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Cathay Pacific, Airbus, Rolls-Royce Fuel contamination, causing the seizure of engine valves, has been identified as the prime suspect after a Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 suffered a double powerplant malfunction on approach to Hong Kong four months ago. The aircraft, operating flight CX780, landed at high speed on 13 April after its left-hand Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine jammed at a high thrust setting while the right-hand engine remained at low thrust. No evidence has emerged of spurious command signals from the engine controls. But investigators discovered fine spherical particles - their nature is still to be determined - inside the fuel tanks, fuel system and several engine components, including the fuel metering units and stator vane controls. Examination of the engine fuel components showed that both engines' main metering valves had jammed in positions consistent with the thrust levels experienced on the approach. Although the inquiry is continuing, the Civil Aviation Department is recommending that Juanda airport's authorities review the procedures and ensure they are completed before the refuelling system is brought back into operation. Aug 12, 2010

Comac Aircraft, FACC The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China has chosen a new Chinese subsidiary of Austrian aircraft components manufacturer FACC to supply the interiors for the C919 aircraft. FACC (China) will begin operations at the end of this year in Zhenjiang city in the southwestern province of Jiangsu, says the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). AVIC subsidiary Xian Aircraft acquired a majority stake in Austria's FACC last year. FACC (China) will supply the interiors of the C919, such as the ceiling panels, luggage compartments, windows, lavatories and galleys, says AVIC. Besides Xian Aircraft, Chinese vehicle interiors supplier Xing Mei Long will also be an investor in FACC (China), says AVIC. Comac is aiming to conduct the first flight of the C919 in 2014, with entry into service in 2016. Aug 10, 2010

Gagan India's satellite-based, GPS-aided civilian air traffic navigation system Gagan is in final testing and will be ready for regular operational use by mid-2013. Gagan is a joint project of the Indian Space Research Organisation and Airports Authority of India. Aug 9, 2010

Korean Air Aerospace, Eurocopter Korean Air's Aerospace Division delivered the first prototype cargo door for the A350 to Eurocopter. Korean Air Aerospace is a program partner and is responsible for three of the doors on the A350. Eurocopter is responsible for all the aircraft doors on the aircraft under a contract signed July 13. Aug 9, 2010

Signature Flight Support Signature Flight Support has expanded its flight support service to 12 airports in Germany, including Berlin Tegel and Schnefeld, Hamburg, Hanover and Munich. Aug 13, 2010

Singapore Airlines, Panasonic Avionics, Boeing, Airbus Singapore Airlines has begun the move to a paperless cabin, testing electronic versions of its in-flight magazines on its Panasonic Avionics in-flight entertainment systems. SIA is initially offering the service on two Airbus A380s and two Boeing 777-300ERs. Aug 10, 2010

Taikoo Engine Services Taikoo Engine Services received CAAC Part 145 approval to perform maintenance on GE90-110/115B engines Aug 9, 2010

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