New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aircraft Supplier & MRO News North America) Jun 19, 2011
May's gains in intermodal traffic attributed to several factors. Intermodal traffic increased in May -- in terms of both month-to-month and year-over-year levels. The gains were due to increased international trade, fuel costs, traffic congestion, better service and railroad investments in infrastructures, says AAR. Jun 14, 2011
Aerospace industry strives to shift toward biofuels Biofuel production has faced significant challenges, but for the aerospace sector, it is worth the effort. Boeing, Alaska Airlines, US Airways Group and other aviation companies are looking into alternatives to traditional jet fuel. Finding a steady supply of biofuels, however, remains a challenge. Steve Lott, a spokesman for the Air Transport Association, said that growth of renewable jet-fuel production would be almost guaranteed if it could displace just 1% of total fuel needs for the aviation industry. "That first 1% is going to be the hardest," Lott said. "Once we reach economy of scale, it will go that much faster." Jun 13, 2011
A J Walter Aviation A J Walter Aviation won a contract with Small Planet Airlines to provide integrated consumables management, supporting charter flight programs from Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa this year. The Lithuania-based airline operates a fleet of six Boeing 737-300s and two Airbus A320s. It operates flights to Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Italy. Jun 13, 2011
Aero Sekur Anglo-Italian safety equipment specialist Aero Sekur is moving on with its plans for a helicopter crash airbag and flotation system, hoping that the first example will fly as early as next year. However, other existing products are at the heart of the firm's expansion strategy, as new maintenance facilities are added in Italy, India and the USA. "The building blocks are in place," says Mark Butler, chief executive of the company - which was established in 1993, through the merger of Irvin Aerospace and Pirelli's Sekur division. "The shock absorption airbag technology is well proven and the flotation system is well proven." Jun 18, 2011
Avjet Biotech Avjet Biotech ramps up production of aviation biofuel. Avjet Biotech, a North Carolina start-up company that is positioning itself to become a publicly traded firm, is bolstering its production of aviation biofuel for the commercial and military markets. The company uses the Red Wolf Process, which uses hydrolysis, deoxygenation and hydrocarbon reforming to convert oils into "green" gasoline, jet fuel and diesel. Jun 15, 2011
Bombardier Bombardier has added four field service representatives and two customer support account managers to its burgeoning global support network. The new employees will cover France, eastern Europe and South Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Meanwhile, Bombardier's wholly owned service centre at Amsterdam Schiphol International airport will begin offering cabin refurbishment across its range of business jets later this year. The facility is also planning to offer Challenger 850 maintenance for the first time. Jun 14, 2011
CTT Systems CTT Systems AB Receives an Order from BIZJET Internationalon the Cair* System for One VIP A319 Aircraft. BIZJET International based in Tulsa USA, has ordered a CTT Cair* System to be installed, during fall 2011, in one Airbus VIP A319 aircraft. BIZJET International is a major completion center and also a member of the Lufthansa Technik Group offering top quality cabin outfitting and associated services. Cair* is focused on the passengersO health and comfort by providing humidification of the extremely dry aircraft cabins without causing condensation. Cair* gives a pleasant relative humidity of around 20%, compared to 3-5% without, for the passengers, thereby reducing dry air related problems (e.g. fatigue, jet-lag, red eyes, dry skin, spread of virus diseases). The Cair* system is based on evaporative cooling technology and uses a method that effectively precludes the transfer of bacteria within the aircraft. The dual-purpose system increases humidity for greater comfort and incorporates the Zonal Drying* System to counter condensation problems. CTTOs Zonal Drying* System has been selected as basic equipment for the new B787 ODreamlinerO and CTTOs humidifiers are options in crew rest compartments and on flight deck. The A380 offers CTTOs humidifiers as option in crew rest compartments. CTT is also selected by Airbus to supply the Zonal Drying* system and the Cair* system for the A350 aircraft, as options. CTTs products Zonal Drying *, Cair *, Flight Deck and Crew Humidifier are standard or optional equipment on Boeing B787, Airbus A350 and A380. CTT has today more than 400 systems installed in more than 30...