MRO News Briefs, April 4-10, 2021

New EFW Freighter Conversions for MNG Airlines
MNG Airlines has entered into a contract with Elbe Flugzeugwerke Gmbh (EFW) for the passenger-to-freighter conversion of two Airbus A330-300s. The first A330 was inducted for conversion on April 1 at EFW’s Dresden, Germany facility, and the second aircraft conversion will commence in 2022.

GA Telesis Gets Indonesian Engine Certification
GA Telesis has received certification from the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation to overhaul CFM56-5B/7B and CF6-80C2B engines. It says DGCA approval will open access to a key engine MRO market in Southeast Asia and will allow it to develop and expand its customer base in Indonesia.

ATS Preps for Boeing 737 Disassembly Project
ATS (Aviation Technical Services) has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-85R that will be disassembled at its heavy maintenance and modification location in Kansas City, Missouri. Engine removals and induction into disassembly are scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. ATS is also actively tearing down a Boeing 767-3G5ER, an Airbus A321-231 and an IAE V2533-A5.

Vallair Adds A330 Repair Capabilities in Chateauroux
Vallair has added Airbus A330 aerostructure repair capabilities at its Chateauroux, France facility. It says it has upskilled its workforce to accommodate these additional services and work will begin this month on A330 thrust reversers and inlet cowls. The facility has previously focused on narrowbodies such as the A321 and Boeing 737, which typically have a turnaround time of 4-6 weeks. It says it will maintain these turnaround times for the A330.

ASL Airlines Belgium and AFI KLM E&M MRO Contract
ASL Airlines Belgium has signed an agreement with AFI KLM E&M to extend their component support contract covering a fleet of five Boeing 747-400F and 747-400ERF aircraft. AFI KLM E&M will provide services including component repairs, dedicated pool access, logistics and line maintenance support.

Lewis Prebble Joins StandardAero
Lewis Prebble joined StandardAero as president of airlines and fleets. Prebble most recently was Rolls-Royce’s senior vice president of the Americas, a company with which he has more than two decades of experience.

FEAM Adds LAX and AUS Stations
FEAM has announced new facility launches at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). The new outpost at LAX will provide line maintenance, on-wing AOG support, structures and avionics support, and engine stand conversion technical support. The AUS station will offer line maintenance, structures and avionics support.

US-Bangla Airlines Picks Envision Maintenance Software
Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla Airlines has selected Rusada’s Envision airworthiness and maintenance software. The airline will use Envision to manage day-to-day airworthiness and maintenance activities, as well as long-term planning and forecasting. It plans to go live with the software in the third quarter of 2021.