Mesa officially opens new maintenance hangar at Beja Airport, Portugal

©Mesa's new maintenance hangar at Beja’s Civil Terminal, Portugal

Mesa, the engineering and maintenance company arm of the Hi Fly group, has officially opened its new hangar at Beja’s Civil Terminal for maintenance of Airbus aircraft. The facilities cover an area of about 9,500 m² for aircraft maintenance, and includes workshops, warehouse, offices, training facilities and other support premises. The new hangar operates around the clock and will serve as a base maintenance unit for Hi Fly’s Airbus fleet, as well as for other airlines which have maintenance contracts with MESA. The hangar is ready to receive and service Airbus A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 and A350 aircraft, and Read more

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Farsound achieves ASA-100 certification

Farsound has released that it has met the requirements of the Aviation Suppliers Association’s Quality System Standard ASA-100 and FAA Advisory Circular 00-56B. Recent changes introduced by the CAAC (Chinese Airworthiness Authority) mandate aircraft parts’ distributors be approved to quality standard ASA100 if they wish to continue supplying parts into China. Following a successful approval assessment audit, demonstrating compliance to the requirements, Farsound has received its approval certificate to ASA100. The ASA Accreditation Program is a 36-month audit program based on the ASA-100 Standard. The standard was created to comply with the FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-56, the Voluntary Industry Read more

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Honeywell introduces next-generation Cabin Pressure Control and Monitoring System

Honeywell has introduced the next generation of its Cabin Pressure Control and Monitoring System (CPCMS) with applications in both commercial and military aircraft. This new version of the system is all electric, lighter in weight, and available now for business and regional aviation as well as tactical or military trainer-sized aircraft. The CPCMS helps maintain and monitor the air pressure inside an aircraft. It can be found onboard any aircraft that flies high enough to require air pressurization, including commercial and business jets as well as military aircraft. It regulates the air that is pumped into the cabin of an Read more

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APOC Aviation acquires A320 airframe for part-out in Rothenburg, Germany

©APOC Aviation acquires A320 airframe for part-out in Rothenburg, Germany

APOC Aviation is collaborating with Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) and Switzerland-based Eco-FLY in the first part-out project to take place in Rothenburg (EDBR) airport in Germany.  The A320 airframe (MSN 1823) was acquired by APOC from a leading US-based investment company and last operated by SmartLynx. EFW will undertake the part-out for APOC and, together with Eco-FLY, build best practice for fuselage disassembly to evaluate recycling concepts for aircraft on an industrial scale at the airport in Rothenburg to establish a blue-print for future programs. APOC’s access to flexible and immediate funding, swiftly secured through private placement, facilitated this prime Read more

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HEICO subsidiary ATI establishes partnership with Leonardo Helicopters

Aircraft Technology (ATI), a subsidiary of HEICO Corporation, has entered into an agreement with Leonardo Helicopters to become an authorized repair service center for AW139, AW109, and AW169 helicopter exhaust ducts. This agreement establishes ATI as the exclusive OEM authorized service provider for these components within North America, South America (excluding Brazil), and the Caribbean. HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in the design, production, servicing and distribution of products and services to certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries through its Hollywood, Florida-based Flight Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies Group.

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AvAir acquires HAECO A320 rotable pool

©AvAir headquarters

AvAir, an inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has acquired an Airbus A320 rotable pool from HAECO ITM (HAECO ITM), a member of the HAECO Group. HAECO ITM provides services ranging from flexible inventory pooling options, power-by-the-hour support services and repair management, to ad-hoc loans, exchanges, and worldwide AOG support. With extensive component engineering, airline operating experience, and strong in-house repair capabilities, HAECO ITM offers customized, innovative and cost-effective component management solutions with guaranteed service level and high-quality component maintenance at competitive cost, ensuring customer fleet performance and technical dispatch reliability whilst providing cost visibility. With this transaction, AvAir Read more

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Pratt & Whitney adds China Flying Dragon to service network in China

China Flying Dragon Y12F aircraft ©P&W

Pratt & Whitney has presented China Flying Dragon GA with its official Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) plaque and certification, officially inducting the aviation maintenance facility into the global Pratt & Whitney customer service network. Based in Harbin, the capital city of China’s northernmost province, Heilongjiang, China Flying Dragon is now authorized to provide line maintenance and mobile repair technician services to operators of Pratt & Whitney’s PT6A-27 and PT6A-135A engines. “China Flying Dragon has an excellent reputation throughout China and has been supporting Pratt & Whitney’s engine fleet well prior to the awarding of this DMF designation,” said Fred Lefebvre, Read more

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ST Engineering appointed MRO licensee for Honeywell components in LEAP-series engines

ST Engineering has entered into a ten-year agreement with Honeywell Aerospace that will see the group appointed as the only licensed MRO service provider based in Asia Pacific for Honeywell components installed on the LEAP-series engines. Under the agreement, ST Engineering is appointed to provide component MRO and warranty repair services to all Asia Pacific operators for Honeywell components installed on LEAP engines used in Airbus A320neo Family, Boeing 737 MAX and COMAC C919 aircraft.  These component MRO services will play a complementary role to the other MRO solutions offered by the group which has plans to set up MRO Read more

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Aeropeople wins multi-million-pound deal with Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350 ©Aeropeople

Aeropeople Engineering Services, part of Aeropeople, has won a three-year multi-million-pound contract with Virgin Atlantic Airways that will see it manage cabin interior maintenance, repair and refurbishment across the airline’s entire global fleet. The deal will see Aeropeople establish a team of around 80 people based at Heathrow where they will work in partnership with interiors service provider Cabinair, part of the SA Group, to provide an end-to-end service for the airline across its Boeing 787 and Airbus A330/A350 aircraft.

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APOC Aviation opens new warehouse facility in Singapore

As part of the on-going strategic plan to expand its global footprint, APOC Aviation, the innovative leasing, trading, aircraft component and part-out specialist, has announced the opening of its first facility outside Europe.  The new APOC base in Singapore will hold stock of modern A320 Family and B737 components, providing the local market with faster access to their stock of spares inventory. Karim Grinate, Vice President – Component Sales at APOC Aviation comments: “An Asia Pacific base means our stock is in place ready to serve the region as Asian operators get their fleets flying again.  We believe that through Read more

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