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Hutchinson Chooses Singapore Component Solutions

Hutchinson has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Component Solutions, a joint venture between Sabena technics and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance dedicated to component support, to work jointly on the development of their component repair offering in Asia-Pacific. With this partnership, Singapore Component Solutions will be appointed as the only approved repair station for Hutchinson in the region. Both companies say they will combine their respective skills to offer the market "a value-adding MRO service solution Hutchinson product," starting early 2021. Capabilities will include Engine and APU Vibration Isolation Systems, Engine Component Repairs, Cabin Interior and composite and structural repairs. “We are proud to bring our expertise to a major OEM such as Hutchinson, allowing both companies to develop jointly our repair network and capabilities in Asia. We look forward to a successful partnership,” said Thibaut Campion, CEO of…

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FAA Administrator Steve Dixon announced on November 18, 2020, as we were going to press, that he was rescinding the order that grounded the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft 616 days after it was taken from the skies. What a long, strange trip it has been. Before saying anything else, let us take a moment and acknowledge the 346 lives that were lost aboard both Lion Air Flight 610…