MRO News Briefs, Sept. 4-10 , 2022

CSAT Confirms Leadership Change 
Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has announced Petr Dobersky as its new chairman of the board following the departure of Pavel Haleš. Dobersky, who took up the role on Sept. 1, previously worked for CSAT's parent group Prague Airport as an executive director overseeing its accounting, taxes and financial relations. 

C&L Aerospace Boosts ATR PMA Parts Offering
MRO provider C&L Aerospace has partnered with an unnamed manufacturer to become the sole distributor on a parts manufacturer approval (PMA) alternative component for the rear tail cone lens assembly found on ATR regional aircraft. The latest approval is the company's second for PMA related to ATR aircraft.

Epic Graduates First Aircraft Mechanic Class
Epic Flight Academy has graduated its first class of aircraft mechanic students, following its launch of a Part 147 school in late 2020. It says all seven graduates received job offers immediately upon graduation. The Department of State has also authorized Epic to issue M1 visas for international students wishing to train as aircraft mechanics.

GA Telesis Signs MOU With CSAL
GA Telesis has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Southern Airlines Leasing. Under the collaboration, CSAL will have access to GA Telesis' services, including component and asset life-cycle management, tooling services, ground support equipment and MRO. The companies will also collaborate to create a partnership focused on engine teardown and trading with GAMECO, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai and China Southern's subsidiaries.

Storm Aviation, Norse Atlantic Airways Maintenance Contract
Norse Atlantic Airways has selected Storm Aviation to provide support and maintenance for the Trent 1000 engines powering its Boeing 787 aircraft. The contract also covers ETOPS and transit checks for four aircraft operating daily from London Gatwick Airport to New York and Oslo.

TCS, SIAEC Launch SmartMX Software
Tata Consultancy Services and SIA Engineering Company have launched TCS AvianaTM - SmartMX, a digital solution focused on providing a connected view of end-to-end aircraft maintenance operations. The companies say the software enables faster response times, proactive planning, improved productivity and consistent dispatch reliability. 

GCAM Gains New Maintenance Certificate
HNA Aviation Technic subsidiary Grand China Aviation Maintenance has obtained a maintenance approval certificate from the Department of Civil Aviation Aruba. It also holds maintenance approvals from regulators in the U.S., Europe, South Korea, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Bermuda. 

AvAir Appoints New VP Technology
AvAir has promoted Ai Sullivan to vice president of technology. Sullivan will support all enterprise resource planning (ERP) related improvements and post-implementation projects and oversee AvAir’s IT department.