MRO News Briefs, April 5-11, 2020

S7 Technics To Repair Air Astana 757s
S7 Technics will undertake base maintenance for Kazakhstan airline Air Astana on two of its 757-200 aircraft in Russia. This summer, technicians at the S7 Technics base in Novosibirsk will performs C checks on the aircraft for the first time.

Universal Avionics Helps COVID-19 Medical Efforts
Universal Avionics is providing the non-profit group Hope Worldwide (Tucson Chapter) with assembly line space at its Tucson headquarters to manufacture medical face masks and shields.

Aircraft Solutions USA Presses Ahead With Facility Build
Aircraft Solutions USA is moving forward with its plan to build an aircraft recycling facility at North Carolina’s Global TransPark in Kinston.  The construction start has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the facility is still expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2021.

KF Aerospace Adds Second PTF Line
KF Aerospace has added a second modifications line for Aeronautical Engineers’ (AEI) passenger-to-freighter conversions. KF Aerospace began converting freighters for AEI in February 2017 and is currently the sole Canadian-based authorized AEI Conversion Center.

Magnetic MRO Offering Temporary Cabin Modifications
Magnetic MRO has announced it is offering temporary passenger aircraft cabin modifications in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The MRO can support two options allowed by EASA: Removal of seats for a zero passenger layout or leaving seats in place, but fixing cargo boxes on them with special straps. The company says it can also provide cabin modification for the installation of medical stretchers on various aircraft types, including the Airbus A321 family, ATR family and Boeing 737-800, 747-400 and 777-300.

Aero Norway Invests in New Blade Tip Technology
Engine MRO Aero Norway has invested $1.5 million in a new state-of-the-art high speed grinder for higher-accuracy blade tip grinding. The Danobat mBTG-800 High Speed Blade Tip Grinding Machine is used for precision grinding, deburring and measuring of engine turbine and APU rotor blade tips. According to Aero Norway, the new grinder will help it ensure stable and efficient turnaround times while helping it remain at the forefront of engine MRO technology capabilities.

U.S. Parts Shop Gets EASA Certification
CAVU Component Repair, a division of CAVU Aerospace, has received EASA 145 maintenance organization approval in its 80,000 sq.ft facility in Mesa, Arizona.

IAI Approved For 737-800 PTF
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has reported that the FAA of the United States and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel have certified IAI’s Aviation Group’s conversion of Boeing B737-800 aircraft from passenger to cargo configuration.