MRO News Briefs, June 13-19, 2021

Avianor and LATAM Complete B767 Cargo Mods
Avianor and LATAM Cargo have completed and certified temporary cargo modifications on three Boeing 767s. The aircraft, which were modified in early 2021 at LATAM’s Santiago facilities, will operate with Avianor’s Transport Canada Civil Aviation STC while waiting for FAA validation.

SWISS Technics Personnel Downsizing
SWISS has reduced its planned staff dismissals from 780 positions to approximately 550 positions, 57 of which will be personnel serving at SWISS Technics. The carrier expects to reduce its workforce by around 20% by the end of 2021, around two thirds of which it says will be achieved through voluntary measures and natural staff turnover.

AerFin and Alitalia Components Contract
AerFin has signed a BeyondPool contract with Alitalia to serve the components requirements of its fleet of Embraer E175 and E190 aircraft. The contract will cover supply, repair and overhaul of rotable components as well as a dedicated on-site inventory holding at Alitalia’s main base in Rome to meet immediate operational needs."

TAT Signs Honeywell APU MRO Agreement
TAT Technologies has signed a new strategic MRO agreement with. Honeywell for the repair of APU 331-500, which serves the fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft. TAT says the APU type opens another substantial market for it and is expected to increase its revenues as of 2022.

Royal Jordanian Airlines Gets Engine Foam Wash Approval
GE Aviation has awarded Royal Jordanian Airlines a technical license to use its patented 360 Foam Wash system on the GEnx-1B aircraft engines powering its Boeing 787 aircraft. The self-contained, waterless wash system uses a proprietary solution to remove dust and dirt particles in the engine, which GE says leads to reduced fuel consumption and increased engine time on wing.

Turkish Technic and Boeing Renew Parts Agreement
Turkish Technic has extended its tailored parts package agreement with Boeing by three years. The renewal expands the companies’ previous agreement with 9,000 part numbers, including a range of Boeing and supplier parts sourced through both Boeing and partner entities.

New Australian Rotary Blade Repair Facility
RBI Hawker has received Part 145 maintenance organization approval from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority for its new rotary blade repair facility in Brisbane. It says the facility will help it ensure access to rotary repair services for customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Magnetic MRO Partners with Atlantic Jet Support
Magnetic MRO has signed a partnership agreement with Florida-based aviation supplier Atlantic Jet Support. The agreement covers spare parts sourcing and supply, technical support and repair management.

SmartLynx Picks AerFin for Component Support
AerFin has signed a rotable component support agreement with SmartLynx to support its fleet of newly inducted Airbus A330 aircraft, which will initially be used as Zero-LOPA configured global cargo carriers. The agreement includes an on-site provision of A330 inventory at SmartLynx’s operating bases to meet operational needs.

Nauru Airlines Deploys MRO Software
Nauru Airlines has deployed Seabury Solutions’ MRO Customer App to boost the efficiency of its hangar operations and fleet maintenance. The app, which is part of the Alkym Platform, will enable the airline to approve or reject defects and non-routine works that appear during maintenance tasks on a real-time basis.