Aerocare Aviation Services bolsters paint offering

Catreus Phenom 300 at Aerocare Chester facility ©AASL

Following its acquisition this summer by Complete Aircraft Group, Aerocare Aviation Services Limited (AASL) has successfully completed a modification of its state-of-the-art paint facility at its Chester, UK headquarters.  The investment forms a key part of its future growth strategy, which involved widening the door aperture to 22 metres, enabling it to address the surge in demand it is receiving to accommodate the repainting of larger aircraft, including the Embraer Legacy 600 and Bombardier Challenger 850. “Under our new ownership we are making substantial investment in the real estate, equipment and manpower for the aircraft operators and owners we serve,” Read more

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SR Technics and Garuda Indonesia sign CFM56-7B engine support contract

Contract signing between SR Technics and Garuda Indonesia ©SR Technics

MRO service provider SR Technics has signed a multi-year CFM56-7B engine support contract at the MRO Asia in Singapore, with PT Garuda Indonesia (Garuda), powering the carriers Boeing 737 NG aircraft. The contract will allow SR Technics and Garuda to explore areas of cooperation by providing the best quality service in engine support for the Boeing 737 Next Generation, commonly abbreviated as 737NG, or 737 Next Gen, a narrow-body aircraft powered by two jet engines and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Indonesian carrier Garuda seamlessly connects over 60 destinations worldwide and an array of exotic destinations in the beautiful archipelago Read more

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Airbus still confident of 75 narrow-body jet output per month by 2025 despite current supply chain problems

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While maintaining its proposed output target of 75 narrow-body jets per month by 2025, European planemaker Airbus has been forced to accept current supply chain issues and has lowered the pressure on suppliers to commit to meeting Airbus’ proposed target. Currently many suppliers have openly confirmed that parts’ shortages would remain “largely through the end of 2023”, according to a recently published Jefferies poll. Prior to 2025 Airbus is looking to ramp up production numbers to 65 units a month in 2023 for narrow-body jets, though the time period to reach this target has been postponed until early 2024. While Read more

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GKN Aerospace celebrates grand opening of aero-engine parts repair facility in Malaysia

©GKN Aerospace inaugurated its new facility in Johor, Malaysia

On the last day of the MRO ASIA show in Singapore, GKN Aerospace has celebrated the grand opening of its all-new facility for aero-engine parts repair in Johor Malaysia with an inauguration ceremony. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place in February 2020 but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The site is focusing on servicing engine low-pressure compressor (LPC) components for CFM56-5B, CFM56-7 and V2500 engines. The first CFM platforms have already been repaired and were delivered to customers in December 2021. The repair of V2500 fan blades kicked off in June 2022. The portfolio Read more

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Heart Aerospace selects MSB (Sogeclair) to support interior development of latest electrically powered aircraft, ES-30

Rendering of the ES-30 interior supported by MSB RG expertise ©MSB

MSB, a Sogeclair company, supplier of innovative, high value-added solutions for safer and more efficient mobility, has signed an agreement with Heart Aerospace, manufacturers of the electrically powered ES-30 regional aircraft to design and develop some 60 key structural components for the cabin, flight deck and cargo sections. The scope of work includes full provision of floor coverings, headliners, acoustic and thermal insulation, emergency equipment throughout the fuselage and cabin seat integration. Individual components to be provided for the individual aircraft zones include flight deck console trim panels, side ledge and stowage systems; cabin sidewall, window shades and passenger service Read more

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Topcast wins exclusive distribution agreement from Av-DEC

Topcast, the aircraft parts distributor and MRO service provider, has won an exclusive distribution agreement of products from Aviation Devices & Electronic Components, LLC (Av-DEC), the innovative anti-corrosion solution provider. Upon the contract signed as of the first day of MRO Asia-Pacific 2022, Topcast will represent all corrosion-prevention products engineered by Av-DEC to customers in South-East Asia. Corrosion is a gradual deterioration of a material’s surface through chemical reactions and is a threat to all aircraft, as they operate in extreme environments that speed up corrosion. This problem can be extremely costly to aircraft operators in parts overhaul and replacement Read more

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Spirit AeroSystems and Malaysia Airlines Berhad to create MRO services for 737NG

At MRO Asia-Pacific in Singapore, Spirit AeroSystems announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) to develop maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the Boeing 737 next-generation aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Spirit and MAB will start to jointly work on establishing repair services for nacelle and flight control surfaces to support the airline’s fleet and the planes of other operators before the end of 2022. “This is an important development as Spirit Aftermarket Services continues to expand service offerings to the important Asia-Pacific market,” said Kailash Krishnaswamy, Senior Vice President Read more

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GA Telesis Engine Services and Lion Air Group sign CFM56-7B engine maintenance contract

©GATES has signed a major CFM56-7B engine maintenance contract with Lion Air Group

GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) and Lion Air have entered into a long-term engine maintenance contract covering the airline’s Boeing 737NG fleet. This strategic win for GATES covers maintenance, repair, and overhaul of CFM56-7B engines across Lion Air Group airlines (including Batik Malaysia and Thai Lion Air). In addition, it includes leased engine support, LLP management, and logistics. The first engine maintenance event will enter a GATES maintenance slot in early October 2022. Lion Air, the largest airline in Indonesia and second-largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia, now has a large majority of the domestic market share post-pandemic and continues Read more

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Luxair awards Revima Asia Pacific B737NG landing gear MRO contract

Luxair B737-800 aircraft ©AirTeamImages

Revima Asia Pacific has entered into a two-year agreement for B737NG landing gear overhaul. The first overhaul is scheduled in September 2022 in Revima’s brand-new state-of-the-art 11,000 m² facility south of Bangkok, Thailand. Ramp-up of operations is now accelerating and the company is ready to support a growing number of customers in the region with high-value quality and service. Remy Maitam, Revima Asia Pacific President, said: “Revima Asia Pacific is excited to support Luxair on its B737NG landing gear overhaul programme. We will draw on our experienced staff and extensive in-house capabilities to deliver on our commitments to Luxair”.

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Pratt & Whitney to establish Singapore technology accelerator

Pratt & Whitney will establish a technology accelerator in Singapore in collaboration with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Technologies developed in Singapore will be applied across Pratt & Whitney’s global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) footprint. The facility, serving as a centre of excellence for technology advancement, will help to accelerate the development and deployment of technology insertion projects across Pratt & Whitney’s four Singapore-based MRO facilities over the next five years. The projects, expected to be worth at least S$31 million (US$22 million or £19 million), will focus on automation, advanced inspection, connected factory and digital twins, helping Read more

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