All MRO news – Page 11

  • SIAEC Hangar

    SIA Engineering warns outlook ‘still fraught with risks’ amid full-year loss


    SIA Engineering fell into the red for its full-year financial results, saying that the aerospace industry’s path to recovery is “still fraught with risks”, including the emergence of new coronavirus strains and a resurgence in virus cases. 

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    Israel Aerospace to set up 777 freighter conversion line in Seoul


    Israel Aerospace Industries is intending to establish a Boeing 777 passenger-to-freighter conversion facility in South Korea, specialising in both -200LR and -300ER modification. The company has reached a preliminary agreement with Sharp Technics K and Seoul’s Incheon airport regarding the plan. IAI says it aims to convert six ...

  • Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico

    Glimmers of optimism for US MRO sector, recovery pace unclear


    The Covid-19 pandemic has jumbled the aircraft maintenance and repair industry, driving down prices for some aircraft components and leaving MRO shops reeling from depressed demand.

  • KLM Boeing 737-800 cabin upgrade

    KLM aims to complete 737-800 cabin upgrades by March 2022


    Dutch carrier KLM has debuted a cabin upgrade for the first of 14 Boeing 737-800, a fleet revamp it aims to complete by March next year.

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    737 Max operators to check for transducer corrosion after storage


    Operators of Boeing 737 Max jets are being instructed to check a subcomponent of the engine control system for potential corrosion, which could result in reduced thrust control. The 737 Max family is exclusively powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines. As a result of the near two-year grounding ...

  • A320-c-Airbus

    Ignition risk spurs order to replace older A320s’ fuel pumps


    Operators of older Airbus A320-family jets are being urgently ordered to replace certain fuel-pump components over concerns about potential ignition sources. As a result of a quality inspection, says the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, the locking key of the impeller drive shaft was found to be loose in ...

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    Malaysia eyes opportunities in eVTOL, UAV development


    Malaysia hopes to venture into the development of unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous aircraft in the future, as it remains optimistic of an aerospace industry rebound as early as next year. 

  • China Southern China Eastern_wikimedia

    Topcast, Honeywell ink China 737NG distributor agreement


    Aircraft parts distributor Topcast Aviation Supplies has signed a five-year agreement with Honeywell Aerospace for Boeing 737NG parts distribution in Mainland China. 

  • West Atlantic ATP-c-West Atlantic

    West Atlantic ATP roll anomaly foxes UK investigators


    UK investigators have been unable to determine the reason for a West Atlantic Sweden British Aerospace ATP’s roll-control problems shortly after departing Jersey last year. The turboprop freighter (SE-MAO) had been bound for the neighbouring island of Guernsey on 18 August. After levelling at 2,000ft on a north-west ...

  • Engine-MRO-c-MTU-Aero-Engines
    In depth

    How air travel crisis will impact MRO business


    As the MRO sector looks ahead to the recovery in demand and revenue that should come with rising traffic levels, it is still waiting to see just how deep the impact of the crisis will be

  • Tigerair Taiwan A320neo

    P&W sees gradual signs of Asia-Pacific recovery


    The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on Pratt & Whitney’s commercial engine business in the Asia-Pacific, and the company’s sales leader for the region says the outlook hinges on vaccines.

  • Indigo Airbus A320neo

    IndiGo, AFI KLM E&M renew A320 component MRO contract


    Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has extended a component support contract with European MRO Air France Industries KLM Engineering Maintenance (AFI KLM E M) for its Airbus A320 family aircraft. The multi-year contract covers more than 350 aircraft, and includes component MRO services, dedicated component pool access, as ...

  • Malaysia Airlines A350

    Malaysia Airlines, Airbus renew widebody component MRO contract


    Malaysia Airlines has extended its Flight Hour Services component MRO contract with Airbus, covering its fleet of widebodies.

  • Fokker Services-c-Fokker Services

    Dutch private investor Panta to acquire Fokker support divisions from GKN


    Strategic investment firm Panta Holdings of the Netherlands is to acquire the aftermarket companies Fokker Services and Fokker Techniek. The acquisition will take effect from 1 April. GKN Aerospace took over Fokker Technologies – which included Fokker Services and a number of other divisions, among them Fokker’s aerostructures, ...

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    In depth

    Collins Aerospace uses Singapore to test workshop technologies


    At Collins Aerospace’s Singapore service centre in Changi on the eastern part of the island, a robot is helping to dramatically reduce parts inspection time, while boosting accuracy. 

  • VD An-124-c-Volga-Dnepr

    An-124 operators to conduct disc inspections after November engine failure


    Ukrainian authorities have ordered detailed inspection of the fan discs on Ivchenko-Progress D-18T engines, following the destructive powerplant failure involving an Antonov An-124 last November. The state aviation administration says preliminary investigation results show the fan disc was the “source” of the failure at Novosibirsk, which resulted in multiple ...


    LHT looks back on ‘leap of faith’ into the Philippines


    Lufthansa Technik’s establishment of a maintenance site in Manila in 2000 was a central step for the German MRO provider to build up an international facility network and gain access to local customers, recalls the Philippine operation’s chief executive Elmar Lutter.

  • E195-E2 title-c-Embraer

    E195-E2 engine software upgrade ordered after A220 failure incidents


    Operators of Embraer 195-E2 twinjets have been instructed to upgrade electronic engine-control software following inquiries into rotor disc failures on Airbus A220s. Both aircraft types use Pratt Whitney geared-fan engines, and the architecture of the PW1900G powerplant on the E195-E2 is similar to that of the A220’s ...

  • airbus 50 a220

    Satcom radome vibrations prompt A220 ELT antenna checks


    Airbus A220 operators are being instructed to check and replace emergency locator transmitter antennas, after incidents in which vortices from a communications radome generated vibrations resulting in antenna failure. One of the incidents resulted in the antenna separating from the aircraft and striking the vertical fin. Investigations have ...

  • MTU CFM56 maintenancde

    CFM56 overhaulers see light at end of tunnel


    Maintenance companies are confident of a recovery in CFM International CFM56 overhaul shop visits after airlines sharply reduced engine MRO activities amid the pandemic.