AEM Limited achieves JOSCAR accreditation

AEM Limited has achieved JOSCAR accreditation. JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defense and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. Using JOSCAR can determine if a supplier is “fit for business”. AEM Limited, an independent European overhaul and repair facility, has been in the business for over 60 years. The company has built a solid reputation in the aerospace industry, providing a broad range of services to international and regional airlines, helicopter operators, air frame manufacturers and military organizations.

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Airinmar to perform warranty and value engineering services for Air Methods

Air Methods, one of the larges civilian helicopter operators, and Airinmar have signed a new services agreement ©AAR

AAR subsidiary Airinmar, the global independent provider of component repair cycle management and aircraft warranty solutions, has signed a new services agreement with civilian helicopter operator Air Methods. Airinmar’s services will include the identification, claim, recovery and reporting of rotorcraft/aircraft component warranty. The company will compliment Air Methods’ existing processes and apply its proven procedures, support systems and skilled technical staff. With this partnership, Air Methods will also benefit from Airinmar’s value engineering of costs associated with the repair process, including price quotes from suppliers and service vendors. Based on the data analyses and findings, Airinmar identifies cost reductions, as Read more

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Gulfstream opens customer support parts hub in Atlanta

Gulfstream Aerospace has opened a hub dedicated to worldwide aircraft parts distribution in Atlanta. Positioned within two miles of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the warehouse’s location will allow parts to be delivered around the world more quickly and efficiently. The new warehouse maintains approximately US$23 million in parts inventory. Gulfstream’s partner in this operation is Crane Worldwide Logistics, which provides the warehouse space and handles logistics services. The Gulfstream parts network includes the main Customer Support Distribution Center in Savannah with additional distribution centers in Van Nuys, California; Teterboro, New Jersey; Amsterdam; Basel, Switzerland; Hong Kong; and Singapore. Gulfstream’s Read more

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More than 200 young people starting vocational training at Lufthansa Technik

Of the 200 new apprentices at LHT, 14% are women ©Lufthansa Technik

Despite the current biggest crisis in the company’s history, Lufthansa Technik continues to consistently focus on the vocational training of highly qualified employees as a measure to secure the future. This month, some 240 young people will therefore begin their apprenticeships in the company in nine different training courses and six dual study programs. “Even though we have no employment for many of our staff at the moment, we continue to train,” said Antonio Schulthess, Chief Executive Human Resources, Engines & Aircraft Systems at Lufthansa Technik AG. “Because one thing is clear: we will emerge from this crisis again and Read more

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Pratt & Whitney and JetBlue sign long-term service agreement for 230 V2500® engines

JetBlue and P&W sign 13-year EngineWise® agreement for V2500® engines ©P&W

JetBlue Airways and Pratt & Whitney have signed a 13-year EngineWise® fixed-price agreement for 230 V2500® engines that power the airline’s A320ceo Family fleet. JetBlue operates a fleet of 193 Airbus A320ceo Family aircraft powered by the V2500 engine. The airline has also ordered 85 GTF-powered Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, of which ten have already been delivered. In addition, JetBlue has 70 GTF-powered Airbus A220 aircraft on order, with deliveries scheduled to begin later this year. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International Read more

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CAAC approves HAECO Xiamen’s Airbus A320 part-out capability

©HAECO Xiamen's A320 part-out capability has been officially approved by CAAC

HAECO Xiamen, a member of the HAECO Group, has released that its Airbus A320 part-out capability has been formally approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The company is the only MRO in Eastern China to have obtained this approval, following its first A320 part-out project for Yan Wu Group, disassembling four aircraft for the Chinese mainland operator. In recent years, the aviation industry has seen a growing number of aircraft retirement. Disassembling retired planes in order to re-use parts and recycle materials enables operators to optimize the residual value of the aircraft, whilst minimizing environmental and safety Read more

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Spirit AeroSystems signs agreement with Aerion to design AS2 forward fuselage

Supersonic aircraft company Aerion, has entered into a memorandum of agreement to expand the role of Spirit AeroSystems in the development of the AS2 business jet to include production of the forward fuselage. As part of the agreement, Spirit has committed to additional investment in the AS2 program and has increased engineering resources working on the design of the AS2’s forward fuselage. Aerion and Spirit first began formal collaboration in early 2019, working on preliminary design of the AS2’s forward, pressurized fuselage. Joining the project in the early formative stages of the AS2, Spirit’s technical expertise has significantly advanced the Read more

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AJW Group renews seven-year complete supply chain solution contract with easyJet


AJW Group has been selected by easyJet as its supply chain management provider, following a successful partnership since 2015. AJW will continue to be responsible for the 24/7 planning and delivery of the airline’s demand and supply requirements from inventory management across easyJet’s extensive network; full component repair and overhaul services as well as the provision, storage and distribution of all rotable, consumable and expendable material.   A key operational enhancement will be the introduction of an EU-hub in Malpensa, Italy, which will serve to further enhance operational efficiency across Europe.  The EU-hub will supplement the current UK-hub to maximise up-time, availability and Read more

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AAR awarded MRO contract with Royal Netherlands Air Force to service F-16 jet fuel starter

AAR has been awarded a three-year contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul on F-16 jet fuel starters. AAR will service the jet fuel starters in its component repair facility in Amsterdam, where AAR has been supporting European Participating Air Forces (EPAF) for over 30 years as a prime provider or subcontractor for repair management, component maintenance, supply chain and depot services.

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AVIAA enhances supplier portfolio with New World Aviation

New World Aviation MRO ©AVIAA

AVIAA, the global group purchasing organization for business aviation, has announced the broadening of its maintenance services available to members through a new strategic partnership with New World Aviation based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Conveniently located at the Lehigh Valley International Airport just outside of the busy New York City / Teterboro / Philadelphia corridor, and established in 1998, privately owned, New World Aviation has evolved into an elite provider of aircraft charter, maintenance, and management services in the Northeast United States.  An FAA Part 145 Certified Repair Station, its MRO expertise focuses on Gulfstream, Bombardier Challenger and Learjet; Dassault Falcon Read more

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