by Stephen Carlson
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Boeing has announced that its subsidiary Aviall received a contract on sales and engine parts for the Rolls-Royce AE family of defense engines.
Boeing and Rolls-Royce agreed that Aviall will become the sole-source provider of sales and engine parts for AE defense engines worldwide. Long-term industry projections suggest that the deal could be worth over $10 billion over the lifecycle of the platforms using AE engines
"We are pleased to further expand our relationship with Rolls-Royce through this exciting, long term strategic agreement," Eric Strafel, president and CEO at Aviall, said in a statement. Aviall already provides services for Rolls-Royce T56, M250 and RR300 engines.
"This new agreement with Aviall will ensure operators of AE military engines around the world will get the best parts distribution service available," Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce Director of Defense Services, added.
The contract includes the turboprops used on the C-130J, C-27J, and Shinmaywa US-2 aircraft. The AE 1107C turboshaft used
Thales to provide helicopter training systems to Kuwait
A total of three simulators -- one Reality H FFMS simulator and two flight procedures and tactical training stations -- are being supplied under a contract from Airbus Helicopters for collective training exercises to prepare pilots and crews for complex missions, such as combat search-and-rescue, Thales said.
"The Reality H simulator produced by Thales is already in service throughout the world and provides helicopter pilots with training in the most complex types of civilian missions," Benoit Plantier, Thales vice president of training and simulation activities, said in a press release.
"By making the military version of Reality H available to the Kuwait armed forces, Thales is providing valuable support to train users on the new helicopters, which are increasingly
sophisticated and equipped with high-performance mission systems."
Airbus Helicopters is supplying Kuwait with 30 multi-role Caracal H225M helicopters for combat search-and-rescue, transport and ground support missions.
The Reality H Full Flight Mission Simulator, will provide pilots with training in navigation, instrument flight, equipment failures and emergency procedures.
The ground training stations will provide initial training in flight procedures for new pilots, and tactical training for captains and crews.
Thales said the contract from Airbus Helicopters includes the maintenance of the simulators for at least three years.
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Finland as approved an amendment to a Foreign Military Sales agreement with the United States for spare parts and support for F-18 Hornet aircraft. The $97.1 amendment – an extension of service - covers software maintenance, spare parts for the aircraft, equipment, repair, transport and training services. The Finnish Ministry of Defense said the amendment to the 2013 product s ... read more
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