All MRO articles – Page 21

  • Bek Air Fokker 100

    Administration justifies Bek Air grounding with damning catalogue of flaws


    Kazakhstan’s civil aviation administration has revealed a damning list of flaws in Bek Air’s flight operations and maintenance processes, to justify the carrier’s grounding. One of Bek Air’s Fokker 100s crashed on take-off from Almaty on 27 December, resulting in the enforced suspension of the airline’s operation – a ...

  • Thai 777-300ER

    FAA broadens emergency order in wake of 777 engine failure


    Operators of Boeing 777-300ERs are being ordered urgently to remove another batch of interstage seals from General Electric GE90 engines, following an uncontained failure last October. The failure involved a Thai Airways International 777-300ER which had been preparing to depart Bangkok for Zurich. While the US FAA has ...

  • China Southern 777F

    GAMECO completes first 777 landing gear overhaul


    Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (GAMECO) has completed its first Boeing 777 landing gear overhaul. It comes on the back of a 2019 approval by both the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to conduct Boeing 777 landing gear overhaul work. The first ...

  • Crew member seals an F-35A Lightning II panel at Luke Air Force Base

    Lockheed Martin signs $1.9bn sustainment contract for F-35


    The F-35 Joint Program Office awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.9 billion contract to sustain and support the worldwide fleet of F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters in 2020.

  • EGAT

    Taiwan’s EGAT announces management reshuffle


    Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) has announced a management reshuffle with the retirement of chairman Michael Chang and vice chairman JC Liou. Company president NH Huang succeeds Chang as chairman effective 1 January, EGAT says in a stock exchange disclosure. Liou has been seconded full-time to EGAT’s manufacturing division ...

  • 727

    Boeing clashes with FAA over 727 auxiliary tank explosion risk


    Boeing and the US FAA have clashed over a safety modification for Boeing 727s, with the regulator rejecting three attempts by the airframer to have the proposal withdrawn. The FAA’s concern centres on 727s fitted with Boeing’s body-mounted auxiliary fuel tanks. It argues that the fuel-quantity indicating system ...

  • SpiceX

    ​Grounded SpiceJet 737 freighters return to service


    SpiceJet has returned three Boeing 737-700 freighters to service following resolution work provided by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

  • 574th Aircraft Maintenance Sqaudron maintainer performs depot maintenance on F-22 Raptor at Hill Air Force Base Utah

    Lockheed Martin awarded $7bn contract to maintain F-22 fleet


    Lockheed Martin was awarded a five-year contract worth $7 billion for maintenance of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter.

  • MRO: an Airbus A320-family aircraft in hangar

    Does the MRO sector have an innovation problem?


    EasyJet director of engineering and maintenance Brendan McConnellogue raised eyebrows when, during his keynote speech at the MRO Europe conference in October, he argued that OEMs deliver more innovation in aircraft support than MRO providers.

  • GSYQ6965

    Safran picks SIAEC for Leap engine maintenance


    Safran Aircraft Engines and SIA Engineering (SIAEC) have signed a maintenance services agreement that will see the latter provide engine maintenance services for CFM Leap engines. The 10-year agreement will cover engine quick-turn and modification embodiment services for the Leap-1A and Leap-1B engine variants. CFM is a joint venture ...

  • A GAMECO maintenance hangar.

    Gameco gets EASA approval for Beijing Daxing line maintenance


    Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (GAMECO) received authorisation from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide maintenance works at the recently opened Beijing Daxing International airport. The approval allows the MRO arm of China Southern Airlines to conduct services for European carriers flying into the airport. It conducted its ...

  • IAI 767 tanker conversion - IAI

    IAI addresses cargo door irregularity in converted 737 freighters


    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has detected an “apparent irregularity” in some of its converted Boeing 737 freighters, but expects these to return to service soon. IAI tells Cirium that its representatives met with the safety committee of the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI), which accepted its suggestions for ...

  • US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22

    US Marines try to cut MV-22 downtime with first CC-RAM delivery


    Bell Boeing delivered to the US Marine Corps (USMC) the first MV-22 Osprey with Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) programme modifications.

  • Air Astana A320neo

    Air Astana completes first A320neo C-check


    Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, has completed the first heavy maintenance for its Airbus A320neo aircraft at its Almaty base.

  • News

    Adria Tehnika owner to acquire Jat Tehnika


    Czech MRO group Avia Prime is to take a 99% stake in Jat Tehnika.

  • Ameco A319CJ 1

    Ameco unveils A319CJ cabin mock-up


    Chinese MRO firm Ameco has unveiled a full-scale cabin interior mock-up of the Airbus A319 corporate jet, its first for the variant.

  • News

    ​Sanad boosts engine business with new GE deals


    With deals announced at the recent Dubai Airshow, Sanad Aerotech is on track to expand its engine overhaul output from the 125 expected in 2019 to 175-200 units by 2021, says Mansoor Janahi, chief executive of the Abu Dhabi-based MRO specialist.

  • News

    Japan Transocean Air picks ST Engineering for 737 engine support


    Japan Airlines subsidiary Japan Transocean Air has signed a long-term engine maintenance deal with ST Engineering’s aerospace unit.

  • News

    Invert Robotics partners NDT to progress in aviation


    New Zealand robotics company Invert Robotics has partnered with US aerospace non-destructive testing group NDT Solutions (NDTS) in a deal that will see its innovative robotic solution developed for aerospace applications.

  • News

    Air France prepares to begin A380 decommissioning process


    Air France will return a first Airbus A380 to its lessor in February.