Category: MRO

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 […]

CFM To Add 800 Engines To Production Plan

CFM to add 800 engines to production plan driven by increased orders for Airbus, Boeing and COMAC aircraft, CFM International plans to add an extra 800 CFM56 and LEAP engines to its already bulging production plan between 2018 and 2020. The GE Aviation-Safran joint venture company already expects to deliver 1,900 engines this year, the […]

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 […]

PD-14 Engine Tests For MC-21 Aircraft To Be Completed This Year

Specialists will complete the final certification stage of flight tests of PD-14 perspective aircraft engine for the new Russian passenger jet MC-21 by the end of 2017, Managing Director of UEC-Aviadvigatel company Alexander Inozemtsev told TASS on Monday. US Pratt & Whitney PW 1400G engines are currently mounted on the airplane. “The second stage of […]

FL Technics To Supply Spares For APAC Carriers

Lithuania’s FL Technics will provide component spares for a number of Asia-Pacific airlines along with one of the region’s largest maintenance providers following approval. The likes of Asiana Airlines, AirAsia X, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways, and T’way Airlines and Indonesian MRO GMF AeroAsia have all approved FL Technics to provide the services from its warehouse […]

Airbus Plans To Unveil New Predictive Maintenance System

Airbus has approached predictive maintenance from two approaches but plans to converge them in 2018. The first, its aircraft-centric method, is a digital program called Prognostics and Risk-Management (PRM) that Delta Airlines became launch customer for in 2016 following a year-long collaboration with Airbus. This Web-based application combines calculations based on a tailored aircraft condition […]

World’s Most Powerful Aerospace Gearbox Starts High Power Testing

Rolls-Royce has started power runs of the world’s most powerful aerospace gearbox for the first time, marking another significant step in the development of its new UltraFan® engine design. UltraFan, which will be available from 2025, will offer a 25% fuel efficiency improvement over the first generation of Rolls-Royce Trent engine, with power scalable for […]

GE Starts 18-Month GE9X Certification Program

GE Aviation has started the 18-month certification program for the GE9X engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 777X. The first round of certification tests will take place in Peebles, Ohio. The certification testing is beginning on the second GE9X engine GE has built; ultimately, there will be eight certification test engines. The next two […]

Stable Market Creates Room For Russian MRO Growth

After a dip in the market, The Aviation Maintenance Holding now predicts Russia will experience an upswing in the next five years. When will we see growth in the MRO sector and how soon? Igor Panshin, Deputy GD Sales & Planning, Engineering, for The Aviation Maintenance Holding, says, “I think you will see growth in […]

Boeing Breaks Ground On Chinese 737 Completion Center

Boeing has started construction of a new 737 completion and delivery in China, as part of a cooperation with domestic aircraft manufacturer Comac. The facility is Boeing’s first overseas and is scheduled to open 2018 in Zhoushan, situated in China’s Zhejiang Province. The center’s capabilities will include fitting the 737s with seating and inflight entertainment […]