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  • E2 landing
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    GA Telesis, Liebherr ink E-Jet landing gear overhaul agreement

    2020-07-15T06:23:00Z

    GA Telesis’ MRO unit will cooperate with Liebherr-Aerospace to provide landing gear repair and overhaul for Embraer E-jet operators in the Americas. The agreement will see GA Telesis receive technical support and original materials from Liebherr-Aerospace, which manufactures the landing gear on the E-Jet family. GA Telesis adds that ...

  • Royal Saudi Air Force Boeing F-15SA
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    Coronavirus pushes Boeing to deepen local military MRO in Saudi Arabia and India

    2020-07-14T21:44:00Z

    The company also foresees shrinking government defence budgets, which might delay purchasing decisions.

  • R-R 787 close-up
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    Rolls-Royce clears parked 787 backlog after Trent 1000 blade progress

    2020-07-09T10:13:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has eliminated the backlog of Boeing 787s grounded while they await maintenance in relation to Trent 1000 blade-durability issues. The powerplant manufacturer had expected to reduce the number of 787s awaiting work to single digits by the end of the second quarter of this year. Rolls-Royce says ...

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    Ameco, CASC expand components support partnership

    2020-07-09T06:19:00Z

    Chinese MRO Ameco has signed an agreement with China Aviation Supplies Corporation (CASC) for the maintenance of Airbus A320 components. The agreement, which also covers spare parts supply and leasing, builds on the pair’s existing partnerships in landing gear and component resource sharing. CASC is China’s largest third-party ...

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    Interview

    New GMF AeroAsia boss looks to diversification for survival

    2020-07-09T04:02:00Z

    As GMF AeroAsia navigates a post-pandemic future, its new chief executive I Wayan Susena says the MRO must diversify and keep costs down.

  • Hi Fly A380 freighter conversion
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    Hi Fly confirms LHT oversaw A380 freighter conversion

    2020-07-08T16:24:00Z

    European wet-lease operator Hi Fly has brought into service a freight-optimised Airbus A380, which has been temporarily converted from passenger configuration in a project overseen by Lufthansa Technik.

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    Trent-powered 787 operators to check for disc fin cracks

    2020-07-06T22:21:00Z

    Operators of Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787s are set to be instructed to conduct inspections of certain Trent 1000 low-pressure turbine discs, over a possible cracking risk. Assessment of certain discs in service has revealed that rubbing contact with interstage static seals can lead to cracks in the front seal fins ...

  • Astana E190 air force footage
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    Control-check ‘routine’ led E190 upset crew to miss reversed ailerons

    2020-07-03T17:43:00Z

    Investigators have suggested that familiarity with routine, combined with expectation bias, led the crew of an Embraer 190 to miss clues that the jet’s aileron cables had been cross-rigged during maintenance. The Air Astana aircraft had emerged from maintenance at Portuguese firm OGMA during which the aileron cables were ...

  • Korean Air Aerospace Division
    In depth

    Korean Air Aerospace Division sees big disruptions from coronavirus

    2020-07-03T03:28:00Z

    Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD) has seen a major impact from coronavirus across its diverse business areas, and believes that the pandemic heralds permanent change for the MRO sector. Three to four months into the pandemic, the company has seen aerostructures production for key aircraft types either reduced by ...

  • Singapore-8-1536x866
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    Meggitt expands Singapore components support centre

    2020-07-02T03:01:00Z

    Meggitt has received approval to repair more than 80 new components and subsystems in Singapore. The centre, located at the Seletar Aerospace Park in northeast Singapore, has also doubled in size to 42,000 sq ft., and Meggitt states that the facility now can perform work on components and systems ...

  • AirWorks Hangar
    Interview

    Indian MRO firm Air Works eyes new vistas in engines, components

    2020-07-02T02:27:00Z

    Despite upheaval caused by the coronavirus outbreak in nearly every part of the aviation industry, Indian MRO Air Works is upbeat about growth prospects, as it looks towards greater collaboration and rides a domestic resurgence. Stressing that “there couldn’t be a better time”, Air Works chief executive and managing ...

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    Blackhawk secures US certification for King Air upgrade kit

    2020-07-01T19:00:00Z

    US engineering company and aftermarket specialist Blackhawk Aerospace has received supplemental type certification for its XR upgrade kit on the Beechcraft King Air 350-series, and says it is closing in on a number of orders for the retrofit.

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    United 777 blade failure followed prolonged gap in P&W inspection training

    2020-07-01T11:46:00Z

    US investigators believe prolonged absence of formal training and certification for a fan-blade inspection technique resulted in a flawed blade being returned to service and subsequently fracturing on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200. The fracture in the right-hand Pratt Whitney PW4000 fan blade, during cruise at 36,000ft ...

  • GMF_Hangar
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    Pandemic pushes GMF AeroAsia into the red

    2020-07-01T04:24:00Z

    GMF AeroAsia slipped into the red for the first quarter of the year, on the back of higher expenses and falling revenue amid the coronavirus outbreak. For the quarter ended 31 March, the MRO unit of Garuda Indonesia posted an operating loss of $32.4 million, reversing the $8.29 million ...

  • GAMECO Components
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    GAMECO breaks ground for new component, composite facilities

    2020-06-30T03:59:00Z

    Chinese MRO GAMECO will construct new component and composite repair facilities at its Guangzhou base, with both units operational by June 2022. The company is investing about CNY600 million ($84.8 million) into the building of the two facilities, which will replace an existing site. The new plants will be ...

  • Air Astana E190 KC1388
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    Maintenance firm clashes with inquiry over severe E190 loss-of-control incident

    2020-06-29T10:05:00Z

    Portuguese maintenance firm OGMA has clashed with accident investigators over conclusions drawn from a serious Embraer 190 incident during which the aircraft departed with cross-rigged aileron cables, almost leading to the loss of the jet. OGMA has strongly objected to several findings from investigation authority GPIAAF, arguing that the ...

  • 787 in flight
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    Unexpected fuel-pump wear spurs swap order for Trent 787s

    2020-06-26T12:40:00Z

    Operators of Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787s are being warned over unanticipated fuel-pump deterioration, particularly on high-life Trent 1000 engines, and instructed to replace the parts earlier. While the issue had originally been thought to affect pumps with a specific part number, Rolls-Royce has developed a service bulletin which extends to ...

  • Pratt & Whitney's Eagle Service Asia facility in Singapore overhauls GTF...
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    P&W’s North Berwick plant to add PW1100G MRO capability

    2020-06-24T04:54:00Z

    Pratt Whitney will be expanding its North Berwick, Maine, facility to include MRO capabilities for the PW1100G geared turbofan. The expansion is part of a $12.5 million investment the engine maker is pumping into the plant. P W adds that the investment “bolsters” its global PW1100G MRO ...

  • Learjet N999LJ crash
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    Learjet 60 operators told to fit reverser alert 12 years after fatal overrun

    2020-06-22T12:54:00Z

    Over a decade since a fatal Bombardier Learjet 60 overrun in South Carolina, operators of the type are being ordered to install a voice-command warning system to alert pilots to thrust-reverser malfunctions. The aircraft, operated by Global Exec Aviation, had been departing for Van Nuys from runway 11 at ...

  • Lufthana MRO
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    How MRO providers see the post-Covid future

    2020-06-17T13:17:00Z

    As airlines reduce their fleets, expecting it will take years until passenger demand returns to pre-crisis levels, MRO providers have to deal with excess capacity while having to support in-service aircraft under renewed cost pressure.