MRO News Briefs, Sept. 6-12, 2020

AELS Acquires A319 for Disassembly
Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions (AELS) has acquired an Airbus A319 from Bellinger Aviation for disassembly. The aircraft, formerly operated by Brussels Airlines, is being dismantled at AELS’ Twente Airport base and used serviceable material components will be available starting this month.

U.S. Cargo and Telair Partner on Component Repair
U.S. Cargo has launched a cooperation with Telair International under which it will serve as an exclusive authorized repair center for Telair equipment in the American region. The cooperation covers full repair services for Telair mechanical components and power drive units on Airbus A320/A330/A330neo/A350 fleets and Boeing 747/767 fleets.

Delta TechOps Inducts First PW1100G-JM Engine
Delta TechOps has completed its first maintenance visit of a PW1100G-JM engine as part of its 2019 deal with Pratt & Whitney to join its GTF MRO Engine Network. The engine’s induction was a heavy maintenance visit where it was almost fully disassembled to perform targeted hardware upgrades. Delta says this allowed its TechOps team to train, achieve certification to perform PW1100G-JM procedures and begin development of in-house repair capability as a P&W disassembly, assembly and testing center.

APOC Aviation Acquires Young A319 for Teardown
APOC Aviation has acquired a young Airbus A319 for teardown from lessor Aircastle. The aircraft, which was returned from lease by Volaris in July, will be parted out at APOC’s Marana, Arizona site. It expects the first serviceable parts to be shipped back to its Rotterdam facility in A4.

AeroLogic Signs Component Agreement With Lufthansa Technik
Freight carrier AeroLogic has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Technik covering extensive component services over a period of 10 years. The contract governs supply for its entire fleet of 16 Boeing 777F aircraft and LHT will also offer AeroLogic predictors via its AVIATAR digital platform to optimize component supply and operational planning.

Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen Continues Repair Services
Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen has completed a repair workscope for a Boeing 787 Radome. It says its Mobile Engine Services (MES) team has also continued traveling this year to provide on-site services for customers in the Asia-Pacific region, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Its MES capability was introduced in 2014 to provide customized repair and maintenance solutions for CFM5-5B/-7B and V2500 engines.

Atlantic Jet Refinishing Opens New Paint Hangar
Atlantic Jet Refinishing has opened a new 16,5000 ft.2 paint hangar at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, which it says is the first in its class to be built in South Florida. The hangar, which can accommodate aircraft as large as the Gulfstream G650 and Global Express, features a dual-bay layout and upgraded systems built to meet the latest environmental and fire suppression requirements.

eCube Tearing Down B747s at Castellon Airport
Castellon Airport in Spain has received its second of four Boeing 747-400s for dismantling, which will be completed by disassembly specialist eCube Solutions. The airport has also begun preliminary work of conditioning a new aircraft parking platform as part of eCube’s expansion plans. The 21,550 m2 (70,702 ft.2) platform will have the capacity to accommodate between 15-20 aircraft of various sizes.