MRO News Briefs, Jan. 16-22, 2022

easyJet Renews SR Technics Contract
EasyJet has renewed its base maintenance contract with SR Technics for an additional two years. The agreement covers two lines of base maintenance work, which will be performed at SR Technics’ new six-bay hangar at Malta Airport in Safi, scheduled to open this Feb.

AEI Gets Transport Canada Approval for PTF Conversion
Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation STC approval for its B737-800SF freighter conversion. AEI already holds FAA, EASA and CAAC approvals for the conversion.

FAA Awards Maintenance Workforce Development Grants
The FAA has awarded $5 million in grants to develop train the next generation of aviation maintenance technicians. The Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants have been awarded to 15 schools across the U.S. that will teach technical skills and prepare participants for MRO careers.

Voyageur Aviation and Sabena Technics Service Agreement
Voyageur Aviation has signed an agreement with Sabena Technics to provide on-site inventory, component repair and overhaul, and detailed service level support for De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Dash 8-400 aircraft. The agreement is Voyageur’s first under its Exchange Component and Leasing Subscription (EXCL) program.

Kalitta Air Adopts dentCHECK
U.S. cargo and special missions airline Kalitta Air has begun using 8tree’s handheld dentCHECK tool for dent mapping. According to 8tree, more than three dozen MROs, airlines and OEMs are now using dentCHECK daily to map dents on aircraft.

FL Technics and Setaero Partner on MRO Solutions
FL Technics and Setaero have signed a partnership agreement to provide specialized solutions and products to repair, supply and maintain airframes, flight surfaces and nacelles. The companies say the partnership will strengthen their market positions and create new opportunities to meet client needs.

AEI Gets ETOPS Approval for 737-800 Freighter Conversion
Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has received ETOPS 180 approval from the FAA for its Boeing 737-800SF freighter conversion, allowing it to fly 180-min. extended operations over water and remote regions. AEI says it is the only conversion company to have gained ETOPs approval for the 737-800 platform.

Collins Wins Spairliners Contract in Poland
Collins Aerospace’s facility in Wroclaw, Poland has been awarded a contract by Spairliners to provide full test and inspection of evacuation systems, as well as repair, modification and replacement services. According to Collins, the agreement will apply toward the fleet of more than 200 Embraer E-Jets supported by Spairliners.