All MRO articles – Page 26

  • 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cites Thai Airways Technical executive vice president Cherdphan Chotikhun as saying that the European airframer had withdrawn from the cooperation ...

  • Titan A321

    Biocide overdose blunder suspected in A321 dual-engine incident


    UK investigators probing a serious dual engine problem on a departing Airbus A321 have discovered its fuel system had previously been overdosed with biocide, after a maintenance engineer misunderstood a measurement term. The engineer was confused by the term ‘ppm’ – meaning ‘parts per million’ – while conducting a ...

  • ST Engineering

    ST Engineering clinches $589m in Q1 aerospace contracts


    ST Engineering reiterates that its order book “remains robust” despite the coronavirus outbreak. The Singapore-based company adds, however, that it is in discussion with customers about deferments or cancellations. For the quarter ended 31 March, ST Engineering’s aerospace unit clinched about S$838 million ($589 million) in contracts, ...

  • HAECO fan case GE90

    HAECO gains GE90 fan case MRO capability


    HAECO’s composite services unit has added the GE90 engine to its fan case overhaul capabilities. The unit, based in Jinjiang in China, will provide preventive maintenance inspections and associated repairs for fan stator modules on the engines, which power Boeing 777-300ERs. “The scope of work includes ultrasonic inspections ...

  • Etihad_grounded fleet

    Etihad doubles down on airframe, cabin maintenance of parked fleet


    As it parks about 80% of its fleet amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Etihad Airways has doubled down on aircraft and cabin maintenance work. In a video released on 10 April, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier states it has to date replaced more than 10,000 seat and backrest covers in ...

  • GMF_Hangar

    Higher expenses drag GMF profit down 47%


    GMF AeroAsia saw its full-year operating profit for 2019 slump, on the back of ballooning expenses. The Garuda Indonesia subsidiary posted an operating profit of $15 million, down 47.1% year-on-year. This was partly attributed to a higher increase in expenses — the MRO saw expenses rise 14.2% to ...

  • BBJ MAX 9

    CTT to supply inflight humidification system for BBJ Max 9


    Swedish cabin climate specialist CTT Systems has secured an order from AMAC Aerospace for an inflight humidification (IFH) system on a Boeing BBJ Max 9.

  • B737-800 BDSF conversion Israel Aerospace Industries

    IAI ships first cargo-converted 737-800s following certification


    Approval adds second variant to existing -700 modification

  • Icelandair gear collapse 1

    Incorrectly-sized parts found after Icelandair 757 gear collapse


    Investigators have found incorrectly-sized components on the landing-gear assembly of an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 which suffered a main landing-gear collapse at Reykjavik earlier this year. Icelandic investigation authority RNSA has recommended specific safety checks on four aircraft serviced by Landing Gear Technologies, to ensure that parts which have undergone ...

  • 787 RR

    Trent 1000 fix progressing despite coronavirus disruption


    Rolls-Royce is aiming to bring the number of Boeing 787s on the ground for Trent engine modification reasons to fewer than 10 by the end of the second quarter. While the manufacturer is taking steps to deal with the impact from the coronavirus crisis, it is maintaining efforts to address ...

  • Trent 1000

    Rolls-Royce shores up defences as airlines’ widebody engine activity drops


    Rolls-Royce has disclosed that the primary impact of the coronavirus crisis on its civil aerospace business has been a reduction in widebody engine flying hours by 25% over the first quarter, including a 50% fall in March. It expects “further deterioration” during April, and beyond, given the increasing grounding of ...

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    Comair drops Star Air acquisition as challenges deepen


    South African carrier Comair has agreed to call off its planned acquisition of aircraft leasing specialist Star Air Cargo and Star Air Maintenance as it battles mounting challenges.

  • SIA Hangar

    SIAEC details additional measures to mitigate coronavirus hit


    SIA Engineering (SIAEC) is stepping up efforts to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus crisis, including bigger management pay cuts and the deferral of non-essential capital expenditure. The company is also planning to boost its own liquidity in what it described as “the increasingly difficult business environment” in a 2 ...

  • Vietnam Airlines 787-9
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    Tough decisions loom for fleets grounded due to coronavirus crisis


    With aircraft piling up at Asia-Pacific airports amid the coronavirus crisis, airline engineering teams will play a key role in keeping grounded jets ready for the day when demand for air travel returns. Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qantas Airways, and Korean Air represent just a handful of carriers that ...

  • Bart Reijnen CEO

    Satair chief executive on satisfying the aftermarket demands of airline and MRO customers


    Despite failing to make the cut as a pilot, Bart Reijnen has had a nearly 25-year career in the aviation sector and now works as chief executive of Airbus-owned Danish aftermarket support company Satair

  • Dan Korte 2-2019

    Driving performance at PPG Aerospace


    Dan Korte is global vice-president for PPG Industries’ aerospace business, where he helps develop strategy at the paints, coatings and parts supplier and has responsibility for driving its performance 

  • JAL 767

    Meggitt secures engine component support deal with JAL


    Meggitt has secured a three-year contract with Japan Airlines (JAL) to provide engine component maintenance and repair services for the airline’s Boeing 737s, 767s, and 777s. The work will take place at Meggitt’s expanded facility at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace park, says the MRO firm. It adds that the deal ...