MRO News Briefs, June 20-July 3, 2021
Magnetic MRO and Component Overhaul Services Agreement
Magnetic MRO has signed a cooperation and representation agreement with Miami-based repair station Component Overhaul Services (COS). The agreement enables Magnetic MRO to work as the exclusive representation of COS in the European and African markets, providing landing gear overhaul and repair services.
AES and Satair Aircraft Interior Parts Distribution Agreement
AES Aircraft Elektro/Elektronik System GmbH has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Satair for selected part numbers for the aircraft cabin, including direct light supply in galleys and lavatories, mood lighting in bar units and the Switch Mode Power Supplies used in various areas of the aircraft cabin to power applications.
SR Technics Picks Satair for Supplier Agreement
Satair will become a preferred supplier with SR Technics under a new multi-year agreement, which the companies say ensures SR Technics access to yearly preferential pricing and incentives on a selected scope of Satair’s catalogue. The agreement covers the supply of a large scope of more than 1,000 part numbers in the first year.
Safran Builds Up Brussels Engine MRO Activities
Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Brussels Airport to construct a new building at Brucargo North for the development of its new maintenance activities on LEAP-1A and -1B engines.
AstroNova Grows APAC MRO Offerings
AstroNova’s repair station in West Warwick, Rhode Island has been certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China to perform MRO services on flight deck printers and related components for customers with Chinese-registered aircraft. The company also established Astronova Singapore Pte. Ltd. to facilitate business with customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
EasyJet Picks flydocs for Lease Return Services
EasyJet has signed a lease return services contract with flydocs, which includes digital migration, build and audit, and a records project manager to facilitate the on-time return of aircraft to lessors. According to flydocs, its team has already completed a number of successful redeliveries for the airline, including the redelivery of three aircraft to lessors within an 18 hr. period.
StandardAero Pratt & Whitney Services Agreement
StandardAero has signed a multi-year agreement to provide support services for Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100, PT6A and JT15D engines for a number of Exchange Income Corporation’s air providers. It will provide responsive MRO services to Canadian carriers Air Borealis, Calm Air International, Canlink Aviation, Keewatin Air, Perimeter Aviation, PAL Aerospace, PAL Airlines and Wasaya Airways from its Summerside, PE Canada location and at its network of other service centers.
Piedmont Propulsion Systems Wins Aeromar Contract
Piedmont Propulsion Systems has signed a multi-year contract to provide propeller maintenance for Transportes Aeromar’s fleet of ATR 42 and 72 aircraft. It says it is the only independent propeller maintenance facility providing complete overhaul capabilities on the Hamilton Sundstrand 568F propeller assembly, including compression wrap removal and installation.
HEICO Acquires Camtronics
HEICO has acquired Tulsa-based Camtronics, a Part 145 repair station that serves a variety of domestic and international commercial and cargo airlines. The acquisition is its sixth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and HEICO says it will add unique and proprietary repairs to its portfolio.
Austrian Converts 777s Back to Passenger Format
Austrian Airlines has converted two of its Boeing 777 “preighters” back into passenger format following 15 months of operation. It says the removal and reinstallation of passenger seats on the aircraft took approximately 1,000 working hrs. per aircraft.
Lufthansa Technik Opts for 5G Connectivity
Lufthansa Technik has officially deployed a 5G wireless network at its facility in Hamburg, Germany following a successful year-long trial period. It says the 5G connectivity enabled it to provide virtual engine parts inspection via fast, high-definition video links during pandemic-related travel restrictions and the functionality will now become a part of its Aviatar product offering.
Hong Kong Airbus Services Contracts
Cathay Pacific Airways and HK Express have signed Flight Hour Services contracts with Airbus for support of their A320 family fleets. The contracts cover integrated component services, including on-site stock, pool access and repair services.
Dean Baldwin Painting Begins Georgia Operations
Dean Baldwin Painting’s new facility at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Georgia has welcomed its first aircraft—a Boeing 767-300 freighter owned by ATSG subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management. The new facility, which began construction in March 2020, has four aircraft painting hangars, three of which can accommodate aircraft up to Airbus A321 or Lockheed Martin C-130J size while the fourth can accommodate 767 or C-17 aircraft.
FAA Launches New Safety Reporting Program
The FAA has launched a Voluntary Safety Reporting Program that will give its Aviation Safety workforce—comprised of professionals who provide oversight of airlines, manufacturers, maintenance providers and more—the ability to confidentially report any safety concerns without fear of punitive action. It worked with union leadership representing Aviation Safety employees to structure the new program to encourage information sharing by all parties.
TUS Airways Supply Chain Contract With AJW
TUS Airways has signed a new Power-by-the-Hour (PBH) support contract with AJW Group as it launches service for the Airbus A320. The contract will start with pool access and increase to full PBH service once TUS Airways’ operations stabilize post-pandemic.
CAVU Aerospace Opens Scottish Branch
CAVU Aerospace has opened a new European branch called CAVU Caledonia, which will initially be based in the Stirling area of Scotland before opening a base at a Scottish airport in the future. CAVU Caledonia will focus on a range of Part 145 services, including aircraft parking and storage, light maintenance, component repair, aircraft recycling and asset management, and the suite of CAVU SmartServices.
EJS Builds Up Parts Stock
Executive Jet Support (EJS) has commenced the teardown of an Airbus A320-200, which will begin at the end of June at eCube Solutions. EJS will add the removed parts, aside from the engines, to its stock. It also just purchased a large BAe146/RJ airframe and engine rotables package from CityJet, which it will add to its inventory of parts.
GA Telesis Bearing Tooling Agreement
GA Telesis has signed an agreement with Aero Staking to become a global distributor of its product line of aircraft tooling, bearings and bearing testing equipment. It says its growing portfolio of aftermarket supplier partnerships will provide greater tool and GSE options for its customers.
Clay Lacy Gets EASA Part 145 Approval
Clay Lacy, a U.S. based MRO, FBO and private jet operator, has been granted EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certification approval. The certification authorizes it to provide maintenance services on business jets registered in member countries of the European Union, which it says will help it better serve its European clients.
Carolina GSE Expands Product Offerings
Carolina GSE has partnered with two new companies to expand its product offerings. It has partnered with Sesame Technologies to become an authorized distributor of its high-temperature aviation ground support solutions. It has also partnered with Nav-Aids Ltd. To offer its complete line of avionics equipment.