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    Trent-powered 787 operators to check for disc fin cracks


    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 ...

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    Control-check ‘routine’ led E190 upset crew to miss reversed ailerons


    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 ...

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    Korean Air Aerospace Division sees big disruptions from coronavirus


    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 ...

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    Meggitt expands Singapore components support centre


    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 ...

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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Pandemic pushes GMF AeroAsia into the red


    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

    GAMECO breaks ground for new component, composite facilities


    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

    Maintenance firm clashes with inquiry over severe E190 loss-of-control incident


    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

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


    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 ...

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    P&W’s North Berwick plant to add PW1100G MRO capability


    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

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


    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

    How MRO providers see the post-Covid future


    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.

  • Myanmar E190 accident

    Myanmar E190 nose-gear jammed after poor maintenance


    Investigators in Myanmar believe improper maintenance meant an Embraer 190’s intermittent nose-gear fault was not rectified before the aircraft landed at Mandalay without its nose-wheels deployed. The Myanmar National Airlines jet (XY-AGQ) suffered substantial damage to its forward fuselage underside, nose-gear doors, avionics access hatch and other systems during ...

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    GAMECO chief highlights stability in a challenging environment


    Despite uncertainty in post-pandemic recovery, Guangzhou-based MRO GAMECO is taking it in its stride. FlightGlobal speaks to GAMECO chief Norbert Marx to find out how the MRO has coped with the onset of the pandemic, and how it plans to emerge stronger. 

  • ST Engineering

    Ransomware attack hits ST Engineering’s USA aerospace unit


    ST Engineering’s aerospace subsidiary in the USA has suffered a data breach after being hit by criminal ransomware attack. The incident at VT San Antonio Aerospace involved a cyber criminal group known as the Maze group gaining unauthorised access to its IT network and launching a ransomware attack. ST ...

  • Lufthana MRO

    Lufthansa chief indicates interest in future part-sale of MRO arm


    Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr is not ruling out a possible future part-sale of the airline’s MRO arm, but stresses that the group intends to remain the majority shareholder as the technical division is “close to our heart”.

  • British Airways A320ceos

    Pandemic fleet cull to swell surplus engine stock


    As airlines retire mid-life fleets in response to coronavirus downturn, the spares market will be flooded with engines and parts

  • HNA Group

    Hainan reduces shareholding in MRO arm, divests training unit


    Hainan Airlnes will reduce its stake in its MRO unit and divest its training unit to other HNA Group companies as it seeks to intensify its focus on the core passenger and cargo business. Hainan will reduce its stake in MRO unit HNA Technic to about 68%, with the ...