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Aviation Water Survival Training Center prepares pilots for worst-case scenarios

Instructors circle the pool keeping a close eye on the students in the water. The students swim to the deep end of the pool and float, waiting for instructions. “INFLATE! INFLATE!” the instructors yell. The students fumble in the water, trying to insert the mouth piece and blow up...

New RAAF pilot training contract signed

Formal contract arrangements have been signed between the federal government and Lockheed Martin Australia to provide and support the Australian Defence Force’s new pilot training system, after the company was named as the preferred tenderer the AIR-5428 project in September. Under the acqu...


Expansion of Airbus A350 logistics Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH

Lufthansa Technik AG is stepping up its capacities for the support of the Airbus A350: a symbolic groundbreaking marked the beginning of the expansion of a highly modern warehouse for the spare parts supply at the Munich location. The ceremony took place on December 8, 2015, in the presence of Dr. Thomas Stüger, member of the executive board of Lufthansa Technik, D...

Bringing maintenance to the clients – a promising direction for helicopter MROs

The Dubai Air last month proved a true fiasco for airplane manufacturers, as both Airbus and Boeing saw only one notable commercial deal of 30 aircraft placed by Vietnam carrier. On the vertical side of the industry, however, rotorcraft producers can for now rest assured about the immediate future simply because of the stable demand largely driven by the emerging markets. Nevertheless...

Arabasco Elite Packages Promise More Maintenance Value

Saudi Arabian business aviation services group Arabasco launched new Elite Service packages promising improved value for aircraft maintenance customers. Its new Platinum, Gold and Silver packages offer fixed pricing covering different levels of support. Arabasco—an FAA Part 145 approved operation specializing in support for Bombardier, Hawker, King Air, Gulfstream and Dassa...

St Engineering Streamlines Its Aircraft Interior Business In The US

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that it has streamlined its businesses in San Antonio, US in a move to strengthen the Group’s aircraft interior engineering capability and improve operational efficiency. As a result of this initiative, VT DRB Aviation Consultants, Inc. a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Aerospace Incorporated (VT Aerospace...

Pratt Signs Long-Term Repair Contract With Israel

Pratt & Whitney has landed its longest-term contract ever for repairing military fighter engines, reaching a 15-year agreement to maintain and upgrade aircraft for Israel's air force. The contact, starting Jan. 1, covers the entire Israeli fleet of F-151 and F-161 aircraft. East Hartford-based Pratt declined to disclose the value of the contract, but one business news service in Israel...

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 Asian region, capable of serving large aircraft. The technical maintenance centre will be located at As...

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 of D-level heavy maintenance checks on the Virgin Galactic’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft –...

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...

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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...

Texas Turbine Awarded STC for Hartzell 5-Blade Props on CASA 212

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