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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 ...

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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 ...

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    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

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    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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    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. 

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    Aero Norway targets Leap engine MRO from 2023


    Engine overhaul provider Aero Norway has studied the requirements of supporting CFM International Leap engines and aims to begin shop visits for the new-generation turbofan in 2023.

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    Progress on Trent 1000 remedies brings down overall in-service costs


    Rolls-Royce is expecting overall in-service cash costs relating to Trent 1000 technical issues to fall to £2.1-2.2 billion ($2.9-3.1 billion), down from £2.4 billion, following improved progress on remedial work. The Trent 1000 is an engine option for the Boeing 787 but has been beset by a number of ...

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    Rolls-Royce takes £1.3bn charge in fall-out from civil aerospace crisis


    Rolls-Royce large engine flying hours were down by 57% last year, while deliveries of such engines almost halved to 264. The powerplant manufacturer disclosed the full-year impact of the air transport crisis as it turned in a £2.6 billion ($3.6 billion) underlying operating loss from its civil aerospace division. ...

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    PW100 failure highlights danger of maritime corrosion: ATSB


    Corrosion related to extensive low-level flying over the ocean led to the failure of a Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW100 engine aboard a De Havilland Canada DHC-8-315 operated by Surveillance Australia.