Rolling Daily Updates (W/C Oct. 17, 2022)

Oct. 21 2022

KLM UK Engineering Appoints New Managing Director

KLM UK Engineering has appointed Wayne Easlea as managing director, effective Nov. 14. Easlea, who has been with KLM UK Engineering since 1990, has held various technical roles in base and line maintenance and several management positions within the company.

Joramco, TUI Sign Maintenance Agreement

Joramco has signed an agreement with TUI to perform heavy checks on the carrier’s fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft.

Oct. 20 2022

IAE, Royal Jordanian Sign V2500 Engine Repair Agreement

Royal Jordanian has signed a fixed priced agreement with International Aero Engines for the fleet of V2500 engines powering its nine aircraft. The agreement consists of 15 shop visits over three years, the first of which is expected to be completed this year.

TAT Limco, Collins Aerospace Expands Thermal Components MRO Contract

Tulsa based TAT Technologies subsidiary TAT Limco has expanded its contract with Collin Aerospace for the provision of the MRO services for Boeing 777 thermal components. TAT Technologies says the expansion will represent potential additional annual revenue of $6 million.

Oct. 19 2022

AFI KLM E&M Explores VTOL Maintenance

AFI KLM E&M has signed a memorandum of understanding with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) developer Ascendance Flight Technologies, under which the companies will explore potential collaborations in maintenance solutions for advanced air mobility. These include line maintenance, component repair, mechanic training and airworthiness management for Ascendance's five-seat Atea VTOL, which will use distributed hybrid electric motorization and accept sustainable aviation fuel up to hydrogen.

AAR Donates CRJ 200 To Rock Valley College

AAR has donated a functional Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft to Rock Valley College. The aircraft was purchased from SkyWest Airlines with grant funding from the state of Illinois. AAR is partnered with Rock Valley College through its EAGLE Career Pathway program, which it is using to help build its workforce in Rockford, Illinois.

Oct. 18 2022

EgyptAir's Maintenance Business Appoints New CEO

EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering has appointed Walid El-Khafif as its new chairman and CEO. El-Kafif, who previously held various engineering positions within EgyptAir, will oversee the company’s development projects related to the MRO supply chain and implementing digital maintenance applications.

AFI KLM E&M Component Agreements

Startup carrier Aeroitalia has signed a component support agreement with AFI KLM E&M, under which the MRO will provide component repairs, a spare parts pool, logistical support and provision of local stocks for the airline’s Boeing 737-800 fleet. AFI KLM E&M also extended its long-term component maintenance contract with Antavia Ametek MRO.

Oct. 17 2022

Ethiopian Airlines Completes First Boeing 737 Freighter Conversion In Africa

Ethiopian Airlines Group has completed first of three planned Boeing 737-300ER freighter conversions at its Addis Abada facility. Conversion of the second aircraft is expected to be completed within the next few months.

FEAM Appoints New CFO

U.S. MRO provider FEAM Aero has appointed William Bill Wulf as its chief financial officer. Wulf, who has worked in the aviation sector for more than 20 years, has previously held leadership positions at Jet Support Services and NetJets.