Honeywell makes aviation history with new production milestones

Honeywell makes aviation history with new production milestones Honeywell has reached two major milestones in the production of auxiliary power units (APUs) for aircraft — rolling out its 100,000th overall and the 15,000th of its most popular variant flying today, the 131-9 model. APUs provide power to tens of thousands of aircraft in the skies today. Numerous commercial and military platforms have relied on Honeywell APUs to start their main engines and provide additional power to other important systems. Honeywell’s first APU took to the skies in 1950, with more than 36,000 in service today across more than 150 regional, Read more

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Lufthansa Technik Component Services further expands capabilities

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Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS) in Tulsa / Oklahoma recently received the approval of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Additionally, LTCS has become the 33rd design department of Lufthansa Technik’s EASA 21/J Design Organization (DO) and the first one in the Americas. The DO status allows LTCS to create its own approved data, which differentiates the company from many other repair stations. This is a big step forward in developing further repair methods to improve the component services of the company. Customers can benefit from shorter turnaround times, reliability improvements, and from overcoming material obsolescence. LTCS is now Read more

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AAR wins parts supply contract with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines

AAR has signed its largest commercial deal in Japan to date, a multimillion dollar parts supply agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines. AAR will begin work immediately as the parts supplier for MHIAEL’s PW4000 engine maintenance with international commercial airlines. AAR will supply parts for MHIAEL’s demand for PW4000 94-inch fan engines used in thousands of commercial aircraft and will also have the capability to provide solutions from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Unison and Eaton, for engine technological platforms. This announcement follows AAR’s recent completion of its certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) allowing the company Read more

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Austrian Airlines using Donecle’s automated inspection drone

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Donecle has signed on Austrian Airlines, a member of the Lufthansa Group, for its automated drone inspection solution. Donecle is excited to partner with Austrian Airlines to help the airline optimize its maintenance process by reducing the time taken for an aircraft inspection while increasing reliability, safety and traceability of airframe checks. Donecle not only provides an automated drone which scans the complete external surface of the aircraft, but also delivers analysis software which assists the inspector to visualize and detect defects on the images, evaluate paint quality or check regulatory markings. All images are stored on a secure cloud Read more

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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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Magnetic MRO opens office in Kuala Lumpur

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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

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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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