Republic Airlines ordered 100 CF34-8E-powered Embraer E170/175 regional jets. The engines are valued at more than $1.4 billion at list prices.
Embraer and Kenya Airways have a multi-year contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning program. Under this contract, Embraer will take over the planning and replenishment of a sizeable portion of Kenya Airways’ spare parts stock covering the 15 Embraer E190 aircraft operated by the airline.
Aeromexico signed a 12-years Rate Per Flight Hour agreement with CFM Services to support a minimum of 128 LEAP-1B engines that power its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes. The order is valued at $2.3 billion at list prices.
GKN Fokker Elmo and the State of Maharashtra (India) have signed an MOU for a $10 million investment in a second manufacturing facility for wiring interconnection systems in India. The new site, a fully owned GKN Aerospace business, is located in Pune in the state Maharashtra and is scheduled to come on line in the fourth quarter of 2018. Production will start in the first quarter of 2019, the work force is expected to grow to 800 in 2027.
Airbus is extending its Skywise open data platform air airlines into the supply chain.
Boeing subsidiary Aviall signed agreements with Ukraine’s Antonov, Canada’s International WaterGuard and Luxembourg’s Cargolux.
Air Lease Corp. selected GE Aviation’s GEnx-1B engines to power its three new Boeing 787s. The engine order is valued at more than $170 million at list prices.
Air Lease Corp. finalized its order for additional CFM International LEAP-1B engines to power 83 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at a value of $2.3 billion at list prices. The aircraft were previously announced.
Air Lease Corp. selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 34 previously announced Airbus A321neo aircraft in an order valued at just over $1 billion at list prices.
Dowty Propellers extended its support contract for propeller systems on SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q400 regional airliner fleet, which the Indian carrier is expanding with the purchase of 25 additional twin-engine aircraft. Dowty Propellers also an agreement establishing Ethiopian Airlines as an authorized repair and overhaul facility in Africa for propellers on Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 regional airliners.
ATR and the Brazilian carrier Azul renewed their global maintenance agreement (GMA). This new 10-year contract covers the repair, overhaul and pooling services of line replaceable units, along with propeller availability and maintenance, plus an on-site stock support. Covering Azul’s whole ATR fleet, currently made up of 33 aircraft, this tailor-made support package represents ATR’s biggest maintenance contract.
Primera Air signed an agreement for Boeing Global Fleet Care agreement for its 737 MAX and Next-Generation 737 fleets. Under the contract, Boeing will provide engineering services, material services and line and heavy maintenance execution services.
Xiamen Airlines will become the first in China to use Boeing’s Optimized Maintenance Program, a service that improves operational performance, powered by Boeing AnalytX.
CFM International and Aviation Capital Group announced an order for LEAP-1B engines to power 20 additional Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. CFM values the order at $528 million at list prices.
Aviation Capital Group (ACG) selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power 10 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft. ACG has also secured the option to purchase 18 additional LEAP-1A engine shipsets to power Airbus A320neo family aircraft. This firm engine order is valued at $300 million at list prices.
South Africa’s Comair signed an eight-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM International to support is fleet of 16 CFM56-7B engines. The agreement is valued at $160 million at list prices.
Zhejiang Loong Airlines signed a long-term Rate Per Flight Hour agreement with CFM International to support its fleet of LEAP-1A and CFM56-5B engines. The agreement is valued at $500 million at list prices.
GE Aviation and Seoul, Korea’s Kookmin University signed a MOU to study various future systems, procedures and possible uses for unmanned aerial vehicles.
International Airlines Group LCC Level placed an order with GE Aviation for CF6-80E engines to power its two new Airbus A330 aircraft and signed a 10-year TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement for MRO of the engines. The engine order and TrueChoice agreement are valued at more than $170 million at list prices and over the life of the service agreement.
Lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) signed an MOU with GE Aviation for a 10-year TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement for its CF34-10E engines fleet. Under the agreement, NAC will offer GE Aviation-provided MRO services to its CF34-10E lessees.
Royal Air Maroc selected GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions business for AirVault Records Management System for its fleet of more than 55 Boeing 737, 767, 787, 747, ATR and Embraer E-190 aircraft.
Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding signed a letter of intent with GE Aviation for 29 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777 freighters and five GEnx-2B-powered Boeing 747-8 freighters. The engine order is valued at more than $2.5 billion at list prices.
GKN Aerospace and Rolls-Royce formalized an agreement for the manufacturing of inner core fairings for the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 and 84,000 lb.-thrust Trent XWB engine programs through 2026.
Safran extended contracts with Spirit AeroSystems to provide electrical harness manufacturing and installation services. These contract extensions include more than 50 assemblies for the Boeing 737NG and 737 MAX pylon wire harnesses, Boeing 787 guard wire assemblies and wire harnesses for the 767 Tanker.
Goshawk Aviation Limited and CFM Internationalhave concluded an agreement for the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power 20 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes in an order valued at $580 million at list prices. This is the aircraft leasing company’s first direct order of CFM engines.
Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Co. selected CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine to power 17 firm and up to 50 option new Airbus A320neo family aircraft. In addition, the leasing company finalized an order for CFM56-5B engines to power three firm, nine option Airbus A320ceo aircraft. These two agreements are valued at $550 million at list prices.
GE Aviation delivered a custom built used CF6-80C2 engine to 3TOP Aviation Services late last month as part of its TrueChoice Transitions agreement. Under the TrueChoice Transition agreement, GE Aviation acquired a used CF6-80C2 engine and overhauled it based on the 3TOP Aviation’s requirements using a custom workscope with high-quality OEM material, delivering it when the customer wanted at the agreed price.
CFM International announced orders and commitments for just over 858 LEAP and CFM56 engines at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show, in addition to long-term services agreements, at a total value of $15.7 billion at list prices.
GE Aviation and its joint CFM International, a 50/50 company of GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, received more than $22 billion in orders and commitments for its jet engines and services at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show in London this week. Engine orders and commitments included more than 850 LEAP and CFM56 engines, 250 CF34 engines, close to 100 GE90-115B engines and almost 50 GEnx engines.
Yunnan Hongtu Airlines signed an agreement with and CFM International to buy of CFM56-5B engines to power three Airbus A320ceo aircraft. In addition, the airline signed a 12-year Rate Per Flight Hour Agreement (RPFH) to support 24 LEAP-1A engines that will power its leased A320neo fleet. Under the RPFH, CFM will provide maintenance support on a dollar per flight hour basis. These agreements, which also include the potential purchase two LEAP-1A and one CFM56-5B spare engine, are valued at $408 million at list prices.
Delhi-based Vistara Airlines agreed to purchase 26 CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power 13 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft announced July 11. Once finalized, the engine order will be valued at $375 million at list prices.
Austrian Airlines renewed and expanded an agreement with GE Aviation to provide Flight Operations Quality Assurance (eFOQA) software and technologies across its fleet of more than 80 aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines selected the GEnx engine to power its six additional Boeing 787-9 aircraft. This selection increases Ethiopian Airlines’ GEnx-powered 787 aircraft to 19.
GE Aviation and Microsoft will join forces to accelerate digital transformation of aviation, aimed at delivering more robust solutions for the industry. GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions business is building on the broad capabilities of Microsoft’s Azure, combining GE’s data and analytics domain expertise, with the scale of Microsoft Azure.
Arkia Israeli Airlines signed a 12-year TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement with GE Aviation for the MRO of its CF34-10E engines that power its three Embraer E190 aircraft. This deal is valued at more than $75 million over the life of the agreement.
GECAS has an agreement with Kunming-based Hongtu Airlines to lease four A320neos when they enter service beginning in the first quarter of 2019.
GKN Aerospace will create a new Aero Engine Component Repair (MRO) and Research facility in the state of Johor in Southern Malaysia. The facility will open in 2019 and will service engine fan blades and fan discs for commercial aircraft. The facility will provide additional capacity to GKN Aerospace’s existing facility in San Diego, California, to meet growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
GKN Fokker Elmo and Boeing have agreed to a contract extension, to supply wiring for three of Boeing’s airplane families—the 777, 737 and P8A.