All MRO articles – Page 22

  • 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 key ...

  • 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 ...

  • A321P2F

    ST Engineering ramps up A321P2F conversions


    ST Engineering’s aerospace unit will more than double the number of Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter (A321P2F) conversions annually, amid a surge in demand in the freight market during the coronavirus outbreak. The company confirms that it is planning to increase conversion capability from nine a year to 25 a year ...

  • A220 in flight

    A220 operators told to protect avionics against rainfall


    Airbus A220 operators are being instructed to modify drain tubing after an incident in which rainwater dripped into the avionics bay and tripped a circuit breaker during taxi, causing an engine to shut down. Rain had entered the aircraft through the main cabin entry door while it was open, ...

  • Satair Warehouse_Copenhagen

    Airbus subsidiary Satair acquires A220 parts service work from Bombardier


    Airbus subsidiary Satair is taking over A220 materials servicing from Bombardier, a move that comes several years after Bombardier divested the broader A220 programme to Airbus.


    Boeing-SIAEC joint venture cuts 13% of workforce


    Singapore-based Boeing Asia-Pacific Aviation Services (BAPAS), a services joint venture between Boeing and SIA Engineering, has laid off 13% of its workforce, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the aviation sector. The move, which BAPAS says was “taken as a last resort”, will affect 27 of its 204 ...

  • hangar2_HMSS

    SIAEC acquires remaining shares in Airbus joint venture


    SIA Engineering has completed the acquisition of the Airbus’ shares in a Singapore-based MRO joint venture, Heavy Maintenance Singapore Services (HMSS). The deal, which closed on 27 August, sees SIAEC acquire the remaining 35% of HMSS shares owned by Airbus services unit Airbus Services Asia-Pacific, at a book value ...

  • Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 2016

    Rolls-Royce considers contingencies in case crisis deteriorates


    Rolls-Royce is drawing up contingency plans for a worst-case scenario which envisions a second wave of restrictions emerging from an upsurge in the pandemic, resulting in further travel limitations this year or early in 2021. It has outlined the impact of this “severe but plausible” scenario in its half-year ...

  • pitot

    Concerns emerge as air-data incidents follow revival of stored aircraft


    European safety authorities are warning of a spate of incidents linked to contamination of pitot-static ports as aircraft are returned to service following temporary storage. Thousands of aircraft have been parked for extended periods as a result of the air transport crisis, but the European Union Aviation Safety Agency ...

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    ST Engineering aerospace unit sees leadership change


    ST Engineering aerospace president Lim Serh Ghee will be stepping down from his current role, and be appointed the group’s chief operating officer. His current deputy, Jeffrey Lam, will be promoted to lead the aerospace unit. Source: ST Engineering Outgoing ST Engineering aerospace chief Lim ...

  • A350 XWB-c-Rolls-Royce

    A350-900 operators alerted to Trent XWB-84 blade cracking


    Rolls-Royce is attempting to reassure investors and operators of the Airbus A350 over the impact of the latest durability problem to hit its Trent widebody engine family.


    Lufthansa Group chief resists asset ‘fire-sale’


    Lufthansa Group will not rush into a disposal of assets, but expects to focus more on its core operations as it progresses towards recovery from the air transport crisis. It is already in the process of selling the European operation of its catering division LSG and group chief Carsten ...

  • GMF_Hangar

    Higher expenses, revenue collapse punish GMF AeroAsia H1 earnings


    GMF AeroAsia fell deeper into the red for its half-yearly earnings, on the back of increased expenses and a significant decline in revenue, amid the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak. For the six months ended 30 June, the MRO unit of Garuda Indonesia posted an operating loss ...

  • HAECO-Xiamen-s-A320-Part-Out-Capability

    HAECO parts out first A320 following CAAC nod


    HAECO’s Xiamen unit has started disassembly works on its first A320 (MSN 0950), after the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) gave its approval to do so. Cirium fleets data indicates that the aircraft was delivered to China Southern Airlines in 1999, before being bought by Jiangsu YanWu Aviation ...

  • Pratt & Whitney's Eagle Service Asia facility in Singapore overhauls GTF...

    P&W says no retrenchments yet at Singapore joint venture


    Pratt Whitney has refuted retrenchment rumours at its Singapore-based joint venture with Singapore Airlines’ engineering arm, as it reiterated its commitment to its capabilities in the city-state. The engine maker responded to Singapore media reports that around 140 Eagle Services Asia (ESA) staff members were axed, saying ...

  • Heston MRO Royal Brunei 787 line maintenance

    Australian MRO Heston eyes ‘disciplined growth’ regionally


    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

    GA Telesis, Air Astana expand component support contract


    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

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


    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 ...