++ MTU has received a five-year contract from Qantas to support the General Electric CF6-50C2s which power the airline's fleet of Airbus A300B4s. ++ Sabena Technics has signed a long-term contract with Biman Bangladesh Airlines to provide maintenance support for the airline's fleet of two Airbus A310-300s. Sabena Technics will base a team of engineers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to assist Biman's own staff with line, light and heavy maintenance on the aircraft. ++ British Airways has contracted Pemco World Air Services for the maintenance of two Boeing 757s at its Copenhagen maintenance centre. The two aircraft will undergo C-level maintenance checks. ++ BA has also awarded Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) a one-year contract for 757 maintenance at IAI's Ben Gurion centre. ++ Pemco has received a contract from Laker Airways to carry out a C-check on one of the airline's McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s at its Dothon, Alabama centre. ++ FLS Aerospace has recently carried out a C-check on one of Transaero's two DC-10s, having made a similar check on the first aircraft in 1996. The company has also reached agreement with Premiair to add a DC-10-30 to the four DC-10-10s it already has under maintenance contract. The Danish carrier's DC-10-30 will undergo a D-check, maintenance, modification and repaint. The company has also secured long-term contracts with UK Airbus A321 charter operators Airworld and Leisure Inter-national covering base and line maintenance and technical and component support. ++ Rolls-Royce Aero Engines Services has landed an eight-year engine overhaul contract on RB.211-535E engines in a deal worth ú12 million ($19 million) from new UK Boeing 757 operator Flying Colours. ++ TAP-Air Portugal and Air France are to co-operate in exchanging maintenance services across the range of aircraft,engines and systems in their fleets. The deal is set to run until 2002.
Source: Flight International