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BAA TRAINING SECURES FINANCING FOR GLOBAL EXPANSION
Thursday, July 22, 2021
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.Source: Boeing


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VILNIUS, Lithuania -- The aviation training company BAA Training has secured financing for its global expansion plans from UK Export Finance (UKEF) and the U.S.-based Apple Bank for Savings. BAA and its fellow Avia Solutions Group subsidiary ASG Asset Management were involved in signing the agreements with the financial institutions.

The EUR31 million deal will facilitate the acquisition of 10 new flight simulators manufactured by L3Harris Technologies. The simulators will include two Boeing 737 MAX full flight simulators (FFS) and eight fixed base training devices (FTD Level 2) for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families. The simulators will be installed at BAA's new facility in Barcelona, which is known as BAA Training Spain.

Jonas Janukenas, CEO of Avia Solutions Group, stated, "Signing such a financing agreement as this one during the global crisis affecting the entire aviation industry is out of the ordinary. It emphasizes the trust and confidence put into BAA Training that strengthens its position on the global stage."

"The concluded agreements allow for further successful implementation of BAA Training's expansion plan in Europe and Asia. We view this achievement as especially important in our company's history. This guarantee received from the international financial institutions is very significant as it directly positions BAA Training as a trustworthy global player in the aviation training industry. It also allows us to compete with the most prominent market players and seek even larger expansion in new markets,"ý said BAA Training CEO Egle Vaitkeviciute.

With the agreement in place, BAA intends to shift from providing solely FFS services to a mix of FFS and FTD devices. The company said that this will enable Type Rating training programs to be split between the two types of simulation devices. Previously, the entire Type Rating program was completed solely on an FFS, which is typically more costly.

Source:  BAA Training

 
ASTRONOVA QUALIFIES AS TIER 1 AIRBUS SUPPLIER FOR FLIGHT DECK PRINTERS
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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WEST WARWICK, R.I. -- AstroNova Inc has been qualified as a Tier 1 supplier by Airbus for the A320 family of commercial aircraft. The designation enables AstroNova to supply its flight deck printers directly to Airbus rather than through a third party.

Previously, AstroNova had supplied flight deck printers to Airbus via a third-party supply agreement. That agreement has been in place since 2017, when AstroNova acquired an exclusive worldwide license from Honeywell International to manufacture the PTA-45B narrow-format cockpit data printer for the A320 portfolio.

"Qualification as a Tier 1 supplier for the A320 is a significant accomplishment for AstroNova and our Aerospace business unit," said Gregory Woods, AstroNova President and Chief Executive Officer. "Direct-supplier status means that we have achieved all of Airbus' stringent qualification standards across four areas: engineering, manufacturing, aftermarket support, and program management. Joining the direct Airbus supplier network is a further testament to the quality and high level of performance AstroNova has attained as a growing global aerospace supplier."

Through its Aerospace business unit, AstroNova produces a range of airborne printers and networking systems for commercial, business, and military aircraft. In addition to Airbus, AstroNova is qualified as a Tier 1 supplier by many leading airframe manufacturers, including ATR, Boeing, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, and Lockheed Martin.

Source:  AstroNova Inc

 
INTELSAT 2KU NOW AVAILABLE AS A LINE FIT OPTION ON AIRBUS A320-FAMILY AIRCRAFT
Thursday, July 22, 2021
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MCLEAN, Va. -- Intelsat (formerly Gogo Commercial Aviation) announced that the first factory-installed Intelsat 2Ku system has been delivered on an A321neo aircraft. The 2Ku system was installed by Airbus at its factory in Hamburg, Germany as part of its High Bandwidth Connectivity Service (HBCS) and delivered to Cathay Pacific.

The Intelsat 2Ku antenna enables airlines to access the global Intelsat network and, in turn, a reliable and high-performance inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) experience for their passengers and crew. The ability to offer the factory-installed option to airlines means Intelsat’s services are available immediately at the time an airline receives its new aircraft.

Source:  Intelsat
Associated URL: intelsat.com

 

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