MRO News Briefs, Dec. 6-12, 2020

Asian Carriers Pick AFI KLM E&M for B787 Component Support
New Korean airline Air Premia and Vietnamese airline Bamboo Airways have selected AFI KLM E&M to provide component support for their Boeing 787 fleets. The long-term contracts cover component repair, spares pool access and logistics for Air Premia’s new 10 aircraft fleet and Bamboo Airways’ 14 aircraft fleet.

Gameco Completes Remote FAA Audit
Gameco has passed the FAA remote audit of its Beijing Daxing station, which included showing auditors its facilities, tooling and equipment through live video. It says the station’s approval as an additional fixed location allows it to undertake key tasks in Daxing that could previously only be conducted in Guangzhou.

EPCOR To Repair 331-350 APUs For Honeywell
Honeywell has appointed EPCOR as the global and sole licensed repair shop for its 331-350 series Auxiliary Power Units (APUs).

IAI, Gulf Air Sign Line Maintenance Deal
Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Aviation Group has entered a line maintenance agreement with Bahrain’s airline Gulf Air. Under the contract, it will provide a technical response to all of Gulf Air’s aircraft expected to land at Ben Gurion International Airport, including post- and pre-flight services, daily maintenance, and support for any technical issues.

HVOF Repair Additions
Aero Norway’s new Oerlikon MultiCoat Pro thermal spray machine enables it now offer plasma spray and high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF)-related repairs in one system. The systems is designed to reduce turnaround times and allow the shop to offer faster upgrades due to the integration of multiple thermal spray processes.

C&L Aerospace and Kaman Composites Partner on Repairs
Kaman Composites has named C&L Aerospace as its exclusive distributor for composite structural repairs out of its FAA Part 145 repair station in Wichita, Kansas. The companies will be offering structural repairs for a variety of business jet platforms, including Bombardier and Textron.

CFM56 USM Parternship
AAR and Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) are creating a partnership dubbed Serviceable Engine Products to supply CFM56-7B and -5B used serviceable material (USM) for both FTAI’s engine center and the market. AAR will manage the CFM56 teardowns, repair and spare parts sales.

Rossiya Airlines Signs MRO Contract with A-Technics
Rossiya Airlines signed an agreement with A-Technics, Aeroflot Group’s MRO subsidiary, for provision of maintenance services for the Sukhoi SuperJet 100. The agreement covers line and base maintenance at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and servicing of the airline’s aircraft at off-base airports through 2022.

China Southern Airlines Picks Safran Flight Data Solution
Safran Electronics & Defense has won a contract from China Southern Airlines to deploy its Cassiopée Alpha solution for flight data processing and analysis on the airline’s fleet of more than 600 aircraft. Safran says airlines can crunch data from the solution to feed their own data science applications and tailor their maintenance programs.