18 February 2008
18 February 2008
Synergy Aerospace, the Latin-American consortium, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for ten A350-800s and ten options.
This further commitment comes in addition to the 47 A320 Family aircraft and ten A330-200s that its subsidiaries already have on order, making it a key customer for Airbus in Latin America. Synergy Aerospace, is a shareholder of Avianca and SAM in Colombia, Oceanair in Brazil and VIP in Ecuador.
“This new order consolidates our fleet renewal and expansion programme. Our affiliates will be the biggest beneficiaries of Airbus’ outstanding product. We will also benefit greatly from the commonality of these A350s with our A320 and A330 aircraft”, said German Efromovich, President of Synergy Aerospace.
“We are absolutely delighted that Synergy Aerospace has chosen the A350 XWB to expand their Airbus fleet. It will not only bring them unbeatable operating costs and unrivalled operating performance but also offer their customers the cutting edge in passenger comfort, as well as setting new standards in terms of environmental friendliness and eco-efficiency,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
Thai Flight Training (TFT), a subsidiary of Thai Airways, recently ordered an Airbus A320 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions.
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) recently ordered a Boeing 787 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions, complete with Spatial’s virtual slide trainer.