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  • GMF_Hangar
    News

    Higher expenses drag GMF profit down 47%

    2020-04-08T05:03:00Z

    GMF AeroAsia saw its full-year operating profit for 2019 slump, on the back of ballooning expenses. The Garuda Indonesia subsidiary posted an operating profit of $15 million, down 47.1% year-on-year. This was partly attributed to a higher increase in expenses — the MRO saw expenses rise 14.2% to ...

  • BBJ MAX 9
    News

    CTT to supply inflight humidification system for BBJ Max 9

    2020-04-06T15:25:00Z

    Swedish cabin climate specialist CTT Systems has secured an order from AMAC Aerospace for an inflight humidification (IFH) system on a Boeing BBJ Max 9.

  • B737-800 BDSF conversion Israel Aerospace Industries
    News

    IAI ships first cargo-converted 737-800s following certification

    2020-04-06T14:59:00Z

    Approval adds second variant to existing -700 modification

  • Icelandair gear collapse 1
    News

    Incorrectly-sized parts found after Icelandair 757 gear collapse

    2020-04-06T12:21:00Z

    Investigators have found incorrectly-sized components on the landing-gear assembly of an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 which suffered a main landing-gear collapse at Reykjavik earlier this year. Icelandic investigation authority RNSA has recommended specific safety checks on four aircraft serviced by Landing Gear Technologies, to ensure that parts which have undergone ...

  • 787 RR
    News

    Trent 1000 fix progressing despite coronavirus disruption

    2020-04-06T07:44:00Z

    Rolls-Royce is aiming to bring the number of Boeing 787s on the ground for Trent engine modification reasons to fewer than 10 by the end of the second quarter. While the manufacturer is taking steps to deal with the impact from the coronavirus crisis, it is maintaining efforts to ...

  • Trent 1000
    News

    Rolls-Royce shores up defences as airlines’ widebody engine activity drops

    2020-04-06T07:20:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has disclosed that the primary impact of the coronavirus crisis on its civil aerospace business has been a reduction in widebody engine flying hours by 25% over the first quarter, including a 50% fall in March. It expects “further deterioration” during April, and beyond, given the increasing grounding ...

  • Kulula Boeing 737-800 (c) Bob Adams
    News

    Comair drops Star Air acquisition as challenges deepen

    2020-04-03T14:05:00Z

    South African carrier Comair has agreed to call off its planned acquisition of aircraft leasing specialist Star Air Cargo and Star Air Maintenance as it battles mounting challenges.

  • SIA Hangar
    News

    SIAEC details additional measures to mitigate coronavirus hit

    2020-04-03T02:56:00Z

    S IA Engineering ( SIAEC ) is stepping up efforts to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus crisis, including bigger management pay cuts and the deferral of non-essential capital expenditure. The company is also planning to boost its own liquidity in what it described as “the increasingly difficult ...

  • Vietnam Airlines 787-9
    In depth

    Tough decisions loom for fleets grounded due to coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-30T01:13:00Z

    With aircraft piling up at Asia-Pacific airports amid the coronavirus crisis, airline engineering teams will play a key role in keeping grounded jets ready for the day when demand for air travel returns. Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qantas Airways, and Korean Air represent just a handful of carriers ...

  • Bart Reijnen CEO
    Interview

    Satair chief executive on satisfying the aftermarket demands of airline and MRO customers

    2020-03-27T13:12:00Z

    Despite failing to make the cut as a pilot, Bart Reijnen has had a nearly 25-year career in the aviation sector and now works as chief executive of Airbus-owned Danish aftermarket support company Satair

  • Dan Korte 2-2019
    Interview

    Driving performance at PPG Aerospace

    2020-03-27T13:02:00Z

    Dan Korte is global vice-president for PPG Industries’ aerospace business, where he helps develop strategy at the paints, coatings and parts supplier and has responsibility for driving its performance 

  • JAL 767
    News

    Meggitt secures engine component support deal with JAL

    2020-03-27T03:17:00Z

    Meggitt has secured a three-year contract with Japan Airlines (JAL) to provide engine component maintenance and repair services for the airline’s Boeing 737s, 767s, and 777s. The work will take place at Meggitt’s expanded facility at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace park, says the MRO firm. It adds that the deal ...

  • HAECO
    News

    HAECO acquires Dallas-based commercial engine shop

    2020-03-26T06:38:00Z

    HAECO has announced the acquisition of US-based engine MRO firm Jet Engine Solutions (JES). “JES has a strong reputation within the engine maintenance business for quality and delivery in the United States, which will complement the HAECO Global Engine Support business,” says Christopher Gibbs, HAECO group director for components ...

  • Gama King Air
    News

    Gama Aviation prepares for impact from Covid-19 outbreak

    2020-03-25T12:31:00Z

    UK aircraft services provider Gama Aviation says it is “strongly focussed” on maintaining business continuity through the Covid-19 crisis, but the uncertain trading environment triggered by the pandemic is expected to “severely impact” its performance in 2020.

  • ST Engineering
    Analysis

    Outbreak brings mixed fortunes for Asia MROs

    2020-03-23T02:27:00Z

    While much has been said about how the coronavirus outbreak has affected the airline industry, what is less-known is its effect on MROs. Are MROs in Asia seeing the silver lining of the crisis, or is it also a picture of gloom for many of them? 

  • Iran Fokker gear-up
    News

    Recurrent hydraulic fault preceded Iran Fokker 100 gear-up landing

    2020-03-19T10:10:00Z

    Investigators have found that an engine-driven pump’s overheating preceded a hydraulic leak before an Iran Air Fokker 100 was forced to land at Tehran Mehrabad with its main landing-gear retracted. Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation found that the aircraft, inbound from Qeshm on 19 March last year, had suffered a ...

  • HAECO
    News

    HAECO gains 787 landing gear MRO capability

    2020-03-19T07:40:00Z

    HAECO’s landing gear services unit has added Boeing 787s to its overhaul capabilities. The latest addition will provide “timely support for the fast-approaching landing gear overhauls due on regional and international Boeing 787 fleets”, the Hong Kong-based MRO states. HAECO Landing Gear Services also holds MRO capabilities on ...

  • PW1100G on A320neo.
    News

    Gearbox replacement order broadened to non-ETOPS PW1100Gs

    2020-03-19T06:44:00Z

    US regulators have extended a directive to replace the gearbox and control software of Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines, to encompass powerplants not used for extended twin-engined operations (ETOPS) flights. The US FAA had already ordered removal and replacement of the main gearbox assembly on the engines as ...

  • BBJ 747-8
    News

    AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment

    2020-03-18T14:10:00Z

    AMAC Aerospace is preparing a Boeing BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment following the arrival of the privately-owned VIP widebody airliner at its Basel facility in mid-March.

  • Brtish Airways 747 tails
    Analysis

    How coronavirus could impact airliner fleets across the globe

    2020-03-16T17:42:00Z

    Worldwide fleet comprises over 25,000 aircraft, but what could effect be across regions?