Deals this week: AAR, Airbus Helicopters, DSNA


AAR has signed a multi-year contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support to Kuwaiti carrier Wataniya Airways’ Airbus A320 aircraft fleet.

Starting this month, the deal will support Wataniya Airways’ plan to expand its services with A320 aircraft to 30 destinations in the first two years of operation.

An L3 and Thales company, ACSS has secured a contract from Airbus Helicopters for its T3CAS integrated surveillance solution.

Scheduled to be delivered next year, the T3CAS surveillance system will be integrated onto Airbus' H160 medium-lift, multi-role transport helicopter to provide situational awareness and collision avoidance.

"The deal will support Wataniya Airways’ plan to expand its services with A320 aircraft to 30 destinations in the first two years of operation."

French air navigation service provider DSNA (Direction de Services de la Navigation Aérienne) has entered a partnership with ENAV, Thales, and Leonardo to strengthen their partnership for Coflight, a new-generation flight data processing system.

The partners aim to establish a six-year support and maintenance services contract to provide design, studies and software development services to promote Coflight.

MTU Maintenance has signed a five-year contract to manage Mexican airline Volaris’ V2500 engine accessories.

The contractor will provide accessory repair and co-ordination during engine shop visits at its maintenance accessory repair centre in British Columbia, Canada.

Liebherr-Aerospace has been selected to develop, produce and deliver a new-generation air management system for the ATR 42 and the ATR 72 aircraft family.

The new air management system, which includes air-conditioning and cabin pressure control subsystems, will help airlines provide enhanced comfort for both crew and passengers.