MRO News Briefs, March 22-28, 2020

GA Telesis Acquires CF6 Engines for Part-Out
GA Telesis has acquired five GE CF6-80C2B1F engines for part-out from Atlas Air. The engines will be immediately inducted for disassembly, with resulting used serviceable material directed towards the company’s CF6 airline and MRO customer base.

Vortex Aviation Gains EASA Certification
Vortex Aviation’s new Dublin facility has received EASA maintenance certification from the Irish Aviation Authority. The maintenance approval covers most narrowbody and widebody engine types for on- and off-wing maintenance, including top case and engine modular repairs on limited engine types.

FAA Approves Gameco For Line Maintenance, Minor Checks
Gameco has received FAA approval of Operations Specifications D107, enabling it to provide line maintenance and minor schedule checks for operators. The FAA approval is widely recognized around the world, and approvals of some other authorities could be based on it. This approval will bring Gameco a lot more opportunities to explore the market and further promote the company’s strategic role at Daxing Airport.

AJW Buys CFM56-5B4 Engine for Teardown
AJW Group has purchased a CFM56-5B4 engine for teardown. The engine parts will be stored at AJW’s headquarters in Sussex, UK and shipped to the company’s strategic hubs around the world for exchange and sale.

Embry-Riddle Offers Free Online Courses for High Schoolers
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering seven for-credit, online introductory aviation courses to high school students in Florida and Arizona. The courses are available to juniors and seniors with a 2.75 GPA and enrollment must take place by March 27. Email [email protected] for more information.

Vueling Cargo Floors
ATS, formerly Aviation Technical Services, will install CargoTek Cargo Bay Protection systems on Vueling’s fleet of Airbus A319s, A320s and A321s. ATS certified and manufactured CargoTek as an FAA STC- and PMA-approved product to protect OEM cargo bay floors and sidewalls. Since April 2019, Vueling’s 10 Airbus A320s flying with CargoTek floor panels have shown operational improvements, lower cargo bay maintenance costs and the elimination of cargo-related gate delays attributed to floor panel damage, according to Vueling’s Aircraft Structures Engineer Xavier Morant. The CargoTek system is also available for Boeing 737s.

Launch Makes Coronavirus Contingency Plans
CEO Mike Guagenti says all Launch offices remain open and contingency plans are in place to maintain normal operations, even in a work-at-home environment. “We are following our individual clients’ policies regarding our employees working at client facilities.” Guagenti does not expect any coronavirus impact on Launch services and delivery.

Satair Looks At Additive Manufacturing
Satair chose Fast Radius, an end-to-end additive manufacturing solutions provider, to experiment with additive manufacturing combined with digital logistics to redesign, produce and ship a selection of aircraft maintenance tools on-demand.