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LHT wins Thomas Cook wheels and brakes contract

Lufthansa Technik AG will provide wheels and brakes support for Thomas Cook Group Airlines. The agreement covers the Airbus and Boeing fleets – 15 Boeing 757, 16 Boeing 767, 9 Airbus A330 and 53 A320-family aircraft - of the four airlines of Thomas Cook plc, one of the world'...

Oman Air puts 21 new Omani pilot candidates through training

Oman Air has entered 21 Omanis to join its Cadet Training Programme. The programme involves initial flight training at ENAC Toulouse, France, for 18 months. Upon successful completion of their initial flight training, the candidates will go on to undertake a type-rating course, which will qualify...


Royal Jordanian continues to work with MTU Maintenance with its V2500 engines

MTU Maintenance continues to be the exclusive MRO provider for Royal Jordanian's V2500 engines on its fleet of A320 family of aircraft. RJ signed a Total Engine Care (TEC) agreement with MTU Maintenance which includes traditional MRO services, options for lease engines as well as MTU’s early detection system MTUPlus Engine Trend Monitoring. The contract covers all 24 of Royal Jordania...

Etihad Airways Engineering receives Part21J Design Organisation Approval

Etihad Airways Engineering, the Middle East’s leading aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider, has become the first organisation in the Middle East to be granted an extended Part21J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to undertake major cabin design and modification. With the new approval Etihad Airways Engineering is entitled...

JetBlue becomes launch customer of “Maintenance Mobility”

Providing via tablets everything that a mechanic needs to know Streamlining communication and decision-making Enabling significant time-savings during airline operations turnaround times JetBlue has become the launch customer for Airbus’ “Maintenance Mobility” offering following a contract recently signed with Airbus. Maintenance Mobility allows the airline mechanics to...

IAG chooses Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to provide landing gear MRO services on Airbus family aircraft

On November 16, 2015 in Gloucester (United Kingdom), Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) signed a contract to provide overhaul services for Iberia, a member of IAG (International Airlines Group). The 10-year contract concerns the maintenance of landing gear on Airbus A320 family aircraft which will be provided by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty’s facilities in Gloucester and Querétaro (...

UTC Aerospace and Revima to Bring Landing Gear Repair Capability to the Middle East

UTC Aerospace Systems and Revima Group today announced a long-term agreement to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for landing gear systems on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft operated by Emirates. While the service agreement with Emirates remains under the prime responsibility of Revima, a portion of the work scope will now take place at the Goodrich Customer Services Inc. main...

Wizz Air signs line maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik Budapest

The Hungarian airline Wizz Air has contracted Lufthansa Technik Budapest (LTB) to provide line maintenance services for its fleet at the Budapest and Debrecen locations. The agreement comes into force in February 2016 and includes Wizz Air’s eight Airbus A320 aircraft stationed in Budapest. Lufthansa Technik Budapest will carry out the maintenance at the two Hunga...

FlightSafety upgrades simulators on G650 training programme

FlightSafety International continues to enhance its Gulfstream G650 training programme by upgrading its simulators and adding the Autobrakes system. The addition to the training programmes fulfils the requirements of the FAA FSB Report and EASA OSD.   The Normal and Abnormal operation of the Autobrakes will be covered during ground school and simulator sessions, allowing pilots to...

StandardAero signs engine MRO with Rolls-Royce

StandardAero signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to become an authorized engine line maintenance service provider for CorporateCare® operators of the AE 3007A and BR710A2-20 turbofan engines. The new agreement expands the company’s engine service portfolio and authorizes StandardAero to provide additional services to its customers. The five-year agreement covers line service work on...

FL Technics presents asset management support during engine lease and maintenance

FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is further expanding its portfolio of engine management solutions by launching a new asset management support during engine lease and maintenance. The new service is mainly aimed at the company’s customers in the Middle East, the CIS and Asia Pacific. In terms of its liveline...

Daher introduces support for Part 135 TBM operators

Daher is introducing a specific support package for Part 135 operators in response to what it says is a growth in TBM commercial charter flights. The package includes an extended version of its TBM Care Program to cover these companies’ higher aircraft use rates; continuing airworthiness monitoring; a dedicated maintenance hotline; and a suite of training courses. “As TBM charter...

Two ALSIM ALX simulatorsto be delivered to Prince Sultan Aviation Academy

Alsim has announced Prince Sultan Aviation Academy (PSAA) recently acquired two ALX simulators, full versions, which will be delivered to the school in December. Alsim has said its ALX FNPTII is compatible with the types of aircraft that are used in Prince Sultan Aviation Academy and can simulate all emergency situations together with all weather and environment conditions.

Lufthansa Technik's new seating concept passed certification tests

This certification allows owners, operators, and designers to choose from thousands of possible chair™ configurations to match the need of a particular cabin environment. The ETSO (European Technical Standard Orders) / TSO (Technical Standard Orders) certificate is in process and will be issued over the next few months. The chair™ is based on an innovative pedestal design upon which...

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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...

Happy 40th anniversary - MTU Maintenance

Time to celebrate! 40th anniversary and 20,000th MTU Maintenance shop visit! The celebration was attended by local politicians including Stephan Weil, Minister President of Lower Saxony...

airBaltic Presented Airbus A220 Full Flight Simulator

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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...