Aircraft Supplier & MRO News - North America.


New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aircraft Supplier & MRO News North America) Jun 16, 2013

Rexnord Introduces Thomas XTSR Disc Couplings Advancing the industryOs performance further, Rexnord recently introduced its new Thomas[umlaut] XTSR52 and XTSR71 Disc Couplings, an offering with enhanced features that provide customers with the highest value solution for rotating equipment. OCommitted to evolving with customers and their needs, Rexnord has advanced the Thomas Series 52 and 71 with the launch of the Thomas XTSR Disc Coupling offering,O explains Santanu Debnath, Director, Commercial Operations, Coupling. The Thomas XTSR Disc Couplings are used by rotating equipment engineers in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical and power generation. Combining compact size and powerful performance, the ThomasXTSR52 and XTSR71 provide customers with: Optimization for the industry N the offering features higher torque, lower mass and an all-metric design. Simple installation and maintenance N the combination of modular components, ability to retrofit to Thomas and John Crane Metastream hubs, tapered bolts, unitized disc pack, integrated balancing hardware, and clear product markings, allow for ease of installation and maintenance. Strengthened operation and safety N multiple features, including an anti-flail ring, overload bushings, standard manganese phosphate coating and optional torque overload protection system provide increased equipment operating safety. OWe continually seek out customer needs and find ways to add value to the Rexnord coupling product line that our customers demand, and this new design has helped us achieve that,O explains Michael Skowronek, Director, Global Portfolio Management, Bearings and Global Coupling. To learn more about RexnordOs new Thomas XTSR coupling offering, go to for more information, including: Online disc coupling product selector for trouble-free coupling selection

Technical white paper, ODisc Coupling Dilemma: Torque Density vs. DurabilityO Product data sheets and drawings Installation manuals and brochure With a complete portfolio and a history of providing coupling solutions for close to a century, Rexnord provides customers with a full selection of disc, grid, gear, elastomeric, fluid and composite couplings N all manufactured for quality, reliability and easy maintenance. Jun 11, 2013

New report puts avionics sales over $1.7 billion in first quarter n its inaugural Avionics Market Report, the Aircraft Electronics Association said worldwide avionics sales totaled more than $1.7 billion during the first quarter of 2013. "Never before has there been a true capture of the dollar size of the general aviation electronics market," said Paula Derks, AEA president. Twenty aviation electronics manufacturers participated in the report. Jun 10, 2013

Airbus, Boeing Airlines consider orders for wide-body aircraft. Airlines across the world are looking into purchases of wide-body aircraft from Boeing or Airbus as profits increase for carriers. Deutsche Lufthansa, Japan Airlines and South African Airways are considering orders. "I genuinely believe we're an industry that for the first time will start exceeding our cost of capital," said Willie Walsh, CEO of British Airways owner IAG. Jun 13, 2013

Atlas Air Atlas Air Worldwide CEO to Speak at Cowen and Company Transportation Conference. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating solutions, announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer William J. Flynn will speak on behalf of the Company at Cowen and CompanyOs 6th Annual Global Transportation Conference on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 12:50 p.m. Eastern Time. A live Webcast of Mr. FlynnOs comments will be broadcast simultaneously on the Internet and can be accessed via An archived broadcast of the presentation will be available for 90 days following the live presentation. Slides supplementing Mr. FlynnOs comments will be available for downloading from Atlas Air WorldwideOs website on Tuesday morning, June 11, at Interested parties should click on OInvestor Information,O click on OPresentations,O and then on the link to OSlides [ETH] Cowen and Company 6th Annual Global Transportation Conference.O Jun 11, 2013

Avcorp Industries Avcorp receives notice of appeal from Cessna Aircraft Company. Avcorp Industries, Inc. (the "Company") reports that it has received a notice of appeal and a motion to stay execution filed by Cessna Aircraft Company ("Cessna") on June 7, 2013 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (the "Court of Appeals") from the judgement entered against Cessna on May 8, 2013 by the United States District Court for the District of Kansas (the "District Court"). The judgement of the District Court affirmed the binding arbitration award made on November 16, 2012 in favour of the Company. The arbitration panel awarded the Company USD27.4 million , which, under the terms of an arbitration agreement between Cessna and the Company, was a final and binding award. On November 26, 2012 , Cessna filed a motion in the District Court to vacate the award. On May 1, 2013 , the District Court entered its Memorandum and Order which denied Cessna's motion to vacate the award, finding that Cessna did not satisfy the required legal standard. The District Court also granted the Company's motion to affirm the award and, in addition, awarded pre-judgement interest of approximately USD1 million . On May 8, 2013 , the District Court entered final judgement in the Company's favour on the arbitration award in the aggregate amount of USD28.4 million . It is the Company's belief that Cessna's appeal from the judgement is without legal basis and that the judgement will be affirmed by the Court of Appeals. Jun 11, 2013

Boeing Boeing shifts workers away from Wash. state. Columnist Loren Thompson says Boeing is shifting workers away from its facilities in Washington state due to several factors. "[T]here does seem to be a concerted effort to move jobs to other parts of the United States -- places where costs are lower, unions are less cantankerous, and politicians make the world's biggest aerospace company feel more welcome," he writes. Jun 10, 2013

Boeing, Desso Carpet DESSO Carpet in First Boeing 787 Dreamliners for European Market. European carpet manufacturer Desso has equipped the cabins of the first four of in total eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners with an especially for 787 developed 100% wool Wilton woven carpet (patent pending). The airplanes are operated by UK-based Thomson Airways, part of...

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