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Aircraft News - Asia / Pacific.

Oct 2, 2006

Air Deccan, Lufthansa Technik

Air Deccan COO Warwick Brady said, "The new cooperation with Lufthansa Technik is part of our endeavor to ensure the most reliable operation and to provide inter-metro as well as regional connectivity across India. The commitment and expertise of the leading MRO provider globally and in India will facilitate our growth plans and strengthen our position in a tough aviation environment." Sep 28, 2006

Air France Industries, China Eastern Airlines, Airbus

Air France Industries was selected by China Eastern Airlines to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the CFM56-5Cs powering its five A340-300s and CF6-80C2s powering its 10 A300-600s. The CFM56 work will be done in the AFI shop at Paris Orly while the CF6-80C2s will be serviced at Orly or the new KLM Engineering & Maintenance facility located at Amsterdam Schiphol. Sep 26, 2006

All Nippon Airways, boeing

ANA, which recently took delivery of its fourth 767-300F, will launch a six-times-weekly Nagoya-Chicago freighter service via Anchorage. Sep 28, 2006

China Aircraft Services

China Aircraft Services Ltd. signed a franchise agreement with Airport Authority Hong Kong that will permit it to add base maintenance services to its existing line maintenance offering at Hong Kong International Airport when the current agreement expires in 2008. The new agreement will have a 25-year term. Oct 2, 2006

Lufthansa Technik, Air Deccan, Airbus

Lufthansa Technik yesterday announced a Total Component Support Agreement with Air Deccan covering the Indian LCC's newly arriving fleet of up to 60 A320s for a period of 10 years. Under terms of the $150 million deal, LHT and its Indian subsidiary, One Stop Airline MRO Support, "will independently serve" the Air Deccan fleet with the provision of components at the carrier's Bangalore hub. According to LHT, the arrangement enables the airline to participate "in one of the world's largest pools for aircraft components [in which] nearly 1,000 different part numbers of LRUs have been pre-selected." Sep 28, 2006

Phoenix Aircraft, Airbus

Phoenix Aircraft Leasing of Singapore purchased two PW4000-powered A310-200s from China Eastern Airlines. Sep 29, 2006

Saab Aircraft Leasing, Regional Express

Regional Express of Australia will lease 25 Saab 340Bs from Saab Aircraft Leasing as part of its fleet modernization and expansion program. The first aircraft will arrive in January. Sep 29, 2006

Singapore Airlines, Boeing, Panasonic Avionics

Singapore Airlines plans to install Panasonic Avionics' new eX2 IFE system on its 777-300ERs and A380s currently on order. Sep 27, 2006

Uzbekistan Airways, Rockwell Collins

Uzbekistan Airways said it successfully tested an IL-114-100 retrofitted with Rockwell Collins digital avionics and Pratt & Whitney engines. The revamped aircraft, which the carrier said meets ICAO standards, was remodeled in cooperation with Tashkent Aircraft Production Corp., the Ilyushin Design Bureau and the Russian Research Institute. The airline intends to use 10 such aircraft on domestic routes. Sep 26, 2006

Vietnam Airlines, AFI, Airbus

AFI signed a contract with Vietnam Airlines to provide fleet support for four A330s to be delivered from October. Under the agreement, AFI will provide engineering services and will assign staff to Hanoi for line and light maintenance services. It already provides full MRO support for the GE90s powering the airline's 777s. Sep 26, 2006

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