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Royal Jet and Lufthansa Technik signs BBJ completion agreement

At the Dubai Airshow, Royal Jet and Lufthansa Technik signed a completion agreement for two BBJ VIP aircraft. The aircraft will be completed at the Lufthansa Technik VIP and Executive Jet Solutions facility in Hamburg and be redelivered in Q3 and Q4 2016. Each aircraft will comfortably accommodat...

Etihad Airways in million-dollar maintenance agreement with Air France

Etihad Airways has expanded its strategic cooperation with Air France-KLM through a several hundred million US dollar component maintenance agreement for its Boeing 777 fleet. The 10-year deal, effective February 2016, provides Etihad Airways and its equity partners with access to an extensive gl...


Lufthansa Technik is prepared for the technical services on A350 XWB

Including a unique portfolio of completion and maintenance for ACJ350 Lufthansa Technik AG is prepared for the technical services on A350 XWB for both, commercial and VIP customers. The company is already holding the approval of the European airworthiness authority EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) as Maintenance Organization for the new aircraft type (Part 145 approval) and is supporting...

General Electric launches new Middle Eastern support centre

General Electric has launched its Middle East Aviation Technology Center, which will serve as a regional customer and product support hub. The US engine manufacturer says it hopes to increase productivity, maximise performance and minimise downtime for customers by leveraging data analytics, domain experience and software capabilities. Gary Mercer, vice-president of engineering services for...

Air Arabia Signs Lufthansa Technik Deal

On the occasion of the Dubai Airshow 2015, Lufthansa Technik AG and low cost carrier Air Arabia, based in Sharjah, UAE, have signed an airframe related component contract for radome repair. The contract runs over a period of three years and covers radome maintenance for Air Arabia’s A320 fleet. In addition to the repair services, Lufthansa Technik will support Air Arabia as well with spare...

Ameco Beijing Sees Fast Development on Airframe Overhaul

Ameco is to deliver a Boeing 747 of ACT Airlines for C-check in this December. It has been the fourth ACT aircraft since this year. Being capable of airframe overhaul on Boeing 737, 747, 767, 777 and Airbus A319, 320, 330, 380, Ameco is ready for the Boeing 747-8I airframe overhaul capability starting from earlier next year. "The Middle East market is of great potential, and we have kep...

ANALYSIS: Emirates CAE Flight Training set to double up at new Dubai training centre

Just two years after opening its second training centre in Dubai, Emirates CAE Flight Training is doubling the size of the operation with five more simulator bays. The expansion – work on which will begin by the end of the year – will allow ECFT to cater for the burgeoning demand for new first officers and ongoing pilot training from anchor tenant Flydubai as well as other ai...

AFTA Secures Third Major Pilot Training Contract

Dubai Airshow exhibitor Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA, Ireland Pavilion, Stand 644) has secured its third major international pilot cadet training contract, signing a three-year deal with Turkish Airlines to start training its cadets to first officer commercial pilot level. Calling the deal a major step, AFTA said its signing builds a solid foundation for securing partnership deals with o...

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance And Ramco Systems Create The MRO Lab in Singapore

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has signed a partnership with Ramco Systems, which specializes in business software systems, especially in the MRO sector, to set up a joint innovation center in Singapore. A team of around ten people will work there on designing and developing innovative, rapid-deployment solutions for strategi...

For Asia-Pacific LCCs, MRO is not low cost

Being a low-cost carrier does not mean getting low-cost maintenance, a group of executives with Singapore-based LCCs agreed. Speaking as panelists Thursday at the Aviation Week Network MRO Asia-Pacific conference in Singapore, executives from three airlines – Jetstar Asia, Scoot and Tigerair – named their top priorities in what they look for in an MRO provider. Jetstar Asia&...

Emirates Flight Training Academy signs order for up to 10 Phenom 100E jets

Embraer Executive Jets announced today that Emirates Flight Training Academy has signed a firm order for five Phenom 100E business jets, plus options for five more aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017.  “Emirates' dedicated flight training center offers one of the industry's most innovative and advanced airline pilot training programs,” said Marco Tulio P...

GoAir extends engine contract with Lufthansa Technik

GoAir, the leading Indian low-cost carrier based in Mumbai, has substantially expanded its business relationship with Lufthansa  Technik. In April 2014 GoAir had already signed an initial Total Engine Support TES® contract, covering a total of 16 CFM56-5B engine  overhaul events. The airline has now extended the contract by additional 18 engine overhaul events to acc...

ATR: 12-year Global Maintenance Agreement with PNG Air

Papua New Guinea’s airline, PNG Air, formerly Airlines PNG, and ATR have signed a comprehensive long-term Global Maintenance agreement (GMA) providing a total support package for the airline’s fleet of ATR 72-600 aircraft. The airline has recently received one aircraft, with further six to join the fleet over within two years. The GMA contract...

Labor shortage among biggest challenges in fast-growing Asia-Pacific MRO market

Skilled labor shortages and land-space constraints are among the biggest difficulties facing the MRO industry in Asia-Pacific countries, a region that is forecast to become the world’s largest in terms of fleet size and MRO market value. Speaking on the keynote panel Wednesday at the Aviation Week Network MRO Asia-Pacific conference in Singapore, MRO experts from three different Asia...

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Lufthansa Technik reinforces commitment to apprentice training

After one of the biggest aviation industry crises, Lufthansa Technik AG's apprentice training program this year has returned in terms of numbers to roughly where it was in 2020: 186 young peo...

Sevenair Group announces the closing of 2021 fiscal year with substantial growth

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Embraer partners with VOAR to strengthen support for executive aviation

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Clay Lacy breaks ground on $20 Million, 11-acre FBO and MRO development at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Clay Lacy Aviation has served the private aviation needs of the Northeast United States since 2016. Recently, it strengthened its commitment to the area and its economic future by celebrating the grou...

Deadline approaches for Business Aviation Scholarships from IADA

The International Aircraft Dealers Association is accepting applications through Sept. 1 from business aviation students for scholarships. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 t...

Italian Air Force extends relationship with Boeing to continue tanker sustainment and training

Boeing and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness have signed an order for the company to continue providing full Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support to the Italian Air Force f...

All In Aviation purchases the ALSIM SR FTD

The sale of ALSIM ALSR FTD was concluded on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. All In Aviation became the first independent flight school in America to acquire an ALSIM SR FTD....