MRO News Briefs, April 3-9, 2022

A-Technics Gets Western-made Aircraft Approvals from FATA
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency has granted A-Technics permission to perform maintenance of Airbus and Boeing aircraft with Russian registration. It has already begun 737NG maintenance for Smartavia flights operated from Sheremetyevo International Airport

Magnetic Engineering Expands CAMO Certifications
The Estonian Transport Administration has expanded Magnetic Engineering’s continuing airworthiness management organization certificate to include more aircraft types, including the Boeing 737 MAX and 747-400, Embraer 190, and Saab 340 and 2000. Magnetic says the expanded CAMO approval enables it to serve more customers than ever before.

ASL Orders More Boeing Converted Freighters
ASL Aviation Holdings has placed an order for up to 20 additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters, which includes 10 firm orders and 10 purchase rights. The aircraft will be converted by Boeing at approved MRO sites, including STAECO in Jinan, China and at its London Gatwick MRO facility.

EFW Awarded EASA A320P2F STC
Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) has received a supplemental type certificate from EASA for its Airbus A320 passenger-to-freighter conversion. The prototype unit, which it says is the world’s first A320P2F, is owned by the leasing arm of ST Engineering and will be the first of several converted freighter aircraft on lease to Vaayu Group.

Kalitta Air Picks BAS for Line Maintenance Services
Bahrain Airport Services has signed a two-year line maintenance services contract with Kalitta Air, under which it will provide scheduled technical certification services for all of the airline’s flights departing from Bahrain International Airport.

GA Telesis Signs AirAsia India Contract
GA Telesis Engine Services has signed an engine overhaul contract with AirAsia India. The contract covers MRO of the CFM56-5B engines powering the airline’s Airbus A320 fleet, as well as leased engine support and life-limited parts management.

JMC Group Gets Boeing P2F Conversion Contract
JMC Group will begin its work on Boeing 737 passenger to freighter conversions later this month at the OEM’s Gatwick Airport MRO facility. Boeing has established a new dedicated conversion line at the facility to meet growing demand.

Atlantic Aviation Group Integrates LHT Shannon Operations
Atlantic Aviation Group has formally integrated operations of the former Lufthansa Technik Shannon facility following its acquisition of the company in October 2021. It says the integration increases its workforce by nearly 70%, with more than 300 workers joining its existing staff.

Airbase UK Interiors Adopts flydocs Software
Airbase UK Interiors has implemented flydocs’ flydrive software to streamline its digital processes, including providing maintenance and manufacturing services to major UK airlines and OEMs. The software will enable Airbase to access its maintenance records digitally, which it says will drive efficiency in its data management.

Duncan Aviation Plans MRO Facility Expansions
Duncan Aviation has announced plans to build additional hangar space at its MRO locations in Battle Creek, Michigan and Lincoln, Nebraska. It plans to invest approximately $66 million in the expansions, which are expected to open in mid-to-late 2023.