AEI to provide Nauru Airlines with B737-300SF freighter conversion

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Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has agreed to provide Nauru Airlines with a 10-pallet position B737-300SF freighter conversion.The flag carrying airline of the Republic of Nauru will use the AEI B737-300SF freighter to transport fresh food, mail, medicines and other freight from various points in the Pacific. The freighter will also be used to support charter flights in the region. Nauru Airlines is celebrating its golden jubilee in 2020 with 50 years of continuous operation. Modifications to the aircraft (MSN 28732) will begin at Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility in late May 2020.

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West Star Aviation completes inspection on Falcon 900EX

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West Star Aviation has completed the first 24-year, fourth C-Inspection on a Falcon 900EX. The inspection involved most areas of the aircraft as well as in-depth inspection and repair of the winglets, nose and main landing gear, and engine.  Additionally, interior and avionics updates were completed as well as custom exterior paint. The complete project was performed at the Alton, IL (ALN) facility, one of the four West Star full-service MRO locations.

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HAECO Landing Gear Services has attained Boeing 787 landing gear overhaul capability

HAECO Landing Gear Services has attained Boeing 787 landing gear overhaul capability, providing timely support for the fast-approaching landing gear overhauls due on regional and international Boeing 787 fleets. In addition to the Boeing 787, HAECO Landing Gear Services holds MRO capabilities covering a wide range of aircraft, including all series of the Boeing 737, 747 (including the 747-8), 757, 767, 777 and the Embraer E190/E195.

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Wesco Aircraft and Pattonair reveal merged companies’ official brand name

Wesco Aircraft and Pattonair have announced the new, merged companies’ official brand name, Incora™. The company is one of the leading providers of comprehensive supply chain management services to the aerospace, defense and other industries. Incora reflects the company’s commitment to its customers’ mission-critical work – both in choice of name and brand identity. Incora is built on more than 100 years of combined supply chain expertise and delivery performance, as evidenced by Wesco Aircraft’s and Pattonair’s strong leadership and position in the market. With a solid foundation in the aerospace and defense market, Incora now serves industrial manufacturing, marine, Read more

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HAECO ITM and NokScoot Airlines sign agreement

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HAECO ITM has reached an agreement with Thai low-cost carrier NokScoot Airlines (NokScoot), to provide inventory technical management support for its fleet of six Boeing 777 aircraft. The scope of the agreement includes access to HAECO ITM’s component pool, component exchange, repair management, engineering and AOG support. HAECO ITM’s commitment to providing customized and cost-effective solutions will enable NokScoot to benefit from a tailored inventory management program, allowing the airline to focus on the operational side of its business.

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Strata successfully implements automated manufacturing

Two of the latest generation MTorres Automatic Tape Laying (ATL) machines ©Strata

Strata Manufacturing (Strata), the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has deployed two of the latest generation MTorres Automatic Tape Laying (ATL) machines to support its Airbus A350-900 manufacturing capabilities. The Al Ain Abu Dhabi-based manufacturer has gained First Part Qualification and First Article Inspection design and quality verifications for the use of the computer-controlled robotic ATL machines that will automate Strata’s production of the inboard flap components. “The deployment of breakthrough technologies brings enhanced efficiencies and increased productivity that will drive the company’s long-term competitiveness in a rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive industry,” Read more

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Airbus to pause production in France and Spain for four days

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Airbus has released that it will temporarily pause production and assembly activities at its French and Spanish sites across the Company, for four days starting March 17. This is meant to allow sufficient time to implement stringent health and safety conditions in terms of hygiene, cleaning and self-distancing,  Airbus said that it is doing its utmost to support its employees who are affected by schools and child care closures by providing them with a maximum of flexibility in dealing with the situation. This includes enabling home office where possible, while at the same time ensuring business continuity at Airbus to Read more

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Recaro Aircraft Seating installs first seats from SPRINT program on B737 aircraft

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Recaro Aircraft Seating has installed its first ship-set of its BL3530 seats from the SPRINT program on Air Lease Corporation’s B737 aircraft start of March. Introduced in late 2019, the SPRINT program develops and ships predefined BL3530 seats for lessors within two months of the order being submitted. The SPRINT program can equip either an A320 or B737 with the BL3530 economy-class seat, which lessors can customize with one of five different predefined e-leather dress covers. Recaro is the first aircraft seating manufacturer to introduce a seating program that offers lessors a customizable seat with a two-month turnaround.

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Textron Aviation, WSU Tech, and IAMAW launch aerospace tooling apprenticeship

©Textron Aviation, WSU Tech and IAMAW launch aerospace tooling apprenticeship

Textron Aviation, WSU Tech and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) have announced a new collaborative apprenticeship program to address long-term production and tooling requirements for the company’s aircraft programs. The two-year program, the first of its kind in the region, will provide students both factory and classroom training in a wide range of skills needed to help design, build and maintain production tooling, which covers everything from specialized hand-held tools to large jig assemblies supporting aircraft parts and assemblies. As Textron Aviation employees, program participants will not only earn a full-time salary and benefits, but the Read more

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S7 Technics and Satair sign consignment agreement

Satair and S7 Technics contract signing ©S7 Group

Russian MRO services provider S7 Technics has signed a consignment stock agreement with Satair, the aviation spares and solution provider. The agreement covers the exclusive distribution of over 350-part numbers from a number of suppliers over a multi-year period and constitutes the first of its kind between Satair and customers in Russia and the CIS region. Furthermore the agreement facilitates the plans of growing the cooperation between S7 Technics and Satair further over the coming years. The new strategic partnership between the two companies will expand the scope of S7 Technics’ maintenance capabilities, increase the overall productivity, and will allow Read more

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