All MRO articles – Page 16

  • Heston MRO Royal Brunei 787 line maintenance
    Interview

    Australian MRO Heston eyes ‘disciplined growth’ regionally

    2020-07-24T09:04:00Z

    Heston MRO will embark on a “staged and disciplined growth path”, focusing on its core business of the Oceania region in the short term, before expansion to the wider Asia-Pacific market. The Brisbane-based MRO’s chief executive Asta Zirlyte tells FlightGlobal that the MRO will complete its “organic expansion of ...

  • Air Astana A321neo
    News

    GA Telesis, Air Astana expand component support contract

    2020-07-24T02:54:00Z

    Kazakh national carrier Air Astana has expanded its component support contract with GA Telesis to cover its fleet of Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The flight hour support agreement will include repair management, warranty administration, as well as access to a large stock placed at Air Astana’s main hub ...

  • ST Engineering
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    Pandemic impact ‘severely felt’ as SIAEC slips to Q1 loss

    2020-07-21T03:16:00Z

    Singapore Airlines’ MRO unit fell into the red in the first-quarter, as it reiterated a “challenging” outlook with no clear recovery pathway. For the quarter ended 30 June, SIA Engineering (SIAEC) reported an operating loss of S$8.6 million ($6.2 million), reversing the S$17.7 million operating profit it posted last ...

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    News

    Boeing lands digital service deals with Asian carriers

    2020-07-20T02:18:00Z

    Boeing’s services division has inked a series of orders and contracts— mostly with Asian carriers — for its digital and training products. Boeing Global Services announced that Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, as well as Xiamen Airlines have signed for its optimised maintenance programme that will be tap on ...

  • SR Technics hangar Zurich
    News

    SR Technics restructures to focus on engine and line maintenance

    2020-07-16T16:43:00Z

    SR Technics will concentrate its business on engine services and line maintenance under a restructuring programme with Swfr120 million ($125 million) of fresh financing backed by the Swiss government.

  • E2 landing
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    GA Telesis, Liebherr ink E-Jet landing gear overhaul agreement

    2020-07-15T06:23:00Z

    GA Telesis’ MRO unit will cooperate with Liebherr-Aerospace to provide landing gear repair and overhaul for Embraer E-jet operators in the Americas. The agreement will see GA Telesis receive technical support and original materials from Liebherr-Aerospace, which manufactures the landing gear on the E-Jet family. GA Telesis adds that ...

  • Royal Saudi Air Force Boeing F-15SA
    News

    Coronavirus pushes Boeing to deepen local military MRO in Saudi Arabia and India

    2020-07-14T21:44:00Z

    The company also foresees shrinking government defence budgets, which might delay purchasing decisions.

  • R-R 787 close-up
    News

    Rolls-Royce clears parked 787 backlog after Trent 1000 blade progress

    2020-07-09T10:13:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has eliminated the backlog of Boeing 787s grounded while they await maintenance in relation to Trent 1000 blade-durability issues. The powerplant manufacturer had expected to reduce the number of 787s awaiting work to single digits by the end of the second quarter of this year. Rolls-Royce says ...

  • Ameco_components
    News

    Ameco, CASC expand components support partnership

    2020-07-09T06:19:00Z

    Chinese MRO Ameco has signed an agreement with China Aviation Supplies Corporation (CASC) for the maintenance of Airbus A320 components. The agreement, which also covers spare parts supply and leasing, builds on the pair’s existing partnerships in landing gear and component resource sharing. CASC is China’s largest third-party ...

  • _MGL3394
    Interview

    New GMF AeroAsia boss looks to diversification for survival

    2020-07-09T04:02:00Z

    As GMF AeroAsia navigates a post-pandemic future, its new chief executive I Wayan Susena says the MRO must diversify and keep costs down.

  • Hi Fly A380 freighter conversion
    News

    Hi Fly confirms LHT oversaw A380 freighter conversion

    2020-07-08T16:24:00Z

    European wet-lease operator Hi Fly has brought into service a freight-optimised Airbus A380, which has been temporarily converted from passenger configuration in a project overseen by Lufthansa Technik.

  • trent-1000-c-Max-Kingsley-Jones-FlightGlobal-970
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    Trent-powered 787 operators to check for disc fin cracks

    2020-07-06T22:21:00Z

    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 ...

  • Astana E190 air force footage
    News

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

    2020-07-03T17:43:00Z

    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 ...

  • Korean Air Aerospace Division
    In depth

    Korean Air Aerospace Division sees big disruptions from coronavirus

    2020-07-03T03:28:00Z

    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 ...

  • Singapore-8-1536x866
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    Meggitt expands Singapore components support centre

    2020-07-02T03:01:00Z

    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 ...

  • AirWorks Hangar
    Interview

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

    2020-07-02T02:27:00Z

    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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    News

    Blackhawk secures US certification for King Air upgrade kit

    2020-07-01T19:00:00Z

    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.

  • UA 777 header
    News

    United 777 blade failure followed prolonged gap in P&W inspection training

    2020-07-01T11:46:00Z

    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 ...

  • GMF_Hangar
    News

    Pandemic pushes GMF AeroAsia into the red

    2020-07-01T04:24:00Z

    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
    News

    GAMECO breaks ground for new component, composite facilities

    2020-06-30T03:59:00Z

    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 ...