MRO News Briefs, April 26-May 2, 2020

Austrian Technik Performs 777 P2F Conversions
Austrian Technik has started the temporary conversion of two Boeing 777 aircraft from passenger to cargo configurations. Austrian Airlines says the conversion will increase freight capacity by around 35%, with 270 of 306 passenger seats being removed from all travel classes. The project will take approximately 500 man-hours per aircraft and is expected to be complete by May 7.

ITS To Perform B777 Teardown
Infinity Trading & Solutions (ITS) has announced a contract for the teardown of a Boeing 777-200. The dismantlement will begin in early May at ITS’ Marana, Arizona headquarters.

ALL4JETS Gains Aircraft Livery Services Approval
ALL4JETS has received EASA approval as a Part 21 J Design Organization, giving it approval to provide services related to aircraft livery changes. The company says it is now able to provide “one-stop-shop” services including aircraft painting, modification kits for placards and approved documentation related to livery changes.

STS Aviation Services Obtains AS9110C Accreditation
STS Aviation Services has gained AS9110C quality management system certification in the United Kingdom, which grants it the authority to maintain, repair and overhaul both civilian and military aircraft in accordance with aerospace law and global regulatory requirements.

SWISS Mulls Cargo Mods
SWISS is considering removal of economy class seating from three of its 12 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to meet growing demand for air cargo capacity. The more than 800 seats would be uninstalled at Zurich airport to help ensure consistent goods deliveries during the COVID-19 crisis.

GA Telesis Gets CAAC Landing Gear Approval
GA Telesis has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China for its landing gear operations in Miami. Under the certification, it will repair and overhaul Bombardier CRJ900 landing gears for China Express Airlines.

STS Aviation Services Supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts
STS Aviation Services has begun manufacturing personal protective equipment and aircraft seat blockers, seat cover headrests and office cubicle dividers to support the COVID-19 pandemic relief effort. It is also prototyping designs on hazmat suits, hospital sheets, pillowcases and aircraft inflight entertainment screen guards.

FAA Revokes Certificate
The FAA revoked the repair station certificate of Puerto Rico Industrial Non Destructive Testing (PRINDT) of Carolina, Puerto Rico. FAA alleges PRINDT falsified maintenance records, used unqualified personnel and inspected items for which it was not authorized.

Air Hong Kong Chooses FLYdocs for Lease Return Services
Freighter airline Air Hong Kong has selected FLYdocs for the management of end-of-lease return services for a fleet of two Airbus A330 aircraft. The contract includes digital migration, build and audit, and a records project manager for the aircraft transition work.

S7 Technics Gains Carpet Production Approval
S7 Technics has received EASA Part 21 G approval to produce aircraft cabin carpet. The MRO’s Novosibirsk-based carpet production shop has a manufacturing capacity of at least 1,500 carpets per year and will move stock of carpets to other S7 Technics bases for installation on customer aircraft.