Deals this week: AWAS, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Lockheed Martin


Irish commercial jet aircraft leasing company AWAS has placed a $550m order with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes for five Boeing 737 MAX 8 commercial jets.

Scheduled to be delivered next year, the aircraft will be leased by AWAS for a period of 12 years according to the terms of the purchase and leaseback agreement.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has won a contract to provide component maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Q400 aircraft fleet of Hawaii Island Air.

The contract also requires Bombardier to provide the airline with access to its spare part exchange pool, as well as on-site parts inventories at the airline’s hub in Honolulu, Hawaii.

"According to the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide Uralla radio frequency uplink and integration expertise for the SBAS testbed."

Lockheed Martin and Geoscience Australia have announced a partnership to conduct research for the development of a second-generation satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) testbed.

According to the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide Uralla radio frequency uplink and integration expertise for the SBAS testbed.

Nasa has selected Ball Aerospace to provide sustaining engineering services for the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, which was launched in 2011, to help maintain the satellite’s operational phase.

Under the contract, Ball Aerospace will also provide engineering services for the Joint Polar Satellite System Flight Project and NOAA’s Office of Satellite and Product Operations.

Mesa Airlines, Inc. has entered an agreement with United Airlines to add 12 more Embraer E175 aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft in the airline’s fleet to 60.

The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from May.