AEI to provide EGYPTAIR with its first B737-800SF freighter conversion

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has released that EGYPTAIR has signed a contract for an AEI B737-800SF freighter-conversion. The aircraft (MSN: 35560) is scheduled to commence modification in October 2022. Touch labour for the conversion and maintenance requirements will be accomplished by the authorized AEI Conversion Centre, Commercial Jet, in Miami, Florida. EGYPTAIR currently owns three Airbus A330-200 freighters, with a capacity of 60 tonnes per aircraft, and the company’s cargo operations have grown during the COVID-19 period. EGYPTAIR has also started new routes to accommodate the need to transport medical items and agricultural crops. Once completed, this will be the first Read more

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IAI to convert four B777-300ER aircraft for Cargojet

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed an agreement to carry out passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions for Cargojet Canada’s Cargo Airline. The agreement was signed as a result of the growing global demand for cargo aircraft and includes the conversion of four B777-300ER aircraft and additional options in the future. IAI has recently signed a number of new agreements for cargo conversions, including converting B777-300ER aircraft for Emirates and establishing new conversion lines worldwide, including in Abu Dhabi, Ethiopia and other locations around the world. This agreement with Cargojet strengthens IAI’s strategy to expand its growing cargo conversion lines globally.  Cargojet is a Read more

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Ryanair signs winter maintenance agreement with STS Aviation Group

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Ryanair has announced a new winter maintenance agreement with UK MRO provider, STS Aviation Group, which will see the airline undertake two lines of heavy maintenance at its modern MRO facility in Birmingham. Ryanair’s fleet will grow to over 600 aircraft over the coming years and this agreement will ensure that the airline has flexibility as to where it places its aircraft for upcoming winter maintenance seasons. Commenting on the deal, Ian Bartholomew, Senior Vice President Business Development Europe at STS Aviation Services said: “We are delighted that Ryanair has selected STS Aviation Services to perform nose-to-tail lines of heavy Read more

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Ryanair announces winter maintenance agreement with Caerdav

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Ryanair has announced a new winter maintenance agreement with UK-based MRO provider, Caerdav, which will see the airline undertake two lines of heavy maintenance with Caerdav at its modern MRO facility in Cardiff. Ryanair’s fleet will grow to over 600 aircraft over the coming years and this agreement will ensure that the airline has flexibility as to where it places its aircraft for the upcoming winter maintenance season. Ryanair uses a mix of internal facilities and external suppliers to conduct its heavy maintenance. The carrier continues to invest in its internal heavy maintenance facilities and this agreement will complement these Read more

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Embraer and NAC sign first P2F conversion deal for up to ten E190F/E195Fs

Nordic Aviation Capital will become a launch lessor for Embraer's E-Jet P2F conversion ©Embraer

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the regional aircraft leasing company, will become a launch lessor of Embraer’s E-Jet passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion. NAC and Embraer have reached an agreement in principle to take up to ten conversion slots for E190F/E195F aircraft, with first deliveries starting in 2024. Aircraft for conversion will come from NAC’s existing E190/E195 fleet. Norman C.T. Liu, President and CEO Nordic Aviation Capital, said, “We look forward to working with Embraer on developing an operator base for the E-Jet freighter as cargo conversions are a key element of our full-life cycle portfolio strategy for the future.” The conversion-to-freighter will Read more

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Jet Aviation extends line maintenance services to FBO in Zurich

Jet Aviation is offering a line maintenance service through its new hangar facility in Zurich. The facility is authorizsed to perform line maintenance on a range of business aircraft, including the Gulfstream series, with immediate effect. Situated at Jet Aviation’s Zurich North FBO, the facility will initially receive approval under an extension of the company’s Basel site authorisations prior to undergoing an audit for line maintenance repair station approval by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA). Jet Aviation expanded its Zurich operation in June 2021 via the acquisition of the former ExecuJet Zurich FBO facilities. The acquisition added Read more

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Embraer partners with Fokker Services to provide E-Jets components maintenance

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Embraer has chosen Netherlands-based Fokker Services to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, covering a series of engine line replaceable units (LRUs) enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Programme, supporting Embraer’s first-generation E-Jets aircraft, including the E170, E175, E190 and E195. The multi-year agreement includes more than 60-part numbers of engine LRUs. The engine LRUs will be repaired in-house at Fokker Services’ repair facilities. To ensure outstanding reliability of these critical components, the team will utilise state-of-the-art equipment, such as twin-wire electric arc spray and an eddy current dynamometer test stand. Fokker Services will now provide its specialist knowledge to support Read more

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Iberia Maintenance to maintain Volotea’s fleet of A320 aircraft until 2028

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Volotea, the airline for small- and medium-sized European cities, has signed a contract with Iberia Maintenance to perform C-check overhauls on Airbus A320 aircraft at its facilities in Madrid and Barcelona for the next five and a half years. Volotea will send its A320 aircraft to Iberia MRO for a comprehensive maintenance service to be carried out during the winter seasons. This agreement, which will come into force in January 2023, will run until 2028. The airline selected Iberia Maintenance after an exhaustive bidding process in which the Spanish provider was the winner due to the excellent quality of its Read more

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Aventure Aviation acquires Boeing 737NG for tear-down

The former TUI Boeing 737NG awaiting tear-down ©Aventure Aviation

Aventure Aviation has acquired a Boeing 737NG, MSN 35140, the youngest 737NG airframe it has ever obtained. Teardown for the recently retired TUI Airways aircraft will be done by KLM UK Engineering in Norwich, United Kingdom. This is Aventure’s fourth 737NG purchase for 2022. Parts will join an extensive stock of existing 737NG inventory stored in Atlanta. The purchase comes a few weeks after Aventure’s acquisition of a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737NG, MSN 32713. “Our growing list of teardowns has allowed us to develop operating procedures that ensure efficient handling of the entire process from start to finish,” said Sales Read more

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FL Technics signs warehousing contract with B&H Worldwide

FL Technics has signed a contract with B&H Worldwide to manage its aircraft parts storage in Germany. The two companies have had a long-term commercial relationship in both the UK and Singapore, but this is the first time they have worked together in mainland Europe. Effective immediately, B&H Worldwide will utilise its Frankfurt warehouse facility to store a range of aerospace consumables, engine spare parts, rotables and dangerous goods for FL Technics to ensure they can be efficiently distributed to customers across the European Union. FL Technics is a global provider of MRO services, operating in North America, Europe, and Read more

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