SR Technics renews wheels & brakes services contract with SWISS

SR Technics has renewed a wheels and brakes service contract with its longstanding customer Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) covering its Airbus fleet for the next five years. The new agreement covers the maintenance and availability of wheels and brakes for both SWISS and Edelweiss Airbus A320, A330 and A340 fleet. All maintenance work will take place at the SR Technics wheels and brakes shop in Zurich which has provided reliable services for many years.

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CRENO delivers 20th large CNC machine in China to AVIC

CRENO engineer adjusting the machine ©CRENO

CRENO, one of the leaders in high tech machining solutions, pursues its development in China as it prepares to deliver to AVIC, the Chinese OEM, a 2 in 1 computer numerical control capable of machining composite parts as well as cutting honeycomb ultrasonically. Specialized in the aeronautics industry, a high consumer of composites, CRENO will deliver its 20th specialized large machine to China. The machine will be implanted in Jinan, on one of AVIC’s locations, a Chinese equipment manufacturer and major actor of the COMAC program. This 2 in 1 solution will enable machining of composite parts as well as Read more

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MTU Maintenance secures close to US$4.4 billion in contract wins

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MTU Maintenance, the MRO division of MTU Aero Engines AG secured around US44.4 billion in MRO contract wins in 2018, surpassing the 4 billion mark for the first time in its history. Over 300 contracts were signed in 2018, of which 46 were with new engine MRO customers. In 2018, MTU Maintenance’s worldwide facilities were operating at full capacity and the company completed well over 1,000 shop visits as well as close to 1,500 events. The highest ever number of engines went through the MTU Maintenance Hannover facility with over 400 shop visits completed. Within the network, around a third Read more

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S7 Technics and Air Astana agree on five-year maintenance contract

Air Astana A320 ©S7 Technics

S7 Technics has commenced work under a five-year maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) contract signed with Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana. The russian aircraft maintenance service provider won the open tender for the contract in the summer of 2018. Under the arrangement, S7 Technics will perform C-checks on the Airbus A320 family of narrow-body aircraft and Boeing 767 wide-bodies operated by Air Astana. The Kazakh carrier has become the first international airline to agree on such a long-term and large-scale contract with Russia’s S7 Technics. The first aircraft Air Astana sent for a shop visit to S7 Technics was a Read more

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GAL Aerospace introduces larger overhead bins for Bombardier Q400

Larger overhead bins for Bombardier Q400 ©GAL Aerospace

GAL Aerospace has launched its solution to increase overhead bin capacity for regional airlines operating the Dash 8 Q400 aircraft with classic interiors. The new overhead bin solution is part of an ongoing product development effort by GAL Aerospace to improve the customer experience and extend the service life of Q400 aircraft fitted with classic interiors by providing a plug and play replacement for the original, undersized bins. Insufficient overhead bin space poses a major challenge to on-time departures, frustrates passengers and cabin crew, and causes airlines to employ inconvenient and expensive gate check or plane side service to mitigate Read more

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Japan Airlines signs multi-year agreement with Satair for A350 material solution

JAL and Satair sign IMS contract ©Satair

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a multi-year IMS contract with Airbus subsidiary Satair for a long- term, fully-integrated end-to-end supply chain package covering expendable material for the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A350s. The service will commence from June 2019 in line with the delivery of the first of 31 A350XWBs (18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s plus options for a further 25 aircraft) on order with the airline. First service planned for the new aircraft will be in September 2019 on the Tokyo Haneda-Fukuoka route. The service to be provided by Satair will be covering all airframe expendables for the Read more

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Allegiant Air selects SR Technics as CFM56-5B maintenance provider

Allegiant Air selects SR Technics for CFM56-5B engine service ©AirTeamImages

SR Technics has been selected by United States-based low-cost airline Allegiant Air to service its fleet of CFM56-5B engines for a period of three years. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Allegiant Air is the ninth largest commercial airline in the USA. It currently has a fleet of 80 Airbus A319/A320 but expects to be flying 93 aircraft by the end of 2019. The airline has already sent the first three engines to Zurich for the first of approximately 50 CFM56 shop visits over the term of the contract. The three-year deal includes an optional two-year extension.

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StandardAero to provide engine support for Air Senegal’s ATR 72-600 fleet

©Air Senegal ATR 72-600

StandardAero has been selected by Air Senegal to provide a comprehensive range of engine services for its new fleet of ATR 72-600 regional turboprop aircraft.  Under the multi-year contract with the Senegalese flag carrier, StandardAero will provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Air Senegal’s ATR 72-600s from its OEM-authorized Designated Overhaul Facilities (DOFs) in Gonesse, France and Summerside, PE, Canada. The contract will also see StandardAero provide Air Senegal with a range of rental engine, mobile repair team (MRT), engineering and engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) support services.  StandardAero is uniquely placed to offer ECTM analysis expertise Read more

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Magnetic MRO expands CAMO capabilities to two new wide-bodies

©Magnetic MRO expands COMO capabilities

Magnetic MRO, a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, has gained EASA’s approval to offer continuing airworthiness management (CAMO) services on wide-bodies Airbus 330 and Boeing 777, as well as Embraer 145 aircraft type. News about the recently updated CAMO approval certificate that expands Magnetic MRO’s capabilities to two new types of wide-body aircraft comes just weeks after the company finalized the acquisition of Direct Maintenance, a Dutch company that’s specialized in Line Maintenance for wide-body aircraft.

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SWISS to introduce new Premium Economy Class

SWISS is to introduce a new Premium Economy Class on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021. In a first step, the additional travel class will be available in a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In the medium term, the new travel product will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet. For Economy Class travelers seeking more inflight comfort, the new product will offer a totally new air travel experience. SWISS will be investing some CHF 40 million in installing the new seating class on its Boeing 777 fleet. The new Premium Economy Class will feature a Read more

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