At the Singapore Airshow, Turkish Airlines officials signed an agreement for a 15-year Pratt & Whitney EngineWise fleet management program. The agreement will cover Turkish Airlines' future fleet of 92 A321neo aircraft powered by the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines.

Boeing nets nearly $1B in services orders at Singapore Airshow

Boeing received services orders valued at more than $900 million at the recent Singapore Airshow.

Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, says, “Predicted growth for aerospace services in the Asia Pacific brings opportunities to partner with local industry to understand the region’s greatest needs, invest in new capabilities to meet those needs, and then bring them to market quickly.”

The agreements include parts; engineering, modifications, and maintenance; digital aviation and analytics; and training and professional services.

Aerospace sealant spray

PPG Pro-Seal 815M aerospace sealant clear liquid is sprayed onto freshly applied polysulfide aerospace sealant to improve aesthetics and cut surface cure time. The sealant, which comes ready to use in a non-aerosol recyclable pump bottle, is sprayed in a light mist onto wet sealant. The spray helps break the surface tension of the wet sealant, allowing for easier smoothing and fairing to achieve final required dimensions and optimal appearance. It cures the surface of the sealant to a tack-free state in 2 to 3 hours at 25°C (77°F), compared to the 6 to 40 hours typically required for untreated sealant to obtain the same condition.

SIAEC, GE Aviation to form joint venture

GE Aviation (GE) and SIA Engineering Co. Ltd. (SIAEC) are forming an engine overhaul joint venture based in Singapore. SIAEC is a major provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services in Asia-Pacific.

GE will hold a 51% equity stake in the joint venture, with SIAEC holding the remaining 49%.

SIAEC CEO Png Kim Chiang says, “The joint venture will leverage the joint strengths of GE’s technical knowhow and SIAEC’s MRO experience, to offer high quality and competitive maintenance solutions for GE engines.”

GE Aviation Services President and CEO Jean M. Lydon-Rodgers says, “The new joint venture will ensure our GE90 and GE9X operators have access to high-quality maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities.”

The GE90 engine powers the Boeing 777-300ER and 777-200LR, and the GE9X engine is the sole engine selection for the Boeing 777X aircraft. The joint venture will leverage best practices from GE's Brilliant Factory concepts, combining advanced technologies and lean practices with digitization and data analytics to enhance productivity.;