New York (AirGuideBusiness - Airline & Airport Services News North America) Nov 27, 2011
American Airlines, Frontier Airlines Tenn. airport authority approves deal between Frontier, American Eagle. The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority approved a lease arrangement for American Eagle Airlines to provide services for Frontier Airlines. American Eagle will handle ground operations for Frontier at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tenn. Nov 17, 2011
AMMROC AMMROC selected as maintenance service provider for the UAE Armed Forces GHQ. AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center), owned by Mubadala Aerospace, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation, today announced it has entered into an agreement to provide maintenance services for fixed and rotary aircraft for the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces. This renewable agreement is for an initial period of 2 years, after which time the GHQ anticipates entering into a Performance Based Logistics (PBL) arrangement with AMMROC [ETH] a paradigm shift for supplying military aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services in the UAE [ETH] facilitating efficiency improvements in delivering such services. This agreement will enable the UAE Armed Forces to remain focussed on the operation of their aircraft, while AMMROC will provide maintenance and repair services, streamlining various processes and optimizing manpower for the UAE Armed Forces. This also reinforces AMMROCOs vision to operate a world class facility providing a self-sustaining, and commercially viable platform for the UAE Armed Forces. Fahed Al Shamesi, CEO of AMMROC, said: OBeing selected as the maintenance service provider by the GHQ is a significant milestone for AMMROC, demonstrating the outstanding progress that has been made by the company in a very short space of time. It illustrates the level of trust that we have built with our most important customer and the ongoing commitment from our shareholders to build this capability for the benefit of the UAE.O Launched in July 2010, AMMROC is a joint venture company owned by Mubadala Aerospace, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation. AMMROC is headquartered in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. With the combined strength of the partners and an aggregate investment that exceeds USUSD800 million, AMMROC draws on decades of experience and expertise in aerospace engineering, material support, logistics, maintenance, component repair, overhaul and training, to deliver a fully integrated MRO support program by a single provider. As a center of excellence, AMMROCOs objective is to provide innovative platform solutions for all fixed and rotary-wing aircraft operated by the UAE Armed Forces, to ensure guaranteed aircraft readiness, deployability, improved safety and self reliance, thus enabling operational, humanitarian and peace keeping missions. AMMROC is currently based at Abu Dhabi International Airport until the completion of its new complex at Al Ain International Airport. The center is expected to create an additional 2,500 new jobs in the UAE, focusing on the development of UAE Nationals. It will also maintain an on-site presence at those UAE Armed Forces bases associated with ongoing maintenance support contracts. Nov 14, 2011
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast To buy or not to buy? ADS-B In group says let pilots choose. Is it worth it? Aircraft owners weigh the costs and benefits of any new technology before installing it in their cockpit. When the scales tip toward value, pilots equip in spades. A government-industry group tasked with setting the stage for future Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) applications recommended that the government take the same approach to the receivers, known as ADS-B In, that led to the ubiquity of GPS in GA cockpits. Nov 18, 2011
Bombardier Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is showing off a full-scale flight deck demonstrator for the CSeries at the Dubai Airshow. The integrated flight deck features high-resolution 15.1-in. diagonal LCD displays, the industry's largest, which are capable of enhanced and synthetic vision future upgrades. Nov 15, 2011
British Airways, Xerox Xerox Managed Print Services Help British Airways Control Soaring Reprographics and Mail Costs. Global airline British Airways aims to further reduce its digital printing, scanning and mailing costs by using Xerox Corporation to manage its mailroom and reprographics operations. As part of the five-year Enterprise Print Services contract, Xerox U.K. will simplify the airlineOs mail-handling operation by managing the delivery of thousands of pieces of internal and external mail and speeding up the production of critical in-flight printed materials. The managed print services strategy is part of a wider British Airways document management plan to improve process efficiency. To accommodate the more than one million items processed through British AirwaysO mail-handling operation at London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, Xerox has partnered with MITIE Business Services to create a mail and distribution services hub in Uxbridge [ETH] about six miles from Heathrow Airport. To maintain British AirwaysO high security standards, specially trained staff at the dedicated facility will carry out full security screening of all inbound mail items and associated courier deliveries. Xerox retains its existing agreement with British Airways, originally signed in 1995, for delivery of printed materials such as technical publications, in-flight services, and training manuals, as well as payroll printing. These operations, which produce around 26 million documents per year, will also run from the Uxbridge facility.
Nov 17, 2011
Cirrus Aircraft Largest Flight School in China Selects Cirrus SR20 as Newest Addition to Its Training Program. Cirrus Aircraft today announced that...