22 March 2010

StandardAero to reopen engine shop at its Springfield, Ill. service center

StandardAero will reopen the engine shop at its Springfield, Ill, service center (SPI). It will be operational in the third quarter of 2010. At 225,000 square feet, Springfield is the largest Business Aviation shop and services a significant volume of TFE731-powered aircraft. Initially, the shop will be capable of providing major periodic inspections (MPIs) for […]

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Moskovia Airlines chooses AFI KLM E&M to maintain its CFM56-7 engines

Moskovia Airlines and AFI KLM E&M signed an exclusive 8-year contract for the maintenance of CFM56-7 engines equipping the Russian carrier’s B737-700/800 aircraft. The agreement covers maintenance on a Time & Materials basis and the lease of spare engines. Moskovia Airlines operates domestic and international flights from hub at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. Currently, Moskovia operates

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Pratt & Whitney Canada CSC Europe signs FMP agreement with Eurocopter U.K.

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Customer Service Centre (CSC) Europe GmbH, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada and MTU Aero Engines, has signed a Fleet Management Program (FMP(R)) agreement with Eurocopter U.K. Ltd. to provide comprehensive maintenance support for six PW206B2-powered EC135 helicopters operated by various United Kingdom (U.K.) Police Air Support Units.

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Sikorskys second prototype S-76D Helicopter achieves first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft completed the first flight of its second S-76D helicopter. The prototype aircraft successfully completed its initial test card during a flight on March 19 that lasted approximately 30 minutes. The S-76D helicopter is the latest version of the S-76 helicopter. Sikorsky Chief Test Pilot Greg Barnes and Pilot Tom Davis conducted the test

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GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team hits afterburner on third new engine

The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team has successfully hit full afterburner on its third new production-configuration engine, continuing a year of major progress and milestones for the F136 program. The afterburner tests were conducted in an advanced testing facility at GE. All major objectives have been reached during this phase of testing, which included an

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Wizz Air and LHT Budapest sign exclusive base maintenance contract

Lufthansa Technik AG and Wizz Air have further expanded their close cooperation with a five year exclusive contract covering about 150 C-checks on more than 80 Airbus A320 aircraft of Central and Eastern Europe`s largest low-fares carrier. Beginning in March, the maintenance work ranging from C1 up to C4/C8 will be carried out by Lufthansa

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