Safran Helicopter Engines, also known as Turbomeca, has been awarded a massive contract with the UK military to support their Airbus helicopters by the hour. Support by the hour (SBH) provides a fixed cost per engine per flight hour. Units can be completely overhauled and exchanges are sent at no additional cost. It is an incredibly effective budgeting tool for consumers and in this case the UK military, as no unexpected costs will arise. The Safran helicopter engine contract is specific to the Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E engines on the military’s H135 and H145 Airbus helicopters.

Around 25% of Turbomeca’s customers worldwide have chosen an SBH contract. This speaks to the quality and service of Safran Helicopter Engines and turbines. Helicopter parts and support can be extremely expensive, especially when supporting an entire fleet. In 2014 Chinese company Government Flying Services renewed their SBH contract with Safran. This contract covered their Arriel and Makila engine fleet based in Hong Kong. The renewal encouraged State Grid General Aviation Company to enter an SBH contract as well. Signing China’s largest helicopter operator under the SBH program was a huge success for Safran Helicopter Engines.

French company Safran Helicopter Engines has been around since the 1930’s manufacturing gas powered turboshaft engines for helicopters and gas turbine engines for aircraft and missiles. They also make turbines for land and marine applications. The most successful and notable engine by Safran is the CFM56 which was jointly developed with General Electric. The CFM56 is the most reliable and bestselling engine to power single-aisle commercial jets. More than 30,000 CFM engines have been delivered to customers worldwide and the partnership has been extended to 2040.

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This spring will mark the first of the new Kaman Aerosystems external-left helicopters to begin delivery. The K-Max K-1200 will begin rolling out in April, with the second batch of helicopters set to fly in April of this year. The fleet of helicopters are to be used for the China Department of Forestry. They will arrive in both months at Lectern Aviation in China prior to being distributed to the Department of Forestry. K-Max has been out of production for ten plus years. This will mark the first return for this helicopter since it halted production in 2003.

The original K-Max was certified in 1994. Due to high demand and continued request for the K-max, Kaman Aerosystems decided in 2015 to start production of the helicopter. January marked the entail delivery of the first airframe from the Jacksonville production line to its plant located in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Currently the K-Max is undergoing its final flight testing and assembly work. “Delivery of the first K-Max aircraft to our customer is scheduled to take place during the second quarter of this year, following completion of the remaining assembly and testing at our Bloomfield facility,” said Drake Klotzman, Air Vehicles & MRO (AVMRO) division general manager, during is scheduled announcement to the press and public. “Producing the initial airframe is an important milestone for the program.” Kotzman did state that the K-Max would not require recertification but it would need to undergo the certification process since it has almost fifteen years since it’s last production. “Our experienced employees are working diligently to complete the first aircraft in order to have deliveries to customers begin this spring with multiple deliveries to follow during 2017,” Klotzman added. The first fleet of helicopters would be set at 10 units initially.

The announcement for the amount of helicopters for the second tier of production will be sometime this year. With the growing interest in in the K-Max helicopter the vibe has been very positive for rolling out units for the first time in over a decade. The U.S Marine Corps currently maintains two unmanned K-Max helicopters developed with Lockheed Martin. There are no known plans to add anymore K-Max helicopters to the U.S. military but that could change with the new production planned. Both helicopters were flown between 2011-2014, delivering 4.5 million pounds of cargo throughout Afghanistan. Kaman new fleet of K-Max helicopters will be manned, but also have the capability to be flown unmanned. They will continue to explore unmanned flight platforms for medevac, cargo delivery and firefighting.

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Following the shift Airbus has cited a slight delay in the development of the A330neo power plant in entry into service to early 2018. The Airframers latest promise for the maiden flight of the re-engined jet is the first half of 2017.

Commercial aircraft president Fabrice Bregier unveiled during a briefing in Toulouse. With developing the Trent 7000 engine for the aircraft Rolls-Royce engine parts is “a little bit late” but stresses, “not due to engine performance”. He stated the engine manufacturer has been facing a ‘cumulative effect” of production of power plants for the A350-900 and -1000 as well as the Aircraft engine parts distributor, Boeing 787. But Bregier also notes that Airbus has the resilience to move the A330neo entry into service into the first half 2018. Originally it was set for the end of this year.

He explains that the air framer’s newest success with baseline A330. Sales have taken the pressure off the production transition, and that launch operator TAP Portugal’s plans for 2018 service entry. They are “compatible” with the new A330neo timeline. ASAP Semiconductor is the leading in sales and parts for Aircraft parts. They deal with Aviation and aircraft parts at aviation sourcing solutions. Airbus chief operating officer for customers, John Leahy, also determined that the airframer is looking to crush greater performance out of the A330neo, by examining options for extending the type’s range.

