Gulf Air has signed a $165 million 10-year deal for Sabre to take over its IT functions.

Sita has won a US$160 million seven-year contract with Air France to support all its voice and data communications.

Boeing's 737-800 now has US Federal Aviation Administration type certification, and the Airbus A330 has received type certificates from the USA, Europe and Canada.

Pratt & Whitney, the Chengdu Engine Group and Aviation Industries of China have set up Chengdu Aerotech, a manufacturing joint venture.

Middle East Airlines is transferring its maintenance division to Masco, a new joint venture with Sogerma.

EVA Air and General Electric have created an engine overhaul joint venture, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp.

Source: Airline Business