MRO News Briefs, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2020

MRO News Briefs

Jazeera Signs Up For CFM LEAP-1A Support

Jazeera Airways has signed a long-term Rate Per Flight Hour agreement with CFM International to support the LEAP-1A engines that power the airline’s fleet of 20 Airbus A320neo aircraft. The agreement, which is valued at approximately US$1.3 billion U.S. at list price, also covers five spare engines.

ARSA’s Submits Petition

On December 23, 2019, the U.S.’s Aeronautical Repair Station Association submitted a petition for rulemaking to delete the last sentence of 14 CFR § 145.109(d), which requires repair stations, and no other maintenance providers, to maintain libraries of current data, even when current data are not required for the work being performed and even when current data are wrong for the specifics of the work. Three days later, FAA assigned this petition to rulemaking docket number FAA-2019-1106, now open for comment. ARSA encourages members to comment in support of the petition.

AJW Expands Japanese Sales Presence

AJW Group has expanded its presence in the Japanese aviation market with the appointment of Toyota Tsusho Corporation as its sole sales representative.

Web Manuals Announces 2019 Customer Numbers

Web Manuals, which makes aviation document digitization solutions, signed new customers from 21 countries during 2019.

Triumph Opens Miami Facility

Triumph Product Support business unit opened a new warehouse facility in Miami, Florida, that will house rotable spare parts. The Triumph warehouse is located in the vicinity of the Miami International Airport, a prime location to Latin American customers with readily available assets.

Joramco Completes Swiss Check

The second SWISS A320 D+ESG check has been successfully released from Joramco on January 12. The ESG program will continue until mid of April.

Airlines Adjust 737 Max Operator Schedule

Air Canada has now removed the Boeing 737 Max from its operating schedule until June 30, 2020, based on Boeing’s new estimate of the duration of the Max grounding. Southwest Airlines recently extended the Max-related flight schedule adjustments through June 6, 2020 and expects to extend them further, according to CEO Gary Kelly.

LHT Shenzhen Completes Australia Project

Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen’s Mobile Engine Service team has performed a variable stator vanes program in Australia. This whole project included more than 10 engines and lasted from early September 2019 until January 2020.