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Esterline sells Kirkhill elastomer business to TransDigm Group​


15 March 2018


Esterline Corporation has completed the sale of its Kirkhill engineered elastomer business to
TransDigm Group for $50 million.


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LORD Corporation wins biggest contract in company's 94-year history


9 March 2018


LORD Corporation has been chosen to develop and manufacture the auto throttle module for
Boeing's 737 MAX. 


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Leonardo celebrates orders at HELI-EXPO 2018 


2 March 2018


Leonardo enjoyed a busy few days at HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, taking orders for 17 helicopters
valued at almost €140 million for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial
and public service applications. 


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UTC Aerospace Systems to provide nacelle system for Falcon 6X


28 February 2018


UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Dassault Aviation to provide an advanced nacelle
system for its new Falcon 6X. 


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GE Aviation opens world-class pneumatics laboratory


23 February 2018


GE Aviation, Rockford has commissioned a world-class facility that enables the company to test
jet engine components under a full range of temperatures, pressures and other conditions. 


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First Airbus A350-1000 delivered to Qatar Airways


21 February 2018


Qatar Airways has become the first airline to take delivery of the Airbus A350-1000, the new stretched
version of the Airbus A350 XWB.


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JEC World 2018 to focus on aeronautics


16 February 2018


JEC World, the largest international composites event, will take place this year from 6 to 8 March
at Paris Nord Villepinte, France.


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General Dynamics to acquire CSRA for $9.6 billion


14 February 2018


General Dynamics has agreed to acquire the government IT business CSRA for $9.6 billion, including
the assumption of $2.8 billion in CSRA debt.


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AAR announces joint venture with Indamer for new MRO facility in India


12 February 2018


AAR has announced a joint venture with Indamer Aviation, a leading aviation company in India, for
the development of a new airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Nagpur, India.


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UTC Aerospace Systems completes C-130H propeller upgrade for Air National Guard


9 February 2018


UTC Aerospace Systems has completed the first of two contracted Lockheed Martin C-130H propeller
upgrades for the Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing, based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. 


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Pratt & Whitney signs 15-year fleet management agreement with Turkish Airlines


6 February 2018


Turkish Airlines has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for a 15-year EngineWise Fleet
Management Program. 


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Aeroflot to lease 50 Russian-built MC-21 aircraft


2 February 2018


Aeroflot is to become the largest customer to date for the latest Russian-built medium-range aircraft,
the MC-21. 


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FAA certifies Dreamliner 787-10 for commercial service


23 January 2018


The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an amended type certificate for the
Boeing 787-10, clearing the aircraft for commercial service in the United States.


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Emirates signs agreement for up to 36 additional A380s


22 January 2018


Dubai-based Emirates Airline has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to acquire up to
36 additional A380 aircraft. 


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Boeing and Adient joint venture to design and build aircraft seats


18 January 2018


Boeing and Adient have formed Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and
sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. 


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Boeing sets airplane delivery record in 2017


10 January 2018


Boeing delivered more commercial aircraft than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year
in 2017, setting an industry record with 763 deliveries.


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First BelugaXL transporter rolls off assembly line


8 January 2018


The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL has rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France. 


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GE Aviation announces first test run of Advanced Turboprop engine


4 January 2018


GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop engine has successfully completed its first engine test run
at GE Aviation’s facility in Prague, Czech Republic.


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Airbus sees out 2017 with record sales and milestone achievements


2 January 2018


Airbus has finalised agreements with Indigo Partners for the sale of 430 aircraft in the A320neo
family – the largest commercial jetliner order in the company’s history. 


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Boeing and Embraer confirm discussions on potential combination


21 December 2017

Boeing and Embraer have confirmed that the two companies are engaged in discussions
regarding a potential combination.


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Aleris secures new multi-year contract with Embraer


20 December 2017


Aleris has signed a new multi-year contract with Embraer to supply aluminium flat rolled products
for use in the production of all Embraer aircraft. 


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ATEC validates T900 improved turbine engine on Black Hawk and Apache helicopters


15 December 2017


The Advanced Turbine Engine Company, a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney,
has successfully installed a high-fidelity mock-up of the T900 engine. 


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Third H160 prototype sports new livery


14 December 2017


Airbus Helicopters has given the third H160 prototype a striking carbon-inspired livery. 


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Rolls-Royce obtains final approval for acquisition of ITP


12 December 2017


Rolls-Royce has gained the approval of all the relevant authorities to complete its acquisition
of the outstanding 53.1% of Industria de Turbo Propulsores SA.


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Spirit AeroSystems plans major expansion in Wichita


8 December 2017


Spirit AeroSystems has announced plans for a major expansion at its Wichita, Kansas, facility,
including the addition of 1,000 jobs and capital investments totalling $1 billion over the next five years.


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Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services selected for new Airbus nacelle 


5 December 2017


Airbus has chosen Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services as its supplier on a new
engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft. 


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Praxair and GE Aviation open advanced jet engine coatings facility in Mississippi


4 December 2017


Praxair and GE Aviation have opened a new facility for their PG Technologies business, which
specializes in advanced coatings that enable jet engines to withstand higher temperatures and stresses. 


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