MRO News Briefs, Sept. 12-18, 2021

Sep 17, 2021
AAR Signs Distribution Agreement with Arkwin Industries AAR has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Arkwin Industries covering its line…
MRO

Fast 5: AAR-Indamer JV Targets Greater India Market Share

By James Pozzi Sep 17, 2021
Rajeev Gupta, CEO of Nagpur-based AAR-Indamer Technics, discusses the company's formation and how it aims to increase business in India's growing domestic MRO market.
MRO Asia

MRO Memo: Don’t Miss These Two

By Lee Ann Shay Sep 16, 2021
Get your calendars/diaries out...it's time to update them.
MRO
FAA Directive Mandates GE CF34-8 Inspections
The FAA has finalized a mandatory inspection program for GE CF34-8 engines to detect cracks in combustion liner outer shells that, if left to propagate, can cause the structure to buckle and, in extreme cases, trigger inflight shutdowns. 
natalia.pelayo… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 21:26
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SAFRAN

SAFRAN opened new wheel/brake repair facility in Grand Prairie, TX, increasing its MRO footprint in US (five facilities) to 150,000 sq ft.

amy.hardcastle… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 20:01
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AVENTURE AVIATION

AVENTURE AVIATION purchased ex-Copa 737-700 (30459) for part out at Roswell, NM; it has acquired four 737NGs in 2021.

amy.hardcastle… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 17:51
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AVIATION INSTITUTE OF MAINTENANCE

Sep 16, 2021
AVIATION INSTITUTE OF MAINTENANCE (AIM) opened 137,000 sq ft FAA-certified aviation training facility in Chicago.
MRO

New Freighter Conversion Company Targets Abundant 777 Feedstock

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Sep 16, 2021
Mammoth Freighters is working to get regulatory approval and MRO partners finalized for its passenger-to-freighter conversions.
Aircraft & Propulsion
WSU-NIAR WERX

WSU-NIAR WERX is converting ex-Emirates 777-300ER (37704) to freighter in partnership with KANSAS MODIFICATION CENTER (SPNWS; September 10). 

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 19:10
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SR TECHNICS MALTA

Sep 15, 2021
SR TECHNICS MALTA was hired by Aerospheres UK for storage/supply of its own paints, adhesives, sealants, cleaners and lubricants required for…
MRO

HESTON MRO EUROPE

Sep 15, 2021
HESTON MRO EUROPE, Lithuania was established to provide component support and asset management for European market.
MRO

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK

Sep 15, 2021
LUFTHANSA TECHNIK has Rossiya Airlines contract to overhaul four CFM56-5Bs at Hamburg through mid-2022.
MRO

Aftermarket Will Cater More To Lessor Requirements

By Alex Derber Sep 15, 2021
While the percentage of leased aircraft in the global fleet has climbed steadily for decades, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to accelerate the trend…
MRO

Australian MRO Sets Up In Europe

By James Pozzi Sep 15, 2021
Heston MRO will base its first European operation out of Lithuania.
MRO Asia

Sun Country Plans To Add 16 737-800s

By Sean Broderick Sep 14, 2021
Sun Country’s CEO says the downturn has given it the opportunity to wait out good deals on unused assets.
Aircraft & Propulsion

BOEING

Sep 14, 2021
BOEING projects 20-year global commercial aviation services market of $9,540b (39.3% in Asia-Pacific), up 5.5% from 2020 forecast, plus global demand…
MRO

U.S. Investors Bet On Avia Solutions Group

By Alan Dron Sep 14, 2021
ACMI-to-MRO company Avia Solutions Group (ASG) has entered a strategic partnership with U.S.-based investment specialist Certares Management, which will provide €300 million ($354 million) in structured equity investment.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Sees Services Recovery By 2025

By Sean Broderick Sep 14, 2021
Boeing’s latest service forecast considers how fleet changes, part-outs and digital solutions will impact the MRO industry.
MRO

Aircraft Interiors Sector Sees Signs Of Increasing Retrofit Spending 

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 14, 2021
Aircraft interiors retrofit spending is set to rise as airlines start to show some signs of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, industry experts said Sept.14 at this year's virtual Aircraft Interiors Expo.
Interiors & Connectivity

Surprise Widebody Orders Lift Boeing’s August Activity

By Sean Broderick Sep 14, 2021
Boeing booked 17 widebody orders from unidentified customers among its 53 gross additions in August, including seven for 787-9s, providing a boost during a largely anemic time for long-haul passenger demand.
MRO

Startup Aims to Simplify Electric Aircraft Battery Maintenance

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Sep 14, 2021
Mobius Energy will offer an electric aircraft battery subscription that includes maintenance, replacement and salvage services.
Emerging Technologies

Private Equity Owner Adds Raytheon Defense Training To Vertex

By Michael Bruno Sep 14, 2021
Vertex Aerospace, a legacy L3 Technologies unit providing logistics, MRO and supply chain management, has bought up a number of business lines from Raytheon Technologies as it moves into the latter stages of post-merger divestitures.
Supply Chain

THALES

Sep 13, 2021
THALES was selected by AJW Group to provide A320/A330 avionics equipment maintenance and support at Châtellerault.
MRO

Singapore Hub Powers Collins Aerospace Digitalization Pivot

By Chen Chuanren Sep 13, 2021
Collins Aerospace’s recently launched Singapore Innovation Hub has continued its pursuit of new technology products throughout the pandemic.
MRO Asia

MRO Amputation Means Clean Break For ITA

By Alex Derber Sep 10, 2021
The future of Alitalia’s maintenance arm is set to lie outside the control of Italy’s next flag carrier, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA), which will…
MRO