MRO News Briefs, March 14-20, 2021
Teledyne Certifies Air Quality Monitoring Solution
Teledyne Controls has obtained FAA Supplemental Type Certification approval for installation of its new Aircraft Cabin Environment Sensor (ACES) on Boeing 737 aircraft. The autonomous ACES solution enables operators to monitor and measure air quality in the cabin and flight deck through a broad range of sensor technologies.
Liebherr-Aerospace Selected for A321XLR Fuel Tank Inerting System
Parker Aerospace has selected Liebherr-Aerospace to design, develop, produce and service the air supply subsystem for the fuel tank inerting system for the Airbus A321 XLR program. The system, which will be produced at Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse, will supply air at the required pressure and temperature to enable the optimized operation of the inert gas generation membrane.
LHT Upgrades Patient Transport Unit
Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has developed a new generation version of its patient transport unit for the air transport of patients in intensive medical care. The new version is flexibly deployable on all suitable aircraft types of the German Armed Forces, which placed an order in 2020 that will see LHT initially producing 26 of the new units over the next two years.
Panasonic Avionics Reports COVID-Driven Retrofit Trends
Panasonic Avionics says it is seeing a global trend toward aircraft retrofits due to COVID-19, driven by airlines pushing back aircraft purchases. It notes that airlines are looking into removing business class seats and replacing them with premium economy due to declining business travel. It also says retrofitting narrowbodies with inflight entertainment systems has become popular since they are being returned to service more quickly than widebodies and are being deployed on longer routes.
Global Aerospace Obtains ADS-B Out STCs
Global Aerospace Design Corporation has obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificates for both of its ADS-B Out solutions. The first covers installation using ACSS XS-950 Mode S Transponders and Rockwell Collins GLU-920/-925s as the position source on several aircraft types. The second covers installation using Rockwell Collins TPR-901 Mode S Transponders and GLU-920/-925s as the position source for several aircraft types.
Transavia France Selects TRAX eMobility Apps
Charter carrier Transavia France has selected TRAX eMobility apps for its maintenance operations, which it will use to transition to electronic technical logbooks and digital task cards. Transavia France says the software will streamline its maintenance processes and digitize all documents necessary to manage continuing airworthiness of aircraft, enabling teams to save time and focus on essential tasks.
Kellstrom Aerospace Announces Engine Disassembly Projects
Kellstrom Aerospace has announced it is in the process of disassembling two engines in the U.S. The CF6-80C2B1F and CFM56-5B engines have Serviceable LPT Modules available for sale or exchange and the remaining used serviceable material will be available to support Kellstrom Aerospace engine programs for airline and MRO customers.
Farsound Achieves Environmental Accreditation
Aero engine MRO supplier Farsound has achieved the international environmental standard ISO 14001 for several environmental programs it has put in place across its global sites. During the pandemic lockdown, it has reduced the amount of paper used across all sites and has been shredding cardboard to repurpose as packaging material in place of plastic bubble wrap. It also introduced a Bike2Work scheme and moved its entire company car fleet to either fully electric or hybrid vehicles.
MTU Maintenance Secures Sichuan Airlines Engine Contract
MTU Maintenance and Sichuan Airlines have signed an MRO contract for of the airline’s V2500 and CFM56-5B engines. The agreement covers 259 engines, including spares, for a five-year period. MTU will carry out services at its facilities in Zhuhai, China; Hannover, Germany and Vancouver, Canada.
Aer Lingus Signs AJW Group Contract
Aer Lingus has signed a Repair Cycle Management agreement with AJW Group covering its fleet of Airbus A320 family and A330 aircraft. AJW Group will perform data analysis and assistance regarding component engineering services, as well as provide repair and logistical support. The contract covers the majority of the fleet’s airframe and engine LRUs, including its new A321NEO aircraft.