MRO News Briefs, May 1-7, 2022
KMC Makes 777 P2F Progress
The Kansas Modification Center has produced the first structural parts for its Boeing 777 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, which include a replacement aluminum floor beam and a replacement side frame. It says another60 detailed machined parts are on schedule to be delivered in the next two weeks.
Panasonic Avionics Expands 8tree Partnership
Panasonic Avionics and 8tree have expanded their partnership, under which Panasonic will begin offering large area dent mapping at customer locations beyond the ad-hoc dent-mapping services it already offers at its regional line stations in Los Angeles and London.
Delta TechOps Signs Asiana Airlines Engine Contract
Delta TechOps has signed a five-year agreement with Asiana Airlines to perform MRO of the CF6-80C2 engines powering its Boeing 747 and 767 aircraft. Under the agreement, it will carry out scheduled engine overhaul shop visits and support any unscheduled or AOG engine work.
ST Engineering and United Airlines MOU
ST Engineering has signed a memorandum of understanding with United Airlines related to supporting the airline’s long-term airframe heavy maintenance needs at Pensacola International Airport. The MOU would transition ST Engineering’s support of United’s Airbus A320 family aircraft from Mobile, Alabama to the facility ST Engineering is constructing in Pensacola, Florida.
Fokker Services Launches B737NG Program
Fokker Services has launched a nose-to-tail component maintenance program for Boeing 737NG aircraft. It says more that 50% of 737NG component MRO capabilities are now completed in-house at its facilities in the U.S. and the Netherlands through this program.
iAero Thrust Adds CFM56-3 Capabilities
Engine MRO iAero Thrust has added CFM56-3 capability to its engine test cell facility in Medley, Florida. It is now FAA certified to perform acceptance testing on both CFM56-3 and -7B engines.
Sky Mart Adds A320 Tooling Distribution
Sky Mart has added Airbus A320 tooling to its distribution line. It now carries stock of A320 specialty tooling from Colombian tooling OEM Nediar, which is ready to ship to customers.
Millennium International Avionics Expansion
Millennium International Avionics has moved its main headquarters to a larger facility in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. It says the 14,000 ft.2 Facility will accommodate its growing customer base along with value-added repairs, including CRT to LCD conversions and engineering solutions for obsolete LCD products for cockpit use.