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 […]

GAMA Applauds GA Funding in FY-17 Omnibus by Congress

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has praised the U.S. Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus, which providing key funding for general aviation manufacturers in safety, certification, and alternative fuels. The bill, which now heads to President Trump for his signature, will fund the U.S. government through September 30, 2017. The bill provides […]

AVIATAR, from Lufthansa Technik is a web-based holistic platform that offers a variety of digital products and services for MRO by combining multiple apps. (Photo: Lufthansa Technik)


Bernie Baldwin reports from Orlando, Florida, on the discussions at the largest dedicated aviation maintenance event on the calendar. Data, and how to get the most out of it, threatened to swamp the discussion at MRO Americas 2017, but the balance was restored when delegates were reminded of the physical nature of the industry. That […]