China Airlines has started an IBM-based online booking system for internet reservations. IBM Global Services Australia is taking over the management and control of Cathay Pacific's data centrein Sydney.

Unisys has supplied Cathay Pacific with the electronic ticketing system Unisys Aircare.

Servisair has won a contract to provide passenger and aircraft handling for Delta Air Lines at Stockholm/Arlanda from 3 March.

Boeing has selected the BMW/Rolls-Royce BR715 engine to power the B717-200.

Rolls-Royce is to form a joint venture overhaul and repair company with American Airlines to service Rolls-Royce RB.211-535, Tay 650 and Trent 800 powerplants.

Rolls Royce's 45 per cent-owned Spanish aeroengine affiliate Industria de Turbo Propulsores has taken a controlling interest in Mexican Aero repair and overhaul company Turborreactores which will initially overhaul Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines for a number of Mexican and Latin American airlines.

Aeroporti di Roma has commissioned a US$32 million baggage handling system supplied by Elsag Bailey and CML Handling Technology.

Meggitt has won a order from Boeing worth over $100 million to supply standby instrumentation for Boeing 737s, 747s, 757s, 767s and 777s.

Banner Aerospace has sold Hardware Group and PacAero to AlliedSignal for approximately $345 million.

Pratt & Whitney and Seven Q Seven have signed an agreement to certify the JT8D-200 engine for service on the Boeing 707.

Source: Airline Business