Airbase Nabs Seat Cover Contract for Acro

Airbase, part of Trenchard Aviation Group, announced it won the contract to manufacture Ultra- Leather seat covers for Acro. This contract has resulted from Acro’s commission to provide new seats for Spirit Airlines, an American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. Spirit Airlines, the seventh largest commercial airline in the United States, operates scheduled flights…

Advent Aircraft Systems to Supply eABS Braking System for Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Demonstrator Aircraft

Advent Aircraft Systems announced that it will supply its Advent eABS  for Power Brake Systems to Boom Supersonic for XB-1, its Mach-2.2 demonstrator aircraft. The Advent eABS for Power Brake Systems incorporates Advent’s flagship anti-skid braking system technology and will help optimize the braking action of XB-1, while enhancing safety and reducing the risk of…

Sherwin-Williams Introduces Hands-On Aircraft Coatings Repair Videos

Sherwin-Williams is introducing a hands-on application repair video series geared toward aircraft refinishers, technicians and shop managers to enhance understanding of the repair process. The video series demonstrates best practices and repair methods for OEMs, MROs and paint shops to maximize efficiency. The methods featured are proven to help deliver consistent and reliable repairs, benefitting…

Barfield Enters into Agreement to Support GSTE Products in Europe

Barfield Inc., a subsidiary of Air France industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, signed an agreement allowing Falgayras to become Barfield authorized repair center in Europe. The agreement covers the repair and calibration of several GSTE products including Air Data/Pitot Static, and Turbine Temperature.Barfield says choosing Falgayras allows them to…

Digitalization of Aircraft Ops the Focus of S7 Technics and IATA Seminar

Russian aircraft maintenance provider S7 Technics, in combination with global airline association IATA (International Air Transport Association), have jointly held a Digital Aircraft Operations 2019 seminar focusing on the critical subject of disposing of the burden of the industry’s paper mountain through the digitalization of air transport management processes. The migration of aircraft operations and…

Pickle Fork Structure Repair Required on 38 B737 NGs So Far

Of 810 B737 NGs inspected, 38 have been found to have structural cracks requiring repair and replacement of the cracked parts. This key structural piece attaches the fuselage and wing and bears and helps manage aerodynamic loads. Both Southwest Airlines and Gol Airlines grounded approximately 13 aircraft last week after the inspections. So far, American…

Rolls-Royce Completes Acquisition of Siemens’ Electric and Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Propulsion

Rolls-Royce has completed the acquisition of the electric and hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion activities of Siemens (formerly known as the eAircraft business), following a period of employee consultation. Rolls-Royce says the execution of the deal, announced in June this year, underlines the fit of these activities to their strategy to “champion electrification” and will help accelerate…

AFI KLM E&M and GMF Collaborate in Component Solutions 

AFI KLM E&M and Indonesian MRO Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) have signed a new collaboration agreement as part of the sales and purchase agreement that links the two groups, this time for A330 component support. Under the terms of this agreement, AFI KLM E&M will provide repair and parts pooling services for Garuda Indonesia’s fleet…