MRO News Briefs, March 29-April 4, 2020

Eirtech Granted New EASA Approval
Eirtech Aviation Services’ design organization approval is now certified to incorporate the new EASA Part 21J "Level of Involvement" in accordance with Basic Regulation (EU) 2019/897. This ensures, that Eirtech can continue to support our customers with excellent engineering change and repair capabilities, inclusive of STC applications and validations.

Meggitt, Japan Airlines Enter Engine Parts Contract
Meggitt has secured a three-year contract with Japan Airlines to supply maintenance and repair services on engine components for Boeing 737, 767 and 777 aircraft.

FL ARI Gets EASA Approval For Chinese Line Maintenance
FL ARI Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Company, an MRO provider based in Harbin, China, has received certification approval as an EASA Part 145 maintenance organization. FL ARI is a joint venture between China Aircraft Leasing Group, its mid to end-of-life aircraft solutions arm Aircraft Recycling International, and FL Technics.

First EASA-Certified Cargo Seat Bags Developed For Airbus Narrowbodies
Colibri Aero, a supplier of aircraft parts and interior solutions, together with J&C Aero, an aircraft design and production organization, have developed universal cargo seat bags for commercial and humanitarian cargo transportation inside Airbus A320 family passenger cabins. The newly developed interior modification kit has already been approved by EASA and has received its supplemental type certificate.

AAR, Sumito Announce Joint Venture
AAR and Sumitomo Corporation have confirmed they will launch a joint venture offering aircraft parts distribution and logistics management solutions to the Japanese defense market. AAR Sumisho Aviation Services will operate out of the Chicago area. Additionally, the partnership will distribute parts from OEMs based in Japan to the global aviation aftermarket.

Aeronautical Engineers Gets Canadian Regulatory Approval
Transport Canada has approved Aeronautical Engineers for its 11-pallet position 737-400SF freighter conversion and 10-pallet position 737-300SF freighter conversion. Since 1958, the company has developed 130 STCs and modified 500 aircraft.

AJW Stays Open
Christopher Whiteside, AJW Group's CEO and president, says his company is open for business and ready to support airlines. AJW has many staff working from home and warehouse staff operating to the highest of hygiene standards to prevent any spread of the virus. It is conducting meetings by phone or webinar and introduced free shipping and handling of component repairs to AJW Technique. And discounted stock, ready to ship, with bulk discounts are available on a wide range of part numbers.

Revima Adopts Strict Measures To Continue Operating
Revima has taken steps to protect staff and ensure the continuity of business. Its facilities are equipped with sanitary equipment to protect employees: hydro-alcoholic gels, soap, very regular cleaning and disinfection of work areas. There are strict rules prohibiting close contact and limiting physical meetings. The company's restaurant has been closed, and staff are working from home when possible. Revima has also created small work teams to allow good working distances.

Ameco Quality System
Ameco Beijing has decided to implement Q-Doc quality system application in 2020. The Q-Doc quality system application will be promoted in three phases. Q-Doc is an important tool to apply the company's new quality system in practical work. It is designed to help management and employees accurately know their roles in the work, the process interfaces and working standards and thus better fulfills the responsibilities of their jobs.