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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 in...

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 e...


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...

ST Aerospace Seals Landing Gear MRO Contract With SAS

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) has sealed an eight-year contract worth approximately US$25m (approximately S$35m) with one of Scandinavia’s largest airlines Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). Under this agreement, ST Aerospace will provide a comprehensive range of landing gear repair, overhaul and exchange services for SAS’ fleet of Boeing 737-600/700/800 and Bombardi...

Wings Alliance looks to transform UK pilot training

A new training system initiative about to be launched in the UK is intended to offer prospective commercial pilots a route to the cockpit at around half the cost of the integrated courses created for major airlines. Being established by partners including Bristol Groundschool, Cardiff Aviation and several other approved training organisations, the Wings Alliance will be formally launc...

AFI KLM E&M Components China Granted EASA Certification

AFI KLM E&M Components China, a wholly owned AIRFRANCE KLM subsidiary, was established in Shanghai in 2013 to repair avionics components and wasCAAC-certified in November of that year. Recently in 2015, EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency also awarded the China subsidiary EASA Part-145 approval under number EASA.145.0721. “This is a v...

PAS Technologies acquires Bolton Aerospace

PAS Technologies Inc. a specialized provider of cost-effective original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) products, services and solutions for the commercial and military aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and oil and gas markets, announced today that it has acquired Bolton Aerospace. Based in Manchester, Connecticut, Bolton Aerospace...

AJW Technique renews DGCA Indonesia Type Certificate Approval

AJW Technique has been granted renewal of its DGCA Type Certificate Approval by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Indonesia, further underpinning AJW Technique’s commitment to regional compliance and maintaining its reputation for quality. The facility holds several global approvals: ANAC (Brazil), DGCA (Indonesia) and DCA(Thai...

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico celebrates Grand Opening of new facility

In a Grand Opening ceremony Lufthansa Technik and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have now celebrated the achievement of the operational status of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico (LTPR). On the occasion of the arrival of the first A320 from JetBlue Airways, the second launching customer of LTPR, a further overhaul line of the facility was opened on-time. The presence...

Ameco Aviation College Provides Customer-Oriented Courses

Over 30 students from an Asian polytechnic college completed 6-week practice training in Ameco on October 16th. The enrollment of students added 50% in 2015 because of the attractive course design. The cooperation is twice per year between this institution and Ameco since 2011. It's specially noted that avionic contents increases electronic besides mechanic training. Students may enter the cab...

ITP strengthens its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening of a new representative office in Singapore

ITP has opened a new representative office in Singapore with the aim of strengthening its presence in the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) market in Asia Pacific. ITP has an established portfolio of clients in the region, including airlines like Cebu Pacific, Lion Air, Asian Wings and Yangon Airways. From its new office in Singapore, the company will have a closer inte...

Universal Avionics Unveils UniLink® Desktop Training Software for FANS

Universal Avionics is set to unveil the UniLink Desktop Training Software for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) environment familiarization during the NBAA2015 – Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. The new software, allowing operators to walk through a series of scenarios simulating two-way messaging using FANS technology, is on demonstration in Universal Avionics Booth N5733 d...

Alcoa Opens Advanced Jet Engine Parts Facility in Indiana

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa today officially opened its state-of-the-art jet engine parts facility in La Porte, Indiana. The facility doubles Alcoa’s capacity in La Porte and provides new capabilities that broaden its reach in engines for large commercial aircraft. The new plant will meet increasing demand from makers of best-selling jet engines, growing Alcoa’s value-add busi...

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EASA Part 145 Certification for AerFin

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4 additional Sonaca 200s for Air Academy New CAG

During its initial order, the Air Academy New CAG aviation school had agreed to purchase 8 Sonaca 200 Trainers (including 4 firm orders and 4 options). Denis Petitfrère, the Director of Air Aca...

New engineering scholarship by Gulfstream

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