Textron Aviation adds authorized service capabilities in Manila with PhilJets

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Textron Aviation has announced the opening of a new service location in Manila in collaboration with PhilJets Aero Services. The new facility currently offers expert maintenance work on Beechcraft King Air 200, 250, 300 and 350 aircraft registered in the Philippines, and is pursuing type certification for Cessna Caravans and Beechcraft King Air 90 aircraft. Located conveniently at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the facility offers 13,000 ft² of hangar space with an adjoining parts room and customer lounge. The opening of a new Manila location follows the recent expansion of Textron Aviation’s Singapore parts warehouse and establishment of a new Read more

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Acro’s Series 6LC Economy Class seat launching with Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines has chosen Acro's Series 6LC Economy Class seats ©Acro

Spirit Airlines is the launch customer for Acro’s new Series 6LC Economy Class seat. Spirit’s fleet is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. and the airline operates more than 600 daily flights to 76 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. The seat launch is part of the airline’s commitment to improve the passenger experience with a cabin redesign featuring new modern interiors and seating products. The new look cabins will enter service on Spirit’s linefit A320 aircraft in November 2019. The Series 6LC seats will be upholstered in a soft touch matte-black synthetic Read more

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Magnetic MRO opens office in Kuala Lumpur

©Magnetic MRO expands to South-East Asia

Magnetic MRO, a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, has announced the launch of its Representative Office in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The company’s new office will focus on developing new customers and partners in South East Asia. The Kuala Lumpur-based team will focus on the introduction of Magnetic MRO services in the local market by developing Technical Training, Engineering and DOA solutions for Malay, Indonesian, Singaporean, Thai, Vietnamese and other aircraft operators and maintenance organizations in the region. In addition, Magnetic MRO will provide local airlines, MROs and other market players with Read more

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Joramco signs new maintenance agreement with ICBC Aviation Leasing

Joramco, the Amman-based MRO and ICBC Aviation Leasing, a leading leasing company based in China, have signed a heavy maintenance agreement. Joramco will perform a redelivery check including a full paint livery for one A330 aircraft of ICBC’s fleet. Strategically located at a free zone area in Queen Alia International Airport in Amman-Jordan, Joramco’s facility includes five hangars that can accommodate up to 15 aircraft. Joramco is certified by a number of international regulatory authorities including the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (JCARC).

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Aery Aviation receives AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certification

Aery Aviation has received AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification. AS9100D is a quality management standard for organizations in the aerospace sector. The AS9100D and the ISO 9001:2015 standards define the quality management expectations of the organization. AS9100D and ISO 9002:2015 helps organizations to provide products and services that meet customer needs that comply with all applicable regulatory and statutory requirements. They are designed to assist organizations to continually improve quality and performance.

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Nasmyth Ferndown makes significant investment in new component inspection and design equipment

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Nasmyth Ferndown, part of the global engineering Nasmyth Group, has made a major investment in new equipment which will significantly enhance its component inspection and design process. The new Hexagon Absolute laser arm will improve the efficiency of the inspection process by approximately 50%. Providing much greater accuracy across more dimensions supported by the RS5 Laser Scanning/Probe kit, compared to traditional equipment, enables a more accurate comparison with drawing requirements. The software can also automatically produce full-dimensional reports, saving a great deal of time compared to the current manual creation of such reports. This new equipment will also help Nasmyth Read more

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S7 Technics launches aircraft seat cover repair facility

©S7 opens new seat cover repair facility at its Tolmachevo maintenance base

Russian aircraft maintenance provider S7 Technics has launched a new facility for the repair and refurbishment of cabin components for Western-built aircraft at its Novosibirsk Tolmachevo maintenance base. In doing so it becomes the first of its kind beyond the Urals to be able to help airlines in Siberia, the far east of Russia, and in the central Asian regions to efficiently ensure their aircraft cabins are in good condition.  The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended its approval to the Tolmachevo facility as part of a broader agreement for the production and repair of aircraft cabin components. This Read more

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GA Telesis’ increase in product demand leads to increase in Q3 engine and airframe inventory levels

GA Telesis Component Solutions Group (CSG) has acquired one CFM56-5B, six CFM56-5A, two CF6-80C2B engines, two 777-200ER and two 737NG to meet the demand of its customer inventory requirements. The inventory will be used to support the GA Telesis SNAP, ACCESS, and Flight Hour Programs, as well as day-to-day replenishment requirements of the Company’s Airline and MRO customers worldwide. The company further stipulated that its Q4 production might exceed its announced Q3 scope. Alex Tuttle, Chief Operations Officer at GA Telesis stated, “Our team has seen a dramatic increase in demand for our products and services and we have had Read more

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MTU Maintenance Zhuhai to maintain, repair and overhaul LEAP engines

©MTU Maintenance Zhuhai now has the capability to maintain CFM International LEAP engines

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai now has the capability to maintain CFM International LEAP engines. The General Support License Agreement (GSLA) signed between China Southern, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai’s 50/50 joint venture partner alongside MTU Aero Engines, and CFM International will enable the facility to maintain, repair and overhaul LEAP-1A and -1B engines. The first quick-turn LEAP-1B engine was inducted on September 10. Alongside the newly introduced capabilities, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai was also celebrating groundbreaking on its 50% expansion, taking it to a capacity of 450 shop visits by 2021. The fleet of CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine is building up rapidly, logging Read more

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Horizon Air and Embraer sign heavy maintenance services agreement

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, has selected Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) in Nashville, Tennessee, as the exclusive heavy maintenance provider for the company’s fleet of 30 Embraer E175 aircraft. The multi-year agreement includes airframe maintenance, modifications and repair services provided by Embraer’s portfolio of TechCare solutions. Fittingly, the deal was signed at the Regional Airline Association’s 44th Annual Convention that took place in EAMS’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

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