MRO News Briefs, April 10-16, 2022

Viasat Gets Chinese Approval for IFC Installations on A320s
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has awarded Viasat a validation of supplemental type certificate to install its Ka-band satellite system on Airbus A320 series aircraft. The validation is Viasat’s first in China and it will enable Chinese airlines to install and deploy Viasat’s in-flight connectivity system, including antenna, radome, modem, server and WAPs.

AirConnect Selects OASES MRO Software
New Romanian carrier AirConnect has selected Commsoft’s OASES software to monitor its MRO operations. AirConnect will initially operate ATR 72 aircraft and it is looking to expand CAMO services. It plans to have OASES fully deployed within a 10-week timeframe.

Joramco Wins Ryanair Heavy Maintenance Agreement
Joramco has signed a five-year heavy maintenance agreement with Ryanair, under which the airline will utilize up to six heavy maintenance bay slots at the MRO’s Amman, Jordan facility. Ryanair says the agreement ensures its flexibility on where to place aircraft for the winter maintenance season.

Avmax Receives DOA Approval from UAE
Canadian aftermarket company Avmax Aviation Services has been granted Design Organization Approval by the General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates. The approval covers the design and certification of new modifications and repairs on UAE registered aircraft.

Muirhead Avionics Signs Honeywell Repair Agreement
Muirhead Avionics has signed an exclusive global repair agreement with Honeywell to provide repair and support for the OEM’s cockpit and control displays for ERJ 140/145/135/Legacy aircraft. Under the 10-year agreement, it will provide support from its specialist facility near London Heathrow airport.

TDA Expands A320 Parts Material Stock Supply
Aircraft parts supplier TDA is expanding warehousing capacity at its new storage facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma to accommodate its growing Airbus A320 material stock supply. It has been in the process of tearing down five A320s from Aircastle over the last year.

Ultra Air Selects Airbus Flight Hour Services
Colombian startup airline Ultra Air has selected Airbus’ Flight Hour Services for its A320 family fleet. Under the agreement, the OEM will provide parts pooling, on-site stock at Ultra Air’s Medellin base, component maintenance and engineering services.

LHT Appoints New Executive
Lufthansa Technik has appointed Harald Gloy to its Executive Board for five years as both its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director. He succeeds former COO Soeren Stark, who has been appointed Chairman of the Executive Board, and Johannes Bussmann, who is leaving the company at the end of June. Gloy previously served in executive roles at Lufthansa Cargo.

SIAEC Plans New Malaysia Hangars
SIA Engineering Company has signed a memorandum of understanding to potentially lease two hangars at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Malaysia, which would have a combined capacity of six simultaneous aircraft checks. SIAEC says the hangars would strengthen its network of base maintenance facilities in the region.

Direct Maintenance Reopens Copenhagen Station
Direct Maintenance has reopened its line maintenance station in Copenhagen, Denmark, which will provide services for Airbus A320CEO and A320NEO, ATR 42 and 72, Embraer 170 and 190, and Boeing 737NG and 737 MAX aircraft. It says the station will soon be able to also handle widebody aircraft.