Trip & Co announces patent pending for cargo-in-cabin innovations

©Trip & Co and SII have joined forces to develop efficient products to transport cargo on board of passenger flights

Trip & Co and SII have joined forces in order to develop efficient products to transport cargo on board of passenger flights. They now have received a tremendous number of requests from companies and corporations all over the world. Their new products are designed specifically for cargo-in-cabin applications and while suitable for all sorts of cargo, efficient loading and unloading will result in higher revenues. Owing to the Covid-19 crisis, many companies are coming up with creative initiatives in order to create new types of business and business-models for airlines. Trip & Co delivers products that guarantee (air) cargo safety Read more

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North American Aerospace Industries Corporation urges aviation industry to adopt best practices for sustainability

North American Aerospace Industries Corporation (NAAI)’s Managing Principal/General Manager, Sven Daniel Koechler, PhD, believes the aviation industry can do more to promote sustainability. The top executive of this end-to-end aircraft recycling solutions provider stated: “We are about to break ground on our planned aircraft recycling facilities in the GlobalTrans Park in Kinston, North Carolina.  Although, we are looking to build a profitable business, it is equally important that, in doing so, we apply sustainable practices to protect our environment. We believe all sectors of the aviation industry, from recyclers, MROs and FBOs to the airlines and leasing companies, should be Read more

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Strata delivers 100-shipsets of A350-900 Inboard Flaps for Airbus

©Strata delivers 100-shipsets of A350-900 Inboard Flaps for Airbus

Strata Manufacturing (Strata), the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has successfully delivered 100-shipsets of the assembled A350-900 Inboard Flaps (IBF). Having completed the full first article inspection for the fabrication of six IBF components at its state-of-the-art facility in the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, Strata now assumes fabrication and assembly duties in partnership with Airbus. To fully-automate the IBF manufacturing process, Strata will utilize Hot Drape Forming (HDF) and computer-controlled robotic Automated Tape Layup (ATL) machines, which gained first part qualification and first article inspection design and quality verifications early this year.

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MTU Aero Engines to adjust personnel capacity by end of 2021

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on international aviation, MTU Aero Engines plans to adjust its personnel capacities. By the end of 2021, the company aims to reduce capacity at its German and international locations by a total of around 10 to 15%. This will be carried out largely through individual agreements such as the increased use of partial retirement, early retirement and other arrangements. The target figure will also be reached through measures that have already been initiated, such as an extensive hiring freeze or waiver to fill vacant positions, as well as a reduction in working Read more

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Meggitt expands aviation repair capabilities in Asia

©Meggit Service & Support center Singapore

Meggitt, an international company specializing in high-performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets, has received authority approval to repair over 80 new part numbers at its newly expanded Services & Support centre of excellence in Singapore. The purpose-built site serves as the regional hub for aerospace aftermarket in Asia. At 42,000 ft², the facility has doubled in size to incorporate fire detectors, cable assemblies, actuators, sensors, valves and heat exchangers, adding several new capabilities to the current portfolio. Meggitt’s Services & Support division established its site at Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore, in 2012, and this Read more

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GA Telesis Engine Services opens new state-of-the-art aircraft engine hospital shop

GA Telesis Engine Services OY (GATES), the engine heavy maintenance unit of global aviation integrator GA Telesis, has established its dedicated aircraft engine hospital shop, focusing on specialized aircraft engine repairs requiring limited or targeted maintenance. The Special Procedures Aero-Engine Hospital (SPAH) will be one of the few in the world with integrated test cell facilities capable of testing engines of up to 100,000 lbs of thrust. SPAH will focus solely on repairs that will allow the company to provide a streamlined approach, real-time engine evaluations, and troubleshooting. Furthermore, SPAH will include a mobile response team that will concentrate on Read more

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Major job losses likely at Airbus as world’s leading planemaker targets 40% drop in production

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Speaking to German newspaper Die Welt, Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury confirmed plans for the world’s largest planemaker to reduce output by 40% over the next two years to counter the drop in demand for aircraft and delivery delay requests resulting from the effects on global travel by the COVID19 pandemic. The company is now in talks with unions ahead of any formal announcement which is expected at the end of July. Airbus needs to find a balance between job losses and financial aid being offered by European governments. “It’s a brutal fact, but we must do it. It is about Read more

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MAC Aero Interiors’ production facility receives Airbus approval to start producing aircraft interiors in Estonia

©MAC Aero Interiors production facility in Tallinn

MAC Aero Interiors, a subsidiary of Magnetic MRO, a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, has had Airbus-approved-supplier status for many years. As a new milestone, the Magnetic MRO facility has received approval from Airbus to start producing interior elements for Airbus aircraft in its production facility located in Tallinn, Estonia. MAC Aero Interiors has previously been producing parts for Airbus in the former plant in the U.K. before relocating the production facility to Estonia in early 2020. The manufacturing line in Tallinn has received the approval from Airbus for future production of literature pockets Read more

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Jet Linx teams with JSSI Parts & Leasing for procurement

Private jet management and jet card membership company Jet Linx is teaming up with JSSI Parts & Leasing, a division of Jet Support Services (JSSI), to support its aircraft parts procurement function. Nebraska-based Jet Linx provides jet card membership, aircraft management services, and acquisition and sales support to more than 2,300 customers worldwide. The agreement will enable JSSI Parts & Leasing to provide extensive parts procurement, logistics, and billing support through its Supply Chain Solutions service, covering all Jet Linx private base terminals and aircraft. JSSI Parts & Leasing’s dedicated procurement staff will manage the journey of every part request Read more

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Morocco orders 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters

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Morocco is the 17th country to acquire the Boeing AH-64 Apache through a contract for 24 of the helicopters that was recently signed. Boeing has delivered nearly 2,500 Apache helicopters to 16 nations to date, including the U.S., Netherlands, Greece, United Kingdom, Japan, India, Singapore, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Deliveries to Morocco are expected to begin in 2024. The AH-64E Apache is the latest configuration of the attack helicopter. It is designed and equipped with an open systems architecture including the latest communications, navigation, sensor and weapon systems. It has an improved Modernized Target Acquisition Designation System that provides Read more

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