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AEI TO CONVERT THIRD MD-80 P2F FOR EVERTS AIR CARGO
Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Source: AEI


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MIAMI - Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) will convert a third MD-80 series passenger-to-freighter conversion for Fairbanks, Alaska based Everts Air Cargo. The MD-83 aircraft (MSN 53079) will commence modification on December 19th and will be re-delivered to Everts Air Cargo in April 2017. Everts Air Cargo will use the MD-83SF for seasonal demand in Alaska, and on-demand business in North America. Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility will perform the modification and maintenance requirements on the aircraft.

The MD83SF will provide Everts Air Cargo with an Ancra CLS capable of carrying 12 88 inch x 108 inch Containers/Pallets, P1 to P12.

AEI is seeing significant interest from the industry in AEI’s 12 position MD-80SF conversion and has recently provided multiple new customers with proposals.

Source:  DOD
Associated URL: http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/728305/73d652a34d/ARCHIVE#.WElmBOKAsYs.twitter
Source Date: December 8, 2016
Posted: 12/09/2016

 
 
BOEING BEGINS FINAL ASSEMBLY ON FIRST 787-10 DREAMLINER
Thursday, December 8, 2016
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First 787-10 coming together in North Charleston

Source: Boeing


First 787-10 coming together in North Charleston

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

The first 787-10 will cycle through Boeing South Carolina's Final Assembly facility as all major sections are joined, interior and exterior components completed, power turned on and production tests begin.

"As we enter the next phase of the 787-10's development, we eagerly watch our first airplane come to life," said Ken Sanger, vice president and general manager, 787 Airplane Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "This is the result of years of preparation and solid performance by our Boeing teammates and supplier partners. This achievement is another example that demonstrates Boeing's ability to develop great airplanes in a disciplined fashion in order to meet our customer commitments."

The first 787-10 is expected to fly in 2017 and first delivery is scheduled for 2018.

The 787-10 is the third member of the super-efficient, passenger-pleasing 787 Dreamliner family. As a stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 will retain 95 percent commonality while adding seats and cargo capacity, setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics - 25 percent better fuel per seat and emissions than the airplanes it will replace.

To date, Boeing has received 154 787-10 orders from nine customers.

Source:  Boeing
Associated URL: boeing.com
Source Date: December 8, 2016
Posted: 12/08/2016

 
 
XEOS TO BUILD ENGINE SERVICE CENTER IN POLAND
Monday, December 5, 2016
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GEnx-2B

Source: GE Aviation


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FRANKFURT - XEOS, a joint venture of GE Aviation and Lufthansa Technik, plans to build an aircraft engine service center in the Legnica Special Economic Zone in Sroda Slaska, Poland. Valued at approximately EUR250 million, the investment is expected to create up to 500 jobs.

Bernhard Krueger-Sprengel, Lufthansa Technik Senior Vice President of Engine Services, said, "For decades, Lufthansa Technik has been known for top quality in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul business of engines, as well as aircraft structures and components. The establishment of the XEOS engine shop with our partner GE is a major milestone in LHT's growth strategy."

Bill Millhaem, GE Aviation senior executive, said, "We, together with our partner, and the support of the Polish government and local authorities, are delighted to announce our latest investment in Poland. The facility is designed to be a world-class aircraft engine service center focused on the maintenance, repair and overhaul of GE's technologically advanced next-generation engines. We look forward to the investment and contributing to the economic development in the region and the entire country."

Upon the finalization of certain agreements between Lufthansa Technik and GE, which are expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2017, the cornerstone for the project is scheduled to be laid in March 2017, with the factory becoming operational in September 2018.

The new center will mainly service GE Aviation GEnx-2B turbofan engines, and is to be capable of servicing the new GE9X engine by 2021. Nearly 500 GEnx-2B engines are in service with 18 operators around the world, and the fleet has accumulated five million flight hours.

Currently in development, the GE9X engine is slated to enter service in 2020. Almost 700 GE9X engines have been ordered by customers around the world.

The new service center is to be constructed in two phases. The first two years of the project will mainly see involve construction of office, service, and operational buildings. Depending on future business development, a further expansion is then planned that may include a test chamber for aircraft engines.

Source:  Lufthansa Technik
Source Date: December 5, 2016
Posted: 12/08/2016

 

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