RUAG optimizes maintenance visit for Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft

Bombardier Challenger 850 from VistaJet ©RUAG

RUAG MRO International refreshed a Bombardier Challenger 850 belonging to VistaJet with a variety of aircraft services during a scheduled maintenance visit. Project management and services included aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), component MRO, aircraft painting, and the integration of both an avionics ADS-B out upgrade as well as a full cabin refurbishment. This is the first in a series of Challenger 850 projects which will be completed on behalf of VistaJet. The customer chose to optimize a scheduled MRO event on their Bombardier Challenger 850 to save on both time and costs. The aircraft, part of VistaJets’ global Read more

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MTU Maintenance and GoAir sign exclusive CFM56-5B contract

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MTU Maintenance has signed an exclusive four-year CFM56-5B contract with GoAir, a low-fare carrier based in Mumbai, India. The contract covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul as well as spare engine support and on-site services for the CFM56-5B engines powering the airline’s 17 A320 aircraft. Launched in 2005, GoAir is an aviation foray of the Wadia group, one of the largest conglomerates in India. The carrier operates 230 flights per day across the Indian subcontinent and international flights to Phuket, Male, Muscat and Abu Dhabi. With 144 A320neo aircraft on order, the airline is poised for further growth.

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Passport and CF34 Authorized Service Center network expanding globally

GE Aviation has strengthened its service and support network in critical regions where the Passport-powered Bombardier Global 7500 and CF34-powered Challenger series aircraft and customers are based. GE Aviation named Bombardier’s Tianjin Service Centre in China as an Authorized Service Center for GE’s Passport and CF34-3 engines in April. With the announcement, GE has combined Passport and CF34-3 Authorized Service Centre agreements in place at eight Bombardier Service Centre facilities around the world. These include Tianjin in China, Biggin Hill in England, Singapore, and Hartford, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Wichita and Tucson in the United States.  GE also has services agreements Read more

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GKN Fokker Services supplies ADS-B Out solution to Estafeta’s Cargo Airline

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GKN Fokker Services and Estafeta’s cargo airline have signed a contract to deliver GKN Fokker Services’ customized ADS-B Out solution to Estafeta’s cargo airline B737 fleet, that is servicing Mexican domestic and global markets. Estafeta, a logistics service provider, needed to equip their fleet in order to comply with the new ADS B-Out mandate with deadline 2020. Operating their cargo airline from the international Airport Ponciano Arriaga as their main hub, Estafeta placed an order with GKN Fokker Services to ensure compliancy with the new regulations. In need of an ADS-B Out solution including standalone GPS, and flying a fleet Read more

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Lufthansa Technik starts support for South African carrier Comair

Lufthansa Technik supports South African owned carrier Comair with comprehensive technical services and integrated fleet management. Operations at the first two local line maintenance stations of the MRO company have already begun. Comair has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide Total Technical Support (TTS®) for its Boeing 737 fleet. The agreement includes integrated fleet management, known as Technical Operations Management (TOM), engineering services, the provision of consumables and expendables, integrated component delivery as part of Total Component Support (TCS®) and the establishment of local line maintenance stations. The first two such stations providing comprehensive line maintenance services have been set up Read more

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Joramco performs first B787 C-check for Royal Jordanian airlines

Joramco, the Amman based MRO and the engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has performed its first C-check on a Royal Jordanian Boeing 787 at its facility in Amman-Jordan.   Jeff Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer of Joramco said: “We are delighted to be increasing our B787 capability, the B787 is a key aircraft within our strategic plans and the increased scope of approval has been welcomed by our customers. We continue to build on Joramco’s success as a leading MRO facility offering a globally competitive suite of MRO services”.

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C&L Aviation Group receives EASA approval for Saab 340 ADS-B out solution STC

C&L Aviation Services (C&L) has received EASA approval for its Saab 340 A&B ADS-B solution. The STC certifies the installation of dual Garmin GTX-3000 transponders and uses either the Garmin GDL-88 SBAS/WAAS GPS or Universal Avionics SBAS/WAAS FMS GPS’s including the UNS-1Ew, UNS-1Espw, UNS-1Lw, and UNS-1Fw FMS systems to comply with the FAA Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast-Out (ADS/B-Out) mandate requiring compliance before January 1, 2020, and the EASA requirement date of June 7, 2020. This is the first STC approval C&L has generated using their in-house engineering company, C&L Engineering Services. The company is working on several other STC projects, including Read more

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Lufthansa Technik ready to offer cabin completions for Airbus A220

A220 SkyRetreat shown at EBACE 2019 ©LHT

Lufthansa Technik AG is ready to offer cabin completions for Airbus’ smallest commercial aircraft family, the A220. The company has already developed a first VIP cabin interior concept, parts of which will be showcased for the first time on this year’s European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. The spacious SkyRetreat concept will feature a totally new and unconventional design approach. As a consequence, the cabin interior envisaged by Lufthansa Technik’s designers for the Airbus A220 calls for a reduction to the essential, thereby cleverly and discreetly integrating latest cabin technologies, from 4K roll-up displays and smart touch Read more

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CTT Systems partners with Airbus Corporate Jets to optimize humidification system for ACJ320 Family

Peter Landquist of CTT (left) and Benoit Defforge of ACJ ©Airbus

CTT SYSTEMS AB (CTT), a market leader in aircraft humidity control systems, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus Corporate Jets to optimize a humidification system for the ACJ320 Family to further improve efficiency and performance. Cabin humidity is typically low in VIP passenger aircraft cabins, but with a CTT humidication system it can be increased to better than 20% by continuously introducing moisture to improve passenger comfort and well-being. Moisture build-up in insulation blankets will be avoided by combining a dryer with the humidifier to achieve balanced humidity. “Our shared goal is to create evenly distributed humidification throughout Read more

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StandardAero adds Business Aviation Engine MRO capacity at Fleetlands, U.K. facility

StandardAero’s Fleetlands, U.K., engine MRO facility has increased capacity by 50% to support its TFE731 engine line MRO services.  As a result, StandardAero can fully process engine overhauls and has recently completed a pair of TFE731 Major Periodic Inspection (MPI) within established U.S. shop turnaround time for a European customer.  In addition and since the beginning of this year, the company has also added capabilities including technicians, tooling, workstations and hardware, while adopting its global best practices developed over nearly 40 years of servicing TFE731 engines at its U.S. based facilities. StandardAero is also continuing to invest into PW300-series capabilities Read more

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