Tuesday, February 12th, 2019


Safran Acquires ElectroMechanical Systems Business from Collins Aerospace

In a move aimed at increasing a critical mass in electrical actuation and flight control business lines, Safran has agreed to buy ElectroMechanical Systems (EMS) from Collins Aerospace. EMS‘ business consists predominantly of actuators and pilot controls for aircraft having previously been a part of Rockwell Collins. Last year EMS generated US$159 million and employs 547 members of staff across its four facilities located in the USA and in Mexicali, Mexico.

Through this acquisition, Safran will bolster its market position and create synergies in the electrical actuation and flight control segments to become a major player in pilot controls, while also strengthening its electrical actuation product line.

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 91,000 employees. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran pursues a continuous strategy of differentiation through innovation and undertakes extensive ongoing research and development programs.


CDB Aviation Leases Four E190 Aircraft to Mongolian Carrier Hunnu Air

CDB Aviation has signed a lease agreement with a Mongolian domestic airline, Hunnu Air, for a fleet of four Embraer E-190 aircraft.

The E190 aircraft will support the carrier’s domestic and regional network, which now operates flights within Mongolia and to China and Russia from its Chinggis Khaan International Airport base. The E190s, configured in a two-class layout featuring 92 economy and 6 business class seats, are expected to deliver to the airline in May 2019, and in 2020 and 2021.

EngineStands24 Has Launched its New Engine Stands Hub in Dubai, UAE

EngineStands24 has launched its new engine stands hub in Dubai, UAE. EngineStands24 launched its Emirates hub in cooperation with Chabok Aviation, a Dubai-based supplier of aircraft parts and components.

The new hub will store stands for narrow-body aircraft engines, including those for CFM56-5A/B, CFM56-7B and V2500. The warehouse will also be supplemented with a range of wide-body
aircraft engine stands in the near future.

TP Aerospace

Satair Signs Distribution Agreement with Honeywell Aerospace For JetWave In-Flight Wi-Fi

Satair and Honeywell Aerospace have signed an agreement to distribute Honeywell’s JetWave™
high-speed in-flight connectivity system to a wide segment of the global business jet market.

JetWave is a powerful communication system, which operates and communicates with the
Inmarsat satellite network to deliver high-speed internet into the cabin to connect multiple devices. It allows travellers to keep in touch with their business teams, stream live TV and join video conferences to give global connectivity from take-off to touchdown. Satair will be distributing JetWave to the EMEA and India based Honeywell Dealers, as well as Part 145 MRO and repair
facilities that will undertake the installation work and are not part of the Honeywell network.

SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Aerial Services Under One Roof

SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik and drone fleet operator Lufthansa Aerial Services will be pooling their expertise in the future. This step allows SafeDrone to steer its operations in a new direction and focus on services for business and industry customers.

Both companies will continue to trade under their current names and concentrate on their core competencies. SafeDrone's focus will be on providing technical fleet management and monitoring the condition of drones via SafeDrone Health. Lufthansa Aerial Services is responsible for drone
deployments at industrial installations such as wind turbines or electrical power lines. The training opportunities previously offered by SafeDrone and SafeDrone Academy will be continued
and further developed by the affiliated company Lufthansa Aviation Training from March on.

By taking over the flight operations, Lufthansa Technik becomes the drone competence center for the entire Lufthansa Group. The MRO company is thus assuming responsibility for strategic matters, portfolio management and the correlation of all drone activities within the Group. Furthermore, Lufthansa Technik will also represent the Group's interests on national as well as international bodies and take part in the development of binding standards for the drone industry.

Werner Aero

OEMServices Becomes Exclusive Repair Distributor of Triumph Actuation & Control, MEA Region

OEMServices has signed an exclusive repair distributor agreement with Triumph Integrated Systems Actuation & Control, geared at servicing Triumph’s customers in the Middle East and Africa.

OEMServices will operate aftermarket services for Triumph Actuation & Control from its Dubai service center located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone area.

More specifically, the component services provided by OEMServices include a one-stop shop based in Dubai for repair needs and a 24/7 AOG desk and hotline answering operators’ urgent needs within an hour. OEMServices’ expertise in servicing operators will ensure that adequate solutions are immediately provided to optimise repair turnaround times and minimise operational interruptions.

Boeing to Provide Uzbekistan Airways with Landing Gear Services

Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways have reached an agreement for Boeing to provide services that will enable the airline to more efficiently and effectively maintain its 787-8 Dreamliner fleet through the Boeing Landing Gear Exchange program.

The flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan will rely on Boeing to support its fleet with quick and reliable landing gear exchanges when and where they need them. This program greatly reduces maintenance time, helps the airline quickly return airplanes to service, and enables the airline to focus its resources on core operations.

Boeing's 787 Landing Gear Exchange program provides a simple and economical solution for managing landing gear overhaul. Through the offering, a carrier can exchange landing gears that need to be repaired or overhauled for another set of certified landing gear from a pool that Boeing maintains. This service eliminates the need for operators to contract, schedule and manage the overhaul process.


Falcon Aviation Wins Saudi GACA Accreditation For Maintenance

Falcon Aviation has been awarded new accreditation to handle business jet and regional aircraft MRO at its UAE bases by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

The latest GACA accreditation strengthens Falcon Aviation’s market reach, adding to existing current approvals from the GCAA, EASA, Aruba, San Marino, and the Cayman Islands.

The endorsement comes as Falcon Aviation is about to complete a new MRO facility for business jets at Dubai South, DWC Al Maktoum International Airport, complementing its established MRO and HQ at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi. Falcon’s Al Bateen facility is duly being expanded to become a leading centre for third party regional aircraft MRO, supporting Bombardier Q400 aircraft and eventually, other types.

Embraer Delivers 90 Commercial and 91 Executive Jets in 2018

Embraer has delivered a total of 181 jets in 2018, of which 90 were commercial aircraft and 91 were executive jets (64 light and 27 large).

The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 85 to 95 for the commercial aviation market, while business aviation market deliveries were below the 105 to 125 outlook, as recently disclosed by Embraer during its recent meeting with investors and analysts at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

In the fourth quarter of 2018, Embraer delivered 33 commercial jets and 36 executive jets (24 light and 12 large). As of December 31, the firm order backlog totaled US$16.3 billion.

GA Telesis

IAG Aero Group opens new IAG Engine Field Services location

IAG Aero Group officially opened its new office in Dallas, Texas providing jobs for engine field service engineers and technicians to host its new service, IAG Engine Field Services, LLC.

Chief Executive Officer, Mauricio Luna, said the new Dallas office is part of “our long-term commitment to our business partners in the Americas and across the globe,” and will become the company’s new commercial aircraft engine field services hub.

IAG Engine Field Services, LLC offers fast, dedicated support teams that are responsible for a range of service solutions to meet any in the field need. Supported by its strategic location, IAG Engine Field Services, LLC responds in a timely manner around the globe. The company’s support includes both FAA and EASA 145 repair station certifications.


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