-Air Jamaica has hired Pemco World Air Services to maintain its fleet of six Airbus A310-300s until the end of the year. The work will be carried out at Pemco's Dothan, Alabama, centre and will include D check heavy maintenance.

-Field Aviation has received a contract from Air Ontario for major nacelle modifications to its Bombardier de Havilland Dash 8-300s. The replacement of the main landing gear drag strut support frames will be completed by mid-February 1998.

-Israel Aircraft Industries' Bedek division has received a multiyear contract from Triton Aviation Services to convert an estimated three Boeing 747-200s a year to full freighter configuration. Triton will supply the aircraft and lease or sell the freighters. The initial contract for three conversions is worth $60-65 million and the first aircraft, purchase from Air India, has been delivered to Bedek.

-CHC Helicopter's Atlantic Turbines subsidiary, based at St John's, Newfoundland, has won a five-year contract to overhaul Pratt &Whitney Canada PW100 turboprops for American Eagle.

-Interlease Aviation Group has agreed to consign to Danbee Aerospace the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar spares inventory it has acquired from Gulf Air. Danbee is based at the Greensboro, North Carolina, home of TradeWinds, which has leased the five TriStars acquired by Interlease from Gulf Air.

-Aeroflot Russian International Airlines has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide technical support for the airline's new fleet of ten Boeing 737-400s.

Source: Flight International