31 May 2017

United Airlines faces US$435,000 FAA civil penalty over alleged safety breach

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has indicated it intends to issue a civil penalty of US$435,000 against United Airlines for an alleged breach of safety by operating an aircraft which was not technically in an airworthy condition. The safety breach relates to the replacement of a faulty fuel pressure pump switch […]

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Safran completes sale of identity and security activities

Safran has completed the sale of its identity and security activities to Advent International for €2.4 bn. As announced on September 29, 2016, the transaction will result in a pre-tax capital gain to be recorded in Safran’s first-half 2017 accounts. The identity and security activities had been classified as “discontinued” in Safran’s 2016 accounts. Safran’s

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Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan engine for Mitsubishi Regional Jet acquires type certification

Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan PW1200G engine has successfully acquired type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States. This comes on the heels of the fourth Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) Flight Test Aircraft arriving in the Moses Lake Flight Test Center supporting a busy 2017 of testing and milestones, including

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Bombardier offers hydraulic maintenance and repair services as part of expanding MRO capabilities

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services has expanded its MRO capabilities in Belfast, UK, to include hydraulic component maintenance and repair. The MRO operation based in Northern Ireland now offers full inspection, testing, repair and overhaul of individual hydraulic components and hydraulic assemblies for Bombardier, Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Bombardier’s MRO services in Belfast already offer

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OGMA strengthens commitment to aerostructures by acquiring new machinery

Improving processes, ensuring greater efficiency and increasing the company’s competitiveness are the main objectives underneath OGMA’s investment of around one million Euros regarding the renovation of its Aerostructures Business machine park. This investment will continue over the next two years aiming at more automated production processes aligned with the best practices in the aviation industry.

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BAA Training launches job preparation training for pilots and crew members

BAA Training, European standard aviation training centre, introduces a new service – Job Preparation training for pilots and cabin crew – in partnership with consultancy company Pinstripe Solutions from Australia. The training helps maximize crew’s preparation for a job interview in the aviation marketplace. The newly launched program focuses on one-on-one training that includes documentation

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Pattonair launches enhanced MRO Services portfolio for engine market

Global aerospace and defence supply chain provider Pattonair, is launching a new and enhanced MRO Services portfolio at the global MRO procurement expo, AP&M in London, 31 May to 1 June. The portfolio introduces innovations, such as Zero Waste and Zero-Lead-Time solutions via ‘Smart Kitting’, ‘Automated Inventory’ and the `Warehouse in a Box`, designed to

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AOGsmart goes live

AOGsmart opens for business. Innovation is set to disrupt the status-quo as the collaborative resource sharing platform, aogsmart.com, concludes extensive test-phase and unveils enhanced tool for airlines, operators and industry supply chain worldwide. With 45 airlines including Thomson Airways, Air France and Qatar Airways already registered, alongside over 200 Tier-1 suppliers – the site is

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Magnetic MRO to become Boeing GoldCare partner

Magnetic MRO, Estonian headquartered integrated MRO services provider, has signed a multiyear agreement with Boeing in respect of GoldCare maintenance services. GoldCare is Boeing’s lifecycle solution providing all of the engineering, maintenance, materials, information and associated maintenance planning functions. As a Line & Base Maintenance GoldCare Partner, Magnetic MRO will be benefiting from a bundled-product

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