AJW awarded PBH contract by Cambodia Airways

AJW Group has secured a new power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract with Cambodia Airways. Cambodia Airways is due to begin operations later this year, serving all countries within the Southeast Asian region, mainland China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan from its bases in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. The carrier also has plans to expand its intercontinental network to Europe and Australasia in the coming years. The long-term contract covers Cambodia Airways’ fleet of A320 family aircraft, which is set to grow to up to 20 over the next five years, and will see AJW use leading expertise to Read more

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Monarch Aircraft Engineering wins line maintenance contract with Air Transat

MRO provider Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), has been awarded a new line maintenance contract with Canadian carrier, Air Transat. The new agreement covers full line maintenance support for Air Transat’s fleet of A310 and A330 aircraft at Glasgow airport. Air Transat, a MAEL customer since 2007, operates six weekly departures from Glasgow from May to October as part of their extended summer flight programme. Since becoming an independent MRO provider in October 2017, MAEL has announced a wide range of new agreements with airlines which, in addition to Air Transat, include Virgin Atlantic Airways, China Airlines, Wizz Air, Icelandair and Read more

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Donaldson to develop inlet barrier filters for installation on Leonardo AW169 Helicopters

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, has signed an agreement with Leonardo to develop two new Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF) for the AW169 helicopter. After development and testing, the dry and oiled media IBFs will be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an addition to the Type Certificate. Once certified, the IBFs will be available as a factory option for new Leonardo helicopters as well as retrofitted to in-service European AW169s as a customer option. The IBFs will keep contamination, including dirt, dust, salt, and foreign objects, from degrading the performance of the AW169’s Read more

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RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

For the first time, RUAG Aviation has overhauled a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206 engine. The maintenance of the engine that is used in the Airbus H135 and H135M helicopters was carried out in the engine maintenance shop in Stans. The fact that the PW206 engines can now be maintained in-house at RUAG Aviation will help to increase the availability of the Swiss Air Force’s helicopter fleet. The Swiss Air Force has more than 20 of these helicopters, which are still listed under their former name “EC635”. Each of these helicopters is provided with two Pratt & Whitney PW206 turboshafts. Read more

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Airbus inaugurates Hamburg’s fourth A320 Family production line

Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg, Germany A320 Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial setup, the innovative state-of-the-art line is a key enabler for ramping up the single-aisle programme to 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019. “The inauguration of our latest, most modern A320 production line opens a new chapter in efficient, digital aircraft manufacturing,” said Guillaume Faury, President Airbus Commercial Aircraft. “With these new technologies we are building our aircraft more efficiently, a key enabler for higher production rates. I would like to thank the teams who pushed this newest Airbus production Read more

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IKAR selects AerFin to support Embraer E-Jet fleet

AerFin has signed a five-year contract to support IKAR Airlines’ fleet of seven Embraer E-Jets via its “Beyond Pool” support programme. BeyondPool™ offers a fixed-cost solution to support the component requirements of IKAR Airlines’ seven Embraer E190s and will be fully supported out of AerFin’s London Gatwick facility together with the provision of a significant inventory-holding located at the main operating base at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. IKAR becomes the latest customer to join AerFin’s BeyondPool™ support program, subsequent to BA CityFlyer joining the program in February 2018, where they signed a seven-year partnership agreement with AerFin, that covers Read more

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Ameco completes first D-Check for Boeing 747-8F

Ameco has completed the global first D-Check for a Boeing 747-8F. The freighter has been redelivered to its operator and already put into operation. The D-Check project involves more than 1300 job cards, of which 260 job cards and 40 Engineering Orders were performed by Ameco for the first time. In order to ensure the work quality and TAT, Ameco had arranged a team that is very experienced on Boeing 747 airframe work. During the whole process, Ameco conquered technological difficulty to ensure a satisfying result. The success of this global first D-Check is a milestone for Ameco’s base maintenance Read more

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3D print technology adoption in aerospace industry ignites 20.3% growth rate

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the Global 3D printing materials market for the aerospace industry reveals that the market is set to experience significant opportunities for rapid growth. Leading industry participants such as Boeing and Airbus intend to expedite the adoption of 3D printing technology to reduce supply chain complexities and costs, shorten time frames, enhance functionality and performance, and produce lighter and safer flight-worthy parts and products. Frost & Sullivan anticipates the global 3D printing materials market for the aerospace industry to reach US$535.1 million by 2024, with an impressive compound annual growth rate of 20.3% between 2017 Read more

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HT Aerotech completes CAMO approvals with EASA National Authority

HT Aerotech was granted CAMO approval by the IAA for all Airbus narrow-body Series aircraft, Airbus A330 aircraft, Boeing 737 Classic and 737 NG aircraft as well as the Embraer Aircraft Series. This complements the Bermuda (BCAA) CAMO approvals for these same aircraft types previously granted in 2016. The IAA approvals have already been utilised to help transition two B737NG aircraft from China to India. HT Aerotech is the first Chinese based engineering services company to have been granted CAMO approval by an EASA National authority. Ethan Guan CEO of HT Aviation Group explains: “We opened our Dublin office in Read more

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ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector expands MRO Network with new facility in the USA

ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector officially opened a new airframe Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility on June 8, in Pensacola, Florida, USA. The new facility, which can carry out heavy and line maintenance, as well as aircraft modification work, joins two others that ST Engineering has in the USA, located in San Antonio, Texas and Mobile, Alabama, increasing its capacity to serve the North America region and its global clientele. Located at the Pensacola International Airport, the new hangar has been developed at a cost of US$46 million. At 173,500 ft ², it is one of the largest hangars in Read more

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