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São José dos Campos, Brazil – The biggest regional airline in Scandinavia, Widerøe, will be the first airline to receive Embraer’s new E190-E2 jet. As the launch operator of the first of the second-generation E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, Widerøe will gain its first aircraft in the beginning of 2018. Widerøe has a contract with Embraer for up to 15 E2 family jets inhering of three substantial orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 further E2 family aircraft. The order has a probable list price value of up to $873 million with all orders being exerted. With Embraer’s aircraft parts being supplied by ASAP Semiconductor. With the leading aircraft parts supplier being ASAP Semiconductor.

John Slattery, president & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation said,

“Widerøe are proven pioneers in their field who have achieved major success and still remain hugely ambitious, similar in many ways to the path taken by Embraer. The E2 program remains on target with technical specification guidance, on time and on budget. Our team remains focused on a successful delivery to Widerøe in the first half of next year.”
The E-Jets E2 backlog has 275 solid orders plus letters of intent, options, and purchase rights covering another 415-aircraft giving a total of 690 commitments from airlines and leasing companies, with Norwegian airline’s order.

Stein Nilsen, Chief Executive Officer of Widerøe, expressed,

“Knowing the hard-work Embraer is doing in the certification campaign, especially in terms of maturity, we have every confidence in a smooth entry into service. The E190-E2 will be a big leap in Widerøe’s history, and our planning for the first deliveries is now well underway.”
Operating with more than 450 flights per day, Widerøe is configuring the E190-E2s in a single-class layout with 114 seats. With Embraer aircraft parts being supplied at Aviation Sourcing Solutions the leading distributor of aviation, aerospace parts, aircraft parts supplier and board level components and information technology hardware. The aircraft will be coming the first half of 2018.

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Avionic testing plays a huge role in our company and is something we take very serious because if a part is not tested then we do not sell it.  Recently Lockheed Martin Corp. decided to begin assisting the Navy with advance combat avionics test equipment under terms of a $166 million 4-year contract. One of the first task that the Navy gave to the company of Lockheed was to build 36 electronic Consolidated Automated Support System full-rate initial production units. This equipment is designed to assist sailors and marines to repair aircraft assemblies at sea or ashore to get avionics back to service as soon as possible. Not only will the new program help with repairs but also sustaining logistics and engineering support. The Navy is excited to see what Lockheed can bring to improve the original test equipment that was put in to use in the early 1990’s.

Some changes that the Electronic Consolidated Automated Support System has made is placing new weapons in jets, for example on the F-35 Lighting II joint strike fighter. Because of the great work that Lockheed has been doing, they continued to getting more contracts for a total of $181.5 million.

The economy is constantly changing and some company’s go up and down with the economy, but a positive about avionics test system is that they are never effected by economy. Lockheed believes they are the workhorse of all aviation repairs and knows they are the best at doing it.  They can provide a service that allows jets to get back to working conditions as soon as possible, whether it be by finding the problem or shipping out parts that are needed for the repair. With the big 4-year contract that Lockheed got from the Navy they could input 550 test programs that support about 750 avionic components.

Lockheed’s programs focus on long-term stability because rather spend more time on something and make it last for a longer period without breaking again. Another thing that they pride themselves is logistics, since they can move electronics from the factory to maintenance departments. Something we also focus on here at Aviation Sourcing Solutions is getting parts to our customer as soon as possible, as well as giving customers great parts that will last for a long time.


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Aircraft business has been on the rise since the day the write brothers have invented the first airplane. Our skies is being conquered by airplanes 24 hours and 7 days a week, there isn’t a single moment that goes by without an airplane in the sky. Having said that; safety is a great concern when it comes to flying, safety of the airplane structure, mechanics, parts, aircraft engine parts, and most importantly the safety of the people who are passengers or operating the airplane. Usually every time a plane lands there has to be a quick inspection which is typically conducted by engineers, techs and mechanics who understand aircraft engineering or mechanics. If something small goes wrong on an airplane it can have a tremendous effect on the way the airplane functions. On a massive structure such as the airplanes it can be time consuming to do an inspection every single time an airplane lands or getting ready to take off, this is why in this age of technology engineers are coming up with ways to make these problems easier and quicker.

Aircraft safety is a must and engineers have come up with self-monitoring sensors that will monitor systems on an airplane and possibly try to identify the reason behind any malfunction. These sensors are a whole avenue on their own and they will keep on improving as time goes. Sensors are being improved yearly to better serve the safety of the airplane and withstand all the hard conditions that an airplane has to go through.

ASAP Semiconductor is a global distributor of parts and we deal with Aviation & Aircraft Parts at Aviation Sourcing Solutions including Aircraft safety sensors, Aircraft safety parts and any other part that you can identify on an airplane.


