Customers Purchasing Pratt & Whitney Canada Engines Can Now Benefit from a New Payment Solution

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that it is collaborating with American Express (Amex) to provide qualifying customers with a new solution that will allow them to extend payment terms, when buying a new or used P&WC engine. "This new payment solution is part of our growing portfolio of services that offer our customers greater flexibility when it comes to acquiring an engine and it reflects our commitment to developing services that meet their evolving needs," said Irene Makris, vice president, Customer Service at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "Many of our customers are looking at alternate models to improve their working capital along with options that are specifically tailored [...]

2022-12-06T23:52:15+02:00December 6th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney Awarded F135 Engine Core Upgrade Contract

Source: Pratt & Whitney The F135 engine core upgrade delivers the fastest, most cost efficient, lowest risk path to F-35 Block 4 capability Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies business, has won a $115 million contract for the F135 engine enhancement effort, also referred to as an engine core upgrade. "Upgrades like this are a normal part of any major defense program and the F135 engine has been pushed beyond its original specifications for too long," said Jill Albertelli, president of Pratt & Whitney's Military Engines business. "The F-35 engine core upgrade saves taxpayers $40 billion in lifecycle costs and builds upon a combat-tested engine architecture that has more than one million flight hours. We deeply appreciate Chairwoman DeLauro's support on this critical program." The contract [...]

2022-12-05T16:22:14+02:00December 5th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Airbus and Neste join forces on SAF development to decarbonise aerospace

Source: Airbus Airbus and Neste, a world-leading producer of renewable fuels, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly advance the production and uptake of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Both parties share a vision that SAF is a key solution to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions of air travel. This collaboration aims to accelerate the aviation sector’s transition to SAF. Neste and Airbus recognize that one of the biggest challenges in accelerating SAF use is the ramp-up of SAF production. This collaboration is laying the foundation for both Airbus and Neste to drive SAF development across the global aviation industry. It will allow the partners to explore business opportunities together and jointly promote the production and use of sustainable [...]

2022-12-02T01:16:10+02:00December 2nd, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Major safety boost for French airspace with increased automation

Source: SITA DSNA will deploy SITA’s data-driven Safety Cube solution for enhanced safety French air navigation service provider, DSNA, has selected SITA’s safety and compliance management solution, SITA Safety Cube, to advance operational safety and promote a strong safety culture. The system will be deployed in French airspace spanning five air route traffic control centers, 70 airports in mainland France and six overseas airports. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), responsible for setting standards concerning air transport, has stipulated that service providers must implement ‘safety management systems’ to manage safety proactively. Using SITA Safety Cube, DSNA aims to raise its safety management standards further. SITA Safety Cube supports proactive safety management, which focuses on identifying and mitigating potential safety concerns before [...]

2022-11-25T15:32:05+02:00November 25th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Packing the Seats: How Live In-Flight Sports is Helping Airlines Make a Comeback

Source: Panasonic Avionics There’s nothing like the spirit of competition, thrill of a buzzer-beater, or passion of a game-winning goal. Live sports is an incredibly unique form of content, especially for airline passengers. Even the biggest Hollywood blockbuster on an IFE screen can’t replicate the unpredictability of watching a game unfold live. Watchers of live sports span gender and age groups, whether it’s watching a game at home with friends and family or catching what’s on at a local sports bar. It wasn’t long ago that airline flights were one of the last unconnected spaces when it comes to live sports. But that’s all changing says Dominic Green, Senior Director of Product Line Management at Panasonic Avionics. “With the expectation [...]

2022-11-25T15:41:00+02:00November 25th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Neste to acquire used cooking oil collection and aggregation business from Crimson Renewable Energy in the United States to strengthen Neste’s renewable raw materials sourcing platform

Source: Neste Corporation Neste, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, has agreed to acquire the used cooking oil (UCO) collection and aggregation business and related assets in the United States from Crimson Renewable Energy Holdings, LLC. The transaction includes shares in SeQuential Environmental Services, LLC, and Pure, LLC, as well as a UCO processing plant in Salem, Oregon. The transaction is subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. “This acquisition further strengthens Neste’s presence and operations in the United States. We continue to execute our renewables growth strategy by expanding our renewable raw materials sourcing platform to the US West Coast, which is also [...]

2022-11-18T06:55:37+02:00November 18th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney’s World-Class North Carolina Turbine Airfoil Production Facility Nears Operational Capability

Source: Pratt & Whitney With the majority of exterior construction complete, Pratt & Whitney's state-of-the-art turbine airfoil production facility in Asheville, N.C., is expected to achieve initial operational capability in the second quarter of 2023. The 1.2 million square foot facility incorporates Industry 4.0 standards, featuring highly automated manufacturing to improve safety, quality, productivity, and cost in support of high-volume programs, including the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ and F135 engines, for decades to come. Production in Asheville will complement existing turbine airfoil work that is currently done across Pratt & Whitney's facilities. The facility will house an advanced casting foundry and conduct machining, coating and finishing of airfoils onsite. Within the first year of production, the facility will have 100% [...]

2022-11-17T06:15:44+02:00November 16th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Neste and CargoAi launch partnership offering freight forwarders and their clients an option to reduce the carbon emissions of their air cargo transports

Source: Neste Corporation CargoAi, air cargo’s fastest growing digital solutions provider, and Neste, the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), announce a pioneering partnership which enables freight forwarders and their clients to significantly reduce the carbon emissions of their cargo transport through the purchase of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™. Freight forwarders arrange transportation for the cargo of other companies and play a pivotal role in reducing the carbon emissions associated with such cargo transports. As of November 2022 onwards, CargoAi offers the possibility to purchase Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel when booking a cargo transport. This can be done in the booking flow - either after a booking is confirmed or when the cargo is being tracked. This [...]

2022-11-14T15:14:00+02:00November 14th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

OneWeb and Panasonic Avionics Corporation to Deliver Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Connectivity to Airlines Worldwide

Source: Panasonic Avionics Corporation OneWeb, the global communications company powered by space, and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics), the leading global provider of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions, will closely partner to enable Panasonic Avionics to market, sell, and support OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency LEO in-flight broadband services to commercial airlines worldwide.Panasonic Avionics will offer OneWeb’s global service standalone or paired with Panasonic Avionics’ award-winning GEO service, which covers 99.6% of the world’s flight routes. Adding service with OneWeb represents Panasonic Avionics’ dedication to a multi-orbit strategy and will offer airlines more choices, with top-tier products supporting forward link speeds approaching 200 Mbps and return link speeds up to 32 Mbps everywhere, including polar routes.This coverage and performance will improve [...]

2022-11-09T19:22:06+02:00November 9th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney Welcomes Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance to the GTF MRO Network

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney announced that it will expand its global network of providers that maintain the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to include AFI KLM E&M. The facility will serve PW1500G engines for the Airbus A220 with full disassembly, assembly and test capability. The announcement was recognized at an in-person signing ceremony at Air France-KLM Group headquarters in Paris. With more than 10,000 engine orders and commitments from more than 90 customers, GTF engines now power more than 1,300 aircraft with 62 operators across three aircraft families. To keep pace with the growing fleet, the GTF MRO network continues to expand around the globe. "Air France received their first A220-300 aircraft in September of 2021, and [...]

2022-11-09T03:45:45+02:00November 9th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|