Aloha Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center in the USA to repair and overhaul the Hawaii-based airline's JT8D engines. Motores Rolls-Royce is to build a new International Aero Engines V2500 repair and test cell at Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The company is spending $20 million on this project and an upgrade of facilities at Sao Bernardo. The new unit is primarily supporting a large V2500 powered A320 order by TAM Brazil. Aviation Sales of Miami has agreed a deal with British Aerospace Aviation Services to provide Airbus A300 rotable component support to operators and maintenance facilities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Field Aviation of Canada has signed a deal with Air China to undertake 12-year inspections, interior refurbishment and exterior refinishing on four BAe 146-100s. The programme started in June. Swedish maintenance company Celsius Aviocomp has signed a flight hour price agreement with Finnish carrier Air Botnia for repair and overhaul of components for the airline's Fokker F28 fleet. UAL Services, the airline support division of United Airlines, is to provide routine engine maintenance on Boeing 737 CFM56-3 belonging to Mexican airline TAESA.

Source: Flight International