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China Eastern selects Boeing Airplane
China Eastern Airlines and its subsidiaries
Shanghai Airlines and China United Airlines
are implementing Boeing Airplane Health
Management (AHM) to improve maintenance
and engineering operations efficiency across
China Eastern's rapidly growing fleets.
Boeing and China Eastern teams have
deployed the Boeing Airplane Health
Management system on 157 Next-Generation
737 airplanes. The contract extends to
eventually cover AHM deployment for a total
of 250 737s. Additionally, 20 777-300ER
airplanes on order by China Eastern will also
use Boeing AHM.
China Postal selects
AAR Nordisk containers
AAR's Nordisk Aviation Products has received
orders for 180 main deck air cargo containers
from China Postal Airlines. The orders are in
addition to the 988 Nordisk containers China
Postal already has in service.
The main deck Unit Load Devices were
specially designed to maximize air freight
capacity by an additional 3 percent in the
Boeing 737 freighter, while reducing fuel
costs and the airline's carbon footprint.
Nordisk also supplies ULDs to China
Southern Airlines, receiving orders for more
than 1,100 lightweight air cargo containers
and pallets in May.
Ameco Beijing Shanghai
serves Vietnam Airlines
Ameco Beijing Shanghai outstation recently
started to perform line maintenance and
releasing services for Vietnam Airlines' Airbus
A320s. It has been performing line check
twice a day since the beginning of August.
The outstation serves six international
customers including Finnair, Aeroflot-Russian
Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore
Airlines Cargo, and AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
Headquartered in Beijing, Ameco
Beijing has 8 outstations serving over
20 international customers in Shanghai,
Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chongqing, Chengdu,
Hangzhou, Qingdao and Tianjin.
Rockwell Collins wins
huge Lion Air Airbus order
Lion Air has selected a comprehensive suite
of avionics from Rockwell Collins, including
the MultiScan Threat Detection System and
GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), for
234 Airbus A320 aircraft. Lion Air's selection
is one of the largest avionics orders by one
airline in Rockwell Collins' history.
"Commercial airline traffic is rapidly
expanding in the Asia Pacific region,
elevating the need for airlines to select
proven, advanced communication,
navigation and surveillance avionics that
keep passengers safe and comfortable," said
Jim Walker, vice president and managing
director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins.
"We're honored by the trust Lion Air is putting
in us for an order of this magnitude."
"With the state-of-the-art and advanced
technology of avionics, it will enable Lion
Air to avoid flying into hazardous weather
conditions and provide a comfortable journey
for passengers," said Rusdi Kiran, CEO of
Lion Air Group.
Lion Air also selected Rockwell Collins'
MMR---the first certified GPS Landing System
receiver---which enables high-integrity
navigation, including Required Navigation
Performance (RNP) Authorization Required
(AR) procedures, Category III Instrument
Landing Systems (ILS) and Category I
Global Positioning Landing System (GLS)
approaches. The MMR also enables GPS
position and availability requirements for
ADS-B Out mandates.
Other avionics selected include Rockwell
Collins' automatic direction finder (ADF),
PPG Industries has helped Jetstar
celebrate its 10th anniversary by painting
one of its Airbus A320s in a special
livery of orange, with white and black
lettering and a white star.
PPG says the airline chose its
DESOTHANE(R) HD/CA 9008 basecoat-
clearcoat system because the superior
colour coverage of the basecoat and
high-gloss clear topcoat afforded
attractive aesthetics, faster process time
and weight savings for related reduced
David Hall, Jetstar Australia and New
Zealand chief executive officer, said:
"The aircraft will be a very familiar sight
at ports across the network, and I know
our engineering team are delighted with
According to Rich Wilkinson, sales
manager at the PPG Aerospace
application support centre (ASC) in
Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia, the
basecoat-clearcoat system helped
overcome the challenge associated with
the orange colour.
"Orange is a colour that does not
normally hide well, so additional coats
of paint are usually applied to achieve
a good finish, which adds time to the
repaint and weight to the aircraft,"
Wilkinson said. "But compared with
traditional coatings, DESOTHANE HD/CA
9008 basecoats are heavily pigmented
and have great opacity, so much less
paint needs to be applied, resulting in a
significant weight saving and, therefore,
lower fuel costs for Jetstar."
PPG helps Jetstar celebrates 10th birthday
Updates from AAR Nordisk, Accelya, Ameco Beijing, Boeing,
Bombardier, PPG Industries, Rockwell Collins
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