AAR Aircraft Services' Roswell, New Mexico, facility has received US certification to perform maintenance up to B checks on the Airbus A300/A310, Boeing 727, 737, 747, MD-11 and MD-80, Lockheed L-1011 and McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and DC-10. Since it opened in 1998, the centre has been used mainly for breaking 707s, 747s and DC-9s. Total Engine Support in the UK has secured a three year extension of a contract to maintain General Electric CF6-50C2s used on four A300B4-200Fs. Deritend Aviation Windings' operation based at Luton in the UK has obtained US FAA repair station approval. The company already holds JAR 145 approval for its rewound generator and motor components. Pratt & Whitney Canada is to provide all engine services to Alaska Central Express for its fleet of PT6A-powered Raytheon Beech 1900s, under a 15-year, $21 million contract. Source One Spares' European arm, Source One Europe, is undertaking a major expansion at London Heathrow with a large increase in its spares holding for Airbus, Boeing and MDC aircraft at the airport. United Airlines has carried out the first D checks on its 12 oldest Boeing 777s.

Source: Flight International