MRO News Briefs, Dec. 13-19, 2020

IAE and MTU Maintenance Sign PW1100G-JM Contract
International Aero Engines and MTU Maintenance have signed an 11-year PW1100G-JM aftermarket agreement covering “a significant quantity” of shop visits per year in addition to existing commitments to the program. Shop visits for the engine type are currently performed at MTU Maintenance in Hannover, Germany and EME Aero in Poland.

AAR Extends Viasat Support
AAR has extended its agreement with Viasat to provide logistics, repair and aftermarket management services for its in-flight connectivity products. AAR will continue to manage the aftermarket inventory pool of Viasat components including modems, antennas, radomes, wireless access points and power supply units, as well as third party logistics and AOG support.

AAR Signs Honeywell Component Agreement
AAR has signed a 10-year agreement with Honeywell to be its sole channel partner licensee for component repair and overhaul services for its suite of Electronic Bleed Air Systems, covering 15 components on the Boeing 737 MAX. The agreement supplements AAR’s existing license agreement with the OEM that covers more than 1,200 Honeywell components.

AELF FlightService Picks Avianor for Cargo Conversions
Aircraft leasing company AELF FlightService has partnered with Avianor for the conversion of four of its passenger Airbus A330-200s to auxiliary cargo configuration. Avianor supplied the STC conversion kit and parts support for the modifications, which entailed removing all passenger seats from the cabin and installing netted cargo restraints.

AEI Gets Approval for B737-800 Split Scimitar Winglet Freighter Conversions
Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has received FAA approval to apply its B737-800SF conversion to Boeing 737-800s with Split Scimitar winglets. It says it is the first STC conversion provider to achieve this approval and it will not charge an additional fee to convert aircraft with the winglets. AEI estimates that there are approximately 853 B737-800s retrofitted with the winglet.

VAS Aero Services Acquires PW4000 Engines for Teardown
VAS Aero Services has acquired four Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94 Phase 3 engines for teardown and distribution of surplus parts. The engines will be disassembled in the U.S. and parts will be re-certified and marketed through VAS’s worldwide airline operator customer base.

APOC Builds CFM56-7B Component Stock
APOC Aviation has disassembled two CFM56-7B engines, which it will bring into stock in mid-December. It says it is considering selling part of the material in As Removed Guaranteed Repairable condition and it plans to repair other components that will become available in Q1 2021.

Kuehne+Nagel Develops P2F Conversion Logistics Solution
Kuehne+Nagel has developed a logistics solution to support passenger to freighter aircraft conversions. It says its KN InteriorChain solution will reduce costs and complexity, including fully digitized ordering and supplier management, proactive multimodal transportation management, customs, warehousing and end of life solutions

FL Technics Acquires Wright International
FL Technics has acquired Wright International, an independent provider of line maintenance in Canada, marking its entry to the North American market. Wright International provides line maintenance services up to A checks, AOG support and training for airlines at Canada’s major international airports, including Toronto Pearson, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal-Mirabel and Ottawa.

Austrian Picks Liebherr for E195 Landing Gear Overhauls
Austrian Airlines has selected Liebherr-Aerospace to overhaul the landing gears of its 17 Embraer E-Jet E195s. The first landing gear is set to arrive at Liebherr’s Lindenberg, Germany facility by the end of the month.