Today's news from the Singapore Airshow includes reports on Airbus, BOC Aviation, Boeing, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), Embraer, Rolls-Royce, Safran, Singapore Airlines, ST Engineering and Topcast Group. Read More »
Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran and Singapore Airlines have signed the global sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) declaration at the airshow, highlighting their commitment to promote the accelerated development, production, and consumption of SAF.
Aircraft lessor, BOC Aviation, has ordered eight ship sets of CFM LEAP-1A engines to power the A320neo family aircraft it has on order with manufacturer Airbus. “CFM engines have powered our fleet since 1998, and we are pleased to build on this long-standing relationship," BOC Aviation CEO, Robert Martin, said. "This contract signifies our continued confidence in the CFM LEAP engine and reflects the satisfaction of our customers with CFM LEAP-powered A320neo aircraft as an efficient and reliable airframe and engine combination." The BOC website shows the company has 35 A320neo family aircraft on order with deliveries to commence in 2023.
Aircraft parts distributor and maintenance, repair and overhaul provider, Topcast Group, announced at the airshow it had signed a long-term agreement with Cathay Pacific Airways to provide aircraft jack repairing services as well as a new long-term deal with HAECO ITM for ACME batteries repair services. “It is a pleasure to have Cathay Pacific, the flagship carrier of Hong Kong, and HAECO ITM, a joint venture between HAECO and Cathay Pacific Airways, as our long-term partners," Topcast vice president for global sales and marketing and customer services and Support, George Poh, said.
Boeing will establish a 767-300 Boeing converted freighter (BCF) conversion at ST Engineering's facility in Guangzhou, Boeing Global Services CEO, Ted Colbert, said. The 767-300BCF conversion line is scheduled to open in the second half of calendar 2022.
Embraer CEO, Arjan Meijer, said the company is expected to decide if it will launch a new turboprop by the end of this year or early next year as it continued to evaluate the business case for a potential 70 and 90-seat aircraft. Brazil-headquartered Embraer is in discussions with all the major engine suppliers, Meijer said.
Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) and ST Engineering have brought a prototype of their new expandable lavatory, called ACCESS, for display at the airshow. The lavatory, developed by ST Engineering and built by EFW, addresses all the requirements for passengers with reduced Mobility (PRM).