Embraer and CommutAir sign pool program agreement

CommutAir, a United Express carrier, has signed a pool program agreement with ©Embraer

Embraer has signed a long-term pool program agreement with CommutAir, a United Express carrier, to support the airline’s ERJ 145 jet fleet. This new contract includes full repair coverage for components and parts, as well as access to a large stock of components at Embraer’s distribution center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Currently, the pool program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide. With a total of 168 aircraft under lease, CommutAir now maintains the largest ERJ 145 fleet, recently becoming the sole regional partner to operate the ERJ145 for United Airlines. Under this agreement, CommutAir and United will consolidate their ERJ Read more

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Lufthansa Technik to offer component support for Smartavia’s latest aircraft

LHT will support Smartavia’s latest fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft ©Smartavia

Russian airline Smartavia is continuing its trustful partnership with Lufthansa Technik through a multi-year agreement covering extensive component services (Total Component Support – TCS®). This new contract governs supply for Smartavia’s latest fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft over a period of six years. Service began in May 2021; the contract includes up to ten aircraft that Smartavia currently plans to operate. With this Total Component Support (TCS®) agreement, the carrier benefits from an individual supply concept that enables short and fast transport routes. The services covered by the contract are customized to fulfill the requirements of Smartavia. A pool of Read more

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MTU Maintenance and Sunclass Airlines sign CFM56-5B service contract

Sunclass Airlines ©Soren Madsen

MTU Maintenance and new customer Sunclass Airlines have signed an exclusive five-year contract for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of the carriers CFM56-5B engines. The agreement covers comprehensive MRO support, AOG, and on-site services as well as spare engine leasing. Sunclass Airlines operates sixteen CFM56-5B engines powering a fleet of eight A321 aircraft. “We selected MTU Maintenance as our exclusive service provider due to their intelligently customized and integrated service package,” says Henrik Mørch Jensen, Technical Director, Sunclass Airlines. “We look forward to receiving excellent care, innovative, and cost-effective MRO solutions, including used LLP material supply, as well as Read more

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Further structural problems with 787 Dreamliner sees Boeing cut production numbers

Further structural problems with Boeing’s twin-aisle 787 Dreamliner have forced the American planemaker to adjust production numbers. Boeing has also adjusted anticipated delivery numbers for the year to under half of the remaining 100 in its inventory, as opposed to the “vast majority” previously anticipated. The latest problem will now see the monthly production rate drop below the current five units, though no indication of the new rate was provided. According to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the latest problem with the stricken jet relates to gaps where certain components are joined together in a forward pressure bulkhead. Deliveries Read more

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Southeast Aerospace receives STC for Cessna 206 sensor mount

Cessna 206 aircraft ©AirTeamImages

Southeast Aerospace, a leading Aerospace solutions company, has received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), number SA01055DE, for the installation of its sensor mount in the Cessna 206 aircraft.  Designed by Southeast Aerospace for the Cessna 206 aircraft, the sensor mount simplifies installation, which can be completed in less than one day with no changes or limitations to normal flight operations for payloads up to 70 lbs. The precision-machined sensor mount allows for payloads such as the Wescam MX-10 or FLIR 380HDc EO/IR to mount on the left side of the aircraft. The side-mount sensor is outside Read more

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GKN Aerospace leads new Swedish national project on hydrogen propulsion

GKN Aerospace is leading a Swedish national collaboration program called H2JET, aiming to develop technical solutions for three important engine sub-systems for H2-propulsion of medium-range civil aircraft. The two-year project, which started this month, sees GKN Aerospace collaborate with the Swedish Energy Agency,Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University West, Research institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Oxeon. Hydrogen is expected to play a key role in the decarbonization strategy of aviation as it can power aircraft efficiently, leaving water as the only by-product. Power can be generated by either direct combustion, the focus of H2JET, Read more

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Direct Maintenance opens new line maintenance station at Cologne-Bonn Airport

©Direct Maintenance has opened a new line maintenance station in Germany at Cologne Bonn Airport

Direct Maintenance, a certified line maintenance service provider, part of Magnetic MRO, has opened its latest line maintenance station at Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN), Germany. The new station began operations on July 1. The newly opened line-maintenance station, which is the fourth Direct Maintenance station in Germany alongside stations in Dusseldorf (DUS), Berlin (BER) and Hamburg (HAM) Airport, will cover line maintenance services for B747s, B757s, B767s and MD-11 type aircraft, including bespoke home-base line maintenance concepts in support of a logistic turnkey fleet operation. In the coming period Direct Maintenance will also provide line maintenance for a wide range of Airbus Read more

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APOC closes deal for Boeing 777 LDG with Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Systems U.K.

In a multi-million US$ contract program, APOC’s specialist landing gear division has agreed a long-term lease with Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Systems U.K. (LTLGS) for a Boeing 777 landing gear. Karolis Jurkevicius, VP Landing Gear Trading & Leasing – APOC said: “We have worked closely with LTLGS for several years and we are extremely pleased to develop this mutually beneficial solution with them for this top-class wide-body asset. We have been able to offer an attractive proposition, underpinned by our solid investment strategy, because our focus on building a long-term relationship gave us insight into their operational cost-efficiency objectives.” Identifying Read more

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TCI completes design, manufacture, and assembly of cabin service training simulator project for Turkish Airlines

Cabin simulator Turkish Airlines ©TCI

Pre-employment and on-the-job training of flight attendants provided by Turkish Airlines Flight Training Center are carried out in the classes where the cabin interior of an aircraft is simulated. The training modules were manufactured based on aircraft types of Turkish Airlines’ fleet and designed to serve the flight attendants of other airlines as well. TCI manufactured four realistic and simulated models of Airbus A320 and A330, and Boeing 737 and 777 aircraft to be used in its Flight Training Center. Thanks to these modules designed to serve more than ten thousand personnel in rotation, the goal is to provide a Read more

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Stevens Aerospace receives Parts Manufacturer Approval

Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems (Stevens) has obtained Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) enabling the company to manufacture and sell parts for type-certificated aircraft. Parts will be available for onsite or offsite installation and provide the benefit of potentially avoiding long lead times and higher costs. Stevens can both produce universal parts, such as avionics component blanking panels, or one-off parts, such as custom-contoured antenna mounting plates, using its extensive in-house CNC machining, 3-D printing, and metal working capabilities. “Our PMA is an important part of an overall growth plan helping us serve our customers better as we analyze every step Read more

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