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Jet Aviation St. Louis Upgrades Aircraft Paint Shop

Jet Aviation St. Louis recently upgraded the controls for climate, air quality and final finish at its paint shop. It also acquired devices that analyze paint color tint, inspect pearl and metallic paints, measure the smoothness of the paint finish and assess the level of paint gloss. &ldquo...

Sabena alliance takes the Congo MROs to a new level

Belgian MRO specialist Sabena Aerospace has linked up with Equatorial Congo Air (ECAir) to create a central African MRO centre. As Alan Dron discovered, this will help instil an aviation culture in a new generation of local technicians. The signing, in July 2014, of the agreement to set up a ne...


CAE announces commercial and business aviation training contracts valued at more than C$350 million

CAE has underscored its position as training partner of choice with the announcement of a series of contracts, including the sale of nine full-flight simulators to airlines globally, as well as commercial and business aviation training programs with more than 10 operators. These agreements, valued at more than C$350 million, cover a broad range of CAE's training equipment and programs, from co...

FL Technics signs an exclusive global representation contract with SVD-Promtent

FL Technics, is delighted to announce the start of a new strategic partnership with SVD-Promtent, the leading supplier of storage, insulation hangars and protective covers. FL Technics will offer the inventory to its current and future clients around the globe, excluding the Russian market. According to the freshly inked 2 year-long partnership contract, FL Technics has been selected to act as...

Diehl partners with Regent on aircraft cabin retrofit and refurbishments

Diehl Aerosystems, a first-tier supplier and partner for avionics and cabin integration to the big aircraft manufacturers and a retrofitting specialist for aircraft operators, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing a partnership with Regent Aerospace, Valencia/USA. The partnership aims at joining forces for the aircraft cabin retrofit and refurbishment markets in order to...

MAEL: Line Maintenance for Norwegian

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), the engineering division of The Monarch Group, has signed a line maintenance technical handling agreement with Norwegian. The agreement, which commenced on 11th January 2016 will see MAEL’s highly experienced engineering team provide a full suite of line maintenance services for the low-cost airline’s Boeing 737NG operation. The ongoing c...

Dublin Aerospace appoints Michael Tyrrell as the Chief Executive Officer

Dublin Aerospace is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Tyrrell as the Chief Executive Officer. With over 20 years’ experience in airline MRO Michael joins us from Vector Aerospace where he has been the Managing Director of the UK division since 2011. He started his career in the construction industry with Kentz UK, working on various projects in the London area as he...

LUFTHANSA And UFO Enter Period Of Arbitration & Expect Long Term Labor Agreement

Late last week, Lufthansa announced that it had agreed to enter arbitration with UFO.    For those of you not familiar with UFO, they are the union that represents Lufthansa’s cabin crews. The new agreement promises labor peace between UFO and LH until June 30th at which point this arbitration agreement is set expire.    This latest agreement for arbitration is importa...

Textron Aviation Acquires Able Engineering

Textron Aviation has expanded its component repair capabilities with the acquisition of Mesa, Ariz.-based Able Engineering & Components Service and Able Aerospace. Founded in 1982, Able provides component repairs, exchanges and replacement parts for both fixed-wing and commercial rotorcraft. The company has developed more than 2,800 proprietary FAA-approved component repairs. It...

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow To Set Up A Company-Based Aviation Training Center

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM) one of the lead players on Russia market of western aircraft maintenance and repair services is set to establish a Company-based Aviation Training Center located within the Moscow Aviation Cluster. EASA Part-147 Certificate granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency authorizes the Company to provide classroom and hands-on training of engineering and...

PEMCO Delivers Third B737-400 Combi Conversion To First Air

PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) has announced the redelivery of a 737-400 Combi aircraft, MSN27232 registration C-FFNC, to First Air, Canada’s foremost Arctic and remote region air carrier. Previously PEMCO converted two 737 Combi’s for First Air, which underlines the strength of the relationship and the reliability of PEMCO’s conversions. As the third con...

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited: La Compagnie extends agreement

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited , the engineering division of The Monarch Group, has extended its agreement with La Compagnie to include airframe heavy maintenance. Under this extended agreement, MAEL will perform a C Check on the Boeing 757-200 ER at its maintenance facility at London Luton Airport. MAEL currently supports La Compagnie’s transatlantic operation wit...

Air Arabia selects TRU Simulation + Training to Produce A320 Full Flight Simulator

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low cost carrier announced today during the Bahrain International Airshow the signing of a new deal with TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. company, to produce an A320 FFS X™ Level D full motion flight simulator. TRU Simulation + Training will manufacture the A320 FFS X in...

Comlux America launches new VIP Service Center in the Middle East with Texel Air

Comlux The Aviation Group is pleased to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement with Texel Air, in order to provide its Middle East customers with dedicated MRO line Maintenance and cabin upgrades & refurbishments on their VIP aircraft. While Texel Air will provide hangar, maintenance and certification services through its 3,200 m2 facility at Bahrain Internation...

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FACC received CAAC Part-145 maintenance organization approval

CAAC has granted FACC approval as a maintenance organization according to Part-145. This CAAC certification represents a further milestone for the Austrian aerospace group in its latest "Aft...

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Turkish Aerospace will participate in the Kuwait Aviation Show which will be held on 15-18 January 2020. Participating in the fair first time with the HÜRKUŞ Advanced Training Aircraft ...

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