MRO Abounds At Dubai #DXB13

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Aircraft orders valued at $200 billion perhaps captured most of the headlines from this week's Dubai Airshow, but numerous aftermarket announcements came from the show, too.

Aviation Week covered the big event, but here are a few MRO highlights from Dubai: 

* Rolls-Royce signed a strategic partnership wtih Mubadala Aerospace to service the OEM's Trent XWB engines. (Note that Etihad Airways ordered $5 billion of Trent XWB powerplants on Monday.)

* IAE International Aero Engines launched the Pure-V designation for V2500 engines maintained to IAE's build standards. This is similar to GE and CFM's True status. 

*Flydubai signed a 10-year Rate Per Flight Hour agreement with CFM for the Leap-1B engines it ordered to power new 737s.

*Skyone Maintenance Services signed a technical and commercial collaboration agreement with Lockheed Martin's Kelly Aviation Center to become a single center of airframe and engine maintenance.

·        * Lufthansa Technik announced several things, including that it offers production inspection for Boeing 787 aircraft for airlines and VIP customers. It also will provide MRO and rotable provisioning for Boeing 787 nacelle components manufactured by UTC Aerospace System’s aerostructures business (formerly Goodrich). In addition, it signed a cooperation agreement with Spirit AeroSystems for joint provisioning of MRO and supply services for CFM56-7B and GE90 thrust reversers and cowlings for LHT’s customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

* Ethiopian Airlines became a Bombardier authorized service center for Q400 turboprops in Africa.

·        * Turkish Technic will provide base maintenance for Air Moldova’s A320s.

For complete coverage, read each Day 1Day 2 and Day 3 ShowNews coverage. Enjoy!

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