L-3 Communications and Crane Aerospace & Electronics announced on the first day of Farnborough International 2012 that they have reached an agreement to develop and market the GreenTaxi electric taxi system.
MTU Aero Engines and GE Aviation have signed a 10-year Component Repair Development Agreement jointly to develop new repairs for GE engine components. The transatlantic cooperation is not restricted to specific GE engine types or engine assemblies, and also provides that the new repair procedures will be approved as OEM repairs and marketed by GE. “For MTU this is the first agreement of this type that we have signed with one of the OEMs,” said MTU president and CEO Dr. Stefan Weingartner.
Becker Avionics, a provider of communication, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications, has taken another step toward increasing its presence in the Eastern Europe market. The company has signed a multi-aircraft order for the retrofit of its integrated avionics packages based on the Radio Management Unit product, the RMU-5000. This package is designed for installation onboard Mil helicopters and Antonov aircraft.
China Airlines and Pratt & Whitney have signed a multi-year agreement for an exclusive inventory logistics program. P&W will be the exclusive part replacement and repair provider for the airline’s fleet of PW4056 engines.
The agreement is valued between $60 million and $70 million.
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