MRO News Briefs, Nov. 14-20, 2021

Collins Opens New Kansas Interiors Facility
Collins Aerospace has opened a new interiors facility in Lenexa, Kansas that will be its interior products center of excellence. The 279,00 ft.2 facility will focus on engineering, new product development, unique manufacturing processes and MRO services to support Collin’s interior products portfolio and aftermarket service and support organization. The site will be hiring for more than 60 positions, including repair station technicians.

Kuwait Airlines Picks Lufthansa Technik for Base Maintenance
Kuwait Airways has signed a contract with Lufthansa Technik covering comprehensive base maintenance layovers for Airbus A330ceo aircraft. The agreement covers four six-year checks for A330-200s. Lufthansa Technik Philippines has already completed two checks in Manila and the third A330 is currently being serviced.

Condor’s A330 Maintenance Plans
German leisure airline Condor has announced that it plans for Condor Technik to service its newly ordered Airbus A330neo fleet in Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. It also plans to hire more than 30 new employees in Dusseldorf in the coming months, including mechanics and engineers.

MENA Technics Opens Saudi Arabia Location
MENA Technics WLL has opened a new branch office in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The location will provide services including aircraft spare parts supply, certification, design, analysis and consultancy solutions. Its parent company, MENA Aerospace Enterprises, is focused on Saudia Arabia as a key strategic hub for its expansion strategy. MENA Cargo also plans to establish an outpost in the country for servicing in the Middle East region.

Eurowings Using Composite Spares from EFW
Eurowings will become the latest customer for EFW’s composite aftermarket business. EFW will provide the airline with composite spare parts for Airbus aircraft, including floor panels and cargo linings for passenger and cargo compartments.

Aegean Signs Up for Satair’s Expedited Ordering Solution
Aegean Airlines has signed a service agreement with Satair for its new Expedited Routine Ordering (ERO) solution, which it has implemented at its Athens, Greece location. Aegean says ERO has helped it significantly reduce time on AOG orders.

ST Engineering Signs Virgin Australia Component Maintenance Contract
ST Engineering has signed a five-year component Maintenance-By-the-Hour contract with Virgin Australia Airlines. Under the contract, ST Engineering will provide full, integrated component support for Virgin’s growing fleet of Boeing 737NGs from this month, including repair management, pool access and provision of consignment stock in Australia.

Greater Bay Airlines Picks LHT for Suite of Services
Hong Kong-based startup Greater Bay Airlines has selected Lufthansa Technik to provide support including continuing airworthiness management organization, aircraft component services and aircraft engineering services.  The companies have signed an eight-year contract that includes up to 28 aircraft that the airline plans to operate.

AvAir Gets GE Asset Management Contract
GE Aviation Materials has selected AvAir for an asset management program that initially covers more than 50,000 line items and totals nearly 70,000 components. Under the deal, AvAir’s Chandler, Arizona facility will manage the inventory, which consists of external commercial engine components such as line replaceable units, quick engine change material and accessories. AvAir will also become a preferred supplier to the GE network of MRO facilities, including each of its engine overhaul and component repair locations.

GA Telesis Plans Continued Disassembly Work for 2022
GA Telesis has forecasted it will disassemble up to 40 aircraft and up to 100 engines in 2022. It recently expanded its inventory of used serviceable material with the disassembly of two Boeing 737NGs, two Airbus A330-200s and four A340-600s. That material will be positioned at strategic distribution centers in North America and Europe by the end of 2021.