Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (GAMECO) has won approval for Airbus A320 and A321 maintenance up to C3 check level and Boeing MD-11 line maintenance from the European Joint Aviation Authorities. The approval is reflected in revised JAR-145 certification, which the Sino-US joint venture has received, having been certificated to this standard in 1998. Miami-based cargo airline Fine Air is to provide aircraft parts and leasing services through its subsidiary, Fine/AAA Interair, based in Hialeah, Florida. The division is an approved provider of aftermarket spare parts, with a particular specialisation in the McDonnell Douglas DC-8, DC-10, Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, Boeing MD-80, 727 and 737, and holds an inventory of more than 80,000 items. Boeing Airplane Services has redelivered one MD-11F each to Korean Air and China Eastern Airlines, following conversion from passenger to freighter configuration at its facility in Wichita, Kansas. BFGoodrich has taken orders from leading 727-lessor Pegasus Aviation for three more Super 27 re-engining kits. The agreement makes firm orders of three of 10 re-engining kit options that were part of an April 1999 Pegasus order. Monarch Airlines has placed a $50 million contract with Rolls-Royce, covering a comprehensive agreement to supply repair and overhaul services. The five-year deal covers the airline's seven R-R-powered Boeing 757s and two Airbus A330-200s, as well as its three International Aero Engines V2500-powered A320s. BWIA West Indies Airways has contracted Castle Precision Industries of California to undertake landing gear overhaul on its fleet of four Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 500s. FedEx has orders from five customers for 14 Boeing 727 Stage 3 hushkit sets, including Delta (one); Emery Worldwide (four); Finova (two); Miami Air International (one) and Pegasus Aviation (six). Orders total 740.

Source: Flight International