KLM Aims for Five Percent Fuel Saving With Honeywell Software

Honeywell Aerospace has been selected by KLM to provide Connected Aircraft fuel-management services across its fleet of 115 commercial aircraft and four Martinair cargo aircraft to reduce carbon emissions and cut fuel costs by up to five percent. Using data analysis, reporting and monitoring tools, Honeywell’s GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software provides fuel-saving recommendations that airlines […]

Universal/Chicago Jet Group Receive EASA Approval for FANS

Universal Avionics and Chicago Jet Group have received EASA approvals for multiple retrofit Future Air Navigation System (FANS) Supplemental Type Certifications (STC), including: Boeing 767-200 (STC #ST03369CH) Challenger 600, 601, and 604 (STC #ST03262CH) Dassault Falcon® 2000 (STC #ST03262CH) Dassault Falcon 2000EX (STC #ST03369CH) Dassault Falcon 900 and 900EX (STC #ST03369CH) Dassault Mystere Falcon 50 […]

Superior Air Parts Celebrates 50 Years

Keith Chatten, CEO of Superior Air Parts announced that his company began its 50th anniversary celebrations by attending this year’s Oshkosh AirVenture. “The 50th anniversary of any organization is big, but for Superior to achieve this milestone in today’s general aviation market is especially meaningful for everyone in our organization,” he said. “I would like […]

Air Burkina Signs-Up with MTU

MTU Maintenance has signed an exclusive three-year maintenance agreement with Air Burkina. The contract for the airline’s four CF34-8E engines from their E170 aircraft covers maintenance, repair and overhaul, on-site services and guaranteed spare engine leasing availability. Air Burkina is the national airline of Burkina Faso and claims to be the only west African company […]

Thales Expands in Singapore

Thales’ newly expanded facility in Changi, Singapore consolidates all avionics production and MRO activities under one roof. In the past year, Thales in Singapore has grown its repair volume by over 30 percent. It also provides a Customer Support Centre (CSC) for the Diehl’s Singaporean subsidiary, set up in November last year to better serve […]

AFI KLM E&M to Upgrade French Air Force E-3Fs

The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded AFI KLM E&M a single contract covering Maintenance in Operational Condition (MCO) and cockpit renovation for the four-aircraft AWACS fleet of the French Air Force. This includes the maintenance of the fleet’s aiframe, component and engines. While operational support is still under the responsibility of the French […]

GAMA Endorses FAA’s Elwell Over ‘No Change’ to ADS-B Deadline

At the beginning of July the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) endorsed the newly appointed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) deputy administrator Dan Elwell for reiterating the FAA’s commitment to the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compliance deadline for all aircraft flying in designated airspace. Speaking during the NextGen Advisory Committee meeting in late June, Elwell stated […]

Le Bourget Remembered

It was not nice or pleasant. Paris Airshow was a nightmare of endurance for exhibitors and visitors alike. Security led to individual body searches by security guards – and their numbers fell woefully short of the numbers required for the job, especially during the early morning rush. Even the show itself has become an endurance […]

“Ones and zeroes” – the MRO future

Data science – ‘the ones and zeroes’ – will be the key discipline for maintenance and support services of the future, whether in the military or civil arena, according to Lt Gen Lee Levy, Commander of the US Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), Air Force Material Command (AFMC). Within the AFSC, there are eight unique […]

Front row from left to right: Khalifa Al Zaffin, Guenter Rauer, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ziad Al Hazmi.

Lufthansa Technik Middle East Dubai South Facility Fully Operational

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and chairman of the Emirates Group, together with Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South inaugurated Lufthansa Technik’s new operations centre. The facility has been audited by the Federal Aviation Office of Germany and different customers […]