• Nordam to make Cathay repairs
    US aviation company Nordam (booth A1119) has signed a five-year deal with Cathay Pacific Airways to repair and overhaul thrust reversers and pivot doors for the carrier’s Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.
    Nordam says the collaboration demonstrates its commitment to provide Trent 700 repair and overhaul support to airlines driving growth in the Asian market.
    The company is developing further repair and overhaul capabilities for the Trent 700 nose cowl and common nozzle assembly.
    It opened its Singapore repair facility in 1995 to repair and overhaul thrust reverser components, nacelle components and flight-control surfaces.
    Brett Benton, Nordam vice president, Asia Pacific, says: “Expanding our capabilities on the Trent 700 is another example of Nordam responding to customer needs in the Asian market. Over half the world’s Trent 700 engines are in Asia and these operators now have a new repair option.”
  • Kellstrom buys High Tech Avionics
    Kellstrom Industries is at Asian Aerospace having just bought the business of High Tech Avionics & Accessories. High Tech is a leading US Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency-approved repair station specialising in the repair and overhaul of avionics for new-generation Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
    “We are excited about the addition of High Tech to the Kellstrom organisation,” says Don Schreiber, chairman and chief executive of Kellstrom. “High Tech’s world-class avionics capability, combined with Kellstrom’s global distribution and sales expertise will provide exceptional value to our customers.”
    Under the deal, High Tech will continue to operate under existing management in Miami, and will operate under a wholly owned subsidiary of Kellstrom Industries.
  • AB139 deal to be signed
    AgustaWestland will today announce a multi-aircraft deal to sell AB139 medium twin helicopters to a Japanese operator. The agreement will take the European manufacturer’s total sales for the AB139 beyond 150 and is a timely boost following its decision to buy back Bell Helicopter’s 25% stake in the programme last November.
    US production of the AB139 is due to begin by the end of 2006 at AgustaWestland’s subsidiary Agusta Aerospace, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Source: Flight Daily News