August 30, 2000 |
International Lease Finance Corp., the giant plane lessor, ordered $910 million worth of aircraft engines from Rolls-Royce on Tuesday in a deal that included engines for the future Airbus Industrie superjumbo A-3XX. The order by the Century City-based company places the British engine maker ahead of its U.S. rivals General Electric Co. and United Technologies Co.'s Pratt & Whitney unit in the race to provide engines for the new superjumbo jet, Rolls-Royce said.
August 5, 2000 |
Lockheed Martin Corp. said it selected General Electric Co. to provide engines for an updated version of its Galaxy transport aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, a contract that could be valued at up to $2.6 billion. Lockheed expects to be awarded the engine upgrade work by the Air Force in the first quarter of 2001. General Electric beat out United Technologies Corp.'s Pratt & Whitney unit and Rolls-Royce for the contract, which calls for GE to supply 540 jet engines and spare parts over 10 years.
July 13, 2000 |
After an unusual arrangement with Staples Center broke a nerve-rattling impasse, operating engineers signed a labor contract Wednesday, eliminating the final hurdle to a labor peace accord for the Democratic convention in August. Although the deal covers only seven engineers, they are crucial to the smooth running of an event, operating the air conditioning, heating, major electrical and ice-making systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1998 |
In another instance of organized labor's dwindling hold on the loyalty of private-sector workers, engineers at the Skunk Works, where Lockheed has pushed the frontiers of military aviation design since World War II, have voted to scuttle their union. The engineers voted 444-407 Thursday to decertify the Engineers and Scientists Guild as their bargaining agent with the Lockheed-Martin Corp., with decertification proponents saying that unions are not for professionals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1998 |
County officials acknowledged Wednesday that a mistake was made when county staff hired an engineering firm for $75,000 to work on the El Toro airport project without first consulting the Board of Supervisors. Nearly two weeks ago, county staff hired Geo Syntech to analyze landfill sites at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, which will be turned over to the county in fall 1999.
May 30, 1996
Fluor Corp. said its Fluor Daniel unit was awarded a contract for under $50 million to provide engineering services for the expansion of a Saudi Arabian petrochemical complex. Once the project is completed, it will be one of the largest petrochemicals complexes in the world, producing 1.6 million tons of ethylene and more than 2 million tons of other derivative products, Fluor Daniel said. The contract was awarded by Saudi Yanbu Petrochemical Co.