-Hawker Pacific Aerospace's Sun Valley, California, unit will service and repair the landing gear of nine Canadian Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s under a three-year contract.

-Boeing is to invest $34 million in spare parts inventory to stock a new customer services centre, due to open in late 1999 at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

-CASA has repaired a Convair 580, owned by DHL and operated by Swiftair, at its Getafe maintenance centre in Spain.

-CSA Czech Airlines and Hapag Lloyd have signed an agreement which will see CSA perform C-checks on five of the German carrier's Boeing 737-400s by the end of 1998.

-Israel Aircraft Industries' Bedek Aviation Group has completed the conversion of a third UPS Boeing 747-200 to freighter configuration, as well as a full C-check and "service bulletin implementation."

Source: Flight International