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Lufthansa Technik: Launch of component support for new Airbus A350 XWB

With its customer Finnair launching operations of its first Airbus A350 XWB, Lufthansa Technik AG commenced the component support for the new aircraft type. The first European airline to operate the A350, Finnair, signed a twelve-year contract in May with the leading  provi...

The invisible aftermarket: an easy answer to spares procurement delays

Although the aviation spare parts market is forecasted to grow at a rate of 4% at least until 2018 (Research and Markets report), the percentage of flight delays caused by technical failures is still rising. In fact, logistics-related delays of spare parts supply still add up to over $20 millio...


EU investigates anti-competitive MRO contracts

The European Commission has written to airlines and aircraft component manufacturers, asking for information whether airlines are being forced to enter anti-competitive contracts to keep their 24,000 aircraft flying.  According to EU regulators, aircraft maintenance contracts are allegedly having terms that could restrict choice when servicing everything from engines to...

OHS Aviation Services completes 15th full vip refurbishment on Bombardier Global Express

OHS Aviation Services, the interior refurbishment specialist, headquatered in Berlin Schönefeld SXF, has just completed its 15th full vip refurbishment on a Bombardier Global cabin for an undisclosed private customer. "We are proud to have successfully performed another high quality cabin refurbishment in-house in less than eight weeks, says the ceo of OHS, Ornulf Hilar...

Boeing Acquires Leading Provider of Pilot Training Software

Enhances Boeing capability to train pilots for international airline customers  Boeing today announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH ("Peters Software"), a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) based training content for early stage ("ab-initio") pilot training. Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters Software specializes in c...

Vestergaard Company reveals news on both DTS and de-icing simulator

New developments to always further improve existing solutions is a big part of the Vestergaard Company philosophy. At the inter airport Europe 2015 Vestergaard are presenting two new developments that will both soon be available to customers: The DTS dashboard and the new de-icing training simulator. The DTS (Data Transmission System) has been offered by Vestergaard for 25 years, tracking da...

Amac Expands Mx Footprint With New Hangar

Building on its reputation as a completions specialist, Switzerland-based Amac Aerospace is taking on a growing portfolio of maintenance work. The company expanded the scope of its work when it secured FAA repair station status in June and will open a fourth hangar at its Basel headquarters by year-end. So far this year, Amac’s maintenance team has been busy handling heavy...

China Eastern Recruiting Students for Pilot Training

Aiming to address the problem of pilot shortage in the country, a Chinese airline has intensified its efforts to recruit high school students for pilot training, the media reported on Friday. The Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines plans to recruit 100 high school students for enrollment in 10-year programmes at aviation colleges, China.org reported. "We are recruiting more...

Lufthansa Technik Delivers First of Three VVIP Boeing 747-8 Aircraft

Following a completion period that lasted more than two years, Lufthansa Technik's Completion Center in Hamburg has returned the first of three Boeing 747-8s currently being converted by the company back to an undisclosed customer. This project was one of the most complex undertaken by Lufthansa Technik in its long history of completions owing to a cabin size of some 440 square meters and the...

ANALYSIS: Korean Air eyes MRO opportunities

Korean Air’s Tech Center lies west of runway 16L at Busan’sGimhae International airport. A sprawling array of hangars, warehouses, and production facilities, it is home to the flag-carrier’s low-profile aerospace division, KAL-ASD. It is here where the company performs the majority of its MRO work, and where it also runs a successful aerostructures business. “Places...

AFI KLM and Omni Air renews engine support contract for 767 fleet

Omni Air International and AFI KLM E&M have inked a renewal of their existing long-term contract under which AFI KLM E&M handles maintenance and repair of the CF6-80C2 engines powering the carrier's fleet of Boeing 767-200ERs and 767-300ERs - a total of ten aircraft. "We were pleased to have been able to convince Omni a first time, and now we can re-confirm this trust-base...

Bell Helicopter expands Service Facility network in Germany

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces today that it is adding Agrarflug Helilift, located in Ahren, Germany, to its Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility network. With thirty years of experience in the industry, Agrarflug Helilift is an established operator with over 40 helicopters in its fleet and offers charter services, aircraft maintenance and training ...

Etihad Airways Engineering has expanded painting facilities

Etihad Airways Engineering has converted Hangar 5 at Abu Dhabi International Airport into a paint hangar, expanding its painting capabilities. The Middle East’s leading aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul provider, Etihad Airways Engineering has converted the hangar with chillers, improved thermal insulation, and a drainage system to suit painting requirements.   “W...

BOC Aviation selects CF6 engines for new A330-300 aircraft

BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd. (“BOC Aviation”) has selected GE Aviation’s CF6 engines to power two new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, to be delivered in 2017. The two aircraft have been placed on long-term lease with EVA Airways Corporation. “Our choice of GE Aviation’s CF6 engines demonstrates our confidence in the reliability and proven strong operational performance of...

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Sensus MRO chosen by TAG Aviation Maintenance Services

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