Commercial

Optimfloor: Composite Seat Tracks for Future Aircraft

Optimfloor: Composite Seat Tracks for Future Aircraft

The Optimfloor concept is a composite floor structure designed to replace metallic seat tracks by composite stiffeners that are directly integrated into the floor panels. Unlike current aircraft floor panels, Optimfloor says their floor panel is an integral part of the aircraft structure and contributes to the overall stiffness. The Optimfloor concept is able to…

Gamma Aerospace Completes $10 Million in Capabilities Expansion at Two Locations

Joy Finnegan

Gamma Aerospace has completed a $10 million expansion of service offerings at its Mansfield, Texas operation and its Rapid Anodizing facility (a wholly-owned Company subsidiary) located in Los Angeles, California. Headquartered in Mansfield, Texas, Gamma Aerospace is a specialized, end-to-end provider of engineered airframe and flight components for leading original equipment manufacturers and Tier I…

MTU Maintenance Delivers 500th CF34-10E Engine to Kenya Airways

Joy Finnegan

MTU Maintenance, global leader in customized aero engine solutions handed over its of 500th overhauled CF34-10E to valued customer Kenya Airways in a virtual ceremony yesterday. MTU Maintenance has maintained a number of Kenya Airways’ CF34-10E engines since 2016 and CFM56 engines since 2019. “We are honoured to be MTU’s 500th CF34-10E engine customer,” says…

YTO Cargo Chooses Pratt & Whitney for PW4000 Engine Support

Joy Finnegan

YTO Cargo has selected Pratt & Whitney for support of their new fleet of in-service Boeing 767-300ER powered by PW4000 94-inch engines. A cargo airline headquartered in Hangzhou, China, YTO Cargo will receive a support service package from Pratt & Whitney as part of the agreement for selecting the PW4000. The service package will allow…

Incora Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Fort Worth

Joy Finnegan

Incora held a ribbon-cutting ceremony the opening of its new global headquarters at 2601 Meacham Boulevard in Fort Worth. Fort Worth was previously home to two company offices, which have consolidated into the new, expanded location. Incora’s largest warehouse, by volume, is in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and some of the company’s largest customers and suppliers…

ATAC Honored with 8th Consecutive FAA William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence

Joy Finnegan

Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc., announced it has been awarded the 2020 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence. The award recognizes exemplary dedication to the advancement of aviation safety and a commitment to continuous training across aviation safety, aircraft systems, and…

Sunaero Americas and FEAM MRO Partner at Cincinnati Airport

Sunaero – Americas has partnered with FEAM MRO at Cincinnati/Northen Kentucky Airport (CVG). This partnership finalizes the opening of the repair station hub at CVG and expands their North American network. Sunaero – Americas will provide on-site fuel system repair services by bringing expertise and patented technologies. The companies say with today’s growing air cargo…

Vortex Aviation Inducts First GTF PW1000G Engine in New Davie, Florida Facility

Joy Finnegan

Vortex Aviation, the global On-Wing and quick-turn turbine engine repair organization announced the induction of the first Pratt and Whitney Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) PW1130G-JM engine at its new Davie, Florida US facility. The induction of the GTF PW1000G series engine adds to the capabilities of the Vortex facility including CFM LEAP 1A/1B, CFM56, IAE…

Commsoft and NVable Launch New Partnership

Joy Finnegan

Commsoft and NVable have launched a new partnership to integrate their solutions in a way that provides a seamless experience across all aspects of aircraft maintenance, the two say. Under this new initiative, Commsoft will be the exclusive global distributor of NVable’s Electronic Tech Log (ETL) product. In close collaboration with Commsoft, NVable will continue…

Rusada Launches New Maintenance App for ENVISION

Joy Finnegan

Aviation software provider, Rusada, has released a new mobile application for its Airworthiness, MRO, and Flight Operations solution ENVISION. ENVISION Tasks enables Technicians and Engineers to efficiently conduct maintenance using a tablet device. The app streamlines the execution process by delivering all the functionality users need in one place. Assigned tasks can be viewed, actioned…

Rolls-Royce Launched Cybersecurity Research Network with Purdue, Carnegie Mellon

Joy Finnegan

Rolls-Royce has launched a new cybersecurity research network with two of the leading universities in the field, focused on enhancing product security for platforms with the company’s propulsion and power systems. Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have joined the Rolls-Royce Cybersecurity Technology Research Network and have already…

Rolls-Royce and DHL Express Sign Totalcare Agreement for A330 Engines

Joy Finnegan

Rolls-Royce and DHL Express have announced they have both signed a TotalCare agreement for the Trent 700 engines that currently power the eight Airbus A330 freighter aircraft of the worldwide operating logistics company. The agreement will also cover any Trent 700 engines that are added to the DHL fleet in the future. Rolls-Royce says TotalCare…