MRO News Briefs, Jan. 2-8, 2022

GA Telesis Launches Aero Inventory Management Program
GA Telesis has introduced its new Aero Inventory Management program with launch customer Global Crossing Airlines Group. The program is designed to supply complete parts packages and support services with a focus on smaller fleets and startup airlines. GA Telesis will provide the required inventory as well as services such as initial provisioning, parts repair and exchange, logistics services and tooling support.

CSAT to Overhaul Austrian A320s
Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has signed a new base maintenance agreement with Austrian Airlines, under which it will perform overhauls of 13 Airbus A320 family aircraft. The aircraft will be overhauled at CSAT’s Prague Airport base.

Malaysian Technical Training and Research Cooperation
Turkish Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology to collaborate on delivering aerospace educational, technical training and applied research programs in Malaysia. The cooperation will focus on several areas, including MRO for light aircraft and drones.

HAECO Installing Hangar Solar Panels in Hong Kong
HAECO has partnered with EcoSmart Energy to install 6,000 solar panels on the rooftops of its aircraft maintenance hangars in Hong Kong. It expects the solar panels to output approximately 2,877,321 kWh per year and reduce 1,064,609 kg of carbon emissions annually. The project is expected to be complete in April 2022.

Ryanair Opens Expanded Seville Maintenance Facility
Ryanair has opened its newly expanded maintenance facility at Seville Airport in Spain. It says the new €30 million facility will create 250 new jobs for engineers, mechanics and support staff.

Nordic MRO Files for Bankruptcy
Nordic MRO has filed for bankruptcy due to negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The company went through reconstruction in summer 2021 to restore its balances, but says the market outlook is too weak for continued operations.

Etihad Divests Engineering, Technical Training Subsidiaries
Etihad Airways is divesting six of its subsidiaries, including Etihad Engineering and Etihad Technical Training, to Abu Dhabi-based holding company ADQ. The companies will be folded into ADQ’s mobility and logistics portfolio, which it says will prime it for developing an integrated aviation platform. Etihad has not disclosed terms of the transaction, but it is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Aplus Inaugurates New Philippines Hangar
Cebu Pacific subsidiary Aviation Partnership Philippines (Aplus) has inaugurated its renovated hangar in Manila. Aplus will use the hangar to perform phased C checks for Airbus A320 family and ATR aircraft.