MRO News Briefs, Oct. 18-24, 2020
Air Transat Picks Avianor for C Check
Air Transat has selected Avianor to carry out a C check on one of its Airbus A330 aircraft. The airline notes that its decision to work with a local maintenance company is part of efforts to maintain competitiveness in the Greater Montreal Area’s aerospace industry.
Sine Draco Aviation Technology Achieves New Certification
Sine Draco Aviation Technology has received certification to the AS9100 Rev. D quality management standard at its North American headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. It says the certification will support its plans for development, management and execution of large-scale aviation projects such as aircraft design, modification and certification for passenger to freighter conversion and aircraft storage. It recently launched development of an Airbus A321-200 passenger to freighter conversion with FAA approval anticipated in late 2021 or early 2022.
AJW Group Buys Three A330s for Teardown
AJW Group has purchased three ex-Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200s for teardown, which are powered by RB211 Trent 700 engines and GTCP331-350 APUs. The aircraft will be disassembled at Manchester Airport and their components will be recertified at AJW Group’s maintenance hub in Montreal, OEMs and other strategic vendors. It plans to hold the inventory at its headquarters in Sussex, England and at local strategic hubs.
BCO Aviation Installs Custom Luxair Livery
BCO Aviation has produced and installed a custom livery for a Luxair Airlines De Havilland Q400 aircraft. Its team installed the microperforated vinyl aviation graphic film featuring drawings and designs from Luxembourgish artist SUMO over 10 hr. at Luxair’s hangar.
Airinmar to Provide Warranty Management Services to Wizz Air
Airinmar has signed a services agreement with Wizz Air, under which it will provide a full suite of warranty management services covering airframe, engines and components. The agreement covers the identification, claim and recovery of the multiple warranty entitlements provided by Airbus and its suppliers. The services will integrate with Wizz Air’s current materials management activities and focus on maximizing the recovery of its warranty entitlements and reducing the cost of aircraft maintenance.
Elliott Aviation Begins Installations of Garmin HomeSafe Autoland
Elliott Aviation, which has been selected by Daher as the exclusive retrofitter in the U.S. for their recently certified Garmin HomeSafe Autoland feature in the TBM 940, has delivered the first of 23 aircraft with the feature installed. An additional 26 TBM 940 aircraft are eligible for the upgrade as a customer option and Elliott Aviation will be proactively contacting operators to schedule upgrades, which will take place at their headquarters in Moline, IL. Garmin Autoland won this year’s Aviation Week Grand Laureate in the Business Aviation category.
FL Technics Signs Support Agreement with Wizz Air Abu Dhabi
FL Technics has signed a long-term contract to support Wizz Air Abu Dhabi with complete Continuing Airworthiness Management (CAM) services. Under the agreement it will perform CAM for Airbus A320neo and A320ceo family aircraft and full CAM services in accordance with the requirements of the General Civil Aviation Authority, as well as other engineering services.
LATAM Airlines Brasil MRO Achieves Widebody MRO Milestones
LATAM Airlines Brasil MRO is conducting its first maintenance work on an Airbus A350, which it says is the largest aircraft its Sao Carlos facility has handled. In August it began carrying out heavy maintenance on Boeing 767 freighters, a process which was previously carried out abroad.
Icelandair Partners with AvAir on Asset Management
AvAir has partnered with Icelandair on a full asset management contract for all surplus materials, which will add a wide range of Boeing aircraft materials to its inventory—including parts from B757/767/737NG/737 MAX aircraft. The parts will be stored in AvAir’s Dublin facility.
De Havilland Canada Signs Component Solutions Agreement with ANA
De Havilland Canada has signed a five-year component solutions agreement with All Nippon Airways (ANA) to support the operation of its fleet of 24 Dash 8-400 aircraft. Under the agreement, it will manage component MRO services for the fleet and provide access to a strategically located exchange pool and an on-site inventory based at ANA’s hub in Tokyo.