MRO News Briefs, May 8-14, 2022

MRO News Briefs

IAI Lands Cargojet P2F Contract
Israel Aerospace Industries has signed an agreement with Canadian cargo airline Cargojet to perform four Boeing 777-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversions. It says the agreement is valued at tens of millions of dollars and includes additional cargo conversion options in the future.

Egyptair M&E Gets New A350 Line Maintenance Customer
Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering has begun providing line maintenance services for Etihad Airways’ Airbus A350 aircraft at Cairo Airport. It says Etihad is its second customer for A350 services after it began providing A350 maintenance to Qatar Airways in 2020.

Asian Airlines Join Blockchain Software Pilot Project
Bamboo Airways, VietJet Air and Pacific Airlines have signed on to join the global commercial pilot of Aerotrax Technologies’ Aerotrax MRO Service Management software, a blockchain-based data sharing platform for parts and components. The airlines will be transacting repair orders with Triumph Aviation Services Asia on the software.

APOC and SmartLynx Partner on A321 Conversions
APOC Aviation and SmartLynx Airlines have collaborated to purchase a package of four Airbus A321 airframes for passenger-to-freighter conversions. The converted freighters will be added to SmartLynx’s fleet in early 2023.

Pratt Extends Delta TechOps MRO Contract
Pratt & Whitney has signed an extension agreement with Delta TechOps for maintenance services. Under the contract, Delta TechOps will provide additional offload support for Pratt’s mature commercial engines, including the PW2000 and the PW4000-94.

FL Technics Picks B&H Worldwide for Parts Storage
FL Technics has signed a warehousing contract with B&H Worldwide to manage its aircraft parts storage in Germany. Under the contract, B&H will store a range of aerospace consumables, engine spare parts, rotables and dangerous goods for FL Technics at its Frankfurt warehouse facility.

Constant Aviation Lures MRO Workforce
Constant Aviation says it has enhanced its two-year Maintenance Apprenticeship Program to meet growing private aviation MRO demand. It says it has also increased technician pay by 10% to help recruit and retain workforce.

ATR Makes Progress With STOL Conversion
ATR says it is nearly finished with phase one of its conversion of an ATR 42-600 prototype into a 42-600S short takeoff and landing (STOL) variant. Modifications so far include reinforcement of the rear fuselage, installation of the autobraking and ground spoiler systems and multi-functional computer systems to control these new features. Installation of a new, larger rudder is planned later this year after ground and flight tests.

Archer and United Partner on eVTOL MRO Advisory Committee
Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) OEM Archer and United Airlines have created a joint advisory committee focused on maintenance and operational concepts for Archer’s all-electric aircraft. The committee includes several MRO leaders from United, who will share expertise on maintenance and operational matters as Archer continues to develop its eVTOL.

Magnetic MRO Launches Plug-in Workshop Solution
Magnetic MRO has introduced a Plug-in Workshop solution that combines equipment and ready-to-use modules to enable what it calls hassle-free setup of wheels and brakes workshops at its customers’ locations. It says the Plug-in Workshop is designed for companies wishing to start their own workshop without undergoing facility construction and tooling acquisition.