MRO News Briefs, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2020

Triumph Group Extends Airbus Parts Repair Contract
Triumph Aviation Services Asia has formalized a contract extension with Airbus to continue its provision of repair station services for a proprietary parts catalog encompassing more than 40,000 items. Under the extension, TASA will continue its services for parts such as flight control surfaces, rudders, elevators and sharklets for the A320, A330 and A340 family. Also benefiting the agreement, says TASA, are its recent facility and capability upgrades and its ability to leverage its EASA DOA Part 21J approval for nacelle components design and validation.

Argo MRT Picks FLYdocs for Lease Return Services
Argo Mobile Repair Team has chosen FLYdocs to support its end-of-lease return services. Using the FLYdocs Records Management Platform, Argo MRT says it will be able to offer a “one stop shop” for lease return services and maintenance records review.

Optomec Receives USAF Contract for Metal Additive Repair System
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Optomec a $1 million contract to deliver a high volume production machine for refurbishing turbine engine components, including titanium parts, at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. The automated additive repair system will be capable of processing tens of thousands of repairs per year, with an initial focus on tip refurbishment for turbine blades. Optomec will also help the U.S. Air Force develop optimal process parameters for a range of target repairs.

Airinmar Signs Services Agreement With Frontier Airlines
Airinmar has signed a services agreement with Frontier Airlines to provide support services covering aircraft warranty and value engineering. The warranty services will cover the identification, claim and recovery of the multiple airframe, engine and component warranty entitlements provided by Airbus and its suppliers, while the value engineering support will include cost oversight services to assure compliance with Frontier’s contracted component repairs and minimize the component flight-hour out-of-scope repair changes.

Azur Air Opens Sochi Line Maintenance Station
Russian regional carrier Azur Air has opened a line maintenance station at Sochi International Airport. The station will conduct maintenance work on Boeing 737-800, 737-900, 757-200 and 767-300 aircraft.

AeroBrigham Reconfigures Air Medical Helicopter
Rotorcraft MRO specialist AeroBrigham is working with air medical operator Survival Flight to reconfigure Bell 407 helicopters in an air medical and night vision ready profile. The latest airframe reconfiguration included an extensive avionics retrofit, custom paint, crew seating and the Arrow Aviation Bell 407 STC air medical interior installation.

Azul Installs SkySofa Seats
Azul has installed 11 SkySofa seats on an Airbus A330-900neo, which consists of four armchairs that turn into a bed. The installation project took four days at the airline’s new aircraft maintenance center at Viracopos International Airport.

EuroWings Adopts FLYdocs
EuroWings has signed a five-year contract to use the FLYdocs Aircraft Records Management Platform across its fleet of 100 aircraft. According to FLYdocs, the platform will help Eurowings modernize, automate and digitize its records while integrating with the airline’s existing Swiss-AS AMOS platform for full digital aircraft compliance.

Ethiopian Completes 767 Winglet Modifications
Ethiopian Airlines announced that its maintenance technicians have completed winglet modifications on Boeing 767 aircraft, a project which it says is the first of its kind in Africa. The airline expects the winglet modifications to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

RUAG Australia to Provide F/A-18 Component MRO to U.S. Navy
RUAG Australia has been awarded the first contracts by the U.S. Navy under the AUSMIN Defence Acquisition Committee for MRO of selected components for the F/A-18 Hornet fleet. Under the program, it will become a designated and approved source of repair for Navy Supply within the Asia-Pacific region.