A Long Way for Maintenance

Aircraft seem to be flying farther and farther to receive maintenance checks from an MRO facility in the desert climate north of Tucson, Arizona. Marana Aerospace Solutions recently completed heavy maintenance and interior reconfiguration on a Boeing 777-200ER for TAAG Angola Airlines, headquartered in Luanda, Angola. That’s 8,500 miles.

As it turns out, the distance is not unprecedented, a company representative says. In fact, just a few weeks ago, Marana announced the completion of heavy maintenance checks on two Boeing 717-200s for Turkmenistan Airlines, based in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. That’s more than 7,500 miles – not quite 8,500, but still a good distance for narrowbody maintenance.

Both instances were the first times Marana had worked with the respective airlines, and the company says it is looking forward to working with them again.

Please or Register to post comments.

From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 27, 2015
blog

Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 12

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
blog

Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
blog

Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 28

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
blog

Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
blog

Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
Blog Archive
Penton Corporate

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×