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There had been a lot of search for flight 370. This flight went missing on March 8 in 2014. There has been no explanation ever since. No airplane parts have been found or anything. Many families are still wondering what happened to their family members. There were 239 passengers in the flight. They are all either dead or lost. This was a tragic event and many people were affected by it. It brought much controversy and worry. This is a true tragedy. There has not been any new evidence that could lead to identify to look for the airplane in a specific location which is sad especially for the families. So it was decided to stop the search. But 2 weeks before deciding to stop the search a new evidence has arrived. But it was not evidence that could help gain conclusive information especially about the flights disappearance. This puts a lot of pressure on the Boeing Company.

The Boeing Company is considered to be an American multi-nation corporation. They are known to design manufacture and sell airplanes, rockets and satellites worldwide. They are known to also provide easing and products support services. They are considered to be one of the largest exporters in the USA, they have been able to keep their high reputation for so many years. Their headquarters are in Chicago. They have 5 different divisions. Each one is responsible for something else. There is the Boeing commercial airlines, Boeing Defense space and security Engineering, operations and technology. They have many other more and they are ranked to be one of best within a nation. But after the incident and this tragic aviation news. It puts them in a bad place since they were the ones that came up with the airplane.

Aviation sourcing solutions is owned and operated by ASAP semiconductor. They are the first company that are dedicated completely in civil aviation. It is a parts purchasing resource that can full service that aviation community.


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Lufthansa is the largest German airline and the largest airline in Europe. All in regards to the passengers size and fleet size. It has over 197 international destination across Africa, Americas, Asia, and Europe. They have been around for a long time. They have been around since 1950s. They always try to be the best and to offer great service to their customers. They recently collaborated up with Australian airlines and this is mainly to provide Inmarsat GX inflight connectivity for passengers. They are planning to launch this in the upcoming first quarter. They will have around 10 airbus crafts available.

Lufthansa recently received a supplemental type certificate for the Airbus A320 fleet from the EASA which this gives them alt of advantage to prepare them to be one of the best.

“Since the launch of Lufthansa Flynet, it has been our goal to offer added value on board to our customers through innovation – and that also includes our Internet provision.”

They are planning to fully equip the entire Lufthansa A320 until at least the middle of 2018. This new inflight connectivity plan will enable to give customers the ability to access Wi-Fi using their own mobile device. Which let us be real. This is cool considering how boring the airplane rides are. This is a step into the future and is very technological. People will be able to use email services, and will can stream videos. Their plan is to be able to equip at least 100 aircrafts by spring. This is a good amount and I think eventually most airplanes will be equipped with such connectivity especially with the many aviation parts and avionics many offer.


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On December 1 2016, Pia Bergquist wrote an article for Flying Mag talking about how Breitling and Cirrus are working together. This will be called the Aerospace Evo Cirrus Aircraft Limited Edition watch. This will have a simple design with the pilot in mind. The watch will include implications such as digital calendar, dual time zones, alarm features, and a glare proof sapphire crystal display as well as a NVG compatible display.

The face of the watch will show a silhouette of a Cirrus airplane as well as the Cirrus logo. There will be three parallel bars that symbolizes the three piston models of the Cirrus airplane which is the SR20, SR22, and SR 22T. On the minute hand, there will be symbol of a parachute.

The price tag for this watch will be $4,930.00

Here at Aviation Sourcing Solutions, an ASAP Semiconductor owned company, we have the resources to supply a vast array of Aircraft and Aviation products. If you are interested in getting a quote, please feel free to contact our friendly sales staff at sales@asapsemi.com or call us at toll free at 1-714-705-4780. We are your source to all your hard to find parts. We guarantee a quote back within 15 minutes.


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The Navy has contracted avionics software engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. to provide cyber security and data integrity for their fleet of 20 C-130T Hercules cargo, logistics, and utility aircraft. The contract was announced to be in the $16 million dollar range by Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. and is actually a modification to the current Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems segment in Owego, N.Y., for data integrity/cyber security in the Avionics Obsolescence Upgrade (AOU) effort for the C-130T aircraft.

Lockheed Martin has been handling the installation, upgrade and maintenance of the avionics and software integration solution in regards to the upgrades for the Navy C-130T aircraft under the AOU program since 2012. This move will modernize the C-130T's autopilot, communication suite, cockpit displays, navigation computers, flight management system and automatic flight control system with an integrated, modular open systems approach (MOSA) all the while closely adhering to the FACE (Future Airborne Capability Environment standard).

The goal of this program is to prevent the loss or corruption of important data by malicious or accidental means which is the whole goal of Data integrity, which is a subset of cyber security. Slated to finish by March of 2018, the C-130T AOU upgrade includes embedded Global Positioning System (GPS), government-furnished color weather radar, UHF, VHF, and HF radios, protected instrument landing system (P-ILS), standby instruments for use with Lockheed Martin-furnished avionics and software and inertial navigation systems.


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