Dee Howard has sold its maintenance activities at San Antonio,Texas to Code, Hennessy & Simmons, a private equity investment fund, allowing Dee Howard to focus on its thrust reverser business Vietnam Airlines has awarded Lufthansa Technik subsidiary Lufthansa AERO a three-year contract to overhaul its ATR 72 turboprop fleet's Pratt & Whitney PW124Bs. The German company, of Alzey, near Frankfurt, will provide engineering services and aircraft-on-ground support. CIS Air has purchased the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 spares inventory of Philippine Airlines. The German Federal Aviation Authority has awarded JAR-145 certification to new maintenance business Schneider Air Service, licensing it as a line maintenance and repair station.The company is based at the Friedrichshafen regional airport in southern Germany, and specialises in line maintenance on civil aircraft. AAR Aircraft Services has opened a new maintenance and paint hangar at Oklahoma City, able to handle narrowbody and regional jets.

Source: Flight International