Delta TechOps completes first P&W next-generation jet engine heavy maintenance visit

©Delta TechOps completes the first comprehensive maintenance visit of a PW1100G-JM engine

Delta TechOps’ aviation maintenance technicians have completed the first comprehensive maintenance visit of a PW1100G-JM engine. This next-generation engine will power Delta’s future A321neo aircraft and is part of Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engine family, covering five aircraft platforms. This PW1100G-JM induction was a heavy maintenance visit where the engine was almost fully disassembled to perform targeted hardware upgrades. The full disassembly allowed for Delta TechOps teams to train, achieve certification to perform PW1100G-JM procedures, and start development of in-house repair capability as a P&W disassembly, assembly, and testing center.

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Satair takes lead on material management services for Airbus A220

Airbus Canada has officially transferred the overall A220 material management services offer to Satair ©Satair

Satair, an Airbus services company, has taken the lead on global material support and services for A220 operators, working in close coordination with the A220 program team in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership. Since July, Airbus Canada has officially transferred the overall A220 material management services offer to Satair, as part of the integration of the program into Airbus. The official A220 material management services have smoothly been transitioned to Satair over the summer. Overall, Satair will now be in charge of a wide range of value-adding activities including: planning and inventory; purchasing; quality inspection; certification; warehousing and distribution; customer order handling; Read more

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Frontier Airlines selects Airinmar for warranty and value engineering services

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AAR subsidiary Airinmar has signed a new services agreement with low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines. Airinmar will provide a full suite of support services covering both aircraft warranty and value engineering. Warranty management services will cover the identification, claim and recovery of the multiple airframe, engine and component warranty entitlements provided by Airbus and its suppliers. Value engineering support will include cost oversight services to assure compliance with Frontier’s contracted component repairs and minimize component flight-hour out-of-scope repair charges. The services will complement Frontier’s current materials management activities and focus on maximizing the recovery of Frontier’s warranty entitlements and reducing the Read more

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GATES receives approval from Argentinian and Egyptian aviation authorities to overhaul CFM56-5B/7B and CF6-80C2B engines

GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) has received certification from the Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil in Argentina (ANAC) and the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) to overhaul CFM56-5B/7B and CF6-80C2B engines. These approvals provide GATES with access to major MRO markets and will allow the company to develop and expand its customer base in both South America and Northern Africa. GATES has previously been approved by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia (GACA) and Dirección General Read more

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Joramco and Ryanair continue maintenance agreement

Ryanair aircraft at ©Joramco hangar

Joramco, the Amman-based MRO and the engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), is heading into the new season and starting maintenance on the new line of aircraft after successfully completing its first-time base-maintenance agreement with the Irish budget airline, Ryanair. The former agreement covered Joramco’s performance of heavy checks on the airline’s Boeing 737 NG fleet. Ryanair booked two parallel lines at the Joramco facility during the winter season, initially set from November 2019 until June 2020. The new line of checks started on July 15, 2020 and will continue through March 2021 and consisting of five Boeing 737 Read more

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GA Telesis signs global tooling distribution agreement with Shockform Aeronautique

GA Telesis has signed an agreement with Quebec-based Shockform Aeronautique to become a worldwide distributor of its extensive product line of manual peening process equipment. This partnership immediately expands the offerings of GA Telesis’ Tarmac Solutions Group to supply specialized tooling and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for airline operators, MROs, corporate and government aircraft. GA Telesis’ global customer network was a key attribute in its selection to distribute these products.

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BOC Aviation (Ireland) signs Magnetic MRO as its CAMO service provider

Magnetic MRO, a Total Technical Care and asset management organization, has signed a Continuing Airworthiness Management contract with BOC Aviation (Ireland), one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing service provider. Since the agreement has been signed, the lessor has already delivered one Boeing 737NG aircraft to Magnetic MRO’s hangars in Tallinn, Estonia. Since the start of the global pandemic in the first quarter of this year, a vast number of lease companies have faced the challenge on figuring out how they will proceed with their assets as several carriers have suffered from bankruptcy or had to limit their fleet size Read more

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Recaro Aircraft Seating inks deal with Wizz Air for economy-class seats on 146 Airbus aircraft

Wizz Air will equip 146 Airbus aircraft with economy-class seats SL3710 from ©Recaro

Recaro Aircraft Seating has secured a deal with Wizz Air for 31,767 passenger seats. The SL3710 economy-class seat will be installed on 146 Airbus aircraft starting in 2021. This partnership is part of a larger deal with the Indigo Partners portfolio of airlines for nearly 100,000 passenger seats, which is the largest order of seats in the history of Recaro. Recaro worked closely with Wizz Air to develop a sustainable seat for the carrier, as the airline already has numerous sustainable initiatives in place. Wizz Air has reduced its carbon footprint by utilizing efficient Airbus aircraft and prioritizing lightweight products Read more

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Gulfstream’s latest service center opens at Palm Beach International Airport

Gulfstream, Jet Aviation Palm Beach, Fl.

Gulfstream Aerospace (Gulfstream) has announced that its new company-owned service center in Palm Beach, Florida, is now open. The center is being shared with Jet Aviation, both of whom will have their own hangars but who will share office space. “Gulfstream has had a presence in Palm Beach for almost 20 years with the capability to accommodate all Gulfstream models,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support. “We are excited to open a state-of-the-art facility that will offer world-class service to a greater number of Gulfstream aircraft simultaneously. The Palm Beach service center is well-positioned to support customers in domestic Read more

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STS Aviation Services grows team and expands Airbus tooling

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider STS Aviation Services will grow its C-check services team and expands its Airbus tooling as work ramps up inside of its base maintenance facility in Melbourne, Florida. “We are beginning to see more and more commercial aircraft come out of storage,” said Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “When that happens, a C Check is often required before an aircraft can return to service. Right now, our team in Melbourne is turning C-checks over very quickly, and that spells immediate revenue for our commercial clients who are all eager to get their Read more

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