JETMS Builds London-Based Competitor To European Completions Giants

By Angus Batey May 23, 2022
JETMS plans to turn the former RAS Completions and Interiors businesses into a UK-based direct rival to the big European completions houses.

Flying Colours Gains Orders For CRJ 200 Conversions

By Molly McMillin May 22, 2022
Flying Colours, a Canadian-based refurbishment, completions and maintenance provider, is experiencing a “rebirth” in conversions of Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft into corporate shuttles and VIP business aircraft.

Aviation Aftermarket Bemoans Supply Chain Pain

By Alex Derber May 20, 2022
Material and labor challenges are causing headaches for aftermarket providers.
Supply Chain

MRO News Briefs, May 15-21, 2022

May 20, 2022
FEAM Gets FAA Part 145 Approval at CVG FEAM has been awarded FAA Part 145 repair station approval at its base maintenance facility at Cincinnati…

Opinion: Diverse Teams Are Better For Aviation And Aerospace Business

By P. Barry Butler May 20, 2022
Cultivating a diversity of perspectives is particularly important now, as the aviation industry.
Maintenance & Training

Fast 5: FEAM’s VP of TechOps On Managing Pandemic Recovery

By Henry Canaday May 19, 2022
James Kimball, FEAM’s new vice president of technical operations, talks about pandemic impacts and workforce recruiting plans.

Donecle Acquires French Startup Dronetix

By Lindsay Bjerregaard May 19, 2022
Donecle says the acquisition will help it expand drone-based inspection capabilities to aircraft components.
Emerging Technologies

EgyptAir Orders First Narrowbody Freighter Conversion

By Alan Dron May 18, 2022
EgyptAir, joining the acceleration among Middle Eastern carriers toward increased cargo capacity, has placed a conversion order for its first Boeing 737-800SF freighter.
Airlines & Lessors

Tackling 787, A350 Paint Headaches Through Drone Inspections

By Lindsay Bjerregaard May 18, 2022
Startup Mainblades believes drone-based inspections could help Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 operators better track the progression of paint damage.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Ryanair Opens First Irish Heavy Maintenance Facility

By James Pozzi May 18, 2022
The low-cost airline has commenced operations at a leased three-bay hangar in Shannon.
Aircraft & Propulsion

StandardAero Acquires Fan Blade Specialist EB Airfoils

By James Pozzi May 17, 2022
Florida-headquartered company will join StandardAero network of shops.
Aircraft & Propulsion

ATR, Safran Create Digital Tool to Analyze Landing Gear MRO Needs

By Lindsay Bjerregaard May 17, 2022
The new Smart Lander service uses machine learning to analyze maintenance required after hard landings.

Vallair Launches New Aircraft Maintenance Training Program

By Lindsay Bjerregaard May 16, 2022
Vallar has invested in Aircraft Academy to help it train mechanics and engineers as it seeks to fill hundreds of roles over the next five years.
Workforce & Training

Will Fleet Upgrades Slow?

By Alex Derber May 16, 2022
A major question for MRO planners is how quickly to invest in capabilities for new-technology airframes and engines, maintenance demand for which…
Aircraft & Propulsion

TAP’s Ramp Up Held Back By A330neo Engine Trouble, CEO Says

By Kurt Hofmann May 13, 2022
TAP Air Portugal will operate its entire fleet this summer but the carrier is having issues with the engines that power its fleet of Airbus A330-900s.
Airlines & Lessors

MRO News Briefs, May 8-14, 2022

May 13, 2022
IAI Lands Cargojet P2F Contract Israel Aerospace Industries has signed an agreement with Canadian cargo airline Cargojet to perform four Boeing 777…

Podcast: Sustainability Essentials: Understanding Next Important Steps

By Lee Ann Shay May 13, 2022
Graham Webb, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Sustainability Officer, tells Lee Ann Shay about what needs to be done now to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint.

Finnair Aims For Parts Digitalization Through New Partnership

By James Pozzi May 13, 2022
The airline’s technical services division will work with SkySelect to digitize the parts purchasing process.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New Dash 8 Modification Project Tailors to Antarctic Operations

By Lindsay Bjerregaard May 11, 2022
Field Aerospace, Collins Aerospace and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada will be modifying a Dash 8 aircraft for special operations in the Antarctic.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Ryanair Outsources More Heavy Maintenance

By James Pozzi May 11, 2022
The low-cost carrier will send two lines of heavy maintenance to UK-based MRO Caerdav this winter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Asian MRO Outlook Brightens, At Least Partially

By Henry Canaday May 10, 2022
MROs in the Asia-Pacific region are seeing signs of market recovery, but supply chain challenges and Chinese lockdowns continue to impact the aftermarket.

Embraer Signs Launch Customer For E-Jets Cargo Conversion Program

By Lee Ann Shay May 10, 2022
Embraer is starting an E-Jet conversion program in response to the booming e-commerce market and the movement by logistics providers to decentralization warehouses.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Iberia Progresses On Heavy Maintenance Build Up

By Lindsay Bjerregaard May 09, 2022
Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea has selected Iberia Maintenance to perform C check overhauls on its Airbus A320s.

Fokker Services Lands E-Jet Maintenance Contract

By Lindsay Bjerregaard May 09, 2022
Embraer has picked Fokker Services to maintain E-Jet engine line replaceable units enrolled in its Pool Program.

AFI KLM E&M Leads Parent Group Profits Again

By Alex Derber May 09, 2022
Maintenance EBITDA for the calendar year was €374 million.
Aircraft & Propulsion