GA Telesis signs product distribution agreement with JMS

GA Telesis (GAT) has signed an agreement with German commercial aircraft maintenance support firm JMS AG (JMS) to become a worldwide distributor of its extensive Ground Support Equipment (GSE) product line. This partnership builds on the continued expansion of offerings of GA Telesis’ Tarmac Solutions Group to supply GSE and specialized tooling to airlines, MROs, and airports around the world. The three-year agreement with JMS provides GA Telesis access to critical GSE, including towbars, tripod jacks, axle jacks, and unique aircraft/engine handling and servicing equipment.

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Qantas chooses Spatial to deliver new Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer

Qantas has selected Spatial to deliver a new CEET ©Spatial

Qantas has chosen Spatial, a provider of cabin crew training simulators, to deliver a new wide-body Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET). Working in collaboration with the Qantas team, the CEET will be a highly sophisticated device offering training on both A330 and B787 aircraft operations in a combined environment to meet Qantas training requirements. As well as offering training on the doors for both aircraft types in both normal and emergency modes, the CEET will deliver cockpit entry procedures training and feature fire, smoke and decompression simulations.

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MTU Maintenance signs contract with new customer Air Serbia

Air Serbia A320 aircraft with V2500 engines ©MTU

MTU Maintenance and new customer Air Serbia have signed an exclusive V2500 engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) contract. The six-year agreement covers MRO, engine trend monitoring and spare engine services for Air Serbia’s v-powered A319 and A320 aircraft fleet.  The Serbian flag carrier was founded in 1927, and in 2020, had already flown to a total of 63 destinations across Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East and North America. The airline is headquartered in Belgrade and operates a total of 21 aircraft including A330 for transatlantic flights. 

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Diehl Aviation responds to long-term slump in sales, 1,400 jobs to go

Aviation supplier Diehl Aviation, a leading supplier of cabin interiors and aircraft systems as well as related services, has presented a concept for its future positioning. The concept will assist the company in securing its leading position in the aviation industry. Diehl Aviation is commencing implementation of a future-oriented project with the objective of  providing the division by the end of 2022 with an economically sustainable and future-oriented cost structure, through restructuring and an innovation campaign. Since the spring of 2020, the aviation industry has suffered a slump in demand by about half due to the fall-out from the coronavirus Read more

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OGMA becomes new Pratt & Whitney authorized maintenance center to support GTF engines

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OGMA, an Embraer Group Company, is the new authorized maintenance center for Pratt & Whitney engines. This is the culmination of a project developed by OGMA, with the support of Embraer, over the past 12 months, which allows it to expand its scope of services in the area of engine maintenance, marking the entry of Pratt & Whitney maintenance, repair and overhaul in Portugal. The industrialization and training project to carry out the maintenance of Pratt & Whitney GTF™ (Geared Turbofan) PW1100G-JM engine is scheduled to start in 2021 and is expected to develop for the next two decades. Throughout Read more

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TAM delivers two ATR 72s to Siberian regional carrier KrasAvia

TAM finished a major overhaul and refurbishment on two ATR 72 aircraft for KrasAvia ©AFK

Täby Air Maintenance, TAM, has finished a major overhaul and refurbishment on two ATR 72 aircraft for Russia’s regional carrier, KrasAvia, based in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, some 700 km north-east of Novosibirsk. The two ATR’s will be the first on the Russian register, complementing some 40 Russian- and Czech-built regional airliners like the Yak-42, An-24/26 and the Let 410. With more than three decades of qualified airliner maintenance experience, TAM has come to be a well known provider of high-quality technical services for the worldwide fleet of Saab 340 and Saab 2000.This spring, TAM expanded its service portfolio to include the Read more

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EME Aero completes first series of Pratt & Whitney GTF shop visits

Inside the EME Aero shop ©MTU

EME Aero, the engine services joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines, has recently completed the first regular maintenance visits of Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM Geared Turbo Fan (GTF™) engines. Since January, when the first engine arrived in line with Pratt & Whitney’s low-pressure turbine (LPT) retrofit program, a total of 21 engines were successfully delivered back to different customers. Moreover, EME Aero has now become an official member in the Pratt & Whitney GTF MRO network.  After completing the LPT retrofit program, whose 15 engines were used to smoothly start-up operations in the facility, EME Aero has Read more

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MAC Aero Interiors finishes Embraer Legacy 600 interior refurbishing program

Interior of finished Embraer Legacy 600 jet ©MAC Aero Interiors

MAC Aero Interiors, a subsidiary of global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, Magnetic MRO, has successfully completed a full VIP aircraft interior refurbishment project for a private charter flight management company. The Embraer Legacy 600 aircraft has been delivered to Magnetic MRO hangars in Tallinn, Estonia, in September. The project scope followed “from concept to completion path” and included the refurbishment of the seats, divan covers and cushions, including armrests, shroud and fairing covers in a design tailored specifically for the customer. In addition, it included lavatory refurbishments and carpet changes in the aircraft. New specially Read more

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VAS Aero Services to disassemble Airbus A330 aircraft from Hi Fly Airlines

VAS Aero Services and Hi Fly Airlines have announced an agreement for VAS to manage the disassembly of one Hi Fly A330 aircraft (MSN 262) and associated engines. The airframe teardown will be conducted by VAS’ European services partner, Tarmac Aerosave, at the Tarmac facility in Tarbes, France. The aircraft’s two Pratt and Whitney PW4000-100 engines will be disassembled by SR Technics (SRT) at the SRT facility in Zurich, Switzerland, and will support the two company’s Exclusive Supply Program agreement.

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Zhejiang Loong Air and CFM sign Rate-Per-Flight-Hour agreement

Zhejiang Loong Air and CFM broaden relationship ©Safran

Zhejiang Loong Air has signed a 12-year Rate-Per-Flight-Hour agreement with CFM International (CFM) for the LEAP-1A engines, powering the airline’s leased fleet of 19 Airbus A320 and A321neo aircraft. Additionally, the deal includes an order for four spare LEAP-1A engines. This adds to the long-term service agreement signed last year at the Paris Air Show to cover 36 A320neo aircraft, powered by LEAP-1A engines. Loong Air has already taken delivery of 21 LEAP-1A-powered A320neos. RPFH agreements are part of CFM’s portfolio of flexible aftermarket support offerings. Under the terms of the agreement, CFM Services guarantees maintenance costs for the airlines Read more

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