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…

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,…

AAR partnership with WMU boosts aviation maintenance instruction, experience

Western Michigan University’s new partnership with AAR is expected to enhance instruction for students studying to become aircraft maintenance technicians, providing real-life work experience and an opportunity to be hired upon graduation. The newly launched AAR Eagle Career Pathway Program at WMU will expand the University’s aircraft maintenance, repair and…

APS names Robert Boggan as Chief Revenue Officer

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has appointed Robert Boggan as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Boggan will be responsible for all APS sales, marketing and business strategy activities. Working closely with APS President and CEO Daniel Colbert, he will leverage related leadership and management roles spanning over three decades in…

Barnes Aerospace announces long-term agreement with Boeing for 737 MAX

Barnes Aerospace has entered into a long-term agreement with Boeing Propulsion, a unit of Boeing, for the manufacture of innovative titanium components for the Boeing 737 MAX. Barnes Aerospace will leverage its expertise and technology in the hot and super plastic forming of titanium fabrications to manufacture these products for…

Airbus and Georgia Tech Open Center for Overall Aircraft Design

Last week Airbus and Georgia Institute of Technology officially opened the Airbus / Georgia Tech Center for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)-enabled Overall Aircraft Design (OAD). This Center will contribute to the development and demonstration of a concurrent overall aircraft design process – taking full advantage of MBSE, interactive, parametric design…

Embraer reports third quarter performance

Embraer delivered 15 commercial and 24 executive aircraft (17 light jets and 7 large jets) in the third quarter of 2018, for a total of 39 jets delivered during the quarter. This compares to the company’s total aircraft deliveries of 45 jets in 3Q17, of which 25 were commercial jets…

Readying the first additive manufactured part for the GEnx engines

  GE Additive and GE Aviation have announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given ‘change in design’ approval to replace a conventionally manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) bracket, used on GE Aviation’s GEnx-2B commercial airline engines that power the Boeing 747-8, with an additively manufactured bracket. The…

TRUEngine program enrollment tops 18,000 engines

Enrollment in the TRUEngine program continues to expand at a rapid rate, with more than 18,000 engines now included in the program. More than 200 operators and lessors have now enrolled their engines in the TRUEngine program. “Customers understand the significant TRUEngine designation benefits, such as higher asset residual values,…