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Jet Aviation gains ACJ authorised service centre status for Basel MRO facility

 Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that Airbus has appointed its Maintenance, Refurbishment and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Basel an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Airbus Corporate Jets. The agreement was signed at the 2016 EBACE Convention in Geneva. To enhance the choice and geograph...

UAE Space Agency and Lockheed Martin Partner to Train the Next Generation of UAE National Space Talent

Global technology leader Lockheed Martin announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the UAE Space Agency to launch a comprehensive dual-track space training program for students and early career professionals in space fundamentals. In line with the UAE’s national...


Volga-Dnepr Gulf signs Boeing 747 base maintenance-checks with Air Atlanta Icelandic

Volga-Dnepr Gulf (VD Gulf) based in Sharjah, UAE, has recently signed agreement for nose-to-tail inputs of Air Atlanta’s Boeing 747-400s for Base Maintenance checks including AD/SB & out of phase works. The first aircraft is due to arrive at VD Gulf’s Sharjah Hangar facility on 26th June 2016, for a twenty six day layover while subsequent aircraft will follow this first inp...

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow adds Sukhoi Super Jet 100 to its MRO capability

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM), part of Volga-Dnepr Technics subgroup – a maintenance, repair and overhaul division of Volga-Dnepr Group, has successfully passed a certification process to become an approved maintenance organization for Sukhoi Super Jet 100 aircraft under Russian Federal Aviation Regulations 285. VDTM is now capable to provide line maintenance, structural repair...

SAMCO Receives Authorized Maintenance Organization Approval for Bombardier C Series Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced  that its Authorized Service Facility (ASF), SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance B.V. has received its C Series aircraft Part 145 base maintenance approval from the Civil Aviation Authority, The Netherlands. This approval recognizes SAMCO as the first Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) in the world, outside of Bombardier’s own manufacturing...

Vector Aerospace completes first successful PT6A-140 engine test at South African facility

Vector Aerospace a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its first full engine test on the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-140 turboprop at its facility in South Africa. The PT6A-140 powers the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX, and is also offered as an upgrade for earlier models of...

CAE awarded contracts by UAE Armed Forces valued at approximately C$145 million

CAE announced it has been awarded contracts by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces valued at approximately C$145 million. The contracts are for CAE to design and develop a comprehensive Naval Training Centre (NTC) for the UAE Navy and to provide the UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC) with a suite of helicopter simulators and training devices for the NorthSta...

Lufthansa Technik cooperates with Starburst Accelerator

Lufthansa Technik AG has chosen Starburst to develop and strengthen ties with innovative start-ups in the aerospace sector. Having access to a start-up pool with aerospace focus of at least 150 start-ups in Europe as well as 100 start-ups in the US, Starburst covers a wide range of potential future collaborations with start-ups. In addition to its established partnerships wi...

STS Expands its Aircraft Engineering Services With Strategic New Hire

STS Engineering Solutions (STSES), a division of STS Aviation Group and the leading provider of aircraft engineering services throughout much of the United States and Latin America, hires Brian Fasano, PE, DER, as its Senior Director of Maintenance Programs and Reliability. This is a new position for STS, one that allows the company to significantly expand its already impr...

Czech Airlines Technics to Provide Aircraft Maintenance for China Eastern Airlines

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group, which provides aircraft maintenance services, entered into an Agreement with another Chinese air carrier, China Eastern Airlines. CSAT will thus provide line maintenance for aircraft servicing the new Prague – Shanghai route. Since September 2015, CSAT has been providing line maintenance fo...

UK CAA to open EASA Part 66 exam centre in Istanbul

On behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi) is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) electronic examination centre in Istanbul, Turkey. The first exams will be delivered on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at British Side Language School, in Besiktas, Istanbul. This new exam service will give aircraft maintenance engineers in...

ST Engineering's Aerospace Arm Establishes New Site For Components Manufacturing

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd’s (ST Engineering) aerospace arm Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) today announced that its subsidiary Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) will be setting up a new subsidiary in Kodersdorf, Germany, with a planned equity of €5.5m (approximately S$8.5m). The new company will be responsible for the production of lightweight components,...

Helicentre Aviation Academy launches 2017 scholarship programme

With just over three months remaining until Helicentre Aviation Academy’s 2016 Scholarship applications close, the company has announced that its scholarship program will run for a fifth year. Since the program started in 2012, 11 pilots have been awarded professional training scholarships totaling over £300,000 (approximately US$439,710), with two more awards due to be made towards th...

RUAG completes 96 month check on Russian registered Challenger 850

RUAG Aviation completed a 96 month check on a Russian registered Bombardier Challenger 850 fully on schedule and to complete customer satisfaction. The customer experienced maximum transparency and RUAG Aviation’s one-stop shop expertise which were both key contributors to the overall success of the project. The MRO service provider also cites the recently achieved, unlimited approvals from...

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Embraer boosts Phenom maintenance to 800 flight hours

Embraer announced a revision to the Scheduled Maintenance Requirements (SMR) for the Phenom family of jets. The revision extends the intervals between stops from 600 flight hours and/or...

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Virtual classrooms: Magnetic MRO Training receives Part-147 Online Training Approval

Magnetic MRO Training has received Part-147 Online Training Approval from ECAA and is already performing its first Synchronous Distance Learning in Airbus A320 Type Training. Synchronous Distance...

JF Service expands its Gulfstream portfolio in Riga

Jet Flight Service received EASA Part 145 certification covering almost all types of Gulfstream aircraft, including G450, G550 and G650, as it continues to expand its maintenance services in FBO...

New Spain Pilot Training Centre welcomes Boeing 737 MAX 8 Full Flight Simulator

BAA Training is going forward with expansion in Spain. A global aviation training provider is establishing  a 5300-square-meter training center near Barcelona–El Prat Josep T...