MRO

  • Thai 777-300ER
    News

    FAA broadens emergency order in wake of 777 engine failure

    2020-01-18T09:30:00Z

    Operators of Boeing 777-300ERs are being ordered urgently to remove another batch of interstage seals from General Electric GE90 engines, following an uncontained failure last October. The failure involved a Thai Airways International 777-300ER which had been preparing to depart Bangkok for Zurich. While the US FAA has ...

  • China Southern 777F
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    GAMECO completes first 777 landing gear overhaul

    2020-01-13T04:03:00Z

    Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (GAMECO) has completed its first Boeing 777 landing gear overhaul. It comes on the back of a 2019 approval by both the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to conduct Boeing 777 landing gear overhaul work. The first ...

  • Crew member seals an F-35A Lightning II panel at Luke Air Force Base
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    Lockheed Martin signs $1.9bn sustainment contract for F-35

    2020-01-06T19:37:00Z

    The F-35 Joint Program Office awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.9 billion contract to sustain and support the worldwide fleet of F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters in 2020.

  • EGAT
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    Taiwan’s EGAT announces management reshuffle

    2020-01-02T06:41:00Z

    Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) has announced a management reshuffle with the retirement of chairman Michael Chang and vice chairman JC Liou. Company president NH Huang succeeds Chang as chairman effective 1 January, EGAT says in a stock exchange disclosure. Liou has been seconded full-time to EGAT’s manufacturing division ...

  • 727
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    Boeing clashes with FAA over 727 auxiliary tank explosion risk

    2019-12-31T18:33:00Z

    Boeing and the US FAA have clashed over a safety modification for Boeing 727s, with the regulator rejecting three attempts by the airframer to have the proposal withdrawn. The FAA’s concern centres on 727s fitted with Boeing’s body-mounted auxiliary fuel tanks. It argues that the fuel-quantity indicating system ...

  • SpiceX
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    ​Grounded SpiceJet 737 freighters return to service

    2019-12-24T03:07:00Z

    SpiceJet has returned three Boeing 737-700 freighters to service following resolution work provided by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

  • 574th Aircraft Maintenance Sqaudron maintainer performs depot maintenance on F-22 Raptor at Hill Air Force Base Utah
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    Lockheed Martin awarded $7bn contract to maintain F-22 fleet

    2019-12-23T17:44:00Z

    Lockheed Martin was awarded a five-year contract worth $7 billion for maintenance of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter.

  • MRO: an Airbus A320-family aircraft in hangar
    Analysis

    Does the MRO sector have an innovation problem?

    2019-12-20T10:01:00Z

    EasyJet director of engineering and maintenance Brendan McConnellogue raised eyebrows when, during his keynote speech at the MRO Europe conference in October, he argued that OEMs deliver more innovation in aircraft support than MRO providers.

  • GSYQ6965
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    Safran picks SIAEC for Leap engine maintenance

    2019-12-13T03:30:00Z

    Safran Aircraft Engines and SIA Engineering (SIAEC) have signed a maintenance services agreement that will see the latter provide engine maintenance services for CFM Leap engines. The 10-year agreement will cover engine quick-turn and modification embodiment services for the Leap-1A and Leap-1B engine variants. CFM is a joint venture ...

  • A GAMECO maintenance hangar.
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    Gameco gets EASA approval for Beijing Daxing line maintenance

    2019-12-12T06:44:00Z

    Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (GAMECO) received authorisation from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide maintenance works at the recently opened Beijing Daxing International airport. The approval allows the MRO arm of China Southern Airlines to conduct services for European carriers flying into the airport. It conducted its ...

  • IAI 767 tanker conversion - IAI
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    IAI addresses cargo door irregularity in converted 737 freighters

    2019-12-12T06:17:00Z

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has detected an “apparent irregularity” in some of its converted Boeing 737 freighters, but expects these to return to service soon. IAI tells Cirium that its representatives met with the safety committee of the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI), which accepted its suggestions for ...

  • US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22
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    US Marines try to cut MV-22 downtime with first CC-RAM delivery

    2019-12-12T01:02:00Z

    Bell Boeing delivered to the US Marine Corps (USMC) the first MV-22 Osprey with Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) programme modifications.

  • Air Astana A320neo
    News

    Air Astana completes first A320neo C-check

    2019-12-03T08:25:00Z

    Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, has completed the first heavy maintenance for its Airbus A320neo aircraft at its Almaty base.

  • News

    Adria Tehnika owner to acquire Jat Tehnika

    2019-12-02T12:25:00Z

    Czech MRO group Avia Prime is to take a 99% stake in Jat Tehnika.

  • Ameco A319CJ 1
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    Ameco unveils A319CJ cabin mock-up

    2019-12-02T05:20:00Z

    Chinese MRO firm Ameco has unveiled a full-scale cabin interior mock-up of the Airbus A319 corporate jet, its first for the variant.

  • News

    ​Sanad boosts engine business with new GE deals

    2019-11-29T10:29:00Z

    With deals announced at the recent Dubai Airshow, Sanad Aerotech is on track to expand its engine overhaul output from the 125 expected in 2019 to 175-200 units by 2021, says Mansoor Janahi, chief executive of the Abu Dhabi-based MRO specialist.

  • News

    Japan Transocean Air picks ST Engineering for 737 engine support

    2019-11-29T04:22:00Z

    Japan Airlines subsidiary Japan Transocean Air has signed a long-term engine maintenance deal with ST Engineering’s aerospace unit.

  • News

    Invert Robotics partners NDT to progress in aviation

    2019-11-28T07:40:00Z

    New Zealand robotics company Invert Robotics has partnered with US aerospace non-destructive testing group NDT Solutions (NDTS) in a deal that will see its innovative robotic solution developed for aerospace applications.

  • News

    Air France prepares to begin A380 decommissioning process

    2019-11-26T12:21:00Z

    Air France will return a first Airbus A380 to its lessor in February.

  • News

    ​MTU wins CFM56 support deal from Malaysia Airlines

    2019-11-25T16:09:00Z

    Malaysia Airlines has selected MTU to maintain the CFM International CFM56-7B engines which power a Boeing 737-800 fleet.