AerSale acquires Avborne to expand MRO Capabilities

AerSale, a global supplier of mid-life aircraft, engines, used serviceable material, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has acquired aircraft component repair specialist Avborne. Avborne is a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 145 repair station in Miami, Florida, which provides highly technical and specialized repair services covering a broad…

GA Telesis CSG acquires and breaks one A330-200

GA Telesis has announced the acquisition of an Airbus A330-200 (MSN 255) for disassembly and support of its increase in demand for inventory. The disassembly is taking place in the United Kingdom, where key components will then be routed to its UK and US-based distribution facilities. The inventory will be…

Boeing delivers its 2,000th airplane to China

Boeing has delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator, a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines. Boeing has delivered its first 1,000 airplanes to Chinese airlines over four decades. The next 1,000 Boeing jets have now been delivered over the past five years. The rapid pace continues as one in…

Rolls-Royce launches Lifekey enhancement to LessorCare

Rolls-Royce has launched LifeKey, a new addition to its LessorCare service, which it says sets new standards in aircraft lessor support. The first LifeKey customers are Jackson Square Aviation and CDB Aviation. LifeKey is a central component of LessorCare, which was launched in January to offer a single, comprehensive agreement…

Frontier aircraft in emergency landing

A Frontier A320 flight, from Las Vegas to Tampa, Florida, on November 30, was forced to return to the airport and make an emergency landing after the cowling broke off one of the engines. There were no reported injuries. In a statement, the airline said that despite losing the cover,…

BG Engineering achieves AS9100 accreditation

A subcontractor of precision machined components, BG Engineering, based in Derbyshire, UK, has secured AS9100 accreditation, the international management system standard for the Aircraft, Space and Defence (AS&D) industry. The achievement follows a rigorous external audit of the company’s QMS (Quality Management System) by Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance’s (LRQA)…

UTC Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik sign component service agreement

UTC Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik have announced a life of program component service agreement for the maintenance and support of accessories for the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine for the A320neo. Under this agreement, Lufthansa Technik will develop repair capabilities for certain UTC Aerospace Systems’ GTF engine accessories.  UTC…

Oil leak forces emergency landing for Royal Brunei flight

A Royal Brunei Airlines bound for London from Bandar Seri Begawan was forced to make an emergency landing at the Vienna International Airport in Austria last week due to reports of an oil leak. The airline stated that it was conducting a thorough investigation into the incident. “Royal Brunei Airlines…

Boeing and Safran joint venture to start operations

Boeing and Safran have received regulatory approvals for a joint venture so they can begin designing, building and servicing aircraft Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)—onboard engines that are primarily used to start the main engines and power aircraft systems while on the ground and, if necessary, in flight. The companies also…

Rolls-Royce introduces new engine change service with HAECO

Rolls-Royce has introduced a new Trent XWB Engine Change Service, with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO Hong Kong) as its launch partner. The service enables Rolls-Royce customers to access its OEM expertise and supplier network, with Rolls-Royce acting as a one-stop shop to organise labour, parts and/or tooling for…

Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen approved service provider for COMAC

Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) has officially approved Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen as their first MRO service provider in China for ARJ21 engine nacelles and components. Prior to the approval, the Lufthansa Technik subsidiary had successfully performed an on-site audit in December 2017. Located in the Chinese…