MRO News Briefs, June 26-July 2, 2022

GE Aviation Leadership Change
GE Aviation has appointed Russel Stokes as president and CEO of commercial engines and services. Stokes will have expanded operational responsibility for services and original equipment P&Ls.

Challenge Technic Gets Maintenance Certification
The Republic of Cabo Verde’s Civil Aviation Authority has granted Challenge Technic approved maintenance organization certification. Challenge Technic is now certified for maintenance on Boeing 757-200 and -300 aircraft.

Icelandair TechOps Renews B&H Spares Contract
Icelandair Technical Operations has renewed its contract with B&H Worldwide by another three years for management of AOG and urgent spares shipments. B&H will provide services from its London Heathrow 24/7 AOG & Time Critical Logistics Center. It will also support AOGs from its offices in Los Angeles and Miami.

HAECO Adopts 8tree’s dentCHECK
HAECO Group has begun using 8tree’s dentCHECK tool for dent-mapping activities in its HAECO Hong Kong and HAECO Americas facilities. Its On-Wing Structures Support team says dentCHECK has been beneficial in supporting AOG situations and mapping extensive damage during base maintenance.

A-Technics Gets Certified for Spare Parts Production
A-Technics has received FAP-21J certification from Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency to develop and manufacture spare parts for Western aircraft. It plans to produce and modify components ranging from galley and passenger cabin equipment to insulation and emergency rescue equipment.

Embraer Expands Sorocaba MRO Facilities
Embraer has opened two new hangars at its Sorocaba Service Center in Sao Paulo, expanding its facilities to four hangars total for maintenance, repair, component overhaul and FBO support. It says the new capacity will help it meet current and future demand for commercial, defense and executive jet customers. aircraft. Expliseat says the seats’ weight savings enable airlines to carry a greater number of passengers.

LHT Opening Aviatar Office in Spain
Lufthansa Technik on July 1 is opening a new location in Valencia, Spain for its digital Aviatar platform. The location will initially be staffed by a team of 20 IT experts that will work on data functions such as predictive maintenance and automated fulfillment solutions.

Air Tahiti Plans Seating Retrofit
Air Tahiti has signed an agreement with French seating specialist Expliseat, choosing its new TiSeat E1 ultralight seat model to retrofit its ATR 42/72 aircraft. Expliseat says the seats’ weight savings enable airlines to carry a greater number of passengers.