Boeing is developing a series of nacelle improvements for grounded Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered 777s and wants FAA’s blessing to phase them in as they are finalized, instead of delivering a complete, compliant nacelle structure as required by the agency’s certification rules.
Demand could spike quickly when COVID-19 restrictions ease, with many Asia-Pacific airlines needing MRO providers to help reactivate and perform checks on aircraft that have been in storage for several months.
Owing to poor demand, Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) has divested all of its 39.2% stake in Asian Surface Technologies (AST), a company that repairs and overhauls Pratt & Whitney PW4000 series engine fan blades.
In advance of Finnair VP Sustainability Anne Larilahti’s keynote address to MRO Europe on Oct. 20 in Amsterdam, Aviation Week Executive Editor Lee Ann Shay talks with her about key initiatives and getting to net-zero carbon emissions.
Major aircraft lessor Avolon said it signed an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which is endeavoring to grow as an independent freighter conversion company, to be IAI’s launch customer for their Airbus A330-300 freighter conversion program.