All MRO articles – Page 23

  • ST Aerospace MRO

    ST Engineering Aerospace doubles contract wins for 2019


    ST Engineering’s aerospace unit has clinched S$1.1 billion ($808 million) worth of new MRO contracts in the quarter that ended 31 December. This brings the total value of the unit’s contracts for 2019 to about S$4.2 billion, nearly twice of S$2.1 billion in 2018. Among the new deals ...

  • American Eagle E175
    In depth

    Checklist concern emerges after E175 crew's pitch-trim battle


    US investigators have discovered chafed horizontal stabiliser control wiring on an American Eagle Embraer 175 involved in a serious mis-trim and pitch-control incident on departure from Atlanta. The pilots of the aircraft, operated by Republic Airways, were unable to engage the autopilot at 2,200ft and experienced difficulty in holding ...

  • Max grounded in Washington

    United Technologies sees 90-day 737 Max production halt


    United Technologies (UTC) forecasts that Boeing will suspend production of the 737 Max for around 90 days, then start building the narrowbody again at a rate of 21 aircraft per month.

  • NokScoot 777

    HAECO, NokScoot ink contract for 777 support


    HAECO ITM has signed an inventory technical support agreement with Thai low-cost carrier NokScoot Airlines, its latest customer. The agreement will cover the carrier’s six Boeing 777-200 aircraft, and includes access to HAECO ITM’s component pool, as well as component exchange, repair management and engineering support. NokScoot deputy ...

  • Swiss Airbus A340 first class

    Swiss completes A340 interior upgrade programme


    Swiss has completed a cabin refurbishment programme on its five remaining Airbus A340s, to bring their interiors in line with the Lufthansa subsidiary’s Boeing 777 long-haul fleet.

  • Prime Air 737-800BCF

    Freighter conversions fall away sharply in 2019


    Freighter conversions fell 33% in 2018, with declines in the widebody, narrowbody, and regional aircraft freighter segments. Cirium fleets data shows that 2019 saw 74 commercial aircraft converted to freighters, down from 110 in 2018. Source: Cirium fleets data Freighter conversions by year ...

  • StandardAero

    StandardAero takes over turbine repair shop TRS Ireland


    US maintenance provider StandardAero has acquired turbine component coating specialist TRS Ireland. Cork-based TRS is in the business of coating blades, vanes and other hot-section engine components, and its capabilities span the CFM International CFM56 series. It has more than 180 OEM approvals and “unique” certifications ...

  • Bek Air F100

    Bek Air defends operations after regulator’s safety accusations


    Grounded Kazakh operator Bek Air is continuing to defend its operations and practices after being slated by the country’s regulator in the aftermath of the fatal Fokker 100 accident at Almaty. Bek Air is accusing Kazakhstan’s aviation administration of proving “strained and biased” remarks about the airline’s procedures and ...

  • 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 ...