With more airlines outsourcing maintenance to the original equipment manufacturer under flight-hour agreements, several deals are being announced at the show. The largest is a 10-year, $230 million agreement signed by Honeywell to support more than 350 US Airways Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

Goodrich has expanded its asset management agreement to support ExpressJet Airlines' Embraer ERJ-135/145 fleet to provide exchange pools of sensing products. The company has also signed a 10-year, $40 million agreement to support nacelles and thrust reversers on Egyptair's 17 Airbus A320s.

Hamilton Sundstrand and EADS Sogerma Services joint venture Revima APU has signed Lufthansa Technik to maintain auxiliary power units on its customers' Boeing MD-11s. The French company has also become the first repair centre for Hamilton Sundstrand's PW980 APU on Airbus A380s.

Honeywell's US Airways deal includes maintenance of APUs on the A320 family, A330, Boeing 737s and 757s, and it will replace Hamilton Sundstrand APUs. The US company has also signed a 10-year $38 million agreement to maintain avionics and components of JetBlue Airways' A320s.

Source: Flight International