ST Engineering’s Aerospace arm sets up MRO JV with Vietnam Airlines

ST Engineering’s Aerospace arm and Vietnam Airlines Engineering Company (VAECO), have set up a new joint venture company, Vietnam Singapore Technologies Engineering Aerospace Co. Ltd. (JVCo), in Vietnam. The setting up of the JVCo, which establishes the Group’s first presence in Vietnam, follows a Memorandum of Understanding announced on April 26, 2018.  The JVCo was set up with a paid up capital of US$3.9m (approximately S$5.3m) to provide component Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) solutions. ST Engineering has a 49% stake in the JVCo, with the remaining 51% held by VAECO. The JVCo will leverage Vietnam Airlines’ existing maintenance facilities Read more

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CAS awarded Maintenance Approval Certificate from the Republic of Indonesia

Certified Aviation Services (CAS) has been awarded the Maintenance Approval Certificate from the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Transportation, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The scope of this certificate covers work for CAS’ component repair shop in Fairhope, Alabama. The DGCA requires its candidates to assemble a safety management system (SMS). While the SMS is suggested by the FAA, it is a mandatory requirement in order to receive the DGCA. The completion of CAS’ SMS not only enhances the safety of its employees and customers but also shows its commitment that safety and quality standards are continuously met.  The Read more

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Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries opts for Aeroxchange’s AeroBuy solution

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines Holding, has selected Aeroxchange’s AeroBuy solution to drive asset optimization and increase supply chain transparency. SAEI is headquartered in Saudi Arabia at King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah. With over 59 years of experience, it is one of the largest Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service providers in the Middle East. SAEI provides full maintenance support to Saudi Arabian Airlines’ (SAUDIA) fleet and also provides services to SAUDIA’s affiliates and other major local regional and international airlines. “We are pleased to welcome SAEI onto the Aeroxchange Read more

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MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg opens new logistics center

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MTU Maintenance has inaugurated a new logistics center at its Ludwigsfelde site on June 5. The company has invested €11.5 million in the new building, which totals 6,500 m² of operating space across two levels and can house 105 employees. The relocation of all relevant departments to the new building is scheduled for completion in September this year. The expansion became necessary due to continual growth within the company. This applies not only to the number of employees but also to the volume of business and the engine models in the site’s portfolio. Engine deliveries out of Ludwigsfelde increased by Read more

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TRB to supply materials for Airbus A380 luxury suites

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TRB Lightweight Structures has worked closely with international high technology company Safran to create luxury ‘Skyroom suites’ for Singapore Airlines. Available on board five new Airbus A380 passenger aircraft, these private suites were commissioned to celebrate the airline’s 70th birthday, and feature over 100 different phenolic panels manufactured by TRB. Safran was appointed to design and build the luxury cabins and, with a tight deadline to meet, approached TRB, recognising the company’s expertise in composite materials and complex project management. The design of each room was dependent on its position within the aircraft, requiring the production of over 100 different Read more

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GAL Aerospace to introduce global field support for Regional Aircraft Interiors

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GAL Aerospace has introduced Global Aftermarket Field Support for the Regional Aircraft Interiors market. Through its subsidiary GAL AeroStaff, GAL Aerospace has been actively providing worldwide Customer Service, Field Support, and Technical Staffing on behalf of regional aircraft OEMs for the past ten years. Leveraging its experience supporting airlines around the globe, GAL is now raising the bar for cabin interiors support for all ATR, and Bombardier CRJ and Dash 8/Q400 families of regional aircraft.   “When it comes to the aftermarket for cabin interiors, we are committed to providing the most responsive service in our industry,” says Jonathan Cornwell, Read more

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More trouble for beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX as FAA finds defective part


With the Boeing 737 MAX program already in trouble after two fatal crashes and a number of airlines already canceling orders, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has announced that it has identified a faulty part in a number of the jets, as well as the 1997 third-generation 737 variant, the 737 NG. According to the FAA the affected parts “may be susceptible to premature failure or cracks resulting from the improper manufacture process.” Slats are moveable panels that extend along the wing’s front during take-off and landing to provide additional lift. The tracks guide the slats and are built into Read more

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Aerostar reports heavy checks of 104 aircraft during 2018

Dring 2018 Aerostar has recorded its highest ever throughput of Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families aircraft heavy checks with 104 aircraft passing through its Bacau facility for ‘C’ and ‘D’ checks (79 Boeing 737 family and 25 A320 family). These aircraft were from 22 different customers, of which seven were new customers. Included among the new customers was Air France which booked four A320 family aircraft in for heavy checks. The first aircraft, F-HEPG, was the prototype for the A320 installation of the Internet Connectivity via Satellite package; it is an Aeroconseil modernisation bulletin implemented on three aircraft. The Read more

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Acro moves one step closer to China seat production

Acro Aircraft Seating, the UK based manufacturer of Economy Class and Premium Economy Class aircraft seats, has moved a step closer to initiating additional production capabilities in China. The company established a facility in Shanghai in Q4 2018 with the intent to supply the Chinese civil aviation market with Acro’s innovative seating products. Chris Leese-Wood, Acro’s CEO and Accountable Manager said: “We are delighted with the progress that both our UK Quality and Shanghai Production teams have made to realise our production capabilities in China. The Shanghai facility will be initiated under existing Acro regulatory approvals, with the intention of Read more

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Geven receives approval as “Boeing Offerable Seat Supplier”

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Geven has been approved as “Boeing Offerable Seat Supplier”, for line-fit installation of Economic Class seats on the 787 Dreamliner. This milestone is the result of a long Boeing evaluation and qualification process, involving all Geven departments, especially focused on engineering and manufacturing capabilities. During the past decade, Geven has reached and maintained high levels of performance, with outstanding on-time deliveries and after sales support.

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