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Honeywell forecasts growth in spares market

The overall air transport surplus parts market, currently estimated at between US $3 billion –US $4 billion a year, is set for annual average growth of around 5%-6%, according to Honeywell Aerospace Trading (HAT). In a White Paper just released, HAT predicts the highest growth will come fro...

Flight instructor blamed for Do-228 belly landing

Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council (ASC) has concluded that the incompetence of a flight instructor was the main cause behind a Daily Air Dornier Do-228 belly landing in December 2014. Registered B-55565, the aircraft took off from Taitung airport for a training mission at the nearb...


Lufthansa Technik delivers second VVIP Boeing 747-8

The Lufthansa Technik completion center has finished the VVIP cabin conversion of the second Boeing 747-8 in Hamburg. The aircraft has now been delivered to an undisclosed customer. Another aircraft of this type is currently undergoing completion. In the past the company equipped fourteen aircraft of the predecessors to the current Boeing 747-8 and is the leading provider for this aircraft type...

Temasek Aviation Academy takes off under Singapore's SkillsFuture movement

The first two batches of trainees under the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) for the Aerospace Engineering Sector received their course completion certificates at the official launch of the Temasek Aviation Academy on Friday (Jan 8).  The 12-month programme targets fresh graduates from the polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education, and aims to offer them an accelerated...

Associated Air Center Completes FAA STC Certification for Installation of CPDLC/FANS System on BBJ

Associated Air Center , through its in-house Organization Designation Authorization delegation, has obtained a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) System — as part of the requirements for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) — on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) VIP ...

EASA Cautions On Organic Salt Deicing Fluid

As the Northern Hemisphere’s winter season sets in, Europe’s regulator is cautioning industry about the harmful effects of organic, salt-based, aircraft-deicing fluids. In a recent Safety Information Bulletin (SIB), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) notes that although the fluid is not prevalent—it knows of no European airports that use it for aircraft—oper...

ISAQ Aviation UK to launch Egyptian branch to train pilots

ISAQ Aviation UK intends to open a branch in Egypt for flight training, according to ISAQ Aviation Egypt Chairperson Ali Baiyoumi. The branch aims to train approximately 200 people annually through seven aviation companies in Europe and Asia contracting with ISAQ UK. According to Baiyoumi, the flight training costs $55,000 for each pilot and will range between eight months to two years and will...

Sabena technics wins its first B777 cabin modification

The French MRO provider, Sabena technics, has recently welcomed its first Boeing 777 for airframe modifications since obtaining its rating approval. According to the agreement, Sabena technics will perform cabin & systems modifications on two Boeing 777 aircraft from Air France in their dedicated maintenance facilities in Bordeaux (France). Modifications will include the integrati...

FL Technics extends Enter Air cooperation and signs new wheels & brakes pool agreement

FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, and Enter Air, the leading charter airline in Poland operating a fleet of 17 Boeing 737-400 and 737-800 aircraft, is further developing the business relationship. The parties have recently agreed upon extending two of the existing PBH agreements as well as signed a brand new wheels & brakes suppor...

Jet AirWerks Awarded Repair Station Certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China

 Jet AirWerks, LLC (JAW), a Kansas-based turbine jet engine component repair station, has been awarded certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the performance of repair and overhaul services for commercial turbine jet engine and airframe components. The CAAC certification allows Jet AirWerks to expand its market footprint and enhance its curr...

StandardAero Certifies Latest Rockwell Collins TCAS 7.1 Solution

Working in conjunction with Rockwell Collins, StandardAero’s Springfield, Illinois business aviation MRO facility, has completed its first Rockwell Collins TTR-4100 TCAS 7.1 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a Falcon 50EX aircraft.  This new TTR-4100 TCAS processor replaces the aircraft’s existing TTR-920 processor and incorporates new 7.1 logic required to meet the Euroc...

Dnata receives seventh certification for IATA's Safety Audit for Ground Operations

Dnata's continual focus on safety and security has been achieved with the air services provider's Sydney headquarters and station receiving registration for IATA's Safety Audit of Ground Operations (ISAGO) in December. This is the seventh key station in dnata’s ground handling operations to receive this prestigious certification. The other ground operations which are also ISAG...

Volga-Dnepr Gulf Performs The First С-Check Maintenance For Avia Traffic Company.

Volga-Dnepr Gulf, a division of Volga-Dnepr Technics (an aircraft MRO branch of Volga-Dnepr Group in the Middle East region) completed the first C-check maintenance service for a B737-300 operated by Kyrgyzstan-based Avia Traffic Company, at its hangar facility in Sharjah, UAE. Avia Traffic aircraft was subjected to the full maintenance workscope including C2+C1, AD/SB + A1 + A2...

Sherwin-Williams Announces New 2016 Aerospace Coatings Training Program

Sherwin-Williams announced its new 2016 aerospace coatings training program schedule to further provide today’s aerospace coatings painting professionals with the continuous training required to stay current on the most up-to-date aviation coatings products and application methods available. Designed for both MRO and OEM instruction, this handson and classroom training includes applying new...

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Global ATR42/72-600 Maintenance Agreement signed by Liebherr and ATR

Liebherr-Aerospace and ATR signed recently a ten-year agreement covering the supply of components, repairs and associated Pay-by-the-Hour services for the more than 300 ATR42/72-600 aircraft fleet....

100% Enrollment for Embraer E-Jet Operators in Asia Pacific for its Pool Program

Important announcement was made by Embraer at MRO Europe -  all E-Jet operators in Asia Pacific have enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program. This follows a Pool Program deal signed between...

New CAE and easyJet training centre inaugurated in Milan

CAE Milan centre for training more than 2,000 easyJet pilots from all over Europe is open! CAE and easyJet inaugurated the new centre alongside local Italian and Canadian government officials....

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Renewed partnership: Liebherr-Aerospace and SR Technics

Liebherr-Aerospace and SR Technics renew their partnership with a five-year global service contract. The partners work hand in hand to support a fleet of more than 500 aircraft operated by airlines ar...

AFI KLM E&M dedicated subsidiary for aircraft teardown business

Since 2016, AFI KLM E&M has been developing an aircraft teardown business to improve supplies of component and engine spares. Supporting maintenance activities Since 2018, for example, the G...

Long term component repair agreement - Czech Airlines Technics & VAS Aero Services

VAS Aero Services and Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a subsidiary company of Prague Airport and provider of aircraft repair and maintenance services, have announced a long-term component re...

A digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance cross-fleet solutions

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are forming a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide from 2020. To be accessed via a unified...

Flying Colours Corp. meets increased demand for ADS-B Out installations

North America-headquartered Flying Colours Corp. will be promoting its ADS – B Out expertise during NBAA- BACE 2019 – Booth C7215 - having performed nearly 50 ADS-B Out installat...

Euramec adds Leonardo, Eurocopter and Bell, Specialty Flight Simulator lines

Euramec, the European flight simulation solution providers, announced it has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with GeoSim Technologies for the worldwide distribution of GeoSim’s rot...

100% Enrollment for Embraer E-Jet Operators in Asia Pacific for its Pool Program

Important announcement was made by Embraer at MRO Europe -  all E-Jet operators in Asia Pacific have enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program. This follows a Pool Program deal signed between...