All MRO articles – Page 27


    HAECO acquires Dallas-based commercial engine shop


    HAECO has announced the acquisition of US-based engine MRO firm Jet Engine Solutions (JES). “JES has a strong reputation within the engine maintenance business for quality and delivery in the United States, which will complement the HAECO Global Engine Support business,” says Christopher Gibbs, HAECO group director for components ...

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    Gama Aviation prepares for impact from Covid-19 outbreak


    UK aircraft services provider Gama Aviation says it is “strongly focussed” on maintaining business continuity through the Covid-19 crisis, but the uncertain trading environment triggered by the pandemic is expected to “severely impact” its performance in 2020.

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    Outbreak brings mixed fortunes for Asia MROs


    While much has been said about how the coronavirus outbreak has affected the airline industry, what is less-known is its effect on MROs. Are MROs in Asia seeing the silver lining of the crisis, or is it also a picture of gloom for many of them? 

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    Recurrent hydraulic fault preceded Iran Fokker 100 gear-up landing


    Investigators have found that an engine-driven pump’s overheating preceded a hydraulic leak before an Iran Air Fokker 100 was forced to land at Tehran Mehrabad with its main landing-gear retracted. Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation found that the aircraft, inbound from Qeshm on 19 March last year, had suffered a ...


    HAECO gains 787 landing gear MRO capability


    HAECO’s landing gear services unit has added Boeing 787s to its overhaul capabilities. The latest addition will provide “timely support for the fast-approaching landing gear overhauls due on regional and international Boeing 787 fleets”, the Hong Kong-based MRO states. HAECO Landing Gear Services also holds MRO capabilities on ...

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    Gearbox replacement order broadened to non-ETOPS PW1100Gs


    US regulators have extended a directive to replace the gearbox and control software of Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines, to encompass powerplants not used for extended twin-engined operations (ETOPS) flights. The US FAA had already ordered removal and replacement of the main gearbox assembly on the engines as ...

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    AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment


    AMAC Aerospace is preparing a Boeing BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment following the arrival of the privately-owned VIP widebody airliner at its Basel facility in mid-March.

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    How coronavirus could impact airliner fleets across the globe


    Worldwide fleet comprises over 25,000 aircraft, but what could effect be across regions?

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    GAMECO clinches FAA approval for Daxing line maintenance


    Chinese MRO GAMECO has received approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide line maintenance at Beijing Daxing airport. The company received FAA’s approval of operations specifications D107 on 3 March, it states. It comes after it passed the FAA’s series of audits in January. “This ...


    Hainan signs avionics MRO contract with Aviage Systems


    Aviage Systems has inked a three-year contract to provide Hainan Airlines avionics MRO services for its fleet of Boeing 787s. The contract, a first between both parties, covers the inspection, repair and overhaul service of the 787’s integrated modular avionics components. It comes as Aviage Systems received certification ...

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    Viking Air’s updated CL-415EAF makes flight debut


    Viking Air’s first CL-415EAF enhanced aerial firefighter has completed its debut flight following modification from the earlier CL-215 water-bomber standard.


    Lufthansa Technik discloses new Russian contracts


    Russian carriers Red Wings and Smartavia have awarded maintenance deals to Lufthansa Technik . The MRO provider says Red Wings has signed a six-year contract for the support of CFM International CFM56-5Bs and International Aero Engines V2500s powering a fleet of “currently” 12 Airbus A320-family jets. ...

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    EASA puts forward measures to cut tyre-pressure accident risk


    European safety authorities are proposing certification and operational measures to reduce risks linked to under-inflated tyres. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published a proposal to require monitoring to ensure tyre pressure does not fall below the minimum serviceable inflation threshold during operations. EASA says this can ...

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    EASA certifies CALC MRO arm for narrowbody line maintenance


    China Aircraft Leasing (CALC)’s MRO unit has been certified by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide line maintenance services for the Airbus A320 family as well as the Boeing 737NG. FL ARI’s EASA Part 145 certification comes about half a year after it received certification from Chinese ...

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    MRO firm cites Brexit concerns as UK arm shifts to Tallinn


    Maintenance firm Magnetic MRO has transferred a UK production centre to Estonia, in order to remain within the European Union given the uncertainty over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The strategic decision affects its UK-based MAC Aero Interiors subsidiary, acquired in 2016, and has been taken as a ...

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    Air India Engineering to maintain PW1100G engines


    Pratt Whitney has authorised Air India Engineering Services (AIESL) to provide MRO services for the PW1100G geared turbofan. AIESL, which has received its first PW1100G engine, will provide support from its Mumbai facility, P W states. It will see PW1100G MRO works “phased in”, the enginemaker adds, ...

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    GA Telesis gets FAA certification for 737NG landing gear MRO


    The US Federal Aviation Administration has certificated GA Telesis to provide MRO services for Boeing 737NG landing gear. Work will be carried out at its Miami facility, says GA Telesis, which will “make a substantial investment” to grow its MRO business. “[GA Telesis] will invest in the latest ...

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    Charter provider Wheels Up buys business aircraft operator Gama Aviation Signature


    US business aircraft charter company Wheels Up has acquired aircraft operator Gama Aviation Signature, a move that continues fast-growing Wheels Up’s expansion following a recent equity sale to Delta Air Lines.

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    Kenya Airways taps state loan to cover Embraer engines overhaul


    SkyTeam carrier Kenya Airways has received a KSh5 billion ($49 million) loan from the government to cover an engine overhaul programme for its fleet of Embraer E190 regional jets.

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    Malaysia Airlines and Revima in landing gear MRO partnership


    Malaysia Airlines will partner with MRO firm Revima to provide landing gear services to third-party customers. This means that Malaysia Airlines will be able to service Revima customers at its Kuala Lumpur maintenance facilities. Revima, in turn, will support landing gear overhauls for Malaysia Airlines’ customers at any one ...