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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aircraft Supplier & MRO News Europe) Aug 22, 2010

Apple Aviation Apple Aviation launched out of Liverpool (UK) with EASA Part 145 approval to offer line maintenance services on 737 Classics and NGs, 767ERs, A320 family aircraft and A330s. The company also offers base maintenance services, AOG support and other services. Aug 16, 2010

British Airways Engineering, Thai Airways British Airways Engineering and Thai Airways concluded a reciprocal line maintenance agreement under which BA will provide line maintenance for ThaiOs two daily flights from Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi to London Heathrow and Thai will provide technical services to BA at BKK. Aug 20, 2010

Cobham At Cobham, first-half revenue edged up 1% to [pounds sterling]963 million ($1.5 billion) and gross profit held steady at [pounds sterling]300 million, but operating profit was down by a quarter to [pounds sterling]119 million and pre-tax profit slumped 30% to [pounds sterling]97 million as the defence electronics and aviation services group was hit by a [pounds sterling]61 million swing in currency losses. Aug 17, 2010

Defunct Lithuanian, flyLAL Defunct Lithuanian scheduled services airline flyLAL's assets continue to be operated by flyLAL Charters, but the company has decided to rebrand as Small Planet Airlines. It said in conjunction with the new name, it is embarking on a product upgrade to enable it to add more services. It plans to install ergonomic seats from Acro Aircraft Seating on new 737NGs arriving that are replacing its 737 Classics. Aug 16, 2010

Dublin Aerospace, Aer Lingus, Airbus Dublin Aerospace was awarded a base maintenance contract from Aer Lingus to overhaul 12 A320s beginning Nov. 1 for the 2010/2011 winter season. Aug 20, 2010

Lufthansa Systems, Cimber Sterling Lufthansa Systems said Cimber Sterling completed implementation of its Lido/TakeOff solution. The Danish airline signed a five-year deal for the performance analysis solution in January. Aug 16, 2010

Rolls-Royce, Boeing A Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 powerplant, which powers the Boeing 787, has suffered a failure during a routine test at the company's Derby, UK facility, prompting an investigation into the incident's cause. Rolls-Royce says: "We have had an engine failure on a test bed in Derby. We are now investigating in detail and have made good progress in understanding the issue. We do not anticipate any impact on the program." Rolls-Royce says: "We have had an engine failure on a test bed in Derby. We are now investigating in detail and have made good progress in understanding the issue. We do not anticipate any impact on the program." Industry sources say the failure, which is believed to have been uncontained, occurred in early August on a production 'Package A' model Trent 1000 engine that will power early 787-8 aircraft for launch customer All Nippon Airways, and has been initially traced to the single-stage intermediate pressure (IP) turbine. The IP turbine in conjunction with the IP compressor supplies the electrical power for the 787's systems. Aug 16, 2010

Thales Thales is optimistic it can provide certified avionics equipment to support superfast Ka-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity within a few years, and is applauding Inmarsat's newly-announced plan to offer a global Ka mobile broadband service - called Global Xpress - around 2014. The in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) manufacturer's current airborne communications strategy centres around Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband (SBB) aeronautical service via L-band satellites. SBB can provide data up to 432 kbps and is used by Thales to offer 'connected' in-flight entertainment systems, Qatar Airways is among the customers to have signed on for Thales' latest generation IFEC with SBB. Global Xpress, on the other hand, is expected to far exceed SBB's data rate, offering 50 mbps speeds. Serving as its backbone will be three state-of-the-art Ka-band satellites delivered by Boeing. Aug 16, 2010

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