Joramco performs first B787 C-check for Royal Jordanian airlines

Joramco, the Amman based MRO and the engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has performed its first C-check on a Royal Jordanian Boeing 787 at its facility in Amman-Jordan.   Jeff Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer of Joramco said: “We are delighted to be increasing our B787 capability, the B787 is a key aircraft within our strategic plans and the increased scope of approval has been welcomed by our customers. We continue to build on Joramco’s success as a leading MRO facility offering a globally competitive suite of MRO services”.

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Three major Chinese Airlines turn to Boeing for 737 MAX compensation

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According to Chinese state media reports, Air China, China Eastern and China Southern, the country’s largest three airlines, have all submitted formal requests to Boeing for compensation as a consequence of the grounding of all 737 MAX jets worldwide. Following the second of two fatal crashes involving the MAX jet which had displayed similar problems to the first, China’s regulator was the first to order the grounding of all Chinese airline-owned 737 MAX jets. Currently China Southern Airlines has 24 grounded 737 MAX jets, while it also has orders for 56 more, though delivery of these will now be delayed Read more

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Ural Airlines to add two new French routes from Moscow Domodedovo

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Moscow Domodedovo Airport has announced the introduction of direct flights to Bordeaux and Montpellier. From June 1, 2019, Ural Airlines will fly three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Bordeaux. From June 2, 2019, Ural Airlines will also add Moscow Domodedovo-Montpellier route. The flight will operate three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Ural Airlines and Moscow Domodedovo Airport have been cooperating for more than a quarter century. Over the past ten years, the airline has served 27 million passengers at Moscow Domodedovo Airport and operated 200 thousand airfield operations. Ural Read more

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C&L Aviation Group receives EASA approval for Saab 340 ADS-B out solution STC

C&L Aviation Services (C&L) has received EASA approval for its Saab 340 A&B ADS-B solution. The STC certifies the installation of dual Garmin GTX-3000 transponders and uses either the Garmin GDL-88 SBAS/WAAS GPS or Universal Avionics SBAS/WAAS FMS GPS’s including the UNS-1Ew, UNS-1Espw, UNS-1Lw, and UNS-1Fw FMS systems to comply with the FAA Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast-Out (ADS/B-Out) mandate requiring compliance before January 1, 2020, and the EASA requirement date of June 7, 2020. This is the first STC approval C&L has generated using their in-house engineering company, C&L Engineering Services. The company is working on several other STC projects, including Read more

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EC signs landmark aviation agreement with China

Intended to generate growth for European business, foster innovation and enable passengers to profit from safer, cleaner and cheaper flights, in a follow-up to the April 9 EU-China summit the European Commission signed an agreement on civil aviation safety and also a horizontal aviation agreement aimed at strengthening aviation cooperation on Monday May 20. The signing of a bilateral civil aviation agreement (BASA) will support worldwide trade in aircraft and related products. It should reduce costs incurred through the previous need for duplication of evaluation and certification activities for aeronautical products by the civil aviation authorities, while also promoting cooperation Read more

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Airbus increases A220 aircraft range by up to 450 nm

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Airbus has reported that the A220 Family aircraft, the newest addition to its single-aisle portfolio, will now be offering increased range starting from H2 2020. The A220 aircraft maximum take-off weight (MTOW*) is now confirmed to increase by 2,268 kg (2.3 metric tonnes). The new MTOW will increase the respective maximum range capabilities to 3,350 nm for the A220-300 and 3,400 nm for the A220-100, some 450 nm more than currently advertised. This performance increase is achieved by taking credit of existing structural and systems margins as well as existing fuel volume capacity. This will allow airlines to tap into Read more

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Russia’s Pobeda Airlines chooses Britannica’s Fox Training Management system

Pobeda Airlines has purchased the Fox Training Management System by Britannica Knowledge Systems as its new training management platform. In flight since December 2014, Pobeda is a new and growing low-cost airline, slated to have 108 routes across Russia and abroad by mid-June 2019. Pobeda will use Fox to manage and improve pilot qualification training and compliance, courseware delivery, online testing, and performance evaluation. Fox’s scheduling module will oversee all pilot training events and resources. Pobeda’s instructors and evaluators will use the Fox Grading app to ensure training quality and maintain standards by capturing performance data, in real-time on mobile Read more

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Lufthansa Technik ready to offer cabin completions for Airbus A220

A220 SkyRetreat shown at EBACE 2019 ©LHT

Lufthansa Technik AG is ready to offer cabin completions for Airbus’ smallest commercial aircraft family, the A220. The company has already developed a first VIP cabin interior concept, parts of which will be showcased for the first time on this year’s European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. The spacious SkyRetreat concept will feature a totally new and unconventional design approach. As a consequence, the cabin interior envisaged by Lufthansa Technik’s designers for the Airbus A220 calls for a reduction to the essential, thereby cleverly and discreetly integrating latest cabin technologies, from 4K roll-up displays and smart touch Read more

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APOC Aviation appoints Karim Grinate as new Sales Manager

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Innovative aircraft and engines leasing, trading and part-out specialist APOC Aviation,  has appointed Karim Grinate as new sales manager. Alongside his world-wide sales responsibilities, Grinate will focus on establishing world-class status for APOC’s AOG department in tandem with its enhanced stock inventory of Boeing and Airbus spare parts. Headquartered in The Netherlands, APOC Aviation’s expanding global footprint includes three regional sales offices in Colombia, Lithuania and Miami. It will be Grinate’s role to strengthen ties with existing customers and build new business opportunities for APOC’s aircraft parts division. Previous experience includes senior positions with Qatar Airways Cargo, Oman Air Cargo Read more

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Heroux-Devtek firms up landing gear supply agreement for Boeing’s F/A-18 program

Héroux-Devtek has concluded its previously announced agreement to supply the main landing gears for Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler and has extended the scope of the agreement to include the manufacturing of the nose and main landing gears for Boeing’s Advanced F-15 program. The extended scope will also include the supply of spare parts and aftermarket services for both defense aircraft programs and covers a period of performance of five years. The original supply agreement, announced during the Farnborough Airshow on July 17, 2018, provided for the manufacture and assembly of main landing gears and side braces for Read more

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