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…

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.…

Fiji Airways Selects AFI KLM E&M for Component Maintenance

AFI KLM E&M is adding Fiji Airways into its community of customers for A350 component maintenance solutions. The Fijian airline has opted for a long-term partnership, which includes access to services in component repair, logistics and access to spare parts (via the Main Base Kit and parts pool). The signature of this agreement sees AFI…

Collins and Etihad Sign 10-Year Support Agreement

Collins Aerospace Systems has signed a 10-year support agreement with Etihad Airways, one of the largest airlines in the Middle East and the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The agreement covers the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 aircraft through Collins Aerospace’s Dispatch flight hour program, which guarantees the availability of high-performance avionics and…

AAR to Adopt Donecle’s Automated Inspection Drone

AAR to Adopt Donecle’s Automated Inspection Drone

Donecle and AAR will work together to use Donecle’s automated drone solution to improve the efficiency and reliability of visual inspections during base maintenance. The drones will assist general visual inspections on both Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families. AAR is Donecle’s first MRO customer in the U. S. and the first one to use…

ITS Signs Distribution Agreement with Vogt Aero

ITS has signed an agreement with Vogt Aero to be the exclusive distributor of their line of PMA parts for Latin America. As an established supplier of aftermarket nose-to-tail spares, ITS says it is now offering this alternate channel for end users in the region. Vogt Aero has been engineering aerospace parts for over 25…