MRO News Briefs, July 25-31, 2021

Constant Aviation Expands AOG Mobile Response Network
U.S. business aviation MRO provider Constant Aviation says it has expanded its nationwide AOG mobile response network by more than 15% this year to meet growing customer demand. During the first half of 2021 its AOG teams provided service at more than 300 airports.

Vallair Adds In-House NDT Capability
Vallair has introduced in-house non-destructive testing (NDT) capability at its Montpellier MRO facility and its aerostructure repair shop in Chateauroux. Its NDT capability will comprise eddy current inspections, ultrasonics inspections and penetrant testing.

VSE Acquires Global Parts
VSE Corporation has acquired Global Parts, an aftermarket distribution and MRO services provider supporting the business and general aviation market. Its distribution and MRO Center of excellence in Augusta, Kansas focuses on distribution of airframe components and repair of hydraulics and pneumatics.

AEM ELT Repair Agreement
Ametek subsidiary AEM Limited has signed an agreement with Techtest Limited to become an authorized repair center for its products. Under the agreement it will test, recode and repair Techtest emergency locator transmitters.

Flair Airlines Picks Wright International for Line Maintenance
FL Technics subsidiary Wright International has partnered with Flair Airlines to provide it with line maintenance services for its fleet of 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft at Toronto Pearson Airport and the Region of Waterloo International Airport. Its support will include transit and overnight services as well as A checks in a dedicated hangar space.

Straight Flight Expands Maintenance Operations
FAA and EASA certified MRO Straight Flight has acquired a new maintenance hangar and operations facility at Centennial Airport in Colorado. The facility will support repair, inspection, maintenance and modifications for heavy aircraft, including commercial, business and military aircraft. It expects the facility to be fully operational by March 2022.

Signature TECHNICAir Gets UK Part 147 Approval
Signature TECHNICAir has been awarded Part 147 approval by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority for aircraft type specific maintenance training. It is preparing to commence its first type training course for Part 66 licensed engineers at its Bournemouth, UK facility. It also plans to expand maintenance programs to include general familiarization and refresher courses.

MTU Grows CFM56-7B Service Network
Following German aviation authority approval, MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg has inducted its first CFM56-7B engine. The facility is MTU’s third to be capable of servicing the engine type and it plans to ramp up to at least 50 engines per year in the coming years.

Air Manas Signs Airbus Component Support Contract
Kyrgyzstan-based low-cost carrier Air Manas has signed its first Flight Hour Services (FHS) contract with Airbus for component maintenance services supporting its new Airbus A220 leased fleet. It will be the first Airbus customer for components FHS in the region.