20 April 2017

TAG Aero acquires assets of Iberia Maintenance APU facility in Madrid

TAG Aero has acquired the assets of Iberia Maintenance APU facility in Madrid. The equipment consists of a full set of OEM tooling, shop maintenance stands and test cell for various APU applications, enabling TAG Aero to offer a full overhaul and repair capability for the Honeywell A320 APU (GTCP131-9A). Operations are scheduled to commence […]

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Russia’s UEC to prepare for mass production of Irkut MC-20 engines

Rostec State Corporation, the parent company of Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC), has announced this week that a 21.9 billion ruble investment will be made between 2017 and 2025 to upgrade production facilities prior to going into mass production of the Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine which will be used to power the new Irkut MC-21 narrow-body

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StandardAero Component Services expands repair capabilities to include 8 new military engine platforms

StandardAero has expanded repair capabilities for servicing eight new engine platforms with associated component part repair services and authorizations. StandardAero is now qualified to perform component repairs for the following engines either independently, under subcontract, with teaming agreements or directly contracted with multiple customers/OEMs:F100, F110, F117, F118, F119, TF33, J85 and naval LM2500. In addition

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Jet Aviation to install ProLine 21 advanced cockpit upgrade in Challengers

Jet Aviation is preparing cockpit avionics systems in older Challenger 605s and 300s for new communications and navigation upgrades that will improve transoceanic flights and meet upcoming U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. The ProLine 21 Advanced cockpit communications upgrade from Rockwell Collins is the only one compatible with systems in older Challenger 605s and

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Virgin America takes delivery of first LEAP-1A-powered A321neo

Virgin America took delivery of the Airbus A321neo aircraft on April 20, powered by CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines. The San Francisco-based airline is the first in the world to take delivery of this aircraft type. “We have been with Virgin America from the beginning and we are excited to launch this new chapter in

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Aero Norway achieves UAE GCAA CAR 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval

Engine MRO facility Aero Norway AS has been granted UAE GCAA CAR 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval. The engine MRO centre is now multi-release FAA, EASA, TCCA, CAAC and GCAA certified. GCAA certification allows Aero Norway to carry out maintenance of engines for aircraft registered in the UAE in accordance with CAR Part-145. The certification covers

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EDM to launch virtual reality cabin crew training simulators at WATS 2017

EDM, a provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, is launching its new range of virtual reality (VR) cabin crew training simulators at the World Aviation Training Symposium (WATS) in Orlando. EDM has developed its new VR product range to meet the increasing demand from airlines wanting to train their cabin

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