Columbia Manufacturing introduces new large-scale electronic measurement capabilities

Columbia Manufacturing, a privately held manufacturer and supplier of precision metal components for turbine engines, has announced the completion of a capital investment to install a large-scale coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Located in Eastern Connecticut, Columbia Manufacturing is one of only a few specialty manufacturers in the country to offer large-scale CMM capabilities. The aerospace industry demands exacting tolerances in the fabrication of turbine engine components. The new Mitutoyo machine will enable trained technicians to electronically inspect and verify large and bulky parts as big as five feet wide, nine feet long and five feet high with tolerances less than the Read more

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Honeywell equips Middle East Airlines’ new fleet with latest cockpit technologies

Honeywell will equip MEA's new fleet with its latest cockpit technologies ©Honeywell

Honeywell has signed a selection agreement with Middle East Airlines, the national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon, to provide cockpit technologies to support the airline’s new fleet of 19 aircraft. The deal, which includes four of Airbus’ latest variant, the A321XLR, will see Honeywell provide its latest full avionics suite to help Middle East Airlines maximize safety and ensure regulatory compliance. Middle East Airlines’ (MEA) purchase of Airbus aircraft includes 11 A321NEOs, four A330NEOs and four A321XLRs, the latest evolution of the successful A321NEO aircraft. MEA is a launch customer of the A321XLR, and through the completion of this agreement, Honeywell Read more

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C&L Aviation Group completes teardown of ATR42 aircraft

C&L Aerospace has purchased an ATR42-320 which is currently being disassembled. Parts from this aircraft (MSN 0284) will join the more than 132,000 other ATR line items in C&L’s warehouses, strategically located around the globe, where a unique cataloging process makes purchasing transparent and seamless for customers. Notable highlights from this teardown include Propellers, Wheels, Brakes, ATR42 Flight Controls and Leading Edges. This is the 7th recent ATR purchase for teardown made by C&L who has also employed Warrick Hood to oversee the ATR program.

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SAFAIR expands GE’s TrueChoice Overhaul agreement for CFM56 engines

SAFAIR has extended and expanded its TrueChoiceTM Overhaul agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its CFM56-7B engines that power its fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The new agreement is valued at more than US$70 million over the life of the agreement.

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Hawker Pacific provides Royal Jordanian’s Embraer fleet with landing gear services

Embraer 195 ©Royal Jordanian Airlines

Royal Jordanian Airlines has entrusted Hawker Pacific Aerospace, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik, with landing gear services for the airline’s regional aircraft fleet of Embraer E-Jets. The three-year contract encompasses landing gear overhauls for one Embraer 195 and two Embraer 175s. In addition, Hawker Pacific will support Royal Jordanian with landing gear spares on a loan- and exchange-basis. The first overhaul of the aircraft’s landing gears in Hawker Pacific’s Sun Valley facility is scheduled for November 2019. Lufthansa Technik already has a decades-long business relationship with Royal Jordanian, that in addition to the new contract emcompasses both landing gear services Read more

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GE and LOT Polish Airlines sign TrueChoice agreement for CF34 engines

LOT Polish Airlines and GE have signed a five-year TrueChoice Overhaul service agreement for the airline’s fleet of CF34-8E engines that power its 18 Embraer E170/175 aircraft. The TrueChoice Overhaul agreement provides time and material overhauls with tailored workscopes. The agreement is valued at more than US$100 million over the life of the agreement.

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L3Harris Technologies delivers three custom wide-body paint completions in 2019

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L3Harris Technologies has delivered its third custom wide-body paint completion in 2019 at its recently enhanced facility. L3Harris’ aircraft paint completions occur in a 73,000 ft² climate-controlled hangar capable of accommodating some of the largest military and civilian aircraft, including the Boeing 747-8 and Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. The paint facility recently received a multi-million dollar upgrade to replace its analog HVAC system with the latest digital technology for temperature and humidity control, allowing the company to produce custom paint jobs on a variety of aircraft. The work is supplemented by multiple onsite component paint booths. L3Harris’ facility offers paint services Read more

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Boeing and EGYPTAIR Maintenance & Engineering sign MRO service agreement

Boeing and EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (EGME) have announced agreements that will approve the Cairo-based MRO as Boeing’s first maintenance supplier in Africa and the Middle East region. The agreement enables EGME to provide aircraft, engines and component maintenance services and solutions to Boeing customers. EGME will also receive landing gear exchange and overhaul support through the Boeing Landing Gear Exchange Program. The program provides flexible exchange solutions that allow customers to quickly repair and replace serviceable landing gear in hours. Boeing will also supply parts for a Quick Engine Change kit. The kit includes hardware and components used to Read more

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Voyageur Aviation and Segers Aviation establish regional aircraft parts depot in Dubai

Voyageur Aviation, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation and Segers Aviation, a Segers Group company, will establish a regional aircraft parts depot in Dubai, UAE. This new partnership includes a spare parts distribution agreement that will leverage Segers’ experienced logistics and sales expertise to sell Voyageur-owned spare parts to operators in the region and beyond. Under this agreement, Voyageur will be providing a pool of Dash 8-400, CRJ, and Dash 8 Classic spare parts to Segers for sale or exchange. Segers’ UAE office has expertise in marketing its own inventory and MRO services to operators in the Middle East, Africa and Read more

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Sanad Aerotech becomes maintenance center for LEAP engines

MRO solutions provider Sanad Aerotech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), has signed a landmark agreement with GE Aviation (GE) to provide maintenance services to GE for the next generation of narrow-body and wide-body aircraft. Under this agreement, the Abu Dhabi-based company will provide performance restoration overhaul services on the GEnx-1B engine as well as continued time (quick turn) overhauls on CFM International’s LEAP engines for GE. Effective January 1, 2020, Sanad Aerotech will expand its existing maintenance and repair services to include full overhaul on 315 GEnx engines until 2035, and quick turn on 237 Read more

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