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EBRD finances Air Astana’s technical maintenance centre

The EBRD is supporting the growth programme of Kazakhstan’s national airline, Air Astana, with a loan of up to US$ 14 million equivalent in Kazakh tenge. The loan will finance the construction of the first aircraft maintenance facility in the country, and in the entire Central Asi...

ST Aerospace Extends Maintenance Support To Virgin Galactic’s Space Access Vehicle

ST Aerospace, with an established global track record on aircraft maintenance and modifications, now extends its maintenance support from military forces, commercial airlines to the world’s first commercial spaceline. Its US affiliate company VT San Antonio Aerospace will be providing a series...


TP Aerospace announces more MRO contracts

Danish firm TP Aerospace has signed additional MRO contracts following on from its deals with Danish Air Transport and Western Global Airlines. Its Asian division has penned a deal with Indian carrier Air Pegasus to provide its Land For Less (LFL) wheel and brake programme in support of the Bangalore-based carrier’s ATR-72 fleet. The programme includes access to TP Aerospace Asia’s...

Jet Aviation Singapore delivers 1st Global Express 8C inspection in Asia

Jet Aviation Singapore recently delivered the first 8C (120-month) inspection undertaken in Asia on a Bombardier Global Express. In parallel with the heavy inspection, the company further completed a full interior refurbishment and exterior repaint. The 10-year 8C inspection is the largest maintenance event for Bombardier’s Global Express aircraft, requiring extensive dismantling of the c...

Heroux-Devtek renews landing gear contract with USAF

Héroux-Devtek Inc., a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that it has renewed an important long-term contract with the U.S. Air Force (“USAF”) to provide landing gear repair and overhaul (“R&O”) services for the C-130, E-3 and KC-135R aircraft. The long-term contract spans a period extending to the end of th...

Pan Am International Flight Academy Combines EASA and FAA Type Rating to Program

Pan Am International Flight Academy and parent company ANA Holdings (collectively “Pan Am”) is offering a combined training program for pilots seeking to earn both an EASA type rating along with the matching FAA type rating concurrently, at their Miami Training Center and World Headquarters. Airline customers and Pilots attending the recently completed...

Falcon rethinks DWC completions/MRO facility.

Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) is re-evaluating its planned completion/MRO centre at Dubai South (formerly Dubai World Central) with a decision on its final make-up and format likely in the early part of next year, according to the company's Chief Operating Officer “The re-evaluation comes to ensure we have a facility which meets the best, current business...

Opinion: Why Aftermarket Demand Is Not Tracking Airline Capacity

The last month was brutal for iconic British suppliers Meggitt and Rolls-Royce. Both issued profit warnings, and their stock prices promptly declined 20%. And both blamed weak aftermarket demand as a key cause of disappointing earnings. They are not alone, as other OEMs also are experiencing flat aftermarket demand. According to Canaccord Genuity, air transport maintenance, repair and overhaul...

Embry-Riddle orders 10 more DA42s for pilot training

Diamond Aircraft Industries has sold 10 DA42-VI piston-twins to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) for its multi-engine pilot training course. The first 168hp Austro AE300-powered aircraft will be delivered to the institution’s Daytona, Florida facility in April 2016, and all the examples are expected to be in service by the end of September. Diamond has been a regular supplie...

Ethiopian inaugurates B-777 FFS and B-787 FFS

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing, the most profitable and the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has finalized installation of Boeing 777 Flight Simulator manufactured by CAE Inc. ahead of its schedule and is now ready for training. This new B777 Flight Simulator is the fifth full flight simulator acquired, following the B767/B757, B737 NG, Q400 and the l...

RUAG modernizes PC7 simulator

After approximately one and a half years in development, the engineers at RUAG Defence and RUAG Aviation have been successful in their joint effort to get the modernised PC7 simulator off the ground and into the air. The PC7 IG upgrade project was approved by Armasuisse and the Swiss Air Force. The next hurdle for the simulator to overcome is to obtain FOCA (Federal Office of Civil Aviation) certi...

ExecuJet Mx network GE authorized

GE Aviation recently approved all of ExecuJet's repair facilities as authorized service centers (ASCs) for its CF34-3 engines, which power the Bombardier Challenger series of aircraft. The official announcement was made during last week’s NBAA convention in Las Vegas, NV. ExecuJet’s Middle East division already received authorization to perform line maintenance on...

Turkish plan to launch an MRO center in Iran

Turkish Airlines' (THY) aircraft maintenance company, Turkish Technic, is meeting with Iranians to establish an aircraft maintenance center. It was also noted that German carrier Lufthansa has also started negotiations to enter into the Iranian market, which has an old aircraft fleet and therefore potential. Iran, which came to an agreement on limiting nuclear activities in return for...

AA Technika sold to Linetech

Slovenian MRO Adria Airways Technika (AA Technika) has been acquired by Poland’s Linetech for an undisclosed amount. A statement released by state-owned investment fund Slovenian Sovereign Holding on Tuesday (November 24) said the sale is for 100 per cent of AA Technika. Slovenian Sovereign Holding is currently offloading companies for privatisation, with AA Technika now the seven...

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Happy 40th anniversary - MTU Maintenance

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New maintenance agreement: Czech Airlines Technics & Jet2

Czech Airlines Technics entered into a Base Maintenance Agreement with leading leisure airline Jet2.com. Under the contract, employees of CSAT provide Boeing 737NG aircraft base maintenance checks for...

Gulfstream Van Nuys officially opened

Gulfstream has officially opened its second company-owned MRO facility in Southern California. The new service center at Van Nuys Airport has customer resources that include sustainable avia...

Air Partner acquires leading global aviation security solutions and training company

Air Partner announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Redline Worldwide Limited, trading as Redline Assured Security, a leading global aviation security solutions and trai...

New Facility inaugurated by Pratt & Whitney & Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços

Pratt & Whitney and Brazil’s Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços officially opened their new overhaul centre in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engine famili...

Embraer Phenom Owners Turn to Clay Lacy for Mandatory 10-Year Inspections

Clay Lacy Aviation is performing 10-year inspections for Embraer Phenom aircraft at the company’s Embraer Authorized Service Centers at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) and McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCR...

FAI Technik completes ADS-B and FANS installations on Bombardier Challenger 604s

FAI Technik has completed two FANS installations on two Bombardier Challenger 604s (D-AFAA and D-AFAG) during October/November.  It has also just commenced a further installation, sched...

CAE and Emirates extend partnership on Boeing 777X training suites

Following the 2019 Dubai Airshow, CAE and Emirates announced the sale of two Boeing 777X full-flight simulators and associated training suites of the CAE XR Series models. The carrier also has op...