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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 af...

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 e...


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...

Meridian Adds Gulfstream G200 Maintenance

Teterboro, N.J.-based Meridian Jet Center, an FBO and Part 145 certified repair station, received FAAauthorization for maintaining the Gulfstream G200 (formerly the IAI Galaxy). Gulfstream produced 250 G200s between 1999 and 2011. “Our highly trained technicians now have the ability to support our customers with a wider range of options,” said Jo...

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's leading travel groups. It complements the existing Total Component Support TCS® contract for...

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 them to become members of Oman Air’s flight crew.  The recruitment drive was launched...

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 (...

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An announcement was made at Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference by MTU Maintenance - from now there is a new office opened in the heart of aviation leasing community birthplace Dub...

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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