All MRO articles – Page 16

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    KrasAvia introduces ex-Swedish ATR 72s as it awaits Il-114-300s


    Russian carrier KrasAvia has started introducing ATR 72-500s to replace older Soviet types, as it awaits the arrival of new Ilyushin Il-114-300s. Krasnoyarsk-based KrasAvia has taken two ATRs, the latest arriving at its Krasnoyarsk base on 14 November. It says the aircraft have been acquired with the support ...

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    Alliance Aviation acquires Toll Group MRO unit


    Australia’s Alliance Aviation will acquire transportation and logistics giant Toll Group’s MRO unit, in what it calls a deal of “great strategic value”.

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    Post-storage A321 aborted take-off over pitot blockage


    Wizz Air UK has revised its return-to-service processes after an Airbus A321, whose crew aborted take-off at high speed, was found to have a pitot probe blocked by insect activity. The aircraft (G-WUKJ) had reached 120kt – the V1 decision speed – during its departure roll from runway 20 ...

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    GAMECO completes first 737-800 freighter conversion


    Chinese MRO GAMECO has completed its first Boeing 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion, nearly half a year since it launched the programme. The first aircraft, a former AeroMexico example registered N520AM, was inducted into the Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) line in Guangzhou in late May. GAMECO completes first Boeing 737-800 ...

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    CFM picks up Leap orders, maintenance work with Chinese carriers


    CFM International has inked long-term contracts with China Eastern Airlines and Zhejiang Loong Air for the maintenance of Leap-1A engines on their Airbus A320neo aircraft. The enginemaker, a joint venture between France’s Safran and GE Aviation, signed a 12-year, rate-per-flight-hour agreement with both carriers, which will see it base ...

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    Lufthansa prepares ground for possible part-sale of MRO unit


    Lufthansa Group is making preparations for responding to enquiries from investors interested in taking a stake in its MRO division.

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    Unusual airworthiness concerns arise for pandemic-struck fleets


    US and European safety regulators are having to address a number of potential airworthiness concerns arising from the unusual circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic, as aircraft are retrieved from storage or treated in the course of operations. Operators of Boeing 737s that had been in storage were ordered ...

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    GMF AeroAsia falls to steep nine-month loss


    GMF AeroAsia continued its loss-making streak for the year, reporting an operating loss of $178 million for the nine months ended 30 September. This was in contrast to the $24.5 million operating profit it made during the same period last year, and a significant jump from its six-month loss ...

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    Iberia deploys first converted Airbus A330 freighter


    Iberia has put its first converted Airbus A330 freighter into service, operating on flights between Madrid and Los Angeles.

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    Sabena Technics acquires military support specialist


    French MRO provider Sabena Technics has acquired military aircraft support specialist AeroTech Pro to strengthen in the defence arena.

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    Collapse in MRO work pushes SIA Engineering into red for half-year


    Plummeting MRO volumes on the back of coronavirus-driven fleet groundings pushed SIA Engineering (SIAEC) into the red at an operating level in the first-half of its financial year.

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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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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% ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...