MRO News Briefs, Nov. 7-13, 2021

Lufthansa Technik Lands Vueling Consumable And Expendable Contract
Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling has signed a five year Consumable & Expendable contract with Lufthansa Technik for its Airbus A320 CEO/NEO fleet. The contract includes planning, forecasting, transportation and logistic services, as well as consignment stock at Vueling’s base at Barcelona International Airport.

FEAM Launches Columbia Line Station
FEAM has launched its 32nd line station at Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina. The station will offer remain overnight aircraft maintenance services, including scheduled service checks. FEAM plans to expand its team with fourteen new aircraft maintenance technician positions to staff the new line station.

Volocopter Preps for Maintenance Workforce Pipeline
German electric vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL) developer Volocopter has signed an MRO-related Memorandum of Understanding with The Institute of Technical Education, Singapore. The companies will work together to establish maintenance personnel requirements for eVTOL aircraft to prepare future workforce in Singapore for the advanced air mobility industry.

Viva Air Selects IFS MRO Software
Viva Air has chosen IFS software to support its MRO and fleet planning operations. The cloud solution, which will support Viva’s maintenance planning and execution, will be implemented and hosted by IFS partner Tsunami Tsolutions.

GA Telesis Signs Tooling and GSE Distribution Agreement
GA Telesis has signed an agreement with UK-based Didsbury Engineering to become a global distributor of its inventory of hoist kits—which can be used for installation and removal of heavy, hard-to-reach aircraft components—and other ground service equipment (GSE). GA Telesis says the partnership will drive growth in the tooling and GSE sector of its business.

Fokker Services and Spairliners Component Support Agreement
Fokker Services has established a long-term component support agreement with Spairliners, under which it will perform MRO services for a variety of line replaceable units related to power generation, bleed air valves, starters and avionics for the Embraer E-Jet family. All units will be repaired in-house at Fokker Services’ facilities in the Netherlands and the U.S.

Skywise Poised To Get New Digital Solutions
Airbus has signed an agreement with Vietnam-based IT firm FPT Software to introduce innovative solutions to its Skywise digital platform. Under the Skywise App Editor Partnership, FPT Software will provide and deploy a new set of solutions on Skywise to help optimize fluid consumption, reduce operational costs, and enhance operations across various functions, including aircraft maintenance and supply chain. The solutions are scheduled to launch in late 2021 and early 2022.

Direct Maintenance Restarts African Line Maintenance Station
Direct Maintenance has restarted its line maintenance activities in Africa by reopening its station at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania to serve Swiss airline Edelweiss. It will also provide line maintenance services for the airline’s Airbus A340 fleet at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar.

FEAM Launches Spokane Line Station
FEAM has launched its newest line maintenance station at Spokane International Airport. The station, FEAM’s 31st in the U.S., will offer on-wing AOG support and scheduled, comprehensive maintenance support for wide body and narrow body commercial aircraft.

Safran Landing Systems Gets China Eastern Contract
Safran Landing Systems has signed a five-year contract with China Eastern Airlines for MRO on landing gear of its fleet of 31 Airbus A330s. It will perform maintenance operations from its Singapore workshop, which is a joint venture with Singapore Airlines Engineering Company.