Business

June 17, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems to provide Qatar Airways with a comprehensive suite of nacelle maintenance services

UTC Aerospace Systems has been chosen by Qatar Airways to provide a comprehensive suite of nacelle maintenance, repair and overhaul services for selected Airbus aircraft operated by the Qatari flag-carrier.

The agreement for services covers Airbus A300 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines and A320 airplanes powered by V2500 engines built by International Aero Engines.

The agreement between the airline and UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business is for ten years and covers full MRO services, including scheduled and unscheduled MRO, with asset and on-site support as required. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

The work will be performed at the UTC Aerospace Systems facility in Dubai, U.A.E.

“This agreement builds on the relationship we’ve built with Qatar Airways over the past few years, as we have performed MRO services on multiple aircraft platforms in their fleet,” said Marc Duvall, president of UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business unit. “Being able to provide these services in Dubai underscores the value of our global network of support. With nine nacelle MRO facilities worldwide and more than 1.2 million square feet of MRO shop space, we can provide valued customers like Qatar Airways with the speed and ease of receiving high-quality service at a location that’s convenient for them.”

A nacelle is the structure that surrounds the engine on an aircraft that improves fuel savings, reduces noise and assists in stopping the aircraft upon landing.

Qatar Airways is the national airline of the State of Qatar operating a modern fleet of 124 aircraft to 127 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America from its Doha hub.

Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over $50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Lockheed Martin Australia to deliver modern, affordable C-130J training solutions to RAAF

The Royal Australian Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Australia a contract to supply a modern C-130J-30 Virtual Maintenance Trainer and a Multi-Function Training Aid to support maintenance and aircrew training at RAAF Base Richmond. Through this major upgrade, the RAAF will have a standardized curriculum tailored for its operations and based on decades of...
 
 

Raytheon awarded U.S. Air Force aircraft integration, life cycle technical support contract

Raytheon has been awarded a $35 million sole-source contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide aircraft integration and life-cycle technical support on an advanced bomb carriage and release system for aircraft. The advanced system will allow both the Air Force and U.S. Navy to perform more missions utilizing less aircraft. “JMM BRU end users...
 
 

General Dynamics UK completes review for SCOUT reconnaissance variant

OAKDALE, South Wales – General Dynamics UK has successfully completed the Critical Design Review for the SCOUT Reconnaissance variant, as part of the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle program. The completion of the SCOUT Reconnaissance variant CDR is a significant marker in the SCOUT SV program, with the first SCOUT Reconnaissance pre-production prototype to be completed later...
 

 

Boeing, Royal Australian Air Force test extended range weapon

The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force. The testing centered on a new wing kit that, when used in conjunction with the weaponís guidance kit, increases the bomb’s range from approximately 15 miles...
 
 

DRS Technologies to provide comm systems for Royal New Zealand Navy frigates

DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced Feb. 25 that its Canadian subsidiary will be providing tactical integrated communications systems to the New Zealand Ministry of Defense for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC-class frigates. This subcontract was awarded to DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. in support of a communications modernization contract from Lockheed Martin Canada...
 
 

Northrop Grumman LITENING achieves two million operating hour milestone

In the life cycle of every military system, some milestones stand out as signature achievements. One million operating hours is one of them – and Northrop Grumman’s fielded AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING pods have hit that number for the second time. “This is a significant milestone for the LITENING program and our team is proud to be...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>