MRO News Briefs, Oct. 17-23, 2021
AAR Renews flydubai B737NG Component Agreement
AAR has signed an agreement with flydubai to renew its power-by-the-hour component pool and repair support for the airline’s Boeing 737NG fleet. The new five-year contract extends its partnership with the airline, which began with comprehensive rotable component support in 2016.
Binter Picks StandardAero for Engine MRO Services
Gran Canaria-based regional airline Binter has selected StandardAero to provide MRO services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F and PW127M engines powering its ATR 72 turboprop fleet. Under the multi-year agreement, StandardAero will provide Binter with services from its overhaul facility in Gonesse, France.
New Embraer and Fokker Collaboration
Embraer, Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities in the commercial, defense and support markets. The companies plan to look into areas including hydrogen-powered aircraft development, special mission conversions and completions, engineering and logistics support, program support and repair services.
AFI KLM E&M Ramps Up Support for Bamboo Airways
AFI KLM E&M has signed contracts with Bamboo Airways to provide support for its GEnx engines, as well as its Boeing 787 fleet. It has already performed a C-check on a Bamboo Airways 787 and removal of a GEnx engine at its Amsterdam base.
New First Class Air Support Distribution Agreement
First Class Air Support has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Advanced Aircraft Roller Systems (AARS) to stock, market and sell its caster assemblies, caster rollers, PDU rollers, bearings and cargo rollers to commercial aerospace aftermarket and military customers. AARS’ line of PMA cargo parts and assemblies supports a variety of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
S7 Technics Now Producing Aircraft Seat Cushions
S7 Technics has added capability for production of polyurethane foam aircraft seat cushions, which it says is the first of its kind in Russia. Its Mineralnye Vody facility can now produce up to 40 aircraft seat cushion sets annually and it says the “turn-key” seat cushion replacement capability will help customers cut their aircraft cabin refurbishing costs.
Liebherr-Aerospace and Sabena Technics ATR Maintenance Agreement
Liebherr-Aerospace has signed a 10-year pay-by-the-hour maintenance agreement with Sabena Technics covering component repairs on its new air management system for all ATR 42/72-00 aircraft fleets supported by the French MRO. Liebherr-Aerospace will provide support services from its service stations in Toulouse, Singapore and Saline, Michigan.
AJW Signs Honeywell ADIRU Distribution Agreement
AJW Group has signed a worldwide sole distribution agreement with Honeywell for sales of its Air Data Intertial Reference Units (ADIRU) for Airbus A320, A330, A340 and A380 aircraft. AJW will hold distribution inventory at its global facilities and its maintenance subsidiary AJW Technique is preparing to offer complete support on the ADIRU.
easyJet Maintenance Rolling Out ELMS Software
European low-cost carrier easyJet has signed a long-term partnership with ELMS Aviation to adopt its Competence & Compliance Software Solution in its Part 145 maintenance organization. The software has already been implemented at its Liverpool, UK base and will be rolled out to its other maintenance locations in the coming months.
APOC Purchases First CFM56-5B for Immediate Part-Out
APOC has purchased its first CFM56-5B engine for immediate part-out, which it plans to use to augment its new spare parts division. According to Anca Mihalache, VP Engine Trading and Leasing, APOC is now buying engines directly for part-out and has “an impressive target for the acquisition and dismantlement of engines over the next five years.” GA Telesis will perform this first part-out, which is expected to be completed within the month.
Cargologic Takes Over SR Technics GSE and Vehicle Maintenance Operations
Starting in 2022, Cargologic AG will take over the vehicle maintenance and ground support equipment maintenance areas of business from SR Technics. The takeover will entail Cargologic acquiring some of SR Technics’ workspace at Zurich Airport and it plans to offer its employees respective positions.
JAL Extends Lufthansa Technik Component Contract
Japan Airlines has extended its long-term Total Component Support agreement with Lufthansa Technik. The five-year contract covers multiple components installed on its Boeing 787 fleet and services including maintenance, reliability monitoring, reliability enhancement programs and logistics.
Kaman Composites Gets EASA Repair Approval
The FAA Part 145 repair station of Wichita-based Kaman Composites has earned EASA approval for composite structures repair. It says the approval will enable it to offer more composite repair capabilities to the commercial and business aviation markets. The company has previously focused mainly on offering these repair services to military customers.
HAECO Composite Services Enters Chinese Consignment Agreement
HAECO Composite Services has entered into a consignment agreement with aircraft asset management company GA Innovation China. The agreement covers reconditioning services including inspection, test, repair, overhaul and upgrade/modification, as well as marketing, sales and exchange/loan services.