All MRO articles – Page 24

  • Learjet N999LJ crash

    Learjet 60 operators told to fit reverser alert 12 years after fatal overrun


    Over a decade since a fatal Bombardier Learjet 60 overrun in South Carolina, operators of the type are being ordered to install a voice-command warning system to alert pilots to thrust-reverser malfunctions. The aircraft, operated by Global Exec Aviation, had been departing for Van Nuys from runway 11 at ...

  • Lufthana MRO

    How MRO providers see the post-Covid future


    As airlines reduce their fleets, expecting it will take years until passenger demand returns to pre-crisis levels, MRO providers have to deal with excess capacity while having to support in-service aircraft under renewed cost pressure.

  • Myanmar E190 accident

    Myanmar E190 nose-gear jammed after poor maintenance


    Investigators in Myanmar believe improper maintenance meant an Embraer 190’s intermittent nose-gear fault was not rectified before the aircraft landed at Mandalay without its nose-wheels deployed. The Myanmar National Airlines jet (XY-AGQ) suffered substantial damage to its forward fuselage underside, nose-gear doors, avionics access hatch and other systems during ...

  • GAMECO_Hangar

    GAMECO chief highlights stability in a challenging environment


    Despite uncertainty in post-pandemic recovery, Guangzhou-based MRO GAMECO is taking it in its stride. FlightGlobal speaks to GAMECO chief Norbert Marx to find out how the MRO has coped with the onset of the pandemic, and how it plans to emerge stronger. 

  • ST Engineering

    Ransomware attack hits ST Engineering’s USA aerospace unit


    ST Engineering’s aerospace subsidiary in the USA has suffered a data breach after being hit by criminal ransomware attack. The incident at VT San Antonio Aerospace involved a cyber criminal group known as the Maze group gaining unauthorised access to its IT network and launching a ransomware attack. ST ...

  • Lufthana MRO

    Lufthansa chief indicates interest in future part-sale of MRO arm


    Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr is not ruling out a possible future part-sale of the airline’s MRO arm, but stresses that the group intends to remain the majority shareholder as the technical division is “close to our heart”.

  • British Airways A320ceos

    Pandemic fleet cull to swell surplus engine stock


    As airlines retire mid-life fleets in response to coronavirus downturn, the spares market will be flooded with engines and parts

  • HNA Group

    Hainan reduces shareholding in MRO arm, divests training unit


    Hainan Airlnes will reduce its stake in its MRO unit and divest its training unit to other HNA Group companies as it seeks to intensify its focus on the core passenger and cargo business. Hainan will reduce its stake in MRO unit HNA Technic to about 68%, with the ...

  • E190

    E-Jet operators told to act to avert trim-switch misfitting


    Operators of Embraer 170 and 190 regional jets are being instructed to modify control yokes to prevent horizontal stabiliser trim switches being inadvertently wrongly installed. Brazil’s national civil aviation regulator, ANAC, has advised of “occurrences” in which the pitch-trim switches on the yokes have been fitted with poles inverted. ...

  • Nordwind header

    Inquiry alleges tampering of hard-landing A321 cockpit recorder


    Russian investigators probing an Airbus A321 hard landing have made the extraordinary accusation that its cockpit-voice recorder was erased and fitted in another aircraft, then re-installed in the damaged jet, ahead of the inquiry commission’s arrival. The Nordwind A321 – on final approach to Antalya’s runway 36C on 10 ...


    LOT’s technical arm reiterates commitment to new MRO complex


    LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services (LOTAMS) has reiterated its commitment to building an extensive greenfield facility at Rzeszow in Poland, but will implement “optimisation processes” and seek cost savings to deal with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, the MRO provider – a sister company of Polish state ...

  • Malaysia Airlines parked fleet

    Malaysia Airlines details maintenance plan amid pandemic grounding


    As Malaysia Airlines parks nearly half of its fleet in long-term storage amid the coronavirus outbreak, its engineering unit has switched up its usual operations. For instance, various representatives from divisions within the unit — such as technical services, quality assurance, and maintenance control — have come together to ...

  • GAMECO 737 PTF

    GAMECO begins 737 freighter conversions


    Chinese MRO provider GAMECO has begun work on Boeing 737 passenger-to-freighter conversions, and is mulling plans to open a second production line. The Guangzhou-based company inducted the first aircraft - a 737-800 registered as N520AM and painted in AeroMexico’s colours - on 18 May. Source: GAMECO ...

  • GAMECO_CS_Daxing

    GAMECO, China Southern open base maintenance line at Beijing Daxing


    Chinese MRO GAMECO opened a base maintenance line at Beijing Daxing international airport, aimed at supporting parent company China Southern Airlines’ growing operations at the capital’s newest airport. The base maintenance line is situated inside China Southern’s hangar 1, purported to be Asia’s largest. It can accommodate up to ...

  • SIA Hangar

    Post-pandemic MRO recovery ‘unclear’: SIAEC


    Singapore Airlines’ MRO unit has warned that the pace of recovery from the coronavirus outbreak is “unclear” and will be slow, with base, engine and component maintenance likely to be impacted in the coming months.

  • A380F head

    A380 finally lands freighter role with LHT modification


    German maintenance specialist Lufthansa Technik is working on a conversion for an Airbus A380 as part of its effort to offer temporary passenger-to-cargo modification services. Lufthansa Technik has not identified the customer but states that it has been awarded the technical and engineering task to support the “operational change” ...

  • BA 747-400

    Stick-shaker ambiguity led to unnecessary 747 stall-recovery action


    Boeing is amending Boeing 747-400 flight manuals to clarify unreliable airspeed procedures after a British Airways crew erroneously believed a stall warning was genuine and repeatedly attempted a stall recovery manoeuvre. The aircraft (G-BNLN) had reached top-of-climb at 33,000ft, during a transatlantic service to Phoenix from London Heathrow on ...

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    GA Telesis gets CAAC certification for CRJ900 landing gear MRO


    The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has certificated GA Telesis for landing gear MRO services at the latter’s Miami facility. This paves the way for the company to repair and overhaul Bombardier CRJ900 landing gears belonging to China Express Airlines. GA Telesis and China Express signed a ...

  • Fastjet

    Fastjet sells ERJ-145 to Solenta to offset maintenance debt


    African budget operator Fastjet Group has sold a dormant Embraer ERJ-145 to Solenta Aviation in a deal to reduce debts owed for maintenance work within Fastjet’s Zimbabwean division. The ERJ-145 had been used for Fastjet’s operations in Mozambique before the company suspended services in the country last year. ...

  • UTP Expansion

    Airbus withdraws from MRO JV with Thai Airways: report


    Airbus has reportedly backed out of a joint venture with Thai Airways to build a new MRO campus at Thailand’s U-Tapao airport. A report from local newspaper The Nation cites Thai Airways Technical executive vice president Cherdphan Chotikhun as saying that the European airframer had withdrawn from the cooperation ...