HAECO ITM signs long-term contract with Silk Way West Airlines

©HAECO ITM signs long-term contract with Silk Way West Airlines

HAECO ITM, a member of the HAECO Group, has signed an exclusive contract with Silk Way West Airlines to provide inventory technical management support to the airline’s Boeing 747-8F fleet. The new agreement will run until 2029. Under the new agreement, Silk Way West Airlines will benefit from gaining access to HAECO ITM’s pool of components in Hong Kong with guaranteed service levels. The scope of work includes comprehensive component repair management and engineering services, pool access services including AOG support and component logistics and transportation.

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Iberia Maintenance returns 38 aircraft into operation from park and storage

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Iberia Maintenance returns 38 aircraft into operation from park and storage With the lifting of travel restrictions and improved flight bookings, Iberia Maintenance has supported its customers to increase the number of operating aircraft in their fleets and has returned 38 A320 aircraft into operation from its customer base during the last ten months. Apart from the return to operation tasks, which included cover removal, system tests and wheels and brakes checks, amongst others, Iberia Maintenance has also carried out heavy maintenance programmes required for these aircraft. These checks were due before the entry-into-service of the aircraft, some in combination Read more

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Joramco Academy kicks off registration for new class of trainees

©Joramco Academy kicks off registration for its next class of students

Joramco Academy—the aircraft maintenance training academy operated by local and regional MRO provider Joramco, has officially kicked off registration for its next class of students. The four-year training programme, which officially commences in September, prepares individuals for a rewarding career in aircraft maintenance, a field that is witnessing rapid growth and high demand both locally and internationally. Joramco Academy is open to any eligible candidate over the age of 18 who has passed any section of the Tawjihi exam. Students who are admitted to the academy enter a four-year programme that includes two years of theoretical study and two years Read more

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Contrail Aviation expands book of business and leadership team

Contrail Aviation Support, a full-service engine asset management platform as well as worldwide supplier of surplus and aftermarket commercial jet engine components, has announced that over the past 12-months, the company has acquired A318s (CFM56-5B powered), A320s (V2500 powered), ten CFM56-5B engines and more V2500-A5 spare engines to support the growing USM demands of Contrail’s engine MRO and airline customers. Additionally, Contrail has placed two CFM56-5B engines on lease with a European airline and acquired V2500-A5 engines on lease, growing its Asian operator base.  As Contrail’s book of business and client list expands, the company has also increased its marketing Read more

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StandardAero opens two new Rolls-Royce approved facilities dedicated to servicing RR300 helicopter engines

StandardAero has announced the addition of two new approved facilities for Rolls-Royce RR300 helicopter engine MRO.  With this new expanded capability, the company is now able to service this engine type for Robinson R66 helicopter operators in Westminster, British Columbia and Concord, North Carolina in addition to its existing facilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba , Portsmouth UK and Singapore. While RR300 MRO will now take place at the two new facilities, engine testing capabilities will remain at the locations in Winnipeg, Portsmouth and Dallas.  StandardAero also services helicopter engine LRU’s including fuel control units, PT governors, fuel pumps and starter generators Read more

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SR Technics signs contract with Safran Test Cells for re-activation of second test cell for GTF, LEAP and CFM56 engines

©SR Technics has contracted Safran Test Cells, to extend its test capabilities and capacities in Zurich by re-activating its second test cell

MRO service provider SR Technics has awarded and contracted Safran Test Cells, a division of Safran Aero Boosters, to extend its test capabilities and capacities in Zurich (Switzerland) by re-activating its second test cell. Under the terms of this agreement, Safran Test Cells will provide the aerodynamic and acoustics construction design for the test cell to enable local contractors to renew the facility for engine testing. Further, Safran Test Cells will design, produce and install specific equipment such as aero-acoustic elements and all required systems to enable testing of the new PW1100G-JMs, LEAP-1A/-1B engine types as well as legacy CFM56-5B/-7B Read more

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Airbus Helicopters is building test centre for CityAirbus NextGen in Donauwörth, Germany

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Airbus Helicopters has started construction of a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen, with Company representatives, politicians, and business leaders attending the ground-breaking ceremony. The building is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. Occupying a surface area of 1,000 m², the new structure will be used for testing systems for electric take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs). The hangar integrates high-voltage equipment and lithium batteries and is designed to undergo testing with the highest safety precautions. All tests needed before CityAirbus NextGen’s maiden flight can be carried out there. These tests cover the electric motors with their eight Read more

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Air Europa selects AerFin’s component support programme

AerFin will support Air Europa's fleet of seven E190 jets with a fully bespoke component support programme ©AirTeamImages

Spanish carrier Air Europa has appointed AerFin to support its fleet of seven E190 jets with a fully bespoke component support programme. The BeyondPool™ support programme will provide a dedicated cost-effective solution for managing the phase-out of the airline’s E190 fleet of aircraft in 2023. The flexible support programme will cover the supply, repair, overhaul and pooling of E-jet rotable component inventory. Francisco Nadal Jaume, Supplies and Services Manager at Air Europa explains: “As an existing customer of AerFin, we already held the company in high regard and therefore selected AerFin’s BeyondPool™ solution based on its proven track record and Read more

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Hutchinson chooses Singapore Component Solutions as exclusive repair station in Asia Pacific

Hutchinson has finalised its long-term agreement with Singapore Component Solutions, the joint venture between Sabena technics and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance dedicated to component support, to bring a competitive and quality component repair offering to operators in Asia-Pacific. Both companies have combined their respective skills to offer the Asia-Pacific market a value-adding MRO service solution of Hutchinson products in Singapore. From now on, operators can benefit from extensive capabilities including engine and APU vibration isolation systems, engine component repairs, cabin interior and composite and structural repairs.

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Rolls-Royce and Vietjet sign TotalCare agreement for Trent 700 engines

Rolls-Royce and Vietnamese airline VietJet have signed a TotalCare service agreement for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines that will power ten Airbus A330ceo aircraft. The agreement is the execution of the memorandum of understanding that was signed in Edinburgh last year and will provide the airline with predictability and reliability for the services and maintenance. As Rolls-Royce’s flagship service offering, TotalCare covers off-wing repair and overhaul and is designed to provide operational certainty for customers by transferring time on wing and maintenance cost risk back to Rolls-Royce. It will also deliver enhanced aircraft availability thanks to Rolls-Royce’s in-depth engine knowledge that Read more

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