18 October 2016

Boeing opens first St. Louis commercial airplanes facility

On October 13th Boeing has formally opened a new composite center on its St. Louis campus that will house the company’s largest commercial aviation work statement ever placed at the site. The center is a visible representation of the company’s efforts to diversify and grow its St. Louis-area operations. The 424,000-ft² facility will initially build

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Air Lease Corporation places 12 new Airbus A321neo aircraft with Vietnam Airlines

Air Lease Corporation (AL) has placed twelve new Airbus A321neo aircraft on long term lease to Vietnam Airlines. Six of the aircraft will deliver in 2018 and six of the aircraft will deliver in 2019, all from ALC’s order book with Airbus. Last year ALC announced long term lease contracts with Vietnam Airlines for eight

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Kenya Airways awards MTU Maintenance CF34-10E6 engine maintenance contract

MTU Maintenance and their new customer Kenya Airways have concluded negotiations on the contract for the maintenance of the CF34-10E engines used on the airline’s Embraer 190 aircraft, for a period of five years. Kenya Airways is the Republic of Kenya’s national flag carrier and was founded in 1977. Kenya Airways operates a fleet of

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Rotable Repairs selects Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software

Component Control reported that Rotable Repairs, an aviation wheel and brake services provider, is leveraging Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software to further enhance its responsive customer service. Based in southeast England, the independently owned EASA Parts 145, FAA Part 145 and Transport Canada-approved repair station serves airlines, hangar facilities and distributor industries which require

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ATR foresees demand for 750 new turboprops for the Asia-Pacific region over the next 20 years

According to the latest ATR Market Forecast, published in July, demand for new turboprops is expected to reach 750 units over the next 20 years. This would be partly fuelled by about 600 new routes to be created in the region (excluding China). In addition, ATR estimates that regional traffic demand in emerging countries should

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Rockwell Collins signs support contract for Airbus Beluga fleet

Rockwell Collins has signed a repair agreement with Airbus SAS to support its fleet of five A300-600ST (Super Transporter) Beluga aircraft. The Beluga fleet is responsible for transporting aircraft parts between Airbus facilities. The agreement includes support for the following Rockwell Collins systems on board the Beluga: Communication systems, including Iridium SATCOM; HF Radio and

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Baines Simmons appoints Jason Greenslade and Malcolm Rusby as consultants

Baines Simmons, Air Partner’s aviation safety consultancy division, has appointed Jason Greenslade and Malcolm Rusby as consultants. Both Jason and Malcolm are based at Baines Simmons’ headquarters at Fairoaks airport and will report directly to Joanne Welland, Practice Director. Jason specialises in Availability, Reliability and Maintainability within the MOD environments, while Malcolm focuses on drafting,

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KLM UK Engineering signs service agreement with Corendon Dutch Airlines on base maintenance checks

KLM UK Engineering and Corendon Dutch Airlines have signed a contract for two heavy maintenance checks during 2016 & 2017 on the Airline’s Boeing 737-800’s as well as signing a long term GTA. This news follows the new deal with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to provide Corendon Airlines Turkey

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