GE and RJ Partner to use GE’s 360 Foam Wash

GE Aviation has awarded Royal Jordanian Airlines a technical license to use GE’s patented 360 Foam Wash system on its GEnx-1B aircraft engines. The technical license allows Royal Jordanian to perform 360 Foam Wash on its fleet of GEnx-1B engines for Boeing 787 aircraft completely on its own. GE’s 360…

EirTrade Aviation expands into the US

EirTrade Aviation, the aviation technical asset services and trading company, has opened a new facility in Dallas, Fort Worth.  The 22,000 square foot facility will be headed by Bill Thompson who joined EirTrade in April 2021 and will complement EirTrade’s existing operations in Europe and Asia. “Having a base in…

Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology

From 2022, Lufthansa Cargo will equip all Boeing 777 freighters with AeroSHARK – an innovative surface technology from Lufthansa Technik and BASF that improves fuel efficiency and helps airlines to reach sustainability targets. The lower the frictional resistance of an aircraft in the air, the lower the fuel consumption. Using…

Sage-Popovich acquires Togs Aircraft

Sage-Popovich (SPI) agreed to acquire Togs Aircraft (TOGS), an FAA Part 145 Repair Station. TOGS has been in business for more than 20 years and has maintained a wide array of both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft since its inception. TOGS’s capabilities range from light to heavy turboprops, helicopters, corporate jets,…

IAI and Aviatic to establish an aircraft maintenance center in Lithuania

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aviatic MRO UAB for a strategic cooperation in establishing an aircraft maintenance center at the Siauliai Airport, Lithuania. The new site will provide aircraft maintenance and overhaul services, the conversion of B737NG passenger airplanes into cargo configuration, and…

AvAir acquires Sabena technics MRO surplus inventory

AvAir has entered an agreement with Sabena technics to acquire the MRO’s surplus inventory, including both consumables and expendables in new condition. This agreement covers both airframe and component surplus materials used for heavy maintenance on various AIRBUS family, ATR and C130 aircrafts. They will be made available to AvAir…

Finnair to dismantle and recycle an A319 aircraft at Helsinki Airport

Finnair intends to dismantle and recycle an Airbus A319 aircraft, which has reached the end of its economic lifecycle at 21 years. The dismantling will begin at Helsinki Airport, where Finnair’s mechanics will remove parts that can be used elsewhere in Finnair’s fleet. These include the engine, seats, landing gear…

APOC Aviation strike landing gear exchange deal with Avion Express Malta

APOC Aviation’s specialist landing gear division has concluded its first landing gear deal with Avion Express Malta, the Maltese based ACMI and aircraft leasing operator.  A freshly overhauled A321-200 from stock replaced its ran-out gear which APOC took in exchange. With several A320 family and B737NG assets already out on…

AJW Group opens new 35,000 sq. ft warehouse in Milan

AJW Group has opened a new 35,000 sq. ft warehouse in Milan to primarily support easyJet’s EU operations as part of the recently signed complete supply chain solution contract. The new EU facility located adjacent to Malpensa airport, Milan, holds significant inventory of over 10,000 lines of stock across 3,000…