Leasing has become an option for major aviation industry companies in order to save their resources for other important tasks. Being more cost efficient from having to hire an entire maintance team for the aircrafts. Being removed of these types of responsibility allows for the purchasing company on more of the key components of their airlines and result in better custom approval.


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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. GE Aviation has delivered its new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certified flight management system (FMS) software Update 13 (U13). It will be standard fit for all Boeing 737 MAX production airplanes. The U13 flight management software builds on U12 performance that displayed runway situational awareness enhancements and joined approach and navigation expansion. U13 provides several flight management improvements to the MAX aircraft, including assimilation of the CFM LEAP-1B performance model, improved situational awareness through integration with the MAX large area navigational displays, and fuel efficiency through features like adaptable take-off thrust options.


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This February Boeing announced the launch of a new program titled the Nacelle and Flight Control Surface Exchange Program. Boeing already has a good track record with exchange programs and this only reinforces why boeing is a leader in the aviation industry. Boeing will offer airlines an efficient and cost effective solution with this new exchange program. Customers that are part of it will be provided with the ability to exchange nacelle and flight control surface parts that need repair or overhaul. The parts will be taken from a certified pool of parts that Boeing has in their global network. This will eliminate customer costs associated with contracting, scheduling, managing, owning or leasing parts.


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On July 28th 2016, Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th and last MH-60R Sea-hawk helicopter to the US Navy. Lockheed Martin did this to help with the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales program that runs with the Royal Australian Navy. This handover was on July 27th during a ceremony that was held at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility.


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Raytheon has received a $28 million modification to a contract that was previously awarded for the Qatar Air and Missile Defense Operations Center. The US Department of Defense reveals in a statement on Friday that it expects work to be completed by May 4th of 2017. In October of last year, the Qatar Air and Missile Defense Operations Center (ADOC) Program located in Hanscom, AFB had awarded the Raytheon Company with a $160 million dollar contract for the second phase of the initiative.


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