SriLankan Airlines selects two Safran NacelleLife service solutions

Safran Nacelles has been selected by SriLankan Airlines for two long term agreements to provide asset management and unscheduled cover of the nacelles that equip the airline’s Airbus A330ceo jetliner fleet powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines and Airbus A320/A321neo jetliner fleet powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. For the A330ceo…

Singapore Airlines’ SilkAir selects Thompson Aero Seating

Thompson Aero Seating has been selected for the upgrade of business class seats on Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) regional arm SilkAir on its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. The upgrades will commence in May 2020 and are part of a significant investment programme that will eventually see SilkAir merged into SIA….

Etihad Airways Engineering joins forces with Fabrica Argentina de Aviones

Etihad Airways Engineering, the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, has signed a collaboration agreement with Argentina’s main aircraft manufacturer, Fabrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA), to serve MRO customers in South America. The agreement enables both companies to leverage their strengths and become significant…

Embraer signs pool program contract to support Air Astana E2 fleet

Embraer and Air Astana, a flag carrier of Kazakhstan, have reached a multiyear agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the component needs for the airline’s new E2 fleet, Embraer’s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The E2’s entry into service marks the beginning of…

Boeing to provide Uzbekistan Airways with landing gear services

Boeing has reached an agreement with Uzbekistan Airways to provide services that will enable the airline to more efficiently and effectively maintain its 787-8 Dreamliner fleet through the Boeing Landing Gear Exchange program. The flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan will rely on Boeing to support its fleet with…

Two Kenya Airways aircraft collide in the hangar

Two Kenya Airways Embraer 190 aircraft collided on February 8, 2019, the airline reports. The incident occurred during a standard technical engine maintenance check at the hangar that caused movement of one of the aircraft hence the impact. Both planes were not in operations at this time therefore no passengers…

Lufthansa Technik Middle East continues on growth path

Lufthansa Technik Middle East is profiting from the steadily expanding aviation market in the Gulf region. To meet growing customer demands, the company has doubled the size of its facility and added new services to its portfolio. In the second half of 2018 the facility has already been successfully audited…

Falcon awarded new accreditation from GACA

Falcon Aviation, a business aviation services company in the UAE, has been awarded new accreditation to handle business jet and regional aircraft MRO at its UAE bases by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). “This is a significant endorsement for Falcon Aviation to be recognised by GACA and…

Boeing forecasts Middle East aviation services market at $745bn

Boeing projects the Middle East will require $745 billion in aviation services through 2037 to keep pace with growing passenger and freight traffic in the region, according to a new report released today at MRO Middle East in Dubai. The high value services market is largely driven by the demand…

Evelop Airlines opts for LHT A350 component support

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has been contracted by the Spanish Airline Evelop to provide Total Component Support (TCS) for the airline’s future Airbus A350 aircraft. The ten-year contract covers two A350-900 that will enter Evelop’s fleet in March 2019 and 2020 respectively. “With Lufthansa Technik, we are placing the material supply…