Spirit AeroSystems Reinvigorates its Commitment to Aftermarket Presence in Asia

Spirit AeroSystems has announced an expansion of its aftermarket footprint in Asia through a multi-year partnership with Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation (EGAT) and a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) customer agreement with EVA Air for 777 GE90 nacelles. EGAT, an award-winning aircraft MRO facility based in Taiwan, is highly proficient in airframe component and composite repairs. The agreements position Spirit for…

Pacific Coast Avionics Receives Garmin Platinum Award

Dewey Conroy, vice president and COO, Pacific Coast Avionics, announced that the company had received Garmin’s 2019 Platinum Award for Elite Performance for the 25th consecutive year. “Even though we have received this prestigious award each of the past 25-years, every time we receive the plaque, it becomes an even more special reason to celebrate…

Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen and CASC Agree on Component Support

China Aviation Supplies Co. (CASC) and Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen recently signed a long-term Total Component Maintenance contract in Beijing. The contract extends a comprehensive component maintenance and material support concept by more than 40 Airbus A320 aircraft operated by Qingdao Airlines. During the signing ceremony, both parties reviewed previous project collaborations on Boeing 777 and…

Bell Announces Collaboration Agreement for New Bell 429 Law Enforcement Demonstrator in Germany

Bell Textron announced a new collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the globe. “With the Bell 429 certified to…

Western Aircraft Grows with Two Key Hires

Western Aircraft announced it has hired two individuals to fulfill key roles within its management team. John Kochel has been hired as the director of Parts and Logistics business unit for Western Aircraft. Kochel began his career with GKN in the International Leadership Development Program and assumed various leadership roles including program manager for HondaJet,…

FREE virtual Maintenance Safety Symposium “Troubleshooting Technology”

ATTENTION Aviation MECHANICS: Last chance to register for the FREE Virtual Maintenance Safety Symposium “Troubleshooting Technology” Where: Hosted on ZOOM When: Wednesday September 23  11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern (US/Canada) Hosted LIVE from Airbus Helicopters Inc.’s Maintenance Training Center in Texas. The event is being organized by Pilot Landing LLC and sponsored by S.A.F.E. Structure…

SR Technics Launches Quick Turn Line

SR Technics has launched a “Quick Turn Line” (QTL) on September 1, 2020. Besides covering quick turn services (hospital shop repairs and post-lease inspections), the new line also covers engine change and loan tooling. SR Technics says in addition to significant savings and minimal turnaround times, customers will benefit from the full engine shop capability.…

Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Textron announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent. “It is an honor to award the Turkish National Police this plaque for outstanding operational readiness,” said Clay Bridges, regional…