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Brazil's Embraer has a major presence at this year's Farnborough Airshow with new products from each of its three divisions — defense, commercial and executive aviation. It is the international airshow debut for the KC390, a multipurpose airlifter, while the 190E2 regional jet and Legacy 500 are both making their Farnborough debuts. The manufacturer also has a new stand-alone chalet area at the show, away from the main chalet lines.
Lufthansa Technik via Aviation Pros
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, and Lufthansa Technik, a global leader in aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), together announced that Lufthansa Technik has signed a strategic network agreement to become a key member of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engine MRO network offering the full scope of MRO services on PW1100G-JM and PW1500G engines.
U.S. Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin worth $344 million to develop and implement a new NextGen technology that will improve the efficiency of departures and arrivals, as well as the movement of aircraft on the ground. The new technology will save time for the flying public and lessen the impact on the environment by reducing emissions and noise.
General aviation advocates are confident that medical reform will be a reality soon, after the House passed an FAA funding bill that includes changes to the medical certification system for pilots. The Senate is expected to okay the bill later, and send it to President Barack Obama for final approval. "This is a major step forward and makes us more optimistic that our efforts can finally reach the finish line," EAA chairman Jack Pelton said in a statement released late last night.
GE Aviation via Aviation Pros
Willis Lease Finance Corporation entered an agreement to use GE Aviation's Engine Health Validator app to evaluate engine condition, reducing time and cost to transfer engine assets between lessees. The app replaces the need for performance verification test cell runs by providing an accurate prediction of engine condition for engines maintained in the OEM configuration.
Jonathan Ly wants to work in the aerospace industry. Ly, 17, wears his hair in a ponytail and plays ultimate frisbee. He grew up in Seattle and was always aware of Boeing, as he has a relative who works there. So when he found out that his high school, Rainier Beach, was offering a class in aerospace engineering, it only made sense to sign up.
General Aviation News
Hartzell Propeller and airplane modifier Texas Turbine Conversions are collaborating on a Supplemental Type Certificate for a new four-blade composite swept propeller for single-engine Supervan 900 aircraft. The propeller STC is expected fourth quarter 2016. "The Hartzell/Texas Turbine program matches engine upgrades for converted Cessna Caravans with structural composite propellers especially designed for the Supervan 900," said Hartzell Propeller President Joe Brown.
Jerrel Storrud was always interested in aviation, but circumstance led him to become an auto mechanic. Eventually, he became an aircraft mechanic at Neptune Aviation in Missoula, Montana.
He continued to pursue ratings, gaining the experience to step into the roll of first officer at the aerial firefighting company.
Siemens completed the first public flight of its hybrid-electric motor, which is installed in an Extra 330LE aerobatic airplane from an airfield near Dinslaken, Germany. "The first flight of our propulsion system is a milestone on the road to electrification of aviation," said Siegfried Russwurm, chief technology officer for Seimens.
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