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GKN AEROSPACE FORMS FOKKER TECHNIEK UNIT
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Fokker 100

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Fokker 100

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GENEVA - GKN Aerospace has announced that aircraft completions, conversions, and complex maintenance activities currently organized within its Fokker Services unit will continue under the new name of Fokker Techniek.

Fokker Techniek is located at Business Park Aviolanda in the city of Woensdrecht in the Netherlands. Jeff Armitage, who has worked for GKN Aerospace for many years, will be the managing director of Fokker Techniek. He said, "It is a privilege for me to lead Fokker Techniek and bring the company to the next level with a clear strategic direction."

Fokker Techniek is a full-service provider for Boeing 737, Airbus A320, and Fokker aircraft. The company also specializes in VIP completions, structural repairs (corrosion, tail strikes, hail damage), winglet installations, and aircraft upgrades.

Source:  GKN Aerospace
Source Date: May 23, 2017
Posted: 05/25/2017

 
 
FIRST AIR MAURITIUS A350 XWB TAKES SHAPE IN AIRBUS’ FINAL ASSEMBLY LINE
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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TOULOUSE, France - Assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. The wing-fuselage junction, the tailplane, and the tailcone have been completed.

The aircraft is in the next assembly station for structural completion such as the installation of winglets, ground testing of mechanical, electrical and avionics systems. Next steps will include in particular cabin completion, engine installation, painting and flight tests. This will lead to the delivery scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2017, of the first A350-900 to Air Mauritius.

Air Mauritius will acquire a total of six A350-900 twin engine widebodies comprising four directly purchased from Airbus and two on lease from AerCap.

At entry into service, the A350 XWB will be deployed on the carrier's long-haul, mainly the Mauritius-Paris route. Air Mauritius currently operates a fleet of 13 aircraft on regional and long haul services, including ten Airbus aircraft: six A340-300s, two A330-200s and two A319s.

To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 831 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 44 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

Source:  Airbus
Source Date: May 25, 2017
Posted: 05/25/2017

 
 
PPG AND VISION SYSTEMS TEAM TO DEVELOP AIRCRAFT WINDOW SHADING APPLICATIONS
Friday, May 19, 2017
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PPG and Vision Systems To Develop Window Shading Solutions

Source: PPG Aerospace


PPG and Vision Systems To Develop Window Shading Solutions

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SYLMAR, Calif. - PPG and Vision Systems have reached a commercial agreement to work together on developing new applications utilizing Vision Systems' electronically dimmable window shading solutions for aircraft. The agreement provides a framework for the two firms to pursue opportunities in commercial, regional, military, and general aviation applications.

PPG has supplied electrochromic window shading systems for commercial aircraft and ground vehicles since 2007. Vision Systems, based near Lyon, France, supplies aircraft shading systems and associated electronics.

Brent Wright, PPG global business director for aerospace transparencies, said, "PPG is excited to work with Vision Systems to create new applications for a product that provides unique performance characteristics. As a pioneer in the electrochromic window segment, PPG recognized the added value offered by Vision Systems to the standard dimmable film technology, especially with the interface that makes its system work."

Vision Systems' dimmable window solutions provide instant response time for changing light transmittance and have no size limitations relative to aircraft transparency applications. The dimmable windows can be controlled individually by a seat-side wired or wireless interface or cabin-wide through the aircraft cabin window management system.

"As a result, we can develop applications for larger transparencies with flat or curved shapes as well as retrofit installations, including with add-on panels," Wright said.

Vision Systems developed its latest-generation Nuance V2 dimmable window through its Smart Lite division. It is based on suspended particle device film technology licensed from Research Frontiers and a Vision Systems interlayer that provides optical quality with 2.5 percent haze, 100 percent clarity, and 99.6 percent blockage of visible light with the ultra-dark version of the Nuance product.

Source:  PPG
Source Date: May 19, 2017
Posted: 05/25/2017

 

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