MRO News Briefs, March 13-19, 2022

Bamboo Airways and LHT Sign MOU
Bamboo Airways and Lufthansa Technik have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable the companies to explore cooperation areas related to comprehensive component support for Boeing 787 and Airbus A320 aircraft, including engine maintenance services and other support requirements.

PAG Acquires Velocity Aerospace Group
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) has acquired Velocity Aerospace Group, a U.S.-based provider of MRO services, manufacturing and DER repairs. PAG says the acquisition expands its avionics and DER repair portfolio, while also breaking it into the manufacturing space.

Bangkok Airways Gets Repair Station Certification
Thai regional airline Bangkok Airways has received repair station certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand to provide base and line maintenance services for Airbus and ATR aircraft.

Beacon, ELMS Aviation Partner on Competence Management
EmbraerX’s digital maintenance coordination platform, Beacon, has partnered with competence management software service provider ELMS Aviation to develop a compliance feature for the platform. The companies say the feature would help operators, OEMs and MROs monitor, support and enhance their teams’ competence levels.

Saudi Arabian Landing Gear MRO Deal
Aircraft Accessories and Components Company has signed a four-year partnership agreement with Safran Landing Systems that expands its MRO capabilities to offer commercial aircraft and military rotary landing gear overhaul services in Saudi Arabia.

Cargo Aircraft Management Inducts First A321 P2F Conversion
ATSG subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management has begun its first Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion. The aircraft was inducted at Pemco World Air Services’ Tampa, Florida facility and it will undergo the A321-200PCF freighter conversion developed by 321 Precision Conversions.

German Airways Extends Embraer Pool Program Agreement
German Airways has signed a multi-year contract extension with Embraer for its Pool Program. Under the agreement, the airline will receive support from the OEM for a wide range of repairable components on its fleet of five E190 jets.

Acumen Aviation Gets EASA Part-CAMO Certification
Acumen Aviation has been awarded EASA Part-CAMO Certification from the Irish Aviation Authority, confirming that it meets the requirements to manage the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and components. It holds approvals for Airbus A320 and A330 family, Boeing 737, ATR 42 and 72, and Bombardier Dash 8 and Q400 series aircraft.

Astronautics Relocates Repair Station Operations
Avionics specialist Astronautics Corporation of America has relocated its FAA repair station and manufacturing operations from Milwaukee into a new 80,000 sq. ft. facility in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Aventure Tearing Down Second Copa 737NG
Aventure Aviation has acquired a second retired Boeing 737NG from Copa Airlines for teardown. The aircraft teardown is currently underway in Roswell, New Mexico.