Inflite MRO Services wins Spairliners contract for Embraer E-Jet component repair work

Inflite’s Christoffer Creutz and Spairliners’ Benoît Rollier at MRO Europe ©Serena Parkin/Inflite

Inflite MRO-Services, part of the Inflite Group, has secured a new, long-term contract with Spairliners GmbH, the Lufthansa Technik/Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance JV business, to handle component repair work on the Embraer E-Jet 170 and 190 aircraft.  The contract was signed during the MRO Europe Show in London. When work commences in 2020, Inflite will be supporting a wide range of E-Jet rotable components for Spairliners’ E-Jet customers, including difficult to transport and hazardous items.  Work will be carried out at its dedicated components workshops at London Southend Airport. Inflite MRO Services has been increasingly active supporting Read more

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iBASEt launches solution for maintenance repair and overhaul execution

iBASEt a provider of manufacturing, MRO, and quality software solutions for complex, highly regulated industries, has launched “iBASEt MRO”, its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul software solution for MRO execution at MRO Europe. “iBASEt MRO” is designed to enable new levels of visibility, velocity, and reliability for maintenance and repair of highly engineered, products that consists of multiple assemblies and have high value and long lifecycles. The solution serves complex manufacturing OEMs as well as Aerospace and Defense MRO providers who must support ongoing customer demands, rapid engineering changes, and strict compliance requirements. Built upon iBASEt’s software technologies and leveraging 20 Read more

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Garuda Indonesia to operate two 737-800 converted freighters from GECAS

Garuda Indonesia to lease two 737-800 Boeing-converted freighters from ©GECAS

Garuda Indonesia and GECAS have entered into a lease agreement for two 737-800 Boeing-converted freighters (BCF). The passenger-converted aircraft are slated to be phased in mid-2020 and will provide additional capacity to Cargo Garuda Indonesia, the Indonesian National carrier’s strategic business unit with three freighters currently in use. Boeing 737-800 freighters are perfectly suited to short and mid-range routes which form the basis of Garduda’s scheduled network.  From its base Cargo Center at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport near Jakarta, the carrier provides dedicated cargo services for mail and express shipments as well as e-commerce and general cargo shipments, accommodating cross-border online Read more

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Joramco signs new maintenance contracts with MNG Airlines and Ryanair

Joramco, the Amman based MRO and the engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), have signed a new base maintenance agreement with MNG Airlines, a Turkish cargo airline headquartered in Istanbul, to perform three C checks on two A300 and one A330 aircraft of the carrier’s fleet, these checks are planned to commence between December 2019 and February 2020. Furthermore, Irish budget airline Ryanair has selected Joramco as its base maintenance providor. Joramco will perform heavy checks on Ryanair’s Boeing 737 NG fleet. Ryanair has booked two parallel lines at Joramco’s facility for the upcoming winter season, commencing November this Read more

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DC Aviation performs overhaul of Airbus A320 Family aircraft

During several months of ground time, DC Aviation’s Maintenance Center at Stuttgart Airport has overhauled the VVIP-version of an Airbus A320 Family aircraft, investing over 5,000 hours. One feature of the comprehensive maintenance and refurbishing work was the modernization of the on-board entertainment system, including the installation of fully HD-capable cabling. Fitting the airplane with HD monitors, a new surround-sound system, and a WLAN with a media server brought the cabin technically up to date. The cabin was completely modernized, which included laying of modern durable non-textile (NTF) flooring. In addition to the cabin work, a ten-year maintenance check and Read more

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Sabre buys Radixx in US$110 million deal

Sabre Corporation, the travel technology company based in Southlake, Texas has announced its acquisition of Radixx, the Orlando, Florida-based technology provider to low-cost and retail-focused airlines. Radix was founded in 1993 to leverage the technology industry’s fast-paced advancements, focusing on cloud-based solutions that could be rapidly deployed by airlines. With low-cost carriers holding a 30% share of annual boarded global passengers, this sector of the commercial airline industry has expanded twice as fast as full-service airlines. Products that Radixx is renowned for include a low-cost carrier passenger service system and an internet booking engine. “By combining Radixx technology and expansive Read more

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Czech Airlines Technics finalizes cabin modification for Finnair

CSAT modification project on Finnair's fleet of Airbus narrow-body aircraft ©CSAT

CSAT employees completed the cabin modification and connectivity installation on a total of 24 Finnair aircraft in Hangar F at Václav Havel Airport Prague. As a result, all aircraft have a new cabin configuration and layout and Finnair customers can access internet and Finnair’s complimentary onboard Nordic Sky Portal during the flight. This was the industry’s first connectivity retrofit with the aircraft manufacturer, Airbus. During the work performed in Prague, the aircraft underwent a modification of the cabin, called ‘Spaceflex’, consisting of the cabin reconstruction, increasing the number of passenger seats, and replacement of the galleys and lavatories. At the Read more

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Alcoa posts third-quarter net loss of US$221 million

Alcoa has reported a net loss of US$221 million for the third-quarter of 2019, compared with a net loss of US$402 million in the second quarter of 2019. The results include US$139 million of special items, including US$134 million in charges associated with the divestiture of the Avilés and La Coruña facilities in Spain, and a US$37 million restructuring charge for severance costs related to implementing a new operating model. The charges related to those two items were partially offset by a net benefit of US$32 million in other special items. The company anticipates the majority of the restructuring costs Read more

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Spatial to manufacture Water Evacuation Trainer for Singapore Airlines

Spatial, a provider of cabin crew training simulators, is to manufacture a Water Evacuation Trainer for Singapore Airlines. With a B787 fuselage, the trainer will provide Singapore Airlines’ cabin crew with the highest possible training standards in all Safety and Emergency Procedures (SEPs). Training will include door operation, cabin communications and aircraft systems familiarization, secure cockpit procedures, emergency equipment usage and evacuation, fire and smoke training, including evacuation directly into the adjacent pool. Simulated malfunctions and maintenance will be operated via an easy-to-use touchscreen Instructor Operator Station (IOS). To provide comprehensive training for a wide variety of different door types, Read more

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LCI launches first helicopter co-investment vehicle

Leonardo AW 139 helicopter ©LCI

Helicopter lessor LCI, the aviation division of the Libra Group, has launched its first helicopter co-investment vehicle. The new helicopter ownership vehicle contains five aircraft all on long-term lease – three Leonardo AW139 and two Sikorsky S-92 units – and is valued at over US$100 million. It has been launched in partnership with Flexam Tangible Asset Income Fund (part of Flexam Invest Group), who have also contributed to the capitalization. LCI will also act as servicer for the vehicle. LCI first entered the helicopter leasing marketplace in 2012 with a US$400 million order for a fleet of Leonardo AW139, AW169 Read more

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