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SINGAPORE AIRLINES CELEBRATES DELIVERY OF A350-900 WITH THALES AVANT IFE AND CONNECTIVITY
Monday, December 17, 2018
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Source: Thales Group


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SINGAPORE -- Singapore Airlines and Thales report the entry into service of the airline’s new medium-haul A350-900 aircraft. Singapore Airlines announced Adelaide as the launch point of its new aircraft commencing operations December 17, 2018.

This new fleet of aircraft will be equipped with Thales’s AVANT IFE system, featuring an innovative and personalized user experience uniquely designed for Singapore Airlines. The 40 Business Class passengers will enjoy 17" High Definition touch screen monitors with a complementing handset that operates similarly to a consumer smart phone, enabling passengers to use it as a secondary device to control the seatback monitor. The 263 Economy Class seats will feature the latest 11.6" touchscreen monitors.

The sleek and lightweight design of AVANT provides travelers an exceptional inflight experience with Singapore Airlines’ vast choice of entertainment. The IFE solution is designed with a new Signature user interface that is unique to Singapore Airlines, and offers a more intuitive user experience with new additional navigational options. Some key features on AVANT include:

-- Media Filter: This enables passengers to efficiently locate desired media by filtering content through the various categories, genres, languages and available flight duration;

-- Flight Info Map: When enjoying movies or TV shows, passengers are able to concurrently bring up flight info without exiting the media player; and,

-- Air Mouse (available in Business Class): The touch screen handset functions as a remote control by directing the onscreen cursor on the seatback monitor.

With Singapore Airlines’ myKrisWorld complementing the new IFE system, passengers are able to enjoy a personalized inflight entertainment service with over 1,800 movies, television shows, music, interactive games, informational applications and more. KrisFlyer members and passengers traveling in premium classes will also have access to additional content. Passengers will be able to personalize preferences upon sign-in and bookmark partially watched movies and TV shows to be resumed on subsequent flights.

Passengers onboard Singapore Airlines’ new A350-900 medium-haul aircraft will enjoy high speed WiFi service using Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network. The pairing of global Ka-band connectivity and Thales’s latest IFE innovations provides a comprehensive set of onboard entertainment services that transform passenger experiences wherever they fly.

To ensure that the IFE and Connectivity systems remain at optimal performance, Thales will also provide turn-key maintenance support and services through its FlytCARE service, including line maintenance, software and media content loading, repairs and support from the Singapore Customer Support Center.

Source:  Thales Group
Associated URL: thalesgroup.com
Source Date: December 17, 2018
Posted: 12/18/2018

 
 
PRATT & WHITNEY GTF ENGINE REPAIR SUPPLIER NETWORK CONTINUES TO EXPAND
Monday, December 17, 2018
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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced that it will further expand its global network of providers that maintain the GTF engine to include five additional repair suppliers that will support the PW1100G-JM engine.

FAG Aerospace (Schaeffler), American Cladding Technologies, Tube Processing, MDS Coating Technologies and MB Aerospace will join other GTF maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers located around the world that are part of the growing network.

Additionally, Horiguchi Engineering Co., Ltd will join Dedienne Aerospace as an engine stand supplier for PW1100G-JM engines, but will not be part of the GTF MRO network.

In April, Pratt & Whitney announced five repair suppliers had joined the network - Turbine Controls, StandardAero, TWIN MRO, ACMT and Lewis & Saunders.

The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney's EngineWise service portfolio, which provides engine operators with a variety of aftermarket services to maximize engine performance and fleet availability.

Source:  Pratt & Whitney
Associated URL: newsroom.pw.utc.com
Source Date: December 17, 2018
Posted: 12/18/2018

 
 
BOEING DELIVERS FIRST AIRPLANE FROM NEW CHINESE 737 COMPLETION AND DELIVERY CENTER
Monday, December 17, 2018
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ZHOUSHAN, China -- Boeing and joint venture partner Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, Ltd (COMAC) delivered the first airplane from the new 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, China on December 15. Air China received the first plane, marking a new era in Boeing's partnership with the Chinese aviation industry.

Delivery of the first MAX 8, assembled in Renton, Wash. and completed in China, comes 20 months after construction began at the 100-acre site. The 737 Completion and Delivery Center is the first such Boeing facility outside of the United States. The facility has been built in partnership with the Zhejiang Provincial and Zhoushan Municipal Governments and will become fully operational in phases as capacity is expanded over time.

Boeing 737 MAXs for Chinese airlines will be flown from Seattle to Zhoushan, where the joint Boeing-COMAC Completion Center will complete interior work on the airplanes. The statement of work will gradually expand to include painting with the addition of three paint hangers. Once completed, airplanes will move to the adjacent Boeing-operated delivery center for customer acceptance activities and delivery formalities.

The facility, which covers 666,000 square feet in total, is designed to support the entire 737 MAX family of airplanes, from the long-range MAX 7 to the high-capacity MAX 10. About one third of all 737 deliveries are going to Chinese customers.

China is on course to become the largest commercial aviation market in the world. Boeing's latest Commercial Market Outlook forecasts that China will need 7,680 new airplanes worth $1.2 trillion USD over the next 20 year and another $1.5 trillion USD in commercial services to support the country's growing fleet of airplanes.

Source:  Boeing
Source Date: December 17, 2018
Posted: 12/18/2018

 

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