Deals this week: Airbus Defence and Space, Aeromar, Safran Electronics & Defense


Airbus Defence and Space has selected Ducommun Incorporated to produce high-reliability switch matrices up to July 2018.

The switch matrices to be manufactured under the contract will be installed on Airbus satellites, enabling mobile communications in remote areas.

Mexican airline Aeromar has ordered six ATR 72-600 and two ATR 42-600 short-haul regional turboprop aircraft from France-based turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR.

Intended to replace the ageing fleet, the new aircraft will allow Aeromar to expand its regional network in Mexico.

Safran Electronics & Defense, a supplier of electronics and communications systems for defence applications based in France, has been selected to provide Cassiopée flight data monitoring (FDM) services for Dassault Aviation.

"The Cassiopée FDM service will be installed on the Dassault Falcon family of business jets."

The Cassiopée FDM service will be installed on the Dassault Falcon family of business jets, including 7X, 8X, 900 and 2000.

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and GE Aviation have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance operational effectiveness of the aircraft using data and analytics.

Under the partnership, a group of architects, data scientists and software developers from both the companies will develop digital solutions at GE's Shanghai digital collaboration centre.

Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide A380 jet airliner operators the ability to perform heavy maintenance checks and upgrades on the A380 aircraft.

The partnership will develop new maintenance, repair and overhaul service solution for A380 aircraft beginning next year.


Image: Aeromar placed an order for six ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft. Photo: courtesy of ATR.