MRO News Briefs, Sept.20-26, 2020

Turkish Carrier Selects Triumph for Wheel Services
Triumph Group subsidiary Triumph Aviation Services-Asia Ltd. (TASA) has been awarded a contracted by a Turkish airline to provide aircraft wheel maintenance and repair services for 25 aircraft in its Boeing fleet. Under the contract, TASA will offer a fixed price or ‘Power-by-Event’ program for repair and maintenance services.

GlobalX Plans A321 Passenger-to-Freighter Conversions
Global Crossing Airlines has signed a letter of intent with ST Engineering Aerospace America and Elbe Flugzeugwerke to convert five Airbus A321 passenger aircraft to freighters. GlobalX intends to acquire an initial four A321s from a major European airline and is working on additional acquisitions. The aircraft will be converted at ST Engineering’s facilities.

Rolls-Royce Becomes Partner in ATI Boeing Accelerator
Rolls-Royce has joined as a partner in the ATI Boeing Accelerator, which is dedicated to supporting innovation and growth of startups within the UK’s aerospace ecosystem. The engine OEM previously engaged with the accelerator’s first cohort of startups and will now provide resources such as mentors, access to supply chain and network, and potential for paid projects with the next cohort of startups. Applications for the second group of startups close on Oct. 4 and ATI Boeing Accelerator says the new cohort will focus on three key areas: Industry 4.0, Lifecycle and Resilience, and Energy.

LHT Shenzhen Signs Component Maintenance Contract with CASC
Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen has signed a long-term Total Component Maintenance contract with China Aviation Supplies Co. Ltd. (CASC). Under the contract, CASC will provide Qingdao Airlines with component management and LHT will provide services including closed-loop component repair and overhaul service for selected parts of the airline’s more than 40 Airbus A320s.

Sriwijaya Air Selects Rusada Envision Software
Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air has signed up for Rusada’s MRO and airworthiness software, Envision. It has signed up for six of the software’s modules, including Fleet Management, Line Maintenance, Inventory Management and Human Resources. Implementation of the software is being carried out remotely due to the pandemic, with Rusada conducting user training sessions via video conferencing.

Boeing and HAECO Xiamen Complete B777 Mod in Virtual Setting
The Boeing Global Services Modification Team and HAECO Xiamen have completed an interior and connectivity modification for an All Nippon Airways Boeing 777 in an entirely virtual setting. The teams used video, detailed photographs and 3D drawing markups to troubleshoot issues and keep the modification on schedule. Boeing says it is using varying degrees of virtual support on a number of active and scheduled commercial modifications, and it anticipates continuing the practice post-pandemic.

Signature TECHNICAir Adds New Line Station and AOG Support
Signature TECHNICAir has added a new line station and Mobile Service Unit (MSU) location at Farnborough Airport in the UK. Its MSUs expand the geographic coverage of the Farnborough base to include AOG troubleshooting and repair for Southampton and the Midlands.

SR Technics Sells Off Design Engineering Solutions Business
SR Technics has announced the sale of its design engineering solutions department to, effective Oct. 1, 2020. The new design organization will take over existing projects and incorporate SR Technics employees dedicated to design engineering solutions at the Belgrade, Dublin and Zurich locations. It will continue to provide services under approval reference EASA.21J.770

AerSale Acquiring Boeing 757s for Freighter Conversions and USM
AerSale has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire 24 Boeing 757-200 passenger aircraft and spare engines stored at its Roswell, New Mexico Airport Facilities. It has targeted the passenger aircraft as feedstock for a burgeoning freight market and a portion of the aircraft and engines will be disassembled for their component parts.

New Maintenance Complex Opens at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport has completed construction of a 16,760 m2 (55,000 ft.2) hangar complex for maintenance of Aeroflot Group aircraft. The construction project, which took 12 months to complete, was an investment of more than $57 million as part of the airport’s long term development program.