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…

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…

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…

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,…

TDA acquires ex-Germania aircraft for teardown

TDA has acquired a pair of ex-Germania aircraft for teardown. The two aircraft are young A319s, MSN 3533 and MSN 3560. These planes were both manufactured in 2008, which makes them both on of the youngest A319s undergoing teardown. This project is entirely in line with TDA’s business strategy: to…

Valsoft acquires aviation engineering and maintenance firm Commsoft

Valsoft Corporation has acquired Communications Software (Airline Systems) Limited (Commsoft OASES), a leader in the aviation engineering and maintenance software market, based in Tiptree, UK. Communications Software (Airline Systems), which was founded as a software house in 1971, won its first airline contract in 1975 with industry innovator Laker Airways…

Latvia’s airBaltic obtains full scope maintenance capability for A220-300

Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully passed the audit for base maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 carried out by the civil aviation authority of Latvia – Civil Aviation Agency (CAA). The airline received the certificate proving airBaltic’s ability to provide a full-scale EASA Part-145 line maintenance and base maintenance for this aircraft type. With this, airBaltic becomes the…

AerFin receives EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation approval

AerFin has received EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation approval certification for its engine MRO services at its 100,000 sq.ft. facility based in the UK. With the certification the group will look to extend its aftermarket services and move towards enhancing its MRO capability across multiple platforms, the company says. The…