Inside MRO News Briefs And Contracts
FL Technics Launches Wheels and Brakes Business
FL Technics has launched a new wheels and brakes repair business and has set up a dedicated facility for the services in Hanover, Germany.
The specialist shop commenced operation on April 4 at Hanover International Airport and also will work on aircraft tires and components. It will operate under the FL Technics Wheels and Brakes name.
Lithuania-headquartered FL Technics says the location will be a support hub within its global network of MRO markets, which spans from the Americas to Asia-Pacific and has facilities in Lithuania, Indonesia, China and the UK. This includes more than 70 line maintenance stations.
Asiana Extends CF6-80 Engine MRO Deal
Asiana Airlines has extended its maintenance agreement with Lufthansa Technik for the repair and overhaul of the CF6-80 engines powering its Boeing 747 and 767 aircraft.
The five-year extension covers a total of 17 767-300 and 747-400 aircraft operated by the South Korean carrier.
Lufthansa Technik says the extension will strengthen its business in the Asia-Pacific market and generate a stable workload for the CF6 engine over the next few years.
Lufthansa Technik also provides component maintenance for the Asiana Boeing 777-200ER fleet, along with integrated total component support for the airline’s Airbus A320F and A350 aircraft. It also performs CF6 engine support and heavy maintenance for the carrier’s A380s.
2Excel Certified for Component Repairs
2Excel Engineering has gained UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certification to carry out aircraft component maintenance.
Under the new CAA accreditation, the company is approved to conduct checks up to C level including inspection of airframes, engines and accessories, heavy lubrication and corrosion prevention programs.
In addition, it will test major internal mechanisms and fulfillment of service bulletin requirements at its main facility at the former ATC Lasham site in Lasham, Hampshire, located around 50 mi. southwest of London.
SR Technics Joins Pratt’s GTF MRO Network
Pratt & Whitney has added another partner to its geared turbofan (GTF) engine aftermarket network after SR Technics became certified to repair the Airbus A320neo powerplant.
The Swiss MRO signed terms with Pratt to repair the PW1100G-JM engine powering the A320neo family. It will offer complete disassembly, assembly and testing capabilities.
SR Technics estimates it has invested 80 million Swiss francs ($83 million) at its Zurich facility, which will include a new test cell to accommodate the new maintenance work.
De Havilland Canada has won a Wideroe contract to incorporate its Extended Service Program PLUS on 10 Dash 8-100s to increase service life to 160,000 cycles from 120,000.
Delta Material Services has been awarded a consignment agreement for teardown and parts sales of five FTAI Aviation-owned Airbus A320s.
GA Telesis Engine Services has received an AirAsia India contract to provide CFM56-5B maintenance and repair.
IFS was selected by JAL Engineering to provide its cloud-based fleet maintenance planning software for Japan Airlines’ fleet of nearly 200 aircraft.
JMC Group has won a two-year Boeing contract to provide engineering support for the new dedicated 737NG passenger-to-freighter conversion line at London Gatwick Airport.
Joramco has been awarded a five-year Ryanair contract to provide Boeing 737 heavy maintenance at Amman, Jordan.
Muirhead Avionics has secured an exclusive 10-year agreement with Honeywell to provide repair and ongoing support for its cockpit displays, control displays and display computers for Embraer ERJ 135, 140, 145 and Legacy aircraft.
Quickstep Aerospace Services has received a three-year, A$35 million ($26 million) Jetstar Airways contract to perform V2500 nacelle maintenance for more than 50 Airbus A320s. It teamed with Triumph Aviation Services Asia on the tender.
Revima was chosen by Bamboo Airways for Airbus A320/A321 landing gear MRO out of its new facility in Chonburi, Thailand.