MRO News Briefs, May 22-28, 2022

LHT Lands Aero K Airlines Contract
South Korean startup carrier Aero K Airlines has signed an exclusive six-year agreement with Lufthansa Technik for maintenance services on the CFM56-5B engines powering its Airbus A320ceo fleet.

Kaman Acquiring Parker’s Wheel & Brake Division
Kaman Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with Parker-Hannifin Corporation to acquire its aircraft wheel and brake division, Aircraft Wheel & Brake, for $440 million. Based in Avon, Ohio, Aircraft Wheel & Brake specializes in wheels, brakes and related hydraulic components for fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft.

GA Telesis Expands Engine USM Inventory
GA Telesis has expanded its inventory of used serviceable material with the disassembly of seven engines, including two IAE V2500-A5s, two CFM56-7Bs, two GE CF6-80C2s and one Pratt & Whitney PW4000. Its Component Solutions team will be strategically positioning the upcoming USM in its distribution centers in the U.S. and UK. It plans further expansion in the Asia-Pacific region this year.

MTU Maintenance Opens Expanded Hannover Facilities
MTU Maintenance Hannover has opened its expanded facilities, which include an engine maintenance workshop and office building. It says the expansion, which began construction in 2019, was necessary due to growing demand for engine maintenance.

FAA Publishes Part 147 Rule Change
F The FAA has finally published its interim final rule modifying FAR Part 147 in the Federal Register. The new rule goes into effect Sept. 21, 2022. ATEC will be hosting a series of upcoming webinars explaining the changes in more depth.

EASA Renews Egyptair Maintenance Approvals
The European Aviation Safety Agency has renewed approval for Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering’s line maintenance stations at the Saudi airports of Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Medina.

Flexjet Adopts GE Digital Maintenance Insight Software
Fractional jet operator Flexjet has adopted GE Digital’s Maintenance Insight software for its fleet operations. The software will be used to detect aircraft and component degradation, optimize performance and decrease inefficiencies using flight data from aircraft sensors.

GE Extends Aero-Dienst CF34 Service Agreement
GE has extended Aero-Dienst’s Authorized Service Center Network agreement for the CF34 engine, which powers the Bombardier Challenge 600 series. Aero-Dienst became one of GE’s first authorized service providers in Europe for the CF34 in 2011.

SAS Picks Ultramain ELB
Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has opted for Ultramain Systems’ electronic logbook software, Ultramain ELB. The ELB application will provide integrated workflows with SAS maintenance and operation systems and the airline says it will enable process efficiencies that will avoid disruptions and reduce turn times.

WestJet’s TRAX Software Transition
Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet Airlines has announced plans to transition from the core TRAX maintenance software system to TRAX eMRO, which is cloud-based and device-agnostic. The airline first went live with TRAX in 2005.