FLS Aerospace (FLSA) and Rockwell Collins Aviation Services have joined forces to pursue and provide nose-to-tail maintenance and support in Europe. Meanwhile, FLSA has received a €5.1 million ($5.09 million), three-year contract from the UK arm of Maersk Air, covering heavy maintenance of five Boeing 737-500s based at Birmingham, UK. General Electric has set up an on-wing support facility at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport near Kuala Lumpur. Another is due to open in South Korea this month. European Aviation has signed a contract for spares and technical support with Pakistani BAC One-Eleven operator Aero Asia. Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) has secured a contract from China South West Airlines' Chongqing branch to perform D-checks and end-of-lease checks for up to six Boeing 737s. GAMECO will also perform its first Airbus A321 C-check in a contract with Sichuan Airlines. Lufthansa Technik is setting up an aircraft-painting facility in Shannon, Ireland, capable of handling types up to and including the Boeing 767 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10. The plant is due to become operational in January. Storm Aviation has gained European JAR145 certification. Its line maintenance operations have begun at Gatwick and will expand to Manchester and other European cities. Ground handling company Servisair is providing aircraft maintenance at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly through its JAR145-approved subsidiary GSA. UK Total Engine Support has signed a five-year engine fleet management agreement with British Airways subsidiary Go to control the off-wing maintenance management of the CFM56-3 engines powering its 13 737-300s. Casa-Asia has opened a maintenance centre at Madrid-Barajas Airport. A J Walter Aviation has bought the British Airways Lockheed TriStar spares inventory. MTU Maintenance Hanover has been contracted by US cargo wet-lease specialist Atlas Air to overhaul 43 GE CF6-50E2 engines.

Source: Flight International