TA Aerospace selects Wencor for global distribution partnership

TA Aerospace has selected Wencor as an authorised distributor supporting the global commercial aftermarket and OEM market segments, as well as selecting Wencor as the preferred channel for defence. The multi-year agreement allows Wencor to support these channels through its global stocking facilities and on-site service locations at key customers. The global agreement includes TA’s full suite of metallic and elastomer clamping systems, moulded grommets, and thermal fire barrier insulation solutions for the worldwide aerospace and defence markets.

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Lufthansa Technik awarded contract for VIP cabin completion of an ACJ320neo

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Lufthansa Technik has received an order from an unnamed private customer for the VIP interior of a brand-new Airbus ACJ320neo. The aircraft is expected to arrive at the company’s cabin completion centre in Hamburg in late summer 2023, where it will receive its new interior by spring 2024. With customized fittings for private travel as well as for charter operations, the aircraft is designed to meet the highest demands. This will also be valid for the VIP jet’s inflight entertainment and communications outfitting that will be based on a latest generation satellite communication system. The design of the cabin, whose Read more

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Sabena technics delivers Bombardier G7500 modified with Leonardo MIYSIS DIRCM

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European maintenance and modification centre Sabena technics, has successfully delivered a Bombardier G7500 jet to an undisclosed VVIP-customer after a complete system modification campaign, to add Self-Defence System (SDS) capabilities. Thanks to its expertise in aircraft modification, Sabena technics has carried out the entire work in-house, under full EASA certification standards and delivered the aircraft right on schedule. A recognized expertise for SDS integration using its strong capabilities and partnerships with leading aircraft system manufacturers, Sabena technics has been taking part in integrating self-protection systems on various aircraft.

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Oriens Aviation expands at London Biggin Hill Airport

Oriens' newly refurbished hangar at London Biggin Hill airport ©Oriens Aviation

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive Pilatus and Tecnam aircraft distributor for the British Isles, will be expanding its MRO and customer support activities at London Biggin Hill Airport with a move to newly refurbished Hangar 170, providing an area of nearly 20,000 ft². The new facility, featuring hangarage and workshop areas as well as a modern office wing is the new home of Oriens’ growing maintenance business. In addition to its Pilatus PC-12/PC-24 maintenance services, Oriens holds Authorised Service Centre status to provide full maintenance on Cirrus SR20X aircraft. In the near future it plans to further expand its MRO capability Read more

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Nippon Cargo Airlines signs GEnx service agreement extension

Nippon Cargo Airlines B747 Freighter ©AirTeamImages

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has signed a six-year extension of its rate-per-flight-hour engine services agreement that covers the airline’s GEnx-2B engines on its Boeing 747-8 freighter fleet. “The rate-per-flight-hour engine services agreement between NCA and GE strengthens our partnership and will ensure our GEnx engines are covered into the new decade,” said Toshiaki Kobori, Managing Director of Engineering & Maintenance at NCA. NCA and GE have a long-standing relationship that began with the CF6 engine. Today, NCA operates an extensive fleet of aircraft powered by GE’s CF6 and GEnx. The rate-per-flight-hour engine services offerings incorporates an array of GE capabilities Read more

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Jet Aviation extends Boeing 777 maintenance capabilities in Basel

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Jet Aviation Basel is now approved for heavy maintenance on the Boeing 777 up to and including 15-year checks. The work scope extension required the company to invest in additional specialized tools and training for the Boeing 777 and was approved in late 2022. “The Boeing 777 is an important platform and we are delighted to be able to offer heavy maintenance on this aircraft to our customers across the region and beyond. I look forward to welcoming more 777s to Basel in the future,” commented Cyril Martiniere, VP MRO Europe and GM Basel. Jet Aviation Basel holds maintenance approval Read more

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GA Telesis Component Repair Group to introduce main engine fuel pump capability

GA Telesis (GAT), the pioneering leader in integrated aviation services, has released that its MRO Services Component Repair Group has acquired new equipment that will allow it to introduce main engine fuel pump capabilities to its ecosystem. The repairs will be completed at its existing FAA/EASA/CAAC-certified component repair facility at Miami International Airport. With the introduction of new team members and equipment, the company will have the capability to repair, overhaul and test main engine fuel pumps for the most common engines in commercial airline operation, including all variants of the CFM56, CF6-80, V2500, PW4000 and CF34 jet engines. This Read more

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Mobile Engine Services (MES) become success story for Lufthansa Technik

New Dublin MES facility ©LHT

Mobile Engine Services (MES) has become a real success story for Lufthansa Technik AG. More and more customers are relying on smart repair solutions that can avoid or delay extensive engine overhauls and thus save costs. Lufthansa Technik’s revenue from MES services increased by more than a third in 2022 compared with the pre-crisis year of 2019. Accordingly, the global MES network consisting of five highly specialized sites to date, will be further expanded. A new and much larger repair station opened on November 30 just outside Dublin. Lufthansa Technik’s Irish MES site is located in Celbridge and offers a Read more

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Clean Aviation SWITCH project to advance hybrid-electric and water-enhanced turbofan technologies

SWITCH engine ©MTU

A group of aerospace technology companies have announced the formation of a collaborative consortium to develop hybrid-electric and water-enhanced turbofan technology for future aircraft propulsion systems, supported by the European Union Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking (Clean Aviation). MTU Aero Engines AG (MTU), Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace (Collins), GKN Aerospace, Airbus and others aim to demonstrate the potential of these technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce aircraft CO2 emissions by up to 25% compared to today’s state-of-the-art propulsion systems for short- and medium-range aircraft. The consortium is coordinated by MTU. The Sustainable Water-Injecting Turbofan Comprising Hybrid-Electrics (SWITCH) project is Read more

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FL Technics receives aircraft engines shop certification

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FL Technics Engine Services has been approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide aircraft engine repair and maintenance services in Kaunas, Lithuania, becoming the first organisation in the country and one of the few in the region with such capacity. This is an important milestone not only for the company but for the whole industry as markets are facing disruptions in the supply chain and excessive demand for aircraft engines to meet the needs of surging operations of airlines across the globe already reaching pre-COVID levels.  The new FAA certification is an extension of current FL Technics Read more

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