Tag: maintenance

Q400 Maintenance Hits Flybe Performance

Expensive maintenance efforts to improve the reliability of Bombardier Q400 turboprops have hit the meager profits at British regional carrier Flybe. Adjusted profit fell by almost half for the first six months of the year, to £8.4 million ($11 million), as the carrier spent 36% more on maintenance than in the prior-year period. This was […]

JetBlue A320 Suffers a Bird Strike in Salt Lake City

JetBlue Airbus A320 performing flight from Salt Lake City to Long Beach was in the initial climb about to be handed off to departure when the crew reported they had received a bird hit pretty much in the nose area. They thought they were okay and would continue. They were already climbing past the runway end […]

Shortage Of Qualified Trainers Holding Back Indonesia’s MRO Industry

Indonesia is facing challenges in training enough aircraft maintenance engineers and technicians to support rapid growth in the country’s airline fleet. The director of Batam Polytechnic, Priyono Eko Sanyoto, says the biggest challenge is finding qualified MRO instructors. “We are limited by the number of qualified instructors. We have recruited only four qualified instructors, and […]

Storm Aviation To Start Base Maintenance Services

Storm Aviation will expand its capabilities by announcing plans to introduce base maintenance services at its London-Stansted airport headquarters. The new services from the FL Technics subsidiary will include large component change programs, modifications and equalized scheduled base maintenance up to C-check level specifically for operators of Airbus A320 family and Boeing 757 aircraft. Storm […]

FL Technics Will More Than Double Asian Staff

Lithuania’s FL Technics is based in one region with healthy aviation growth, but the firm aims to serve the even more rapidly growing markets far to the East. Since opening its first office in Southeast Asia in 2011, FL has added an office in Bangkok and a hangar in Indonesia. The MRO now employs 100 […]

Delta TechOps Lands $750 Million ATSG Contract

Delta TechOps, the maintenance division of Delta Air Lines, has signed a new 12-year agreement worth $750 million to service CF6-80A and CF6-80C2 engines operated by the airline subsidiaries of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG). The GE Aviation-manufactured turbofan engine, among the most mature in operation today, is used to power ATSG’s fleet of Boeing […]

Lufthansa Technik Adds 787 Base Maintenance In Ireland

Lufthansa Technik will extend its base maintenance capabilities by adding the Boeing 787. Lufthansa Technik Shannon has announced a multi-million-euro investment that opens the doors for the 787 later this year. The Shannon-based MRO will also be able to offer modifications, cabin and interior refurbishment, interior repair and paint, external paint repairs, specialized inspections, airworthiness […]

Rolls-Royce Wins $1.5 Bln Trent XWB Order From Ethiopian Airlines

Rolls-Royce has won a major order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft with TotalCare® service support, further increasing our order book for new engines. In addition, the order includes TotalCare for 14 of the aircraft already in service or on order. In total, the deal is valued […]

Airbus Details A380plus Modifications

Changes as designed for the A380plus upgrade package will be available for entry-into-service by 2020, according to A380 marketing head Frank Vermeire. Airbus gained authority to offer the package, but has not yet received firm commitments from either existing or new customers. The A380plus project targets a cash operating cost reduction of 13% to be […]

Global Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Worth $120 Billion By 2036

Airbus estimates demand for 550,000 new maintenance engineers over the next 20 years as the value of the global MRO market doubles. Between 2017 and 2036 the manufacturer reckons that global airlines will need 34,170 new passenger aircraft (and 730 freighters) to support average annual traffic growth of 4.4%. This will lead to a doubling […]