All MRO news – Page 15

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    Vueling pursues better maintenance control via ‘big bang’ project


    Spanish budget carrier Vueling is in the process of constructing a spare-parts warehouse at its Barcelona hub as part of a wider project to insource critical maintenance management activities.

  • Rolls-Royce Trent 1000

    Crisis helped engine OEMs clear modification backlog


    The air transport crisis has helped engine makers Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce to catch up with modifications to resolve in-service issues with their respective PW1000G and Trent 1000 programmes.

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    Spirit completes Bombardier aerostructures acquisition


    Spirit AeroSystems has completed its acquisition of Bombardier’s aerostructures and aftermarket services businesses.

  • SIA Hangar

    SIA Engineering flags ‘material impact’ on first-half earnings


    SIA Engineering will recognise a non-cash impairment provision against its base maintenance assets in its upcoming financial results for the six months ended 30 September, where it expects a “material impact” from the coronavirus crisis. Releasing its profit guidance for the period, SIAEC adds that it was working on ...

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    Why Steffi Ziegler chose mending Messerschmitts to launch career


    At 21, Steffi Ziegler is a new aircraft maintenance engineer, responsible for one of wartime Germany’s most iconic types preserved at the Messerschmitt Flight Museum near Munich. She combines the role with being an honorary ambassador for her region’s horticulture industry across Europe

  • Icelandair Boeing 757-200

    Icelandair to withdraw and part-out batch of 757-200s


    Icelandair Group is planning to retire four Boeing 757-200s over the next few weeks, which will be placed with part-out schemes. The company says some of the components will be cannibalised for its remaining 757s while others will be sold. Icelandair Group says the retirement is part of ...


    Cebu Pacific and SIAEC dismantle maintenance joint ventures


    Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) and SIA Engineering are unwinding their partnership in both their joint venture MRO companies based in the Philippines. These are Aviation Partnership (Philippines) Corporation (APPC), 51% owned by SIAEC and 49% by CEB, and SIA Engineering Philippines Corporation (SIAEP), 65% owned by SIAEC and 35% ...

  • Luftwaffe Global 5000-c-Luftwaffe

    Global 5000 maintenance revision aims to avert roll-control reversal


    Canada’s safety regulator has drawn attention to new maintenance instructions intended to avoid possible misinstallation of roll-control systems for Bombardier Global 5000 and 6000 business jets. Incorrect installation of the system has the potential to cause spoilers to deploy in directions opposite to a roll command. Transport Canada ...

  • GMF_Hangar

    GMF AeroAsia targets 10% revenue from gas turbines


    GMF AeroAsia is looking outside its core aviation business and targets over 10% revenue to come from the industrial gas turbine engine (IGTE) sector. “In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic which greatly affects the business climate of the aviation industry, the company needs to diversify its business and ...

  • Iran Aseman Fokker 100-c-Khashayar Talebzadeh

    Iranian Fokker 100 engine parts penetrate cabin after uncontained failure


    Iranian investigators are probing the serious uncontained failure of a Fokker 100 engine which forced the crew to abort take-off from Tehran’s Mehrabad airport. The Iran Aseman Airlines jet (EP-ATE) had been operating a service to Ardabil, near the Caspian Sea coast in north-western Iran, on 13 October. ...

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    How ST Engineering’s Lee Hui Fung led gender diversity drive


    Lee Hui Fung is ST Engineering’s vice-president for Smart MRO, and has been in the industry for nearly 30 years. She tells FlightGlobal how gender diversity in the aerospace engineering sector in Singapore has changed for the better.

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    Automated A220 thrust-exceedance check aids engine shutdown probe


    Airbus and Pratt Whitney have developed an update to A220 health-management units to detect whether thrust thresholds on the type are being exceeded and, if so, automatically transmit a report. The intention is to improve the reliability of detecting exceedance of N1 engine power limits as part ...

  • AERO NORWAY engine maintenance

    How engine shop Aero Norway has adapted to the crisis


    Engine overhaul specialist Aero Norway has implemented company-wide salary cuts and reduced working time for shop-floor staff in an effort to weather the Covid-19 crisis without losing experienced personnel. Chief executive Glenford Marston tells Cirium that the company has not made redundancies among its approximately 200 employees or ...

  • MRO Japan

    MRO Japan taps domestic market for growth amid pandemic


    Travel restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic may have crimped international travel, but for one Japanese MRO company, it has presented an opportunity to look inward. MRO Japan, an All Nippon Airways joint venture based on Okinawa island, had intended to begin line maintenance services to carriers from Asian ...

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    ST Engineering’s new aerospace chief sees opportunity amid pandemic crisis


    ST Engineering’s aerospace unit saw a leadership change on 1 October, when Jeffrey Lam took the helm. While the industry may be mired in crisis, Lam believes there are still plenty of opportunities for innovative companies.

  • Pratt & Whitney Colombus Engine Centre GTF

    Pressure builds for aftermarket-focused engine makers


    On 1 October, Rolls-Royce disclosed a plan to raise £3 billion ($3.9 billion) of fresh capital through new shares and a bond offering to help weather the aviation crisis. It was a stark reminder of the predicament all engine manufacturers have faced since the pandemic began.

  • TUI 737

    Separated main wheel overtook landing 737 after bearing failed


    UK investigators have attributed to bearing failure the detachment of a main landing-gear wheel from a TUI Airways Boeing 737-800 after touchdown at Manchester last year. But the inquiry has been unable to determine the root cause of the failure. It could not rule out a pre-existing fault or ...

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    SAA maintenance arm lifts service suspension against house carriers


    South African Airways’ maintenance arm, SAA Technical, has started reinstating its services after suspending them to four customers over outstanding payments. It says it has reached an agreement with two of these customers – SAA itself and sister carrier Mango – but is still holding talks with the other ...

  • Dublin Aerospace

    Dublin Aerospace sets up UK operation in former Flybe hangar


    Maintenance provider Dublin Aerospace has established a UK subsidiary at the hangar facilities of defunct regional carrier Flybe at Exeter airport.


    HAECO completes first 787 landing gear overhaul


    HAECO has completed its first Boeing 787 landing gear overhaul, about six months after it added the widebody type to its overhaul capabilities. HAECO Landing Gear Services says the landing gear, which came from an undisclosed operator, was released under the authority of US, European and Japanese civil aviation ...