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Pilot training with an Airbus A320 FFS starts at BAA Training Spain

The first state-of-the-art Airbus A320 FFS is ready for training in a brand-new pilot training centre BAA Training Spain located in Barcelona, 10 minutes away from El-Prat airport. The Airbus A320 operational readiness, in fact, signifies that pilot training operations are ready to begin. ...

First G650 6C inspection completed by Metrojet Hong Kong

The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul station of the Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited has recently completed its first 6C inspection on a Gulfstream G650 aircraft.  The inspection was completed during the challenging CoVID-19 environment with the team completing the inspection wit...


Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour contract with the German federal police (Bundespolizei), covering their H120 fleet. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines.The Bundespolizei currently operates 10 H120 helicopters for training missions. This is the second SBH® contract...

Flying Colours installing its first Ka-band system on a Bombardier Challenger 604

Having completed numerous Ka-band installations on large-cabin business jets, Flying Colours Corp., the international maintenance, repair and overhaul business, has begun its first Ka-band installation on a super-mid-size Bombardier Challenger 604. The connectivity system upgrade forms one part of a wider 96-month heavy maintenance check.  In addition to the technical inspection, the Flyin...

An extensive Challenger 604 refurb project completed by FAI Technik

A full refurbishment  of a pre-owned Bombardier Challenger 604 (MSN 5412) was completed by FAI Technik. The aircraft which was handed over to its new Germany-based owner earlier in the month, will be operated under NCC regulations by FAI Technik’s parent company, FAI rent-a-jet GmbH. This latest project represents FAI’s first extensive refurbishment on the Challenger series....

Twenty years of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a 50/50 joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airlines Company Limited, marks 20 years since the company was founded. Over the past two decades, the facility has completed over 3,000 engines and grown from a greenfield facility to become the largest engine shop in Asia by shop visits. “We are extremely proud of all that the facility has achieved...

Overhaul of another Russian-made helicopter completed in Azerbaijan

The Service Center for helicopter major repair at ASG Helicopter Services has completed the overhaul of another Mi-8AMT helicopter owned by the air carrier. The overhaul was carried out jointly with the specialists from the Russian Aviation Repair Plant No. 356 (Engels). It is the second overhaul of helicopters of this type in Azerbaijan.  In 2016, within the framework of the Azerbaijan...

GA Telesis announced the disassembly of 3 ANA Boeing 777-200 airframes and APUs

GA Telesis announces it has completed the disassembly of three All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-200 airframes and associated APUs. Along with multiple others scheduled for 2021, these disassemblies compliment GAT’s already well-known position as the world’s leading independent supplier of Boeing 777 used serviceable material. GAT will strategically position the USM at its Asia Pa...

Welcome to Hangar N 5 - AMAC Aerospace new hangar is operational

This is the event we were waiting for since our last discussion with AMAC Aerospace TOP management. Finally it happened! After only 12 months of construction time, the latest hangar of AMAC Aerospace has opened its doors to welcome the first mid-size jets. The new building offers space for up to 7 mid-size jets and adds 4’850m2 respectively 30’000m2 of new apron to...

Delivery of first 737-800SF freighter conversion to Ethiopian Airlines

GA Telesis delivered first 737-800SF (MSN 32903) passenger-to-freighter (“P2F”) conversion to Ethiopian Airlines. The aircraft was delivered from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. authorized Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Miami. A second 737-800 (MSN 28826) contracted with AEI is currently undergoing the P2F conversion, with delivery expected in May 2021. GA Telesis&rsqu...

GA Telesis Flight Solutions Group receives Chinese CAMAC Certificate of Civil Aircraft Parts Distributor

GA Telesis announced it has been granted a Certificate of Civil Aircraft Parts Distributor from the Civil Aviation Maintenance Association of China (“CAMAC”). This marks GA Telesis as the first foreign entity to receive the highly coveted CAMAC certification, allowing GAT to sell and lease civil aviation parts, both new and used, in China. This certificate’s award is a testame...

First rotorcraft customer to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for training - Bell

Bell will begin incorporating Sustainable Aviation Fuel into all Bell Training Academy and customer demonstration fleet aircraft. Bell will be the first rotorcraft customer to receive SAF supply from global aviation fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation.  “Bell is an active supporter of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s sustainable fuel initiative, and...

Liebherr signs agreement on landing gear overhaul with Portugália

Liebherr-Aerospace has been commissioned by Portuguese carrier Portugália Airlines, part of the TAP Group and flying under the brand TAP express, to overhaul the landing gear systems of the airlines’ fleet of Embraer aircraft.     “We feel comfortable to work with the OEM Liebherr-Aerospace for this landing gear overhaul program. Liebherr understands our s...

Rolls-Royce and Code First Girls launch free artificial intelligence course

Following the partnership with Code First Girls, Rolls-Royce is hosting a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on artificial intelligence and machine learning that is open to anyone. With record subscriptions of over 500 people, the one-hour MooC launches on March 25th and follows on from The importance of diversity in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’ ...

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Groundbreaking at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Jinwan

Ground was broken at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Co., Ltd. Jinwan Branch today, marking the start of construction of a second facility for engine disassembly, assembly and testing for joint venture partner...

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GrandView Aviation engine maintenance agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that business jet charter company GrandView Aviation has signed a Fleet Management Program  for its fleet of 26 PW535E engines powering Embraer...

Pull Up Academy flight school has chosen the Sonaca 200

For the 5th edition of the Portugal Air Summit, which takes place from October 13 to 17, 2021, the Pull Up Academy flight school announced that it has selected the Sonaca 200 to reinforce its fleet of...

The launch a new Phenom 300 full-flight simulator for U.S. market - Embraer & CAE

Embraer and CAE announced that Embraer-CAE Training Services  will offer a new full-flight simulator for the Phenom 300E during the second half of 2022 to meet the growing demand for busines...

Electronic Tech Log TrustFlight received rare endorsement from EASA

Aviation software specialist, TrustFlight, has received a letter of endorsement from the European Aviation Safety Agency for its powerful Electronic Tech Log digital workflow application, part of...

The development of ultra-luxury segment in the booming private jet market

There is no denying that private jets are an exquisite asset that most of the time can be obtained only by the most prominent figures. In the public’s eyes, a delightfully equipped Gulfstream G6...