Category: MRO

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 […]

Safran Signs Contract to Support European NH90 Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), to support RTM322-powered NH90 helicopters operated by the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) and French Navy. This contract also covers the NH90 operated by Belgian Army and Navy and the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces. This contract will cover 130 rotorcraft in […]

Lufthansa Technik Closing Aircraft Overhaul in Hamburg

Lufthansa Technik is to close its Hamburg overhaul operations for commercial aircraft in the course of 2017. Discussions with the wage accord partner, ver.di, ended without agreement. Despite intensive negotiations regarding the essential accord cost reductions, the negotiating partners were unable to find a solution that would make a commercially viable continuation of Aircraft Overhaul […]

EASA Certifies GE H Series Electronic Engine and Propeller Control

GE Aviation’s Electronic Engine and Propeller Control (EEPC) system for its H Series turboprop engine has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). GE’s EEPC is the business and general aviation industry’s first turboprop offering to combine engine and propeller operations into a single system. Prior to EASA certification on November 25, […]

Irkut MC-21’s PD-14 Engine Begins Second Stage of Testing

Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UEC) has started the second stage of PD-14 engine testing for the Irkut MC-21 aircraft. The tests are conducted at Flight Research Institute at Zhukovsky near Moscow. Irkut is a subsidiary of Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. During the second stage, UEC said “the performance of the PD-14 engine will be tested […]

Wizz Air Slashing Compliance Management Time Dramatically

Wizz Air recently chose Flydocs software for its data and records solution. One advantage was that Flydocs has advanced interfaces with Swiss-AS’s AMOS MRO software, which Wizz Air also uses. Chief Marketing Officer Jen Adams says Flydocs now has more than 40 customers globally, including about 30 airlines, plus lessors, shops and manufacturers. While most […]

FL Technics Officially Opens its MRO Centre in Jakarta

FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced the official opening of its MRO hangar at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia. FL Technics Indonesia has also reached cooperation agreements with ten Asian airlines.   The newly opened 9 000 sq. m. facility accommodates up to 3 narrow-body aircraft […]

EASA Issues Airbus A340 Thrust Reverser AD

The European Aviation Safety Agency issued an airworthiness directive (AD 2016-0236) that places a life limit on CFM56-5C thrust reversers on certain Airbus A340s. The AD corresponds to the Airbus A340-78-4049 service bulletin, which introduces a 20,000 flight cycles life limit for the affected thrust reversers and instructions for those requiring replacement. This EASA AD […]

Safran Delivers First 777X Exhaust

The nacelles division of engine manufacturer Safran has delivered the first jet engine exhaust system component for the Boeing 777X aircraft. Safran Nacelles confirmed delivery of the aircraft’s center body – a unit that contributes to the aerodynamic flow of exhaust from the 777X’s GE9X turbofan engines – from its production facility in Le Havre, […]