Boeing inspects 810 NG jets globally finding 38 structural cracks

Boeing has said that airlines had inspected 810 of the company’s 737 NG jets around the world and found 38 structural cracks requiring repair and replacement of the affected parts. Officials have said that the planes will be grounded until the repairs are made with nearly 5% of inspections finding…

ATR launches short take-off and landing 42-600S

ATR has received authorisation from its board of directors for the launch of the ATR 42-600S. With the ‘S’ representing STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing), this new version of the ATR 42-600 offers take-off and landing capabilities on runways as short as 800m with 40 passengers on board in standard…

Ethiopian Airlines signs repair management contract with AJW Group

Ethiopian Airlines has increased its contract with AJW Group with a contract for the maintenance and repair of parts. The contract will be carried out on Ethiopian Airlines’ B737NG component MRO services and will include repairs at AJW Technique, AJW Group’s maintenance facility in Montreal. The airline has been a…

AAR expands component repair contract with BAE Systems

AAR has expanded its component repair and overhaul services with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft to include a wider range of components for its regional jet support programs. AAR begin executing on the component repair contract in January 2019, following strong operational performance, signed a service expansion agreement in September to…

Airbase wins contract to manufacture seat covers for Acro

Airbase has won a contract to manufacture ultra- leather seat covers for Acro, a leading innovator in aircraft seating. This contract has resulted from Acro’s commission to provide new seats for Spirit Airlines, the seventh–largest commercial airline in the United States, operating scheduled flights throughout the United States and in…

RED Aircraft moves to drive down agricultural aircraft costs

Germany-based aviation engineering services firm RED Aircraft has said it is making steps to drive down costs for agricultural aircraft operators. The engine manufacturer is to introduce its high-performance engine to the US agricultural sector, which will benefit users with lower running costs while at the same time reducing its ecological…

Bombardier places order with FACC for A320neo components

FACC has extended its long-standing relationship with Bombardier after the planemaker placed an order with FACC for the production of thrust reverser trans cowl components for the A320neo aircraft family. With this order, FACC has now extended its long-standing cooperation with Bombardier in the areas of Cabin Interiors and Aerostructures…

AFI KLM E&M and GMF collaborate in component solutions

AFI KLM E&M has sealed a new collaboration agreement with Indonesian MRO Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) as part of a strategic partnership agreement (SPA). The agreement is for A330 component support and will see AFI KLM E&M provide repair and parts pooling services for Garuda Indonesia’s fleet of A330s (which…

C919 aircraft parts and components production commences

Comac and VIC Xi’an Aircraft Industry have celebrated the first batch production of C919 program at the Pudong base of Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co (SAMC), and AVIC CAC Commercial Aircraft Co. The production of the parts and components, such as the centre lower panel of the outer wing section, of…

TAM gets EASA Design Organisation Approval

Täby Air Maintenance (TAM) has received EASA Part 21 Design Organisation approval which will enable the company an ability to offer enhanced technical services to airlines. Already having a corresponding production organisation approval in place, POA, TAM is now well suited to offer its customer a wide range of services,…