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AAR signs MOU with KAI to help develop commercial MRO in South Korea

AAR a leader in airframe maintenance and supply chain solutions, and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for military aerospace customers in Korea, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to w...

Lockheed Martin plans C-130J/LM-100J training center

Lockheed Martin  is meeting the increasing global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training with a new International Training Center (ITC) to be located at the corporation’s Marietta, Georgia site. Featuring academic classroom space and simul...


Vistara Signs V2500® Engine V-Services Agreement

Vistara, a TATA SIA JV and India's fastest growing full service carrier, has signed a V-Services agreement to maintain its fleet of 26 V2500® engines. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX), Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Ja...

Skymark Sheds A380 Training System

Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines, which is undergoing civil rehabilitation proceedings, has sold a flight simulator for the Airbus A380, the superjumbo jet at the root of its bankruptcy filing. The simulator's buyer and price were not revealed, but it appears to have been sold for several hundred million yen to a Middle Eastern airline. The sale is part of a move by Skymark, which has...

New International Training Center Will Respond to Global Pilot Demand

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is meeting the increasing global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training with a new International Training Center (ITC) to be located at the corporation's Marietta, Georgia, Aeronautics facility. Featuring academic classroom space and simulator facilities to support the full spectrum of aircrew training...

New entrol H01 FNPT II delivered to United Arab Emirates

Horizon International Flight Academy is now operating an H01 entrol simulator, based on the Bell 206 and certified as FNPT II. The H01 simulator was installed by entrol in June at Horizon's base in Al Ain (UAE). It will be used in their initial courses and additional training for the Bell 206. As Patrice Bredemus, Horizon's head of training, explains: "while we were researching the ma...

Saab Extends PEP Agreement With Loganair

The extended agreement comprises component repairs and maintenance services for Loganair’s Saab 340 fleet, within the framework of the existing PEP. The Scottish airline operates 15 Saab 340s and five Saab 2000s. Loganair has had a PEP agreement with Saab since 1999. The PEP is a ‘power by the hour’ programme that supports continuous flight operations...

Safety course from Avisa set for September 29

A course on Safety Management Systems in Aviation is being held in Abu Dhabi Sept 29-October 1. The three-day event is organized by Avisa Gulf. It is aimed at aviation professionals working in the operational safety or maintenance safety departments of an aircraft operator or aircraft maintenance company.  The course focuses on the ICAO & UAE GCAA requirements for safety management &a...

ABS Jets receives approval for base maintenance on Phenom 300

ABS Jets has announced that it has received approval from Embraer and the Czech Republic CAA to perform base maintenance on the Phenom 300. This means that ABS Jets is now approved to maintain all types of Embraer Phenom aircraft. The increased capability further underlines ABS Jets' status as an Embraer approved service centre and consolidates their commitment to offer the best and closest...

Inflight connectivity shows MRO benefits: Lufthansa Technik

The passenger benefits of inflight connectivity, particularly over broader bands like the Panasonic Avionics Ku-band system that Lufthansa brands as FlyNet, are plain. Yet the operational benefits are equally clear. Rather than just the ACARS or VHF narrowband pipes dribbling information back, the entire aircraft can be connected — “e-enabled”, as some call it — and can fee...

JetBlue Mechanics Choose iPad Mini 3 for Digital Aircraft Maintenance Toolbox

After putting iPad 4 into operation as an electronic flight bag in 2013, then iPad mini 3 for in-flight cabin services this year, U.S. airline JetBlue is turning to Apple's tablet platform to aid aircraft maintenance technicians. In its new role at JetBlue, iPad will serve as a portable digital toolbox to help mechanics operate on sensitive aircraft systems safely and efficiently,...

Learning to fly in bad weather

Garmin has started a Weather Radar Operations eLearning Course through the flyGarmin website. The course introduces pilots to basic and intermediate weather radar operations and goes beyond the pilot’s guide, ensuring pilots utilize the benefits provided by on-board weather radar. In addition to operational practices, this course will also cover radar interpretation and analytical...

EASA Proposes Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

All levels of pilots licensed by the European Aviation Safety Agency are affected by a Notice of Proposed Amendment released yesterday that would require aircraft loss of control prevention and recovery training. The main focus of the new training standards is for those who intend to pursue a career as an airline-transport-rated pilot. Nevertheless, upset prevention training is a...

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance extend partnership

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance have extended their decade long partnership in order to cover line support of the airline in Entebbe. The airline is operating A320 aircraft and A330 freighters to Uganda’s main hub near Kampala, where Direct Maintenance has a line station.   Direct Maintenance have been contracted to support the aircraft at that gateway.  

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Welcome new ALSIM production facility in Le Loroux-Bottereau, near Nantes

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New digital platform for pilots - Airside by CAE

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New projects are keeping AMAC Aerospace busy as usual

Good news, AMAC Aerospace is busy as usual, despite corona crisis. Latest announcement -  a new signed contract for a ‘PPI’ on a Gulfstream G450. Furthermore, AMAC has been selec...

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Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen and CASC agree on component support

China Aviation Supplies Co. Ltd. (CASC) and Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen recently signed a long-term Total Component Maintenance contract in Beijing. The contract extends a comprehensive component maint...

Welcome new ALSIM production facility in Le Loroux-Bottereau, near Nantes

ALSIM has opened a brand-new production site next to its historical factory, in Le Loroux-Bottereau, Nantes. To respond to growing demand of the market, the 26-year-experienced flight simulator m...

Road to success - BAA Training Vietnam turns one

Success usually comes to those who put big efforts, take initiatives and make bold decisions. These ingredients are also the secret of success behind BAA Training Vietnam, the first and only independe...

New digital platform for pilots - Airside by CAE

CAE announced the official launch of Airside, a new digital platform and online community for pilots. Airside provides career and training tools to support pilots during the COVID-19 pandemic, and thr...

Eighth group of airBaltic Pilot Academy students begin studies

The eighth group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy today, on September 21, 2020. The eighth group of 11 students will receive...