Aventure acquires two CRJ200s for teardown

©Aventure Aviation aquires two Bombardier CRJ200 airframes for teardown

Aventure Aviation has acquired for teardown two Bombardier CRJ200 airframes (MSN 7344 and MSN 7397) from Beautech Power Systems. The dismantling is currently underway in Kingman, Arizona, USA. “This purchase continues Aventure’s strategic support for our CRJ200 customers,” said Aventure Vice President, Talha Faruqi. “This workhorse aircraft continues to be a key part of the U.S. legacy airlines’ network, as a substantial number of CRJ200 flights are still operated through their feeders,” he added. All harvested parts will be inspected on-site, and shipped to Aventure’s main facilities in Peachtree City, Georgia, U.S.A., located near Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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Airbus expands European A321 production capacity to now include Toulouse facility


With production of the wide-body A380 jet coming to a close in the near future and just five remaining aircraft due for delivery, Airbus has turned its attention to expanding production facilities for the increasingly popular A321 Family narrow-body jet. The European planemaker has revealed plans to convert its Toulouse A380 line into a ‘digitally-enabled’ production line for the more popular A321 range of aircraft. At the present moment Airbus produces A321s at both Hamburg, Germany and Mobile, Alabama, USA. The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle with over 7100 aircraft sold to over 110 customers. Within this Read more

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U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certifies update to Garmin G5000 avionics suite

Bombardier has released that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the latest update to the Garmin G5000 avionics suite aboard Learjet aircraft. The upgrade will be incorporated on new Learjet aircraft deliveries. In a few months’ time, the new Garmin G5000 avionics suite will also be a standard feature on Bombardier’s newest Learjet, the Learjet 75 Liberty, which is expected to enter service in mid-2020. A retrofit for in-service Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft will be available in early 2020.

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Liebherr Aerospace Brasil signs contract with PTI Technologies

Liebherr Aerospace Brasil, Guaratinguetá (Brazil), has entered into a new partnership with PTI Technologies, based in Oxnard, California (USA) and has signed a contract to become the supplier of hydraulic manifolds for Embraer’s latest aircraft. Liebherr Aerospace Brasil welcomed several PTI senior leaders to its facility in Guaratingueta (Brazil) in the fall of 2019 for the celebration of the first strategic collaboration between the two companies. PTI will begin placing orders with Liebherr for three different kinds of manifolds to support the Embraer E2 during the first quarter of 2020.

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Ryanair contracts Magnetic Leasing for landing gear lease

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Magnetic Leasing, an international aviation asset management company, has signed a deal with European carrier Ryanair, for a landing gear lease. The agreement covers an eight-month lease period during which the landing gear will be used on different aircraft based on the carrier’s demand. Magnetic Leasing has already delivered its landing gear to Ryanair’s maintenance base at London Stansted (STN), where it has been installed on one of the carrier’s Boeing 737-800s. The leased nose and main gears will be used as a spare set to cover the overhaul period of the airline’s multiple landing gears.

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StandardAero’s Summerside, PEI, Canada MRO Facility inducted over 1,000 engines for overhaul during 2019

StandardAero’s engine overhaul facility in Summerside, PEI, Canada finished 2019 on a high, inducting over 1,000 Pratt & Whitney PW100, PT6A and JT15D engines during the course of the year.  This record figure was achieved following the recent expansion to the facility, StandardAero’s commercial turboprop engine MRO Center of Excellence, which saw the site expand its shop floor area to over 226,000 sq. ft of leased space.  The facility, located at the Summerside airport in Slemon Park, also grew its workforce to approximately 500 employees as a result of the recent expansion. The 1,000th engine to be inducted was a Read more

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TP Aerospace and SAS Scandinavian Airlines sign multiyear wheels and brakes program

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At the end of December, 2019, TP Aerospace and SAS Scandinavian Airlines signed an all-inclusive wheels and brakes program covering the support of 124 aircraft. The program is set to go into effect on January 15, 2020. SAS Scandinavian Airlines has chosen TP Aerospace’s fully integrated, all-inclusive and highly flexible Cycle Flat Rate (CFR) program to support its full fleet of A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 as well as B737-700 and B737-800 aircraft. The program includes key support elements such as Component Maintenance Services (CMS), Component Pool Services (CPS), Component Inventory Services (CIS) and Logistic Services (LS) on a fully Read more

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AEI receives CAAC certification for B737-800SF conversion

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has reported that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a VSTC (VSTC0933) for the passenger-to-freighter conversion for B737-800 aircraft. The VSTC validates the original FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (ST02690LA) which was awarded to AEI at the beginning of 2019. The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs. (23,904 kg) and incorporates eleven full height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH. The conversion also incorporates new floor beams aft of the wing box, a large 86” x 137” Main Cargo Door Read more

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ExpressJet chooses Sky-Tiles aircraft carpet for ERJ 145 fleet

Sky-Tiles - bringing aviation carpet into the 21st century ©SkyPaxxx

Sky-Tiles™ by Interface and presented by SkyPaxxx Interior Repairs will be the exclusive aircraft carpet installed on the ExpressJet ERJ 145 fleet operated for United Express. After two years of rigorous operational testing, Sky-Tiles has proven itself to be a far superior carpet with zero defects and discrepancies. Not only have Sky-Tiles provided an aesthetic upgrade to the cabin, but the switch has also eliminated shrinking, fraying, and edge curl. With an industry exclusive Appearance Guarantee, Sky-Tiles is also providing ExpressJet with significant cost reductions and maintenance efficiencies in a 100% recyclable carpet. “We are excited to be upgrading our Read more

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Spirit AeroSystems to lay-off 2,800 employees at Wichita, Kansas facility

Spirit AeroSystems has issued a notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of layoffs affecting approximately 2,800 employees at its Wichita, Kansas facility. Spirit is taking this action because of the 737 MAX production suspension and ongoing uncertainty regarding the timing of when production will resume and the level of production when it does resume. This decision allows Spirit to begin aligning its cost structure to the production suspension and, after such suspension, what Spirit expects will be production levels lower than Spirit’s 2019 levels. Spirit is a significant supplier on the 737 MAX program, with its workshare Read more

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