A two-year search for a base in Asia-Pacific is over for Flying Colours, which is embedding its interior and completions expertise in Bombardier’s new Asian-hub maintenance and service center in Singapore.
Bringing older transport aircraft ¬– and especially C-130s –into the modern and even Next-Gen world is a major focus for Esterline CMC Electronics.
The Canadian company is here (Booth T87, Canadian Pavilion) at the Singapore Airshow to demonstrate its Cockpit 9000 CNS/ATM (Communication, Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management) upgrade for legacy C-130 and other transport aircraft.
And it just received Canadian certification for upgrading the FMS and cockpit functionality in Airbus A310/300 aircraft.
The award to Flying Colours of its China Civil Aviation Regulations 145 Maintenance Organization Certificate allows it to work on Chinese-registered aircraft in Canada.
One would be right in thinking there are very few Chinese-registered aircraft in Canada, but Flying Colours has completed no fewer than 15 Bombardier Challenger 850s for Chinese customers since August 2008, and has been contracted to outfit and finish seven Bombardier CRJ700s with VIP+ airline interiors for another customer there.
AgustaWestland is exhibiting its current range of helicopters here and showcasing full-scale mockups of the latest additions, the AW189 eight-ton class twin and the AW169 4.5-ton class light intermediate helicopter.
Boeing’s industrial and cooperation strategy in the Middle East is now on track after a course correction some five years ago when the company realized it wasn’t involved enough with its customers or the countries in which they were based.
Aerion is hoping to have a final engine selection in place by the end of next year for its supersonic business aircraft, or aircraft family, and believes the design could be ready to hit the market by late 2020. (G450 photo: Gulfstream)
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