MRO News Briefs, Sept.18-24, 2022

Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering Gains EASA Renewal, Adds 737 MAX Line Maintenance
Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering has announced that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has renewed its Part 145 approval following an audit of its Cairo facility. The airline affilited MRO has also gained line maintenance approval from EASA for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Rolls Royce Completes Sale Of ITP Aero
Rolls-Royce has completed the sale of ITP Aero to a consortium of investors led by Bain Capital Privet Equity for approximately $1.8 billion. The company says that ITP Aero will remain one of its strategic suppliers across civil aerospace and defense programs. 

Revima Signs Luxair MRO Contract
Revima Asia Pacific has signed a two-year agreement with Luxair to service the airline's Boeing 737NG landing gears. The first overhaul is scheduled this month at Revima’s recently opened facility south of Bangkok in Thailand.

AFI KLM E&M, China Airlines Extend GE90 Support Deal
AFI KLM E&M has signed an extension to its engine maintenance contract with China Airlines relating to GE90 support. The agreement covers four additional GE90-powered Boeing 777 freighters operated by the airline. Both parties signed the initial agreement in June 2021.

PAL, Safran Sign Landing Gear MRO Contract
Safran Landing Systems has signed a multi-year contract with Philippine Airlines to provide landing gear MRO services for its Airbus A330 and A320 family fleet. The contract will start this year and run through 2024 for PAL's eight A330 aircraft, and through 2025 for its 20 A320 and A321 aircraft. Safran will carry out maintenance operations at its facility in Singapore.

Cathay Pacific, Safran Sign Two Nacelles Service Agreements
Safran announced that Cathay Pacific has renewed its service agreement with Safran Nacelles for the support of the thrust reversers of the carrier’s 51 Airbus A330ceo aircraft. Cathay Pacific and its subsidiary HK Express also signed an agreement with Safran Nacelles to support the nacelles of their 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft. Both contracts are signed for a period of five years.

AFI KLM E&M, Air Premia Extend Boeing 787-9 Fleet Component Support
AFI KLM E&M has extended its component support services agreement with South Korean low-cost carrier Air Premia by adding two more Boeing 787-9 aircraft. AFI KLM E&M will provide repairs, logistic support, provisioning of spare parts and access to the Prognos predictive maintenance tool to Air Premia's new aircraft.

Wizz Air Gains EASA Approval For ELT 
Lufthansa Technik announced that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency has approved Wizz Air's use of the electronic tech log (ETL) solution offered by Lufthansa Technik’s Aviatar platform. LHT says that calls in Wizz Air's maintenance control center dropped by more than 25% following its implementation of the ETL solution.