Category: MRO

Lufthansa Technik’s International Growth Continues In 2016

Lufthansa Technik AG, headquartered in Hamburg, continued its track record for international growth in 2016 and produced a good result with significantly more investment. The increase in revenue with non-group companies overcompensated the decline in internal orders. Solid profitability Sales revenue climbed by 45 million euros from 5.099 billion euros to 5.144 billion euros. The […]

AAR To Service IndiGo A320 Landing Gears

U.S. aftermarket specialist AAR has signed an agreement with Indian carrier IndiGo to provide support for landing gear overhaul services on its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The contract will cover up to 49 landing gear full ship sets, as well as assemblies and subassemblies, over a five-year period. It expands on an existing component […]

Air Astana Signs Engine Services Contract

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, has concluded an exclusive long-term repair and overhaul agreement with Lufthansa Technik for the V2500 engines powering its Airbus A320 fleet. Peter Foster, President and CEO, signed the corresponding contract. Lufthansa Technik will provide the full range of engine repair and overhaul services, including warranty management and spare […]

FL Technics to Launch a Line Maintenance Station in Zhukovsky

Lithuanian MRO provider FL Technics is up to launch a line maintenance station in Zhukovsky airport (ZIA), near Moscow, in spring 2017. It will be the company’s fourth line service site in Russia. The new station would be brought into operation in the first place to serve the interest of Ural Airlines, FL Technics’ owner […]

Engine Shortage, Airframe Tweaks Prompt CSeries Delivery Pause

Bombardier has halted deliveries of the CSeries aircraft for two months to refine the production system and upgrade the aircraft configuration while the supply of Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan engines remains a bottleneck, chief executive Alain Bellemare tells Flightglobal. The last CSeries aircraft delivered – a CS300 – was delivered to Air Baltic on […]

Leap-Powered A321neo Certified By EASA and FAA

Following a comprehensive flight test programme, the A321neo powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines has been granted joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The EASA Type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Director Trevor Woods and Michael J. Kaszycki FAA’s acting Manager Transport Airplane Directorate […]

Pratt & Whitney Expanding Business to Meet the Increased Demand

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced that it will invest approximately $386 million in its Columbus, Georgia, facility to increase the production of parts and maintenance services and to reduce costs for new and existing engine programs. The investments will go toward the purchase of automated machinery and equipment upgrades and […]

Another Approach To Monitoring Engine Health?

High-tech sensors and systems may not be the only way to monitor engine health. Pratt & Whitney Canada has embarked on a project called Oil Analysis Technology, applying it first to the PT6A engine. But Program Manager Frederique Richard says the approach may have much wider applications. “P&WC’s Oil Analysis Technology is in the final […]

Three Trends Taking Off in Civil Aviation MRO in 2017

The civil aviation industry is one of the most asset-intensive industries in the world. With parts that are high-cost and low in numbers, even the slightest of improvements in asset functionality and maintenance can yield significant cost and efficiency advantages. Espen Olsen, Business Development and Sales for Aerospace & Defense at IFS explains how two […]

ICAO Proposals Could Ease MRO Oversight Headaches

ICAO is developing a series of regulatory changes aimed at reducing the plethora of duplicative oversight and certifications required by approved maintenance organizations (AMOs). The agency is working toward improving and harmonizing global standards for AMOs, ICAO technical officer for airworthiness Maimuna Taal-Ndure said during the second annual meeting of the Asia MRO League Expert […]