8 April 2014

Skymark Airlines’ first A380 completes maiden flight

Skymark Airlines’ first A380 has successfully made its maiden flight, following completion of the airframe assembly and system tests in Toulouse, France. The carrier’s A380 will be entering the next phase of production, covering cabin installation and painting at Hamburg, Germany. Skymark Airlines will become the first A380 operator in Japan when it takes delivery […]

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BAE Systems inks contract with Southwest Airlines to support world’s largest fleet of 737s

Southwest Airlines has selected BAE Systems as its exclusive provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for the full authority digital engine controls (FADEC) on more than 450 737 Next Generation aircraft. Under the five-year agreement, BAE Systems will provide proactive repairs that will improve the availability and reliability of Southwest’s fleet. BAE Systems

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Boeing, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance extend 777 component services program

Boeing and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance have ratified a long-term renewal of their joint 777 Component Services Program (CSP). The extension of the CSP was announced on the opening day of the MRO Americas conference in Phoenix. The Component Services Program is a parts-provisioning program that significantly reduces the airline’s up-front investment

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GEnx MRO network takes shape as production accelerates

The network of overhaul facilities for the GEnx engine is expanding as production of the engine accelerates. In recent weeks, GE Aviation announced a GE-Branded Services Agreement (GBSA) with Air France-KLM for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the GEnx-1B and a new joint venture with Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) called GE Evergreen Engine Services,

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GA Telesis Engines Services (GATES) signs materials agreement with GE Aviation

GA Telesis has signed an agreement with GE Aviation for a three-year materials agreement to provide CF6-80C2 replacement engine parts for GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES), a full-service engine overhaul and repair facility based in Helsinki, Finland. The agreement comprises a full service material offering for CF6-80C2 engine overhauls. GATES provides comprehensive commercial engine services,

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Rockwell Collins to provide Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Ka-band service to airlines

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services and Rockwell Collins have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to make Rockwell Collins a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of GX Aviation Ka-broadband service. Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell Collins, through its recent acquisition of ARINC, will bring the newest generation of Ka-band service to

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Air Canada selects Panasonic Avionics’ eX3 IFEC solution for new dreamliner fleet

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a leader in in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC) systems, will deliver its industry-leading eX3 in-flight entertainment and communications solution to Air Canada for 37 wide body aircraft. Under terms of the agreement, Panasonic will linefit install eX3 on Air Canada’s 37 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Deliveries commence with the airline’s first 787

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MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V. starts operations

The establishment of a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation has now been approved by the relevant competition authorities. MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V., based in Amsterdam’s World Trade Center, will provide airlines, MROs and lessors with comprehensive engine solutions which span the entire lifecycle of an aircraft engine with focus

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