China Airlines selects Pratt & Whitney to power 30 A321neo

China Airlines says it has selected the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to power an order of up to 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The order includes 25 firm A321neo aircraft with purchase options for an additional five aircraft, leased aircraft from ALC and CALC. Su-Chien Hsieh, chairman of China Airlines,…

Jet Parts Engineering receives FAA approval on 18 new PMA parts

PMA parts supplier Jet Parts Engineering (JPE) has received FAA approval on 18 new PMA parts. The most recent additions to JPE’s extensive offerings include interior seat track covers that apply across a broad range of Boeing aircraft, thrust reverser seals for the ERJ platform, anti-collision position lenses and hardware,…

JPB Système announces new Smart Washer solution in bid to improve MRO efficiency

France-based, JPB Système has announced the proof-of-concept release of Smart Washer, a sealing technology designed to improve efficiencies within maintenance, repair and operations by enabling touchless and wireless measurement of bolt axial load. The company says it also anticipates that the solution will improve safety by providing more accurate measurements while reducing wear…

KF Aerospace signs maintenance contract with Canada’s Air Transat

KF Aerospace has signed a contract with Canada’s Air Transat to provide heavy maintenance and modifications on the Montreal-based airline’s fleet of aircraft, including the A321, B737NG, and A330 widebody. KF has already invested in the staffing and tooling capability at its YHM Hamilton base to support the unique needs…

Dowty Propellers introduces new headquarters

Dowty Propellers has introduced a new facility in Brockworth, England to provide a modern operation for the company’s development, manufacture and support of state-of-the-art propeller systems with all-composite blades. The new facility will incorporate technologies for the high-quality production, control, repair and in-service support of the company’s propeller systems, which…

Czech Airlines Technics enters base maintenance agreement with Jet2

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a subsidiary company of Prague Airport and provider of aircraft repair and maintenance services, has entered into a base maintenance agreement with leading leisure airline Jet2. Under the contract, employees of CSAT provide Boeing 737NG aircraft base maintenance checks for UK carrier in facilities at Václav Havel…

Spirit AeroSystems delivers first integrated 767 forward fuselage

Spirit AeroSystems has completed its first integrated 767 forward fuselage section for Boeing. Spirit previously designed and built four separate forward fuselage end items for the 767 — the cab, lower lobe and two side panels. These were shipped by rail to Boeing for integration. With this new statement of…

Air Astana completes first C-check on A320neo

Air Astana completed its first independent C-check at its base at Almaty Airport in November 2019. An Airbus A320neo aircraft, registration P4-KBH was selected for this C-check. Air Astana received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in October to perform this advanced level of maintenance. The certificate allows…

Telair and HAECO enter 10-Year component services partnership

HAECO Component Overhaul has been appointed the exclusive authorised repair centre in the People’s Republic of China; as well as becoming an authorised repair centre across Asia Pacific for TELAIR International GmbH under a 10-year partnership agreement. The scope of this partnership covers full repair services for all TELAIR Power…

GKN Aerospace opens new wiring facility in India

GKN Aerospace will officially open its all-new facility for Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) in Pune, India. The opening of GKN Aerospace India is a significant milestone representing the importance of the fast-growing Aerospace market in India. The site will focus on the assembly of wiring systems for commercial aircraft…

Saudi Specialized Products Company signs partnership with Rafaut Group

Saudi Specialized Products Company (WAHAJ) has signed a joint cooperation agreement with the Rafaut Group of France to build local manufacturing facilities in the aviation sector. The agreement is in line with the Kingdom’s drive to achieve one of the objectives of Vision 2030 for localisation. Rafaut Group provides maintenance,…