MTU supports Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Advantage engine

©MTU will support the Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage engine

Pratt & Whitney is introducing the GTF Advantage engine configuration, unveiling a technologically improved geared turbofan engine for the A320neo family. The American engine maker announced that work was in progress. Key optimisations are being supplied by MTU Aero Engines. The new configuration should be available starting in January 2024. The GTF Advantage configuration will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by another one percent each. This will improve the overall picture by 17% compared to prior generation engines. The move will further extend GTF engine’s lead as the most efficient powerplant for the A320neo family. With up to 34,000 Read more

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HAECO welcomes joint maintenance management cooperation agreement

HAECO Group has recently signed a joint maintenance management cooperation arrangement with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong (CAD) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Macao (AACM). The new cooperation arrangement will allow mutual recognition of aircraft maintenance licences issued by all three authorities, facilitating licence holders to be able to work in aircraft maintenance organisations located throughout the Chinese Mainland, the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SAR. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the HAECO Group also operates airframe, engine and component maintenance facilities in the Chinese Mainland, Europe and the United Read more

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GA Telesis expands component offering for Pratt & Whitney PW4168 and PW4056-3 engines

GA Telesis (GAT) has announced another expansion to its inventory of Used Serviceable Material (USM) with the disassembly of one Pratt & Whitney PW4168 and one Pratt & Whitney PW4056-3 engine. In addition, over 30 of the popular Honeywell GTCP131 and GTCP331 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) models will be disassembled over the coming months. GAT’s Component Solutions team will manage the distribution of the USM from these asset teardowns. The Component Solutions team, part of the Flight Solutions Group (FSG), has scheduled a record number of engine and airframe teardowns in 2022 and beyond. With significant changes in airline and Read more

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VietJet Air and SR Technics sign US$150 million memorandum of understanding

Vietjet and SR Technics sign MoU worth US$150 million ©Airbus

Vietjet Air (Vietjet), the largest airline in Vietnam in terms of the total number of passengers transported domestically, and SR Technics, a world-leading MRO services provider, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Zurich, Switzerland on November 26 worth US$150 million (£112.8 million). SR Technics will be responsible for providing MRO services for Vietjet’s CFM56-5B fleet of engines that are currently installed on Airbus A320 and A321 passenger jets, including the provision of engine maintenance, technical and training services, component requirements and repair and setting up a new aviation training centre, as a joint venture between Vietjet and SR Read more

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Cebu Pacific takes delivery of first A330neo on lease from Avolon

Cebu Pacific’s first Airbus A330neo ©Airbus

Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first A330neo on lease from Avolon, as it begins its wide-body fleet modernisation programme. The aircraft is configured with 459 seats in a single-class layout and will be operated by the airline on trunk routes within the Philippines and the rest of Asia, as well as on longer-range services to Australia and the Middle East. The A330neo offers versatility for a wide-range of routes from shorter regional services to medium- and long-haul operations. Altogether Cebu Pacific has ordered 16 A330neo aircraft and also has 16 A320neo and 22 A321neo aircraft outstanding to be Read more

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Collins Aerospace signs Dispatch agreement to support Japan Airlines’ Boeing 787 fleet

Collins Aerospace will support Japan Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft through its DispatchSM flight-hour programme ©Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace has entered into a long-term agreement to support Japan Airlines’ (JAL) fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft through its DispatchSM flight-hour-programme. Dispatch guarantees the availability of high-performance avionics and communications assets to customers around the globe. The agreement marks the continuation of a successful relationship between JAL and Collins Aerospace. Collins Aerospace currently provides service to the airline’s A350 fleet through an existing Dispatch contract. JAL will have comprehensive support that includes global pool access, maintenance services including reliability upgrades, access to Collins Aerospace’s worldwide 787 asset pools and technical assistance.

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ST Engineering receives AML-STC for installation of Aviation Clean Air’s Proactive Air Purification Solution on Airbus platforms

The Commercial Aerospace business of ST Engineering has received the Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) from the FAA to install Aviation Clean Air (ACA)’s cabin air purification solution on Airbus platforms. With the certification, ST Engineering can install the patented Needlepoint Bipolar Ionisation (NPBI™) system that neutralises pathogens and purifies air in cabin interiors during flight operations on commercial and VIP-configured Airbus A320/A321 aircraft. “With more borders opening up, we want to help boost passenger safety and confidence and enhance passenger comfort with innovative cabin interior sanitisation solutions. By combining our MRO and engineering expertise with ACA’s patented Read more

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Leonardo’s new Helicopter Service and Logistics Centre in Brazil achieves operational readiness

Leonardo Helicopter Service and Logistics Centre Itapevi, Brazil ©Omar Paixão

Leonardo has taken a further step forward to strengthen the level of quality services supporting helicopter operators in Brazil and Latin America with the operational readiness of its all-new Service and Logistics Centre headquartered in Itapevi, 30 km from São Paolo. This is the result of an R$60 million investment (approximately €9 million) – the new site is based on an 80,000 m² area, of which 6,000 m² comprises buildings and infrastructures and it can host up to 20 aircraft simultaneously. There will be the gradual addition of aircraft maintenance, training facilities and a range of industry capabilities such as Read more

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EFW starts first P2F conversion in the US for GTLK Europe

EWF, in cooperation with St Engineering, has started the first P2F conversion in the US ©EWF

The first passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion conducted in the US has started with the slot-in into the hangar at ST Engineering’s airframe maintenance and modification facilities in San Antonio, Texas. VT San Antonio Aerospace (VT SAA) has a strong reputation for highest-quality MRO services for cargo operators and commercial airlines for nearly two decades. Together with the support of Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the companies’ OEM solution for A321 conversions will be realised at VT SAA. As one of many more to come, the first ‘made in the USA’  A321P2F aircraft will be re-delivered to customer GTLK Europe. GTLK Europe is a Read more

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JETMS and INGENIO Aerospace announce new partnership for services expansion

JETMS – a provider of integrated aircraft MRO solutions for business and regional aviation, has announced a new partnership with aerospace product manufacturer INGENIO Aerospace. With this brand-new partnership for service expansion, JETMS, a family member of the global aerospace business group Avia Solutions Group, will expand its OEM network. JETMS, with its available services and solutions for aircraft MRO, continues to improve and grow in the global network of business aviation. The partnership agreement with Ingenio will expand JETMS capabilities and enhance its one-stop-shop services to clients. Based in Montreal, INGENIO is focused on designing, certifying and building leading-edge Read more

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