MRO News Briefs, March 15-21, 2020

Cargo Only
American Airlines will start using is grounded passenger aircraft to fly cargo between the U.S. and Europe. On March 20, an American Boeing 777-300 will depart Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on its first cargo-only load and land at Frankfurt Airport on March 21. This will be the first cargo-only flight for the airline since it retired its last Boeing 747 freighter in 1984

737 Seats
Recaro Aircraft Seating has installed its first shipset of its BL3530 seats from the SPRINT program on Air Lease Corp.’s Boeing 737. Introduced in late 2019, the SPRINT program develops and ships predefined BL3530 seats for lessors within two months of the order being submitted.

Pattonair-Wesco Merger Rebrands As Incora
After merging in January, Pattonair and Wesco Aircraft have rebranded as Incora. The company will provide supply chain management services such as procurement, inventory management and logistics to multiple industries including aerospace and defense.

Nomad Technics Gains A320 Family Approval
Nomad Technics has received EASA Part 145 line maintenance approval for Airbus A320 family aircraft from the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation. The Swiss MRO, which performs a variety of aftermarket services ranging from modifications and cabin work to AOG support and A-checks, can now perform line maintenance for EASA, Aruba, Cayman Islands and Isle of Man-registered A320 family aircraft.

S7 Enters Satair Parts Distribution Agreement
S7 Technics has signed a consignment stock agreement with Satair, covering the exclusive distribution of over 350 part numbers from a number of suppliers over a multi-year period and constitutes the first of its kind between Satair and customers in Russia and the CIS region.

SunExpress Pens Safety Contact With GE
SunExpress has selected GE Aviation for a comprehensive safety contract, including eFlight Operations Quality Assurance (eFOQA) Mainline. The program covers the SunExpress fleet including, Boeing 737s and Airbus A330s, and expands upon a previous agreement to enable advanced analytics with enriched data sets that will ultimately drive greater understanding of flight trends. Implementation is currently underway.

C&L Gets Canadian Approval
C&L Aviation Service has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation approval. This certification allows C&L to perform maintenance services on commercial aircraft that are registered in Canada.

AJW Grows Pooling
AJW Group is extending its pool access agreement to support with Acropolis Aviation’s Airbus Corporate Jets, G-NOAH and for G-KELT.

Red Wings, LHT Enter Airbus MRO Contract
The Russian carrier Red Wings Airlines has contracted with Lufthansa Technik to provide extensive support for its growing Airbus narrowbody fleet. Within the frame of a contract with another Russian airline, LHT will also provide technical services for Boeing 737s of SmartAvia. Under a six-year contract with Red Wings, LHT supports IAE V2500s and CFM56-5Bs with a full range of engine services, including engine condition monitoring. LHT also maintains the landing gears of Red Wings' fleet of eight Airbus A320s and four A321s on a fixed price basis over the next six years.

Pratt Reaches Indian Training Milestone
Pratt & Whitney has recorded 10,000 student days of training at its Customer Training Center in Hyderabad, India. The center offers advanced training for airline customers, MRO operators, as well as industry and university skill development programs, to spur the growth of the aviation sector in India.