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MTU Maintenance Zhuhai to maintain, repair and overhaul LEAP engines

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai has said it now has the capability to maintain CFM International LEAP engines. The General Support License Agreement (GSLA) signed between China Southern, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai’s 50/50 joint venture partner alongside MTU Aero Engines, and CFM International will enable the facility to maintain, repair and overhaul LEAP-1A…

Standard Aero acquires Safe Aviation Solutions for undisclosed sum

StandardAero has acquired Safe Aviation Solutions to expand its components, helicopters & accessories (CH&A) division and its portfolio of MRO and component repair services. While terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Houlihan Lokey acted as exclusive financial advisor to B&E Group in its sale of Safe Aviation Solutions. Save…

GA Telesis reveals its plan to meet increase in product demand

GA Telesis has increased its inventory with a multitude of acquisitions. The company has acquired six CFM56-5A, two CF6-80C2B, two 777-200ER, two 737NG and one CFM56-5B. The acquisitions are said to be able meet the demand of its customer inventory requirements. The inventory will be used to support the GA Telesis SNAP,…

Horizon Air enlists Embraer for maintenance on E175

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air, has selected Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) as the exclusive heavy maintenance provider for the company’s fleet of 30 Embraer E175 aircraft. The multi-year agreement includes airframe maintenance, modifications and repair services provided by Embraer’s portfolio of solutions TechCare. Phil Bathurst, managing director,…

Boeing suspends load testing for 777X following blown cargo door

Boeing has suspended load testing for its 777X aircraft after a cargo door exploded outwards during a high-pressure ground stress test – marking another set back for the release date of the aircraft. This latest incident will force postponement of the first flight to 2020. Boeing has already delayed the…

FL Technics extends Airbus A320neo line maintenance service agreement

FL Technics has just extended its EASA Part-145 approval with Airbus A320neo family type (LEAP-1A & PW 1100G) for line maintenance services. The company has already added this new type to its main line station in Vilnius (VNO), Lithuania. Further expansion of the certificate addition is being planned towards Dubai…

AJW Technique enhances relationship with Liebherr Aerospace Saline

AJW Technique has announced a commitment for enhanced collaboration with Liebherr Aerospace Saline. Under the agreement, AJW Technique will receive access to the OEM’s new and serviceable market and exchange inventory; and will provide Liebherr-Aerospace with component packages of inventory for their Used Serviceable Material (USM) offering, whilst AJW Leasing…

Air Canada signs new Trent 700 maintenance agreement

Rolls-Royce has signed a new TotalCare Flex agreement with Air Canada that will ensure the availability of the airline’s Trent 700 until fleet retirement. TotalCare Flex is designed for owners and operators of mature engines, and is the first to be signed for the Trent 700, which entered service in…

Bii.aero chooses Chromalloy to repair and inspect CFM56-3 engines

Specialist aircraft component support provider Bii.aero has chosen Chromalloy to repair, overhaul and inspect all CFM56-3 engine material. Bii recently teamed with Dublin-based aircraft and engine leasing firm Rostrum Leasing to market a suite of engine piece parts resulting from the phased tear-down programme of selected B737-300 Classics and CFM56…

MTU Maintenance signs seven-year extension of Atlas Air agreement

MTU Maintenance recently signed a seven-year extension of its CF6-80C2 contract with Atlas Air. The contract, which has been in effect for 15 years, includes maintenance, repair and overhaul coverage of over 200 engines powering Atlas Air’s B747 and B767 fleets, as well as engine trend monitoring. Additionally, MTU Maintenance…

UK aerospace supplier Cobham bought for £4 billion

UK aerospace supplier Cobham will be bought by US firm Advent International for approximately £4 billion. The firm makes critical components for plane maker’s including Airbus, employing more than 10,000 people. In a statement, Jamie Pike, Cobham chairman, said it would “provide a credible and complementary partner for Cobham stakeholders”….

MTU Maintenance signs 13-year contract with JetBlue Airways

MTU Maintenance has revealed that JetBlue Airways has signed an exclusive 13-year contract for the airline’s V2500 pre-select fleet. The contract covers maintenance, repair and overhaul for the engines from 2020 to 2033. This contract takes MTU Maintenance’s total contract wins to $4.5 billion for the first seven months of…