Hamilton Sundstrand signs spare parts agreement
Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., has signed an exclusive spare parts purchase agreement with Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp., which will include all Hamilton Sundstrand detail spare part purchases in support of Evergreen’s component repair shops. Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. is a joint venture engineering and maintenance provider between EVA Airways and General Electric Co.
Avidyne weather detection system receives ETSO
Avidyne Corp.’s TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system — the first color, real-time, lightning-based tactical weather avoidance system for general aviation aircraft — has received European Technical Standards Order (ETSO) authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It provides real-time weather avoidance capability out to 200 nautical miles (nm), which is valuable for customers operating aircraft outside the United States where datalink graphical weather is unavailable.
Joint venture: Iberia and ST Aerospace
Iberia and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd. (ST Aerospace) have signed a joint venture agreement to set up a landing gear and overhaul company in Madrid. Madrid Aerospace Services S.L. will be equally owned between Iberia and ST Aerospace. It will operate as an independent third-party maintenance, repair, and overhaul service provider with an initial focus on Airbus A320, A330, and A340 landing gears. The new company is expected to start its operations by the second half of 2008.
Kelly Aerospace Inc. announces receiving FAA-PMA approval for the manufacturing of the new Lycoming engine X-Drive starters.
The Lake Charles repair station previously handled European aircraft under a short-term approval granted through AAR's EASA-certified maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Miami.