-Pemco Aeroplex has been awarded a maintenance contract by Mesa Airlines to carry out line maintenance, technical support and transit checks in support of Mesa's Bombardier Canadair Regional Jets in operation through Birmingham International Airport, Alabama.

-AeroCorp has signed a contract with Continental Airlines to undertake heavy scheduled maintenance of the airline's Boeing 727 and 737 fleets at its Lake City, Florida, site.

-FLS Aerospace has signed an £8 million ($13 million) contract with Copenhagen-based Sterling European Airlines is to provide component-support services for its Boeing 727s, newly acquired Boeing 737-300s and, eventually, four 737-800s on order.

-Air 2000 will open five UK line-maintenance stations on 1 May to complement its new maintenance base at Bristol Airport. It has also signed a letter of intent to extend FLS Aerospace's contract for heavy maintenance of its fleet.

-Flightspares of Southend, UK, has opened a regional office in Strasbourg, France, which it will share with sister EIS Group company AEM.

-Hunting's Aircraft Engineering Centre at East Midlands Airport in the UK has been awarded a contract by British Aerospace Asset Management Turboprops to carry out a return-to-work package on an ex-demonstrator BAe Jetstream 41.

-Avtar Alliance has signed a spares-support contract with Air Transat covering the airline's Boeing 737-400s leased from Virgin Express.

Source: Flight International