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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.