MRO News Briefs, July 4-10, 2021

Grant to Study Development of New Ghana MRO Facility
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Aerojet Aviation Limited for a feasibility study to support the development of an aircraft MRO facility at Kotoka International Airport. The study, which will be conducted by Alton Aviation Consultancy, will evaluate factors such as design and layout, sustainable energy options and operational plans.

APOC Purchases More Young B737s for Teardown
APOC has purchased four Boeing 737 airframes built in 2008-09 for teardown from a large U.S.-based legacy carrier. The airframes are being parted out in Marana, Arizona and APOC expects the first serviceable parts to become available this summer.

WAI Opens 2022 Scholarship Program
Women in Aviation International is now accepting applications for its 2022 scholarship program. There are currently 98 scholarships totaling nearly $480,000 available for maintenance, engineering and other development areas for individuals in all stages of life and WAI expects more to be added in the coming weeks. The deadline to apply is Oct. 12, 2021.

GA Telesis Opens Expanded Helsinki Engine Hospital
GA Telesis Engine Services has opened its expanded Special Procedures Aeroengine Hospital shop in Helsinki. The expanded facility focuses on specialized aircraft engine repair requiring limited or targeted maintenance.

Eirtech Obtains B737-8200 ELT STC
Eirtech Aviation Services has been awarded a second supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Boeing 737-8200 for installation of a fixed automatic emergency locator transmitter (ELT) and a portable survival ELT. The STC is its second awarded in partnership with Ryanair.

TDA Consigns Another A319 Teardown
TDA has secured a consignment of another Airbus A319-100 for teardown, formerly operated by Volaris. Disassembly began at the end of May at Ascent Aviation Services in Marana, Arizona. TDA says most parts will be shipped to its warehouses in Miami and Amsterdam to serve customers in the U.S. and EMEA markets.

AAR Signs Engine Pressure Sensors Agreement
AAR has signed an agreement with Druck to offer global AOG support for a range of engine pressure sensors through its customer support team and worldwide warehouses network. AAR says the multi-year agreement will prevent parts supply delays and provide customers with immediate access to pressure measurement technology.

NLR Developing NDI Techniques for Thermoplastics
The Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) is working to develop technology for several non-destructive inspection (NDI) techniques for inspections on thermoplastics as part of the EU’s Clean Sky 2 initiative. Although it says the technology, including thermography and shearography, is still maturing, it expects the new NDI techniques to enable faster maintenance than on traditional aircraft.