Shopping Cart  |  Intelligence Center
Regional, Business & General Aviation
P&W INVESTS $30 MILLION IN WEST VIRGINIA FACILITY FOR THE MRO OF PW800 ENGINES
Thursday, December 5, 2019
BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. - Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced a $30 million US investment in its engine services facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of PW800 engines. Specifically, the site will service the market leading PW814GA and PW815GA engines that power the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft, respectively, with the capacity to expand its capabilities to other PW800 engine models in the future.

Pratt & Whitney has built one of the industry’s largest customer service networks around the world that offers personalized and local solutions in all our market segments. To best serve our customers, we have more than 40 owned and designated facilities, two Customer First (CFirst) Centres in Montreal and Singapore for 24/7/365 support, seven parts distribution centres and more than 100 field support representatives and mobile repair teams situated around the globe.

Source:  Pratt & Whitney
Associated URL: newsroom.pw.utc.com

 
MESA TO ADD NEW AIRCRAFT TO UNITED EXPRESS FLEET
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
PHOENIX -- Mesa Air Group intends to add 20 new Embraer 175 regional jets to its United Express fleet. The aircraft will be owned and financed by Mesa, and covered under a 12-year capacity purchase agreement. They will be configured with 70 seats in a three-class layout. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in May 2020 and be completed by the end of that year.

Mesa and United Airlines are also extending their contract for 42 Embraer 175s for an additional five years. The aircraft, which are owned by United, are now contracted through the end of 2024, with rights to extend through 2027. An additional 18 United Express 175s, which are owned by Mesa, are contracted through 2028.

"We are pleased to increase the number of Embraer aircraft operating under our partnership with United to 80, making Mesa the largest E175 operator under the United Express banner," said Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mesa Air Group. "We are delighted that United has chosen to make us its fastest-growing and largest operator of its premier regional jet. We would like to thank all of our hard-working and dedicated people for making Mesa United's airline of choice for regional growth."

The transaction will result in Mesa’s United Express fleet consisting solely of Embraer 175s under long-term contracts and having an average age of 3.7 years. Mesa expects the shift to a single fleet type to improve utilization of crew and maintenance resources across its United Express system.

"We look forward to strengthening our partnership with United through this new long-term contract," said Brad Rich, Mesa Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Mesa has been flying Embraer aircraft for nearly 30 years and we expect this transition to have a positive impact on our United Express operation."

In connection with the deal, Mesa's 20 Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets will be leased to another United Express carrier for a term of seven years.

Mesa Air Group is the holding company of Mesa Airlines, a regional air carrier providing scheduled passenger service to 147 cities. Mesa operates a fleet of 145 aircraft with approximately 749 daily departures and 3,400 employees. It operates all of its flights as either American Eagle or United Express flights, pursuant to the terms of capacity purchase agreements with American Airlines and United Airlines.

Source:  Mesa Air Group Inc

 
ACTIVE INCEPTORS EARN CERTIFICATION ON GULFSTREAM G600 AND G500
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
FARNBOROUGH, UK -- BAE Systems reached a critical milestone today with the certification of its active inceptors for Gulfstream's G600 and G500 aircraft. The certifications are from the Federal Aviation Administration for the G600 aircraft and European Aviation Safety Agency for the G500 aircraft. The achievement marks the second series of certifications for BAE Systems' active sticks in civil applications, which were first certified on Gulfstream's G500 aircraft last year.

"Our active inceptors will provide pilots of these aircraft with increased situational awareness and enable enhanced handling to maintain a safe and stable flight of Gulfstream's G500 and G600 aircraft," said Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of Controls & Avionics Solutions at BAE Systems.

Unlike a passive system, active inceptors, which are part of the controls pilots use to fly an aircraft, have electronically controlled actuators that send tactile feedback to the pilot through the stick. The feedback is programmable for specific aircraft depending on customer requirements, and can warn pilots of impending structural or aerodynamic operating limits. One of the key benefits of active inceptors is the ability to link the pilot and co-pilot controls, so each can see and feel the other’s control inputs in real time.

Source:  BAE Systems
Associated URL: Click here to visit

 

MORE NEWS CATEGORIES
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE ELECTRONICS
AIRLINES, COMMERCIAL AVIATION & MAINTENANCE
AVIATION ENGINES, PROPULSION & AUXILIARY POWER UNITS
INDUSTRIAL & MARINE GAS TURBINES
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MARKETS & BUDGETS - ASIA, AUSTRALIA & PAC RIM/EURASIA
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MARKETS & BUDGETS - EUROPE
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MARKETS & BUDGETS - NORTH AMERICA
MILITARY AIRCRAFT
MILITARY VEHICLES, ORDNANCE, MUNITIONS, AMMUNITION & SMALL ARMS
MISSILES & MISSILE SYSTEMS
NAVAL SHIPS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS
NON-US AEROSPACE/DEFENSE COMPANIES & CONTRACTS
REGIONAL, BUSINESS & GENERAL AVIATION
ROTORCRAFT
SPACECRAFT, LAUNCH VEHICLES & SATELLITES
US AEROSPACE/DEFENSE COMPANIES & CONTRACTS
Drones and Unmanned Systems - Air, Sea, Land, Micro & Robot Systems
UTILITIES, ROTATING MACHINERY & POWER GENERATION


NOTICE TO USERS

Warranty: Forecast International makes no guarantees as to the veracity or accuracy of the information provided. It warrants only that the information, which has been obtained from multiple sources, has been researched and screened to the best of the ability of our staff within the limited time constraints. Forecast International encourages all clients to use multiple sources of information and to conduct their own research on source data prior to making important decisions. All URLs listed were active as of the time the information was recorded. Some hyperlinks may have become inactive since the time of publication.

Technical Support: Phone (203)426-0800 e-mail support@forecast1.com

Subscription Information: Phone (203)426-0800 or (800)451-4975; FAX (203)426-0223 (USA) or e-mail sales@forecast1.com

Aerospace/Defense News Highlights is published by Forecast International, 22 Commerce Road, Newtown CT 06470 USA. Articles that list Forecast International as the source are Copyrighted © 2019. Reproduction in any form, or transmission by electronic or other means, is prohibited without prior approval from the publisher.

Forecast International invites all interested companies to submit their announcements and press releases for review and inclusion in our Intelligence Letters.

Contact: Ray Peterson, Director of Research
Email: Ray.Peterson@forecast1.com
Phone: 800-451-4975
Fax: 203-270-8919


HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES NEWS CONTACT US PRIVACY STATEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Forecast International © 2019 22 Commerce Rd Newtown, CT 06470 USA Phone: 203.426.0800 Toll-Free: 800.451.4975 (USA & Canada) Fax: 203.426.0223 sales@forecast1.com