Avcorp Industries and the University of British Columbia have agreed to explore the establishment of a Learning Factory for Advanced Composites at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

MRO Japan, the specialist aircraft maintenance subsidiary of ANA Holdings, has been selected as sole preferred airframe maintenance provider in Asia for the new MitsubishiRegional Jet, the first passenger aircraft to be manufactured in Japan.

UTC Aerospace Systems and its Electric Systems business will collaborate with Fokker Technologies, a business unit of GKN Aerospace, to explore opportunities regarding possible development and design of integrated electrical solutions for more electric aircraft. As part of a new MOU signed at the Farnborough Airshow, the companies will engage with each other to explore integrated electric systems, such as power generating and power distribution systems, and electrical wiring interconnection systems.

UTC Aerospace Systems has developed a revolutionary design approach to the Secondary Power Distribution System (SPDS), the “nerve center” of an airplane’s power system. The patent-pending process is called the UTC Advanced Data Programming Toolset or UaDAPT, and results in significant time savings, allowing UTC Aerospace Systems engineers or customers to define, create and verify software modules or utilities in weeks. This rapid development cycle provides significant flexibility and efficiency in developing SPDS utility software.

UTC Aerospace Systems has licensed the MD7-Pro digital structural health monitoring (SHM) system from Metis Design Corporation to support the aerospace industry's growing need for SHM applications.

Dowty Propellers signed a letter of intent to develop and supply the propeller electronic controller on twin-engine MA700 regional aircraft from Xi’An Aircraft Co., a subsidiary of China’s Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC). This agreement, announced at the Farnborough Airshow, follows the earlier selection of Dowty Propellers to provide a six-blade propeller system for the MA700’s two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150C turboprop powerplants.

Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus Group, announced the signature of the Airbus A330-300P2F (passenger-to-freighter) conversion launch contract with DHL Express. Under the agreement, EFW will convert four Airbus A330-300 passenger aircraft to a 26-pallet cargo configuration, capable of carrying up to 61 metric tonnes of payload. The first aircraft will be inducted into EFW’s Dresden-based facilities in July 2016, scheduled for redelivery to DHL Express by end 2017.

Willis Lease Finance Corp. 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.

Icelandair signed a TrueChoice Transitions agreement with GE Aviation for three overhauls of its CF6-80C2 engines powering its Boeing 767 aircraft, as well as an engine lease.

Thomas Cook Group Airlines signed a five-year TrueChoice Transitions agreement with GE Aviation for the time and material to repair and overhaul its fleet of CF6-80C2 engines that power its eight Boeing 767 aircraft.

CTRM Aero Composites delivered the first unit of the complete Airbus A350 fan cowl skins to UTC Aerospace Systems.

ENGINEERING Holding has entered the market of painting services for Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). In mid-July the aircraft painting center operated by S7 ENGINEERING delivered a fully repainted SSJ100 aircraft to its customer. The aircraft will be operated by Irkutsk-based IrAero airline. The SSJ100 was painted using Aerodur C21/100 system produced by the world’s leading manufacturer of painting materials, Netherlands-based AkzoNobel.