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DOJ requires divestitures prior to Raytheon-UTC tie up

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) will only approve the proposed Raytheon-United Technologies merger if the companies divest some radio, optical and GPS businesses.

Spirit AeroSystems Prestwick innovation center. Spirit

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Spirit AeroSystems targets year-end opening of Scotland wing development site

Spirit AeroSystems expects by year-end to open a new facility in Prestwick, Scotland where it will research and develop manufacturing and production technologies aimed at helping the company land contracts to supply Airbus’ next single-aisle aircraft programme.

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FAA addresses potential data-display fault in 787 avionics

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an airworthiness directive to address a computer issue that could lead to incorrect flight data being displayed in 787 cockpits.



Hainan signs avionics MRO contract with Aviage Systems

Aviage Systems has inked a three-year contract to provide Hainan Airlines avionics MRO services for its fleet of Boeing 787s.

Spirit AeroSystems Campus


Spirit AeroSystems 2019 profits slip, Max production to restart in March

Aircraft component maker Spirit AeroSystems’ net income slipped 14% year-on-year in 2019 to $530 million, reflecting Boeing 737 Max issues, booked losses related to a 787 production rate cut and a decline in margins from Airbus A350 components.



Air New Zealand debuts bunk bed concept for economy class

Air New Zealand has filed patent and trademark applications for full-length sleep pods in economy class, as it mulls installing them on its ultra long-haul routes.



Airbus takes €100m charge to restructure key fuselage supplier

Among the charges disclosed by Airbus in its full-year financial results is a €103 million figure relating to efforts to turn around German aerostructures firm Premium Aerotec.

Curtiss-Wright and Honeywell showcase EASA-compliant Fortress flight recorders


Curtiss-Wright and Honeywell showcase EASA-compliant Fortress flight recorders

Aerospace company Curtiss-Wright is using the Singapore show to pitch a new-generation flight recorder that can collect 25h of cockpit audio, meeting a mandate for commercial aircraft set to take effect in 2021.

Airbus A320 recycling by AeroCircular


Euramec develops A320 training device by upcycling cockpits

Belgian specialist to use nose section to create flightdeck simulators

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MRO players join forces to start sector-wide blockchain trial

Multiple MRO players have formed a partnership to jointly investigate and set standards for the use of blockchain technology to digitally track aircraft parts.