AAR extends relationship with Volotea for A320 family PBH component support

AAR has extended its power-by-the-hour (PBH) component support contract with Volotea. The partnership started in 2016 with four A319 aircraft and the fleet has grown now to nearly 40 aircraft. The agreement includes the positioning of main base kits at Volotea’s operating bases throughout Europe, access to AAR’s component pool inventory from logistic centers in Europe and the management of the component repair cycle. “Following a selection process that prioritized value and reliability, we are excited to confirm AAR as the provider for component services for our fleet of A320-family aircraft. We look forward to having AAR in support of Read more

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GA Telesis Engine Services receives India DGCA certification to overhaul CFM56-5B/-7B engines

GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) has received certification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India to overhaul CFM56-5B/-7B engines. DGCA India approval is a significant milestone for GATES and opens access to a strategic growth market for CFM56-5B/-7B engine overhauls in South Asia. In addition, this allows GATES to consolidate and further expand its growing customer base in India. GATES has also been granted certification by the FAA (United States), EASA (European Union), TCCA (Canada), CAAC (China), GACA (Saudi Arabia), DGAC (Mexico), ANAC (Argentina), DGAC (Indonesia), and ECAA (Egypt).

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Pratt & Whitney awarded funding by FAA for US$50 million effort to further develop sustainable propulsion technologies

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Pratt & Whitney and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investing US$50 million to develop an ultra-quiet engine fan and advanced combustion technology designed to reduce noise, emissions, and fuel consumption as part of the third phase of the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN III) initiative. Pratt & Whitney has been an FAA partner since the program’s inception in 2010. Pratt & Whitney will match the FAA’s US$25 million funding for the development of technologies that will continue to make jet engines more fuel efficient, leading to lower emissions, and helping make air travel more sustainable. Pratt Read more

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AAR awarded US$41 million contract by National Nuclear Security Administration to provide reconfigured transport aircraft

AAR, a provider of aviation services to commercial and government operators, MROs and OEMs, has been awarded a firm, fixed-price contract by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for the conversion and delivery of a B737-700 aircraft modified into a “FlexCombi” configuration. With this acquisition, the NNSA will increase its fleet size to support mission critical activities to maintain the safety, security and effectiveness of the United States’ nuclear deterrent capacity. The FlexCombi configuration gives the NNSA the ability to quickly configure the aircraft between passenger and/or cargo modes, serving ever-evolving mission requirements. Work will commence Read more

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C&L Aviation Group completes construction of 27,000 ft² warehouse

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C&L Aviation Group has completed the construction of a 27,000 ft² parts warehouse on its Bangor, ME campus, adjacent to the company’s component shop. The company will be utilizing the warehouse to store parts from its current 15 aircraft teardown projects including the nine ERJ 145 aircraft the company purchased from a European-based operator and a recent multi-million dollar ATR spare parts purchase made by the company.  The new building is one of three warehouse locations the company now has in Bangor which, when combined, total over 50,000 ft² of parts storage space. C&L also has warehouses strategically located around Read more

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Embraer inks services agreement with Australia-based Alliance Airlines

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Embraer has signed a multi-year services agreement with Alliance Airlines, which will provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of E190s. Through Embraer’s Services & Support portfolio of solutions, the agreement covers more than 300 repairable components and includes both materials and technical administration services supported from Embraer Asia Pacific’s facility in Singapore. Alliance has a committed fleet of 32 E190s with 12 E190s currently in Australia with the remaining 20 to enter revenue service during the next 12 months.

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RECARO Aircraft Seating to outfit Qatar Airways with brand-new economy-class seat

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Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) has been tapped to equip Qatar Airways with the brand-new CL3810 economy-class seat. Starting at the end of 2022, twenty shipsets of the CL3810 will be installed on the new A321neo fleet. Qatar Airways is one of the first airlines to select the CL3810, which was unveiled in 2020. The customized seat features offers a wider backrest for increased comfort and privacy, as well as a six-way headrest with adjustable neck support feature. The newest addition to the economy class portfolio, the CL3810 is a combination of innovative ergonomic technology, premium comfort cushions with layered foam, and Read more

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Spatial receives door trainer and cabin service trainer order from new customer S7 Airlines

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Spatial, a leading provider of cabin crew simulators, has entered a new partnership with S7 Airlines to manufacture and deliver a cabin service trainer and door trainer for the Airbus A320 family. Once complete, the Cabin Service Trainer (CST) will provide a full cabin mockup enabling all of S7’s trainees to become fully proficient with the service procedures onboard the A320. Alongside the CST, the door trainer will provide training on the A321 family Type C mid-cabin exit and semi-automatic over-wing exit. This will then enable crew to be proficient in the handling of both the legacy and next-generation A321 mid-cabin Read more

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S7 Technics presents Russia’s first shop for engine and APU overhaul

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S7 Technics is setting up a new shop for overhaul of CFM56 engines and Honeywell auxiliary power units (APU). This one-of-its-kind facility in Russia and the CIS will be located at the premises of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. It will specialize on overhaul of the most popular engines operated by Russian airlines – CFM International’s CFM56 and Honeywell APUs. S7 Technics’ Sheremetyevo facility will perform overhaul of CFM56-5B and -7B engines, which power the world’s most popular aircraft families – The Airbus A320ceo and the Boeing 737NG. S7 Technics’ specialists will carry out complete disassembly of the engines, clean parts Read more

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Heston MRO extends MRO services into Europe

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Heston MRO has extended its presence into Europe. The newly established subsidiary, Heston MRO Europe, will start immediate offering of Components Support and Asset Management services to airlines and asset owners. The company has planned to operate local European warehouses and have AOG support and logistics teams located next to its European customers and suppliers. ‘Heston MRO realizes that the pace of aviation recovery varies significantly between different regions’, comments Asta Zirlyte, CEO of Heston MRO. ‘It has always been in our plans to expand geographically beyond our home region in Australasia, following the actual needs of airline customers and Read more

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