Cracked Windscreen Causes Delta Flight to Divert

Delta Flight 1268 en route to Seattle, Wash., diverted due to a cracked windscreen on Wednesday evening, December 4, 2019. The flight was in the air for about an hour before opting to return to Salt Lake City. Delta released the following statement concerning the flight: “Delta flight 1268 flying to Seattle returned to Salt…

Air Astana Completes First A320 NEO C-Check at Almaty

Air Astana completed its first independent C-check at its base at Almaty Airport, Kazakhstan in November 2019.  Its Airbus A320neo aircraft, registration P4-KBH, delivered three years ago, was selected for this C-check. Air Astana received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in October to perform this advanced level of maintenance. The certificate allows Air…

Dowty Propellers Opens New Production Facility in UK

Dowty Propellers inaugurated its new facility in Brockworth, England to provide a modern operation for the company’s development, manufacture and support of propeller systems with all-composite blades. Located just outside Gloucester at Brockworth’s Gloucester Business Park, this 183,000-sq. ft. building brings together Dowty Propellers’ primary resources at one site: from the full production process for…

MTU Maintenance Celebrates 40th Year

MTU Maintenance is celebrating its 40th anniversary and 20,000th shop visit in Hannover, Germany. The celebration of the official founding of the wholly-owned MTU subsidiary, MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH, on November 29, 1979, was attended by local politicians including Stephan Weil, Minister President of Lower Saxony, MTU executives, employees present from the start and current…

DTi Plans to Help Lockheed Martin Save $6.5M on the F-35A

Device Technologies, Inc. (DTi), a manufacturer of wire protection solutions, says they will help Lockheed Martin save a potential $6.5M by replacing all glued in nylon grommets (MS21266) on their F-35As with Spring-Fast Grommet Edging (M22529/2). The Pentagon’s Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin just wrapped up a $34 billion agreement for the production and…

DAC Int’l. GDC64 Now Compatible with Foreflight and Freeflight RANGR ADS-B Receiver

DAC Int’l. (DAC) announced recently the compatibility of the DAC GDC64 with Foreflight Mobile. Beginning with ForeFlight’s November release, version 11.10, the GDC64 allows the display of ADS-B information in ForeFlight’s industry leading integrated app. The DAC International GDC64 Wired interface connects the FreeFlight Systems RANGR ADS-B In receiver to an iPad for display of…

100th Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine Powered Airbus A220 Aircraft is Ready

Pratt & Whitney and Airbus celebrated the 100th A220 customer aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The A220-300 aircraft is destined to Latvia-based airBaltic. “We are honored to celebrate the 100th GTF-powered A220 aircraft on the three-year anniversary of our first delivery,” said Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic. “Our customers love the quietness…

MTU Maintenance Signs CFM56-7B Contract with Malaysia Airlines Berhad

MTU Maintenance and Malaysia Airlines Berhad signed an exclusive 10-year contract for the airline’s 100 CFM56-7B engines. The contract covers maintenance, repair and overhaul for the engine fleet until phase-out and includes lease engines and LLP management. “We are delighted to be partnering with MTU Maintenance,” says Captain Izham Ismail, Group CEO of Malaysia Airlines.…

C&L Aerospace Signs Exclusive Supplier Agreement with Thai Aviation Industries

C&L Aerospace has signed an exclusive supplier agreement with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI), Thailand’s aircraft repair and maintenance service center. This partnership will allow C&L to better support the Royal Thai Airforce’s fleet of Saab aircraft through Thai Aviation Services. This two-year agreement is the continuation of the two companies working together to provide solutions…

AJW Group Invests in Bombardier Global Express Components

AJ Walter Group is bolstering its presence in the business jet market with a major investment in Bombardier Global Express components. The Global Express components will be available to customers for sale, exchange and lease beginning in December 2019. Available inventory includes two BR710 engines, landing gear ship set, flaps and auxiliary power units (APUs).…