MRO News Briefs, March 27-April 2, 2022

LHT Extends Asiana Airlines Engine Maintenance Contract
Lufthansa Technik has extended its engine maintenance contract with Asiana Airlines for the CF6-80 engines powering the its Boeing 747 and 767 fleets. The five-year, non-exclusive contract covers a total of 17 767-300s and 747-400s.

Eagle Air and Deutsche Aircraft Renew Maintenance Contract
Deutsche Aircraft has renewed its support contract with Icelandic airline Eagle Air for maintenance and repair of its Dornier 328-110 aircraft. Under the two year contract, Deutsche Aircraft will conduct maintenance procedures at its Oberpfaffenhofen Airport facilities near Munich.

New Boeing Global Services CEO
Boeing Global Services CEO Ted Colbert has been appointed as Boeing’s new CEO of Defense, Space and Security. He will be succeeded by Stephanie Pope, who is currently chief financial officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The new assignments will be effective April 1.

Alliance Airlines New MRO Facility Plans
The Queensland Government says Alliance Airlines’ new MRO facility at Rockhampton airport is expected to start operations in January 2023. The airline expects to support around 100 new jobs at the facility by 2024.

Pratt & Whitney Plans India Digital Supply Chain Center
Pratt & Whitney announced plans to open a new supply chain support center in Bengaluru, India. The India Capability Center will collaborate with teams across the engine OEM’s global supply chain and focus on digital analytics. It is expected to begin initial operations by April 2022.

Knight Aerospace Brings Palletized Systems to Indian Market
Knight Aerospace, a provider of modular and palletized systems for aircraft, has partnered with Indian aerospace & defense company Rossell Techsys to provide quick-change, roll-on/roll-off palletized solutions for cargo aircraft conversions in the Indian aerospace market.

FLYHT Acquires CrossConsense
Aircraft avionics and data specialist FLYHT has completed the acquisition of aviation IT specialist CrossConsense. FLYHT expects the acquisition to accelerate the growth of its maintenance capability and increase its presence in the European and Middle East markets.  

RAS Rebrands as JETMS Completions
UK-based MRO RAS Completions has been rebranded as JETMS Completions, following JETMS’s acquisition of the company last year. JETMS says it also plans to upgrade the company’s Biggin Hill facilities, which offer a variety of interior and exterior service for VIP and commercial aircraft.