Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Airbus Enlists Joramco As An Approved MRO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Joramco and Airbus concluded an agreement listing Joramco as an approved service provider for maintenance projects outsourced by Airbus. This agreement was signed during a recent visit by a team from Airbus to Joramco. Mr. Osama Fattaleh, Joramco CEO said: “We are proud of this partnership with a major commercial aircraft manufacturer such as Airbus. […]

MAEL Signs Norwegian 737 Line Maintenance Contract

Reading Time: < 1 minute Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has signed a line maintenance technical handling agreement with Norwegian for nine of the low-cost carrier’s 737NG aircraft. The contract, which took effect from January 11, will see MAEL’s engineering team provide a full suite of line maintenance services on the aircraft at London Gatwick airport where Norwegian is the third […]

Successful Boeing 737 MAX First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Boeing 737 MAX 8 took to the skies for the first time on 29th January. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery. With the latest technology LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and Boeing-designed Advanced Technology winglets, the first member of the […]

Iran Selects Airbus For Its Civil Aviation Renewal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Iran officials have signed two agreements for 118 new aircraft, pilot training, airport operations and ATM support. The agreements were signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande. Iran Air has signed an agreement with Airbus for the acquisition of the full range […]

First Boeing 737 MAX Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The webcast for the 737 MAX First Flight is currently scheduled for January 29 at 9:45 AM PST (1745 UTC/GMT), though the date and time is subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors. The 737 MAX has received over 3,000 orders from more than 60 customers worldwide.  Although the Airbus A320neo has received […]

Boeing Boosts 737 and Cuts 777

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing will further increase the 737 production rate to 57 aircraft per month in 2019, citing robust demand for narrowbodies, but the manufacturer is also cutting 777 production to seven aircraft per month in 2017. The 777 rate cut to be implemented next year, which will bring production down from the current rate of 8.3 […]

Seabury MRO Wins Kalstar IT Contract

Reading Time: < 1 minute Indonesian carrier Kalstar Aviation has installed Seabury MRO’s Alkym software to manage the maintenance of its fleet of 12 aircraft. Jakarta-based Kalstar, which has a fleet of eight ATR, two 737s and two E-Jets, said it chose the Alkym software because it was exploring ways to increase its fleet availability and reliability whilst maintaining safety […]

Boeing To Provide C-17 Training To NATO

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing’s C-17 International Training Centre (ITC) in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to […]

Lighter Windshield for Airbus Single Aisle Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following a comprehensive, three year, design and certification programme with Airbus, GKN Aerospace has qualified a new, 10% lighter, higher performance, main pilot (No 1) windshield for Airbus single aisle aircraft family (A318/A319/A320/A321). GKN Aerospace has achieved this 10% weight saving by manufacturing the window from chemically-toughened CE120™ glass, replacing the heavier, thermally-toughened glass of […]

Boeing KC-46 Tanker Completes First Air Refueling

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first fuel transfer from a Boeing KC-46A tanker to a receiver aircraft was completed on Jan 24, marking a key step towards fulfilling requirements for the U.S. Air Force’s Milestone C decision covering low rate initial production of the first batch of tankers. The contact was made between EMD-2, the first fully configured KC-46A […]