• AAR gets to starting line
    AAR Landing Gear Services (Hall A, stand 720) has passed two regulatory milestones allowing it to begin operations in the Asia Pacific region.
    The landing-gear maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, jointly owned by AAR International and Malaysian maintenance provider Airod, will overhaul commercial landing-gear assemblies at Kuala Lumpur’s Subang airport.
  • Meggit returns
    The purchase of Dunlop Aerospace has brought UK aerospace and electronics group Meggitt back to Asian Aerospace after a gap of several years.
    When Meggitt (stand A536/1) took control last year, the Dunlop facility in Singapore only provided wheel and brake aftermarket services. Now, with the local operation supporting sister Meggitt businesses such as Whittaker Controls and Vibro-Meter, the parent company believes it is worthwhile having a presence at the show again.
    The group is using the show to unveil heat exchangers that expand Meggitt’s thermal management and control systems’ capability, acquired with the acquisition of Serck Aviation late last year.
  • Orbit signs Field deal
    Orbit Technology Group (booth A939) has signed a contract with Field Aviation (booth A1004) to deliver audio management systems for two projects.
    Orbit’s audio management systems will be installed in Bombardier Dash 8s for both the Swedish coastguard and the Japanese civil aviation bureau.
    The secure digital systems are used for commercial and military applications and provide enhanced audio performance, leading to secure and reliable communications in high-noise environments.
  • Spirit invites Stellex aboard 787
    Spirit Aerosystems (booth A1000) has awarded Stellex Aerostructures a long-term contract for parts for the Boeing 787. New Jersey-based Stellex’s precision machining subsidiary will manufacture and assemble the section 41 passenger floor assembly for the 787.
    “This is a key competitive award for Stellex,” says Stellex president and chief executive Raynard Benvenuti. “The 787 programme is one of the most well-received commercial aircraft launches ever and we are proud to be partnering with Spirit on this large structural assembly.

Source: Flight Daily News