MRO News Briefs, June 5-11, 2022
Conduce Group and flydocs MOU
Conduce Group and flydocs have signed a memorandum of understanding, under which flydocs will support an interface of Conduce's eTechLog8 electronic log book. The companies intend to create a “seamless exchange of data” between their digital products, enabling customers to keep a central repository for their digitally signed tech log pages.
FL Technics, Storm Aviation Partner on Workforce Initiative
FL Technics and Storm Aviation have partnered with Aeroclass, an aviation industry-focused digital training platform, to offer a “How to Become a Licensed Part-66 Engineer” course. The class will help students understand the role of aircraft engineers and how EASA Part 66 licenses are used at Part 145 maintenance organizations. The companies are aiming to use the course as a way to boost workforce recruitment.
Philippine Airlines Extends AFI KLM E&M Engine Contract
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has extended its flight hour support contract with AFI KLM E&M for the GE90 engines powering its Boeing 777s and the CFM56-5B engines powering its Airbus A320s. The contract extension builds on the two companies’ long-term cooperation, under which PAL says AFI KLM E&M has helped it through the uncertainty of the pandemic.
TDA, ecube Tearing Down Two More A319s
TDA has secured two former easyJet Airbus A319s for teardown and part-out. The aircraft will be disassembled by ecube and TDA says the majority of parts will be shipped to its warehouses to serve the used serviceable material market.
Knight Aerospace Partners With Rossell-Techsys
Knight Aerospace has partnered with Rossell-Techsys, the aerospace and defense division of Rossell India Limited, to provide its quick-change roll-on/roll-off palletized products for cargo aircraft conversions. Rossell-Techsys says Knight Aerospace’s products complement its aftermarket services, which include maintenance support, customization, installation and training.
TAM Delivers 30th Saab 340 Cargo Conversion
Sweden’s Taby Air Maintenance has delivered its 30th Saab 340 cargo conversion and it says it is seeing increased demand for cargo-configured 340s. In January it also began offering Saab 2000 cargo conversions.
Constant Aviation Adds Rotorcraft MRO Capabilities
Constant Aviation has added capabilities to provide MRO for rotorcraft, including helicopters, drones and commercial unmanned aircraft systems. It says the capabilities will position it to service emerging technologies such as electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. As part of the initiative, it is completely refurbishing the interiors of Sikorsky S-76 helicopters flown by Flexjet’s new private helicopter division.
C&L Completes Aircraft Refurbishment Facility
C&L Aviation Group has completed construction of a new aircraft refurbishment facility at its Bangor, Maine campus, which it will use to address increased demand for interior refurbishment projects of regional and corporate aircraft. The facility includes a Gerber laser cutting machine, laser engraving machine, paint booth, seatbelt manufacturing center and other areas and equipment.
Jetglow, AES Develop Aftermarket Replacement Part
Jetglow Aircraft Refurbishments and Aerospace Engineering Solutions have developed Boeing 737 aftermarket scratch panes for cabin sidewall panels, which protect aircraft windows from damage and contaminants. They say the replacement parts can be manufactured and supplied to airlines and MROs at aftermarket prices.
Egyptair M&E Completes AOG Support for Qatar Airways
Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering announced it has completed AOG maintenance support on a Qatar Airways Boing 787 that was grounded at Cairo International Airport due to a malfunction in its rudder power control unit. It replaced the defective rudder PCU with a new serviceable unit to get the aircraft back in service.