Category: MRO

Lessors Welcome New Engine Entrants

Reading Time: 2 minutes With next generation engine types the CFM LEAP and the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan having a combined order backlog of nearly 20,000 units, engine lessors are anticipating greater numbers being bought into their portfolios over the next decade. In a six person panel discussing the engine leasing market at Aviation Week Network’s Engine Leasing, […]

Boeing Suspends 737 MAX Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing has suspended 737 MAX flights after being informed by CFM International of a potential issue with the aircraft’s LEAP-1B engine, although Boeing says MAX 8 deliveries will begin this month as planned. “CFM has notified us of a potential manufacturing quality escape with low pressure turbine (LPT) discs in LEAP-1B engines delivered to Boeing,” […]

Aviation Industry Looks To Parts Automation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aviation companies are increasingly exploring automated systems in areas such as parts tracking in the warehouse, but are met with implementation challenges. Satair, the wholly owned Airbus aftermarket logistics subsidiary, is started investing heavily in re-automation throughout its network with new systems introduced at its Ashburn facility last year. Development of systems are ongoing in […]

ATR Expands Americas Presence With Trio Of Deals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR is eyeing further aftermarket expansion across the Americas after signing three contracts covering regional airlines with maintenance services. The first of the three Global Maintenance Agreements (GMA) is an extended deal with Colombia’s Avianca, providing 15 ATR 72-600s operated under different brands of the airline group in Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras. […]

United Switching Up 737NG Maintenance

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines plans to introduce optimized maintenance plans for the Boeing 737NG to smooth turnaround times for this fleet. As the aircraft get older, the carrier is finding more nonroutine work, such as corrosion and cracks, which can throw off the maintenance schedule. The airline is working with Boeing to pull out some of the […]

Pratt & Whitney Launches EngineWise™ Service Brand

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced its new EngineWise service brand that illustrates the company’s commitment to helping airlines and lessors run their businesses efficiently. “Our EngineWise brand is all about sharing our engine expertise and fleet intelligence with Pratt & Whitney customers so they can optimize engine performance […]

Rolls-Royce Wins $300m Order From Lion Group

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Lion Group for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®. The Lion Group already operates three of the aircraft, all powered by the Trent 700 engine. Edward Sirait, CEO, Lion Group, said: “These aircraft are an exciting […]

Russia to Prepare for Serial Production of the PD-14 Engine for MC-21

Reading Time: < 1 minute The United Engine Corporation (UEC) in 2017-2025 intends to invest 21.9 billion rubles in the modernization of production to prepare the serial production of the engine PD-14. This is reported by RNS. Of this amount, 4.6 billion rubles will be used to equip production with specialized equipment. The project is financed by means of the […]

Flight Data Recorder Evolution: Where Next?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Flight data recorder technology has evolved considerably over time. It began in the 1950s and 1960s with devices that relied on metal foil and recorded just a few flight parameters. Next came the addition of cockpit voice recording and, in time, the introduction of magnetic tape, followed by digital solid-state flight recorders in the 1980s […]

Rolls-Royce, Safran JV Opens Poland ADT Facility

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aero Gearbox International (AGI), a Rolls-Royce and Safran Transmission Systems joint venture set up in 2015, has opened a new 145,300 square feet facility in Poland to produce accessory drive trains (ADT) for all future Rolls-Royce commercial aircraft engines. Located in Ropczyce in the country’s south eastern region, AGI says it plans to take staff […]