Kuwait Airways partners with LHT for base maintenance

Kuwait Airways Airbus A330 ©LTP

Kuwait Airways has signed a contract with Lufthansa Technik regarding comprehensive base maintenance layovers for Airbus A330ceo aircraft. The agreement covers a total of four six-year checks for Airbus A330-200s, the first two of which have already been successfully completed at Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) in Manila. The first and second of Kuwait Airways’ aircraft arrived at LTP in October and could already be handed back to the customer on-time and on-budget. With the third A330 being serviced in Manila right now, the fourth aircraft will follow directly behind and is set to complete the layover sequence at the beginning Read more

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ST Engineering to provide full component support to Virgin Australia’s B737NG fleet

Virgin Australia Boeing 737 aircraft

ST Engineering has reported that its Commercial Aerospace business has secured a component Maintenance-By-the-Hour (MBH™) contract from Virgin Australia Airlines. Under the five-year contract, ST Engineering will provide full integrated component support to Virgin Australia’s growing fleet of Boeing B737NG aircraft starting this month. The suite of comprehensive component MRO services includes repair management, pool access and provision of consignment stock in Australia. This adds to the airframe heavy maintenance services that ST Engineering is currently providing to the airline at its Singapore facility. Virgin Australia Chief Operations Officer, Stuart Aggs, said, “Virgin Australia Airlines is pleased to have selected Read more

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Vueling and Lufthansa Technik sign consumable and expendable support contract

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Spanish low-cost airline Vueling Airlines and Lufthansa Technik have signed a five-year contract for the supply of consumable and expendable parts for Vueling’s A320ceo/neo fleet. The contract includes planning, forecasting, transportation and logistics services. The contract also comprises a consignment stock at Vueling’s base at Barcelona International Airport. A dedicated account team and on-site customer support manager will be available for direct exchange with the customer to ensure smooth supply processes. The Lufthansa Technik experts will also give an extensive phase-in support to guarantee an optimal technical support right from the beginning.

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Satair signs service agreement with AEGEAN Airlines for ERO solution

The ERO solution has been implemented at AEGEAN’s location in Athens, Greece ©Satair

Satair, an Airbus Services company and one of the leaders in the commercial aerospace aftermarket, and AEGEAN Airlines (AEGEAN) have signed a service agreement for Satair’s Expedited Routine Ordering (ERO) solution. ERO is one of Satair’s latest service offerings that provides an end-to-end routine replenishment service. It guarantees specific delivery lead times from order entry to delivery for materials available ex-stock and which is ordered before a specified daily cut-off time. Thanks to streamlined order handling and warehouse processing, as well as reliable shipping times of items stocked in Hamburg, ERO offers customers high plannability and reduced inventory holding. ERO Read more

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Gulfstream to build sustainable aircraft service centre in Arizona

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Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that it will construct a new aircraft service centre at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, its first facility in Arizona. The new 225,000-ft² facility, a more than US$70 million (£51.5 million) investment, is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification and will expand Gulfstream’s maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities in the Western United States. The new facility is scheduled to open in 2023.  The Arizona service centre complements Gulfstream Customer Support’s growing network around the world and follows recent expansions in Savannah, Georgia; Van Nuys, California; Fort Worth, Texas; Palm Beach, Florida; Appleton, Wisconsin and Farnborough, England. The Read more

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Spairliners and Fokker Services finalise MRO component support agreement

Agreement signing at MRO Europe 2021 between Spairliners and Fokker Services ©Lufthansa Technik

Spairliners and Fokker Services have finalised a long-term agreement during MRO Europe 2021 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Fokker Services team will perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for a variety of line replaceable units (LRUs) related to power generation, bleed air valves, starters and avionics for the Embraer E-Jet family. Menzo van der Beek, CEO of Fokker Services, said: “Fokker Services and Spairliners have a shared mission: to provide highly reliable aftermarket services for customers worldwide. We are delighted to be chosen by Spairliners to support its global component support solutions. With decades of repairs expertise, the team Read more

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IAI to convert ten B737-800 passenger aircraft to cargo configuration for World Star Aviation

World Star Aviation Boeing 737-800 ©IAI

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Aviation Group has signed an agreement with World Star Aviation to convert ten B737-800 passenger aircraft to cargo configuration, with an option for an additional ten conversions. The cargo conversions will take place at IAI’s partially owned subsidiary, Bedek Lingyun (Yichang) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Belinco) in Yichang, Hubei Province, China and in other locations. World Star Aviation is a global leading aircraft lessor, specialising in mid-life aircraft and engine leasing/trading with a highly experienced team of professionals. Established in 2003, World Star has been providing aircraft solutions to both passenger and freighter airlines worldwide. World Star Read more

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J&C Aero to support SmartLynx Airlines with EASA STC approval for in-cabin cargo transportation

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J&C Aero, an international aviation design and production company and SmartLynx Airlines, an EU full-service ACMI aircraft lease provider, have signed an agreement under which J&C Aero’s engineers will manage the certification process for the air carrier to receive a permanent EASA STC for cargo transportation inside Airbus A330 cabins. Previously, J&C Aero had provided engineering support for SmartLynx Airlines to receive temporary approval for the modification of five Airbus A330 with Zero LOPA. Under the Zero LOPA project, J&C Aero has developed all the necessary technical and legal documentation required to conduct cabin modification on five wide-body aircraft operated Read more

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Direct Maintenance to restart line maintenance activities in Africa

Edelweiss at Direct Maintenance's station at Kilimanjaro International Airport ©Direct Maintenance

Direct Maintenance, a certified line maintenance service provider, part of Magnetic Group, has announced the restart of its line maintenance activities in Africa with the recent re-opening of its line maintenance station in Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania. The line maintenance station was launched as a consequence of the maintenance service agreement between Direct Maintenance and Edelweiss, a Swiss leisure travel airline. Direct Maintenance will be providing line maintenance services  for the airline’s A340 fleet in both Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport  in Zanzibar (ZNZ).

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China Eastern chooses Safran for MRO operations on landing gear of Airbus A330 fleet

Contract signing between China Eastern and ©Safran

Safran Landing Systems has signed a five-year contract with Chinese airline China Eastern to carry out maintenance operations on the landing gear of 31 Airbus A330 aircraft. These operations will take place at its Singapore workshop. The Singapore workshop is a joint venture with SIAec (Singapore Airlines Engineering Company), which has over 300 employees specialising in landing gear revision. Over 9,000 landing gears have been revised there, to date. The contract is part of the Landing LifeTM support and services offer, which covers all Safran Landing Systems’ after-sales business and aims to provide a responsive, reliable and good-value service.

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