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    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 ...

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    Touchdown normal before Omni 767’s main-gear collapse


    Romanian investigators have disclosed that the Boeing 767-300ER which suffered a landing-gear collapse at Bucharest Baneasa airport did not touch down abnormally before the accident. It had been inbound from Kabul on 28 August, and the ILS approach to runway 07 was stable, with checklists and call-outs performed as ...

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    Dash 8-400 service update aims to stem cowl-door losses


    Operators of De Havilland Aircraft Dash 8-400 turboprops are being urged to pay attention to a new maintenance task intended to avoid incidents of engine cowl doors separating from the aircraft on take-off. De Havilland Aircraft has taken over the production of the aircraft, which was formerly known as ...

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    A380 fan-hub disintegration traced to misunderstood ‘cold dwell’ fatigue


    French investigators have traced the serious engine failure involving an Air France Airbus A380 over Greenland to a phenomenon known as ‘cold dwell’ fatigue, which had caused a failure in a fan hub slot which houses the root of the fan blade. The analysis by investigation authority BEA closes ...

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    LHT Shenzhen and CASC in A320 component MRO partnership


    Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen and China Aviation Supplies Corporation (CASC) have signed an agreement for the maintenance of Airbus A320 components. Source: Lufthansa Technik Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen and China Aviation Supplies Corporation (CASC) have signed an agreement for the maintenance of Airbus A320 components. The ...

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    Ameco becomes China’s first PW1100G MRO shop


    Pratt Whitney has opened its first PW1100G geared turbofan MRO centre in China, by adding Beijing-based Ameco to its global network of MRO providers. Ameco will also be Asia’s fourth PW1100G MRO centre, after Eagle Services Asia in Singapore, as well as IHI and Mitsubishi Heavy ...

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    US rule on early 777 fuel-tank inerting overrides foreign carriers’ objections


    US safety regulators have adopted a controversial rule aimed at modifying early Boeing 777s to reduce the risk of a centre fuel-tank explosion, having dismissed multiple objections by foreign operators of the type. Part of a long-running FAA effort to reduce the risk of fuel-vapour explosion across a range ...

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    Recovery in China hard to replicate elsewhere: GAMECO chief


    China’s rapid recovery in domestic air travel — after a battering by the coronavirus pandemic —will be difficult to replicate in other countries and regions, but can set the tone for a wider, global recovery. Chief executive officer and general manager of Chinese MRO GAMECO Norbert Marx says the ...

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    Boeing clinches new 737 freighter orders, opens new conversion lines


    Boeing has secured orders for two Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), as it announced an expansion of conversion lines in Asia, amid surging freighter demand. The airframer states the firm order for the pair of freighters came from an undisclosed customer, bringing the total number of orders and ...

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    AirAsia Group consolidates MRO operations in new subsidiary


    Malaysia’s AirAsia Group has established Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), a wholly owned subsidiary “to consolidate engineering personnel across AirAsia’s group airlines”. The entity has obtained approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to start operations from 9 September. Source: AirAsia AirAsia will consolidate ...

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    ST Engineering ramps up A321P2F conversions


    ST Engineering’s aerospace unit will more than double the number of Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter (A321P2F) conversions annually, amid a surge in demand in the freight market during the coronavirus outbreak. The company confirms that it is planning to increase conversion capability from nine a year to 25 a year ...

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    A220 operators told to protect avionics against rainfall


    Airbus A220 operators are being instructed to modify drain tubing after an incident in which rainwater dripped into the avionics bay and tripped a circuit breaker during taxi, causing an engine to shut down. Rain had entered the aircraft through the main cabin entry door while it was open, ...

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    Airbus subsidiary Satair acquires A220 parts service work from Bombardier


    Airbus subsidiary Satair is taking over A220 materials servicing from Bombardier, a move that comes several years after Bombardier divested the broader A220 programme to Airbus.


    Boeing-SIAEC joint venture cuts 13% of workforce


    Singapore-based Boeing Asia-Pacific Aviation Services (BAPAS), a services joint venture between Boeing and SIA Engineering, has laid off 13% of its workforce, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the aviation sector. The move, which BAPAS says was “taken as a last resort”, will affect 27 of its 204 ...

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    SIAEC acquires remaining shares in Airbus joint venture


    SIA Engineering has completed the acquisition of the Airbus’ shares in a Singapore-based MRO joint venture, Heavy Maintenance Singapore Services (HMSS). The deal, which closed on 27 August, sees SIAEC acquire the remaining 35% of HMSS shares owned by Airbus services unit Airbus Services Asia-Pacific, at a book value ...

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    Rolls-Royce considers contingencies in case crisis deteriorates


    Rolls-Royce is drawing up contingency plans for a worst-case scenario which envisions a second wave of restrictions emerging from an upsurge in the pandemic, resulting in further travel limitations this year or early in 2021. It has outlined the impact of this “severe but plausible” scenario in its half-year ...

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    Concerns emerge as air-data incidents follow revival of stored aircraft


    European safety authorities are warning of a spate of incidents linked to contamination of pitot-static ports as aircraft are returned to service following temporary storage. Thousands of aircraft have been parked for extended periods as a result of the air transport crisis, but the European Union Aviation Safety Agency ...

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    ST Engineering aerospace unit sees leadership change


    ST Engineering aerospace president Lim Serh Ghee will be stepping down from his current role, and be appointed the group’s chief operating officer. His current deputy, Jeffrey Lam, will be promoted to lead the aerospace unit. Source: ST Engineering Outgoing ST Engineering aerospace chief Lim ...

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    A350-900 operators alerted to Trent XWB-84 blade cracking


    Rolls-Royce is attempting to reassure investors and operators of the Airbus A350 over the impact of the latest durability problem to hit its Trent widebody engine family.


    Lufthansa Group chief resists asset ‘fire-sale’


    Lufthansa Group will not rush into a disposal of assets, but expects to focus more on its core operations as it progresses towards recovery from the air transport crisis. It is already in the process of selling the European operation of its catering division LSG and group chief Carsten ...