise
each other's component repairs as well as
other support elements for their respective
maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
"Over the last years, we have forged a
good relationship with GE, based on the
development of joint engine parts repairs
and engine overhaul processes, and with this
agreement we are furthering this relationship
by increasing the use of GE spare parts,
while also collaborating to reduce engine
maintenance costs," said August Henningsen,
CEO of Lufthansa Technik.
LHT has also signed a new cooperation
agreement with CFM for the support of
Under the terms of the agreement, CFM
and Lufthansa Technik will jointly develop
component repairs, overhaul technology and
other technical support. CFM will supply
OEM replacement parts, component repairs,
and repair technology to Lufthansa Technik.
"This agreement is really a win-win
proposition," said Jean-Paul Ebanga,
president and CEO of CFM.
SPAIRLINERS TO SUPPORT E-JETS
AFI KLM E&M and Lufthansa Technik are to
offer component support for Embraer regional
jets through their Spairliners joint venture.
The two companies are currently
developing an appropriate business model
for the new product. The new service is
expected to start in the first half of next year.
Currently, AFI KLM E&M and Lufthansa
Technik are already supporting about 150
aircraft of the E-Jet family within their fleets
but also third-party customers. Spairliners was
set up to cater for the Airbus A380.
ABACUS ADDS PAYPAL OPTION
Travel technology provider Abacus has
teamed up with PayPal to offer the latter as
a payment option in their online booking
engines, Abacus WebStart and Abacus
Singapore travel agency, Maple Travel has
used this technology to allow Facebook users
in Singapore to book and pay for their flights
to Taiwan on TransAsia Airways through a
"book on Facebook" tab within Facebook on
TransAsia Airways' Singapore fan page.
CAE AND APS EXTEND COOPERATION
CAE and Aviation Performance Solutions
(APS) are to extend their partnership to
provide comprehensive academic and in-
flight Upset Prevention and Recovery Training
(UPRT) to flight instructors and student cadets
attending CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
flight school programmes.
Student pilots will receive Basic UPRT
training with options for an upgrade
programme, while instructors will go through
a Professional Pilot UPRT programme.
Beginning in 2013, upset training will be
provided in Mesa, USA to more than 200
cadets and instructors annually. CAE and
APS plan to offer the UPRT program to cadets
and instructors at other CAE Oxford Aviation
Academy ab initio flight schools worldwide
this year and other Academy locations based
on market conditions.
CREW FATIGUE REPORTING OPTION
Jeppesen has struck a deal with Gael, a
UK-based compliance management industry
company, to provide airlines with a new
automated solution to report crew fatigue.
Through the new agreement, Jeppesen's
latest version of CrewAlert, an Apple iOS-
application for Fatigue Risk Management
A350 XWB TAIL IN AIRBUS LIVERY
The vertical tail plane of the first flyable
A350 XWB (MSN1) has come out of the
paint hall in Toulouse sporting the Airbus
blue and white livery. This is the first A350
XWB component to be painted in the
The 10 metre tall, composite vertical tail
plane is produced, as for all Airbus aircraft,
at the Airbus Stade site in Germany. Airbus
says the vertical tail plane is joined to
the fuselage using an innovative, lighter
connection that is also more aerodynamic.
The external livery of the A350 XWB,
including the vertical tail plane, is painted
with an environmentally friendly, chromate
free primer paint. In addition, following
best practice from the car industry, Airbus
will use a new base coat/clear coat system
which requires less paint and less solvent.
"This eco-efficient painting process also
means that less detergent will be needed
when washing the aircraft. Inside, Airbus
will use a water-based paint wherever
possible, one of the most environmentally
friendly types of paint available," says the
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