Rolls-Royce and Volo Aero MRO sign ten-year T56 engine support agreement

Rolls-Royce and Volo Aero MRO have signed a ten-year agreement covering the support of T56 single engine piece part maintenance repair and overhaul services. With over 18,000 engines manufactured since 1953 and more than 230 million flight hours accumulated, the T56/501 engine continues to be the leader of large turboprop engines for both military and commercial use. They are maintained by the Rolls-Royce authorized MRO Support Network, providing affordable, reliable support solutions. The AMC Network includes nine approved, licensed maintenance centers around the globe. Volo Aero MRO is an FAA- and EASA-certified MRO based in Massachusetts, offering in excess of 50 Read more

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Barfield enters into agreement to support GSTE products in Europe

Barfield Falgayras agreement ©AFIKLME&M

Barfield, a subsidiary of Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, has signed an agreement allowing Falgayras to become Barfield authorized repair center in Europe. The agreement covers the repair and calibration of several GSTE products including Air Data/Pitot Static, and Turbine Temperature. The first agreement with Falgayras allowed Barfield to become the distributor of the French-based manufacturer in June 2018. Falgayras supplies and manufactures aircraft on-board equipment such as flight control and navigational equipment, electronic and motor control equipment.

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C&L Aerospace purchases Beechjet business from Global Parts

C&L Aerospace has purchased the Beechjet 400 rotable parts program from Global Parts. As part of the transaction, C&L has acquired Global’s entire Beechjet rotable inventory. All parts from the program are now stocked in C&L’s Bangor, ME warehouse. Parts from this purchase will bolster existing inventory and be used to support C&L’s robust Beechjet support programs. Highlights from the inventory include pitch trim actuators, brakes, power supplies, and more.  This inventory is inspected and has gone through a cataloguing process which includes photographing and barcoding the parts and corresponding documentation making purchases faster, easier and more transparent for customers

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SkyUp selects Acro’s Series 3 Ultra seat

SkyUp selects Acro Series 3 Ultra seats ©Acro

SkyUp Airlines has selected the Series 3 Ultra seat from Acro Aircraft Seating for eight of its aircraft, comprising six B737-800 and two B737-700 aircraft. SkyUp Airlines, the Ukranian charter and low-cost airline, which began its flight program in 2018, is the latest airline to join Acro’s expanding roster of customers.  Acro’s Series 3 Ultra seat will now feature on SkyUp’s flights from Kiev, Ukraine to Tbilisi, Batumi, Erevan, Larnaca, Barcelona, Naples, Turin, Alicante, Paris, Nice, Sharjah, Praha, Tel-Aviv, Lviv and Kharkiv. Additional routes are scheduled for later in 2019  to Georgia, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, France, Israel, Armenia, Czech Republic Read more

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Kenya Airways partners with Joramco for heavy maintenance services on B787 aircraft

Kenya Airways partners with Joramco for Heavy Maintenance Services ©Joramco

Joramco, the Amman-based MRO and the engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), and Kenya Airways have signed a heavy maintenance agreement for the first time to perform OOP checks for six B787s from the carrier’s fleet in addition to major modification tasks related to upgrading IFE wiring systems and Oxygen Modules PSUs. Joramco successfully delivered five aircraft between May and June while work on the sixth aircraft began in September. Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 56 destinations worldwide, 43 of which are in Africa and carries over four Read more

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New passenger seats for Tayaran Jet

"AURORA 2.0" seats for Tayaran Jet ©Jhas

Bulgarian carrier Tayaran Jet and JHAS, the Italian design manufacturer of aircraft seating, have agreed on a partnership for the restyling of Tayaran Jet’s cabin with innovative and customize seats. The development of economy class seats has been realized in synergy between the two companies, through studies, tests and detail analysis putting in the center the needs of passengers and structuring the seats to be Elegant, Refined and Exclusive in terms of Design, Comfort and Living Space. The result is an Economy Class seat for a new way of Air Travel, “AURORA 2.0”.

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AAR launches Donecle drone technology integration for MRO aircraft inspections

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AAR has announced the integration of Donecle drone technology into its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations. AAR’s Miami MRO facility is the first in its global network to use the fully automated drone technology to drive operational and cost efficiencies, where the pilot phase has yielded increases in speed and precision. With laser positioning, the drone can safely perform end-to-end visual inspections of B737 and A320 aircraft in under an hour. AAR and Donecle have partnered on an initial 12-month technology agreement, and upon further assessment and results, will expand the platform to other MRO facilities. In compliance with Read more

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Lufthansa Technik Malta starts technical services on Airbus A350

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Lufthansa Technik Malta has started to carry out technical services on the Airbus A350. A first aircraft, an Airbus A350-1000 from an undisclosed customer, received a cabin modification in September. The first A350-900 is expected to arrive in the next weeks for a C-check. So far, three international carriers, among them Air Mauritius, have signed MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul) contracts for the A350 family with Lufthansa Technik Malta. Lufthansa Technik Malta has undertaken thorough preparations in infrastructure investment and staff qualification to be able to carry out overhaul work on the A350 family. The German Federal Aviation Office (LBA) Read more

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Ethiopian Airlines signs repair management contract with AJW Group


AJW Group has extended its long-term relationship with Ethiopian Airlines with a contract for the maintenance and repair of parts. The contract will be carried out in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines for the delivery of their B737NG Component MRO services and will include repairs at AJW Technique, AJW Group’s maintenance facility in Montreal. Ethiopian Airlines is the flag carrier of Ethiopia and is wholly owned by the Ethiopian government. Its headquarters are at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa from which it serves a network of 125 destinations and operates a fleet of 120aircraft.  The airline has been a long-term Read more

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FAA approves AerTrak for Boeing 777-200 series aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. ST04184NY for installation of AerSale®’s AerTrak® system on Boeing 777-200 series aircraft to comply with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations rule, a critical part of the agency’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Beginning January 1, 2020, the FAA has mandated that aircraft operating in airspace defined by 14 CFR § 91.225 must be equipped with an ADS-B Out system that meets the minimum performance requirements of 14 CFR § 91.227. The FAA previously approved AerTrak for Boeing 737 Classic and NG series aircraft (ST04009NY) and Boeing Read more

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