StandardAero extends multi-year engine contract to service Binter’s fleet of ATR 72 turboprops

Binter ATR 72-600 turboprop ©AirTeamImages

StandardAero has been selected by Gran Canaria-based regional airline Binter to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F and PW127M engines which power the airline’s fleet of ATR 72 turboprop aircraft. Under the multi-year agreement, StandardAero will provide Binter with PW127F/M MRO services from its OEM-authorized PW100 Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) in Gonesse, France.  This exclusive multi-year contract extends a long-running relationship between the two companies, StandardAero having supported Binter from its DOF locations in France and Canada. The agreement also extends StandardAero’s position as an engine MRO provider of choice for operators in Read more

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AAR signs contract with flydubai for continuing Boeing 737NG PBH component support

AAR has signed an agreement with flydubai to renew its power-by-the-hour (PBH) component pool and repair support for the airline´s Next-Generation (NG) Boeing 737 fleet. The new five-year contract builds on a partnership that started in 2016 to provide comprehensive rotable component support for flydubai’s 737NG fleet. This renewal demonstrates flydubai’s trust in AAR and its recognition of the value AAR’s supply chain services bring to the Middle East’s fastest growing airline.

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SmartLynx Airlines opens new line maintenance center – SmartLynx Technik –

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SmartLynx Airlines, EU-based specialists in full-service ACMI aircraft leasing solutions and charter operations, has announced the initiation and implementation of a new Part-145 line maintenance organization SmartLynx Technik, to bring greater control back in-house. As SmartLynx Airlines continues rapid business development, SmartLynx Technik will be established to care for the airline’s Airbus fleet. The new center will be EASA approved for A320/A330 aircraft types. SmartLynx Technik engineers will be working from bases in Riga, Latvia, and Tallinn, Estonia, and will be available to cover the whole of Europe when an aircraft recovery or support to sub-contracted suppliers is required. The Read more

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ST Engineering and UPS introduce Skills Progression Program to train aircraft maintenance technicians

Participants joining the Skills Progression Program will train at ST Engineering’s airframe MRO facilities ©ST Engineering

In a joint effort to create a pipeline of qualified aircraft maintenance technicians to support the growing needs of the aviation industry, ST Engineering and UPS have entered into an agreement to work together on a skills progression program that will provide on-the-job training to prospective aviation technicians. Such an initiative is among the first established between an airline and MRO service provider to provide training and career opportunities to individuals interested in an aircraft maintenance career, and is one of the many talent recruitment and development initiatives that ST Engineering collaborates in with its partners. Under the program, participants Read more

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Eirtech Aviation Services acquires U.K.-based H4 Aerospace

Eirtech Aviation Services has announced the acquisition of H4 Aerospace U.K. Limited (H4A).  Based in Hemel Hempstead in the U.K., H4A brings with it over 20 years of engineering P21 J design experience.  The principals of H4A, Russell Wenman and Nicholas Knox, will continue to grow the business and the business will trade as H4 Aerospace, an Eirtech Aviation Services Group Company. The acquisition of H4A is in line with the continued global expansion plans of Eirtech and brings to its now wider customer base both CAA P21 J approval and EASA P 21 J approval capability all under one Read more

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Sine Draco announces induction of prototype A321-200 SDF for passenger-to-freighter conversion

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Sine Draco announces induction of prototype A321-200 SDF for passenger-to-freighter conversion Sine Draco Aviation Development (Sine Draco) has announced the induction of the prototype A321-200 airplane at Ascent Aviation Services in Tucson, Arizona, for conversion from passenger-to-cargo configuration. The airplane will be designated the A321-200 SDF with FAA Supplemental Type Certificate approval anticipated in the third quarter 2022. The Sine Draco A321-200 SDF passenger-to-freighter conversion offers the optimal economic solution for the next-generation narrow-body freighter. The conversion includes the installation of a 142-inch-wide by 86-inch-high main deck cargo door, Class E main deck cargo compartment with 14 container positions, and Read more

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Pro Star Aviation achieves FAA Class IV rating

Pro Star Aviation, an innovative aerospace modification center, has successfully achieved its FAA Class IV rating. The new rating allows Pro Star to perform maintenance on aircraft over 12,500 GTOW. Adding a new classification of aircraft increases Pro Star’s capabilities for on-the-fly maintenance and additional services in-house. For over 20 years, Pro Star has worked extensively on mid-size aircraft such as the Challenger 600 series, Hawker 800 series, and as an authorized Pilatus Service Center for the PC-24.  “Large business jet customers in the Northeast now have an additional option to bring their aircraft,” stated Sean Peterson, General Manager at Pro Star Aviation. Read more

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Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines extend Total Component Support (TCS) agreement

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Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines have further deepened their trusted partnership by extending a long-term agreement on Total Component Support (TCS) services for Japan Airlines’ Boeing 787 fleet. The five-year TCS contract covers multiple components installed on Japan Airlines’ Boeing 787 fleet of 53 aircraft. The services to be rendered include maintenance, reliability monitoring and reliability enhancement programs, as well as logistic services.  Kojiro Yamashita, Senior Vice President of Procurement at Japan Airlines, said, “We have signed a contract with Lufthansa Technik as a partner that shares and respects the value that JAL provides to customers, safe and stable operation. Read more

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RECARO Aircraft Seating economy class seats take flight on Wizz Air’s new Airbus A321neo

Wizz Air's new A320neo aircraft are equipped with Recaro SL3710 economy class seats ©Ricaro

The Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) SL3710 economy class seat has taken flight on Wizz Air’s brand-new Airbus A321neo. A total of 146 shipsets will be delivered to the airline through 2027. “The SL3710 is a natural fit on Wizz Air’s new Airbus A321neo, since the main goal is to conserve weight and extend the life cycle of the seat without sacrificing comfort,” said Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder at Recaro Aircraft Seating. “The cornerstone of our partnership with Wizz Air is our ability to provide quick and effective support, which is only possible due to our global network of customer Read more

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Embraer Executive Jet Service Center certified as upholstery completion center by Collins Aerospace

©Embraer is now certified as a Collins Aerospace upholstery completion center

Embraer Executive Jet Service Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been certified as a Collins Aerospace Completion Center for in-service aircraft upholstery and cushion. The updates are available for the Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Praetor 500, and Praetor 600 executive jets. Using soft, good materials and coverings, the certification enables Embraer to offer new upholstery designs, which will be provided by Embraer’s Executive Jet interior design team. It will also allow foam reshaping and the creation of new bolster designs with, options that Embraer customers haven’t previously had in the aftermarket. This approval is specific to cabin seats, including in-service Read more

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