All MRO articles – Page 17

  • 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 ...

  • PayaLebar 60

    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 ...

  • SAA Technical-c-SAAT

    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 ...

  • Omni 767 gear collapse 3-c-AIAS

    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 ...

  • Dash 8-400-c-De Havilland Aircraft

    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 ...

  • A380 incident close-up-c-BEA

    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 ...

  • CX 777-200

    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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    In depth

    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 ...

  • Boeing 737BCF

    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 ...

  • AirAsia A320neo

    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 ...