Collins Aerospace expands in Morocco
Collins Aerospace expands the size of the Ratier-Figeac Morocco site in Casablanca by 40% to ensure its load plan on the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 777X.
LiFi aboard commercial aircraft
Latécoère, Signify and Huneed Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way to a revolutionary industrialization of cabin lighting technology. Meanwhile, Air France first tests LiFi.
Civil Aviation 31/10/2019
IndiGo: a merciless commercial battle between CFM and Pratt & Whitney
Behind the new order from IndiGo, the engine manufacturers CFM International and Pratt & Whitney are fighting a merciless battle to win the propulsion of the 300 Airbus A320neo aircraft.
The 5th prototype of Comac’s C919 takes off
The fifth prototype of the Chinese commercial single-aisle aircraft Comac C919 took off for the first time from Shanghai Puding Airport on October 24, 2019. The aircraft completed a flight of one hour and thirty-seven minutes.
Rolls-Royce gets a new flying testbed
The Boeing 747-400, registered VH-OJU, into service at Qantas for 20 years will start a new career at Rolls-Royce as a flying testbed, after travelling with the Australian airline for over 70 million kilometers, the equivalent of almost 100 round trips to the moon.
Lockheed Martin selects Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience
Lockheed Martin has decided to roll out Dassault Systèmes' 3DExperience platform to support its digital engineering initiatives.
Airbus inaugurates its test center for hybrid and electric propulsion
Airbus has officially opened its E-Aircraft Systems House test facility at its Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn site. With a surface area of more than 3,000 m2, it is dedicated to research in hybrid and electric propulsion technologies as well as alternative fuels.
MRO Europe 2019 25/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: AFI KLM E&M formalizes aircraft disassembly and sourcing activity
The maintenance subsidiary of Air France-KLM has been developing the Teardown Management entity since 2016 and gives it more and more consistency.
MRO Europe 2019 23/10/2019
Liebherr and ATR sign a global maintenance contract for the ATR42/72-600
Liebherr and ATR have recently signed a ten-year contract for the supply of components, repair and services invoiced per hour for the ATR42/72-600 fleet composed of over 300 aircraft.
Russian helicopter manufacturers Mil and Kamov form the National Helicopter Center
The board of directors of Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostec state corporation) decides to unite the Moscow Mil helicopter factory with Kamov to create the National Helicopter Center (NHC). The center will combine the potential of two helicopter design schools for more efficient and higher quality design.
MRO Europe 2019 22/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: Embraer signs with several European and African customers
For the European customers, Embraer has signed or extended contracts with Helvetic Airways, Pan Européenne Air Service and Flybe, while the African customer is the Zambian Royal Air Charters.
MRO Europe 2019 22/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: Eaton partner with OEMServices to expand in Russia
The big scale partnership will cover a large number of hydraulic components and electric actuator, especially for Airbus A320, A330, A340 and Boeing 777 and 787 operators.
MRO Europe 2019 21/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: Safran Nacelles signs with Virgin Atlantic for A330ceo thrust reversers
The contract will be valid for 5 years and concerns a total of 10 aircraft.
Bombardier obtains EASA type certificate for Global 5500 and 6500
This certification follows the certification issued by Transport Canada and the entry into service on September 30, 2019. The aircraft will make their public debut on October 22, at the static display of the fair and convention of the national association of the United States Business Aviation (NBAA-BACE), Las Vegas, Nevada.
MRO Europe 2019 18/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: Delta and Airbus finalize a digital alliance
The new alliance will be officially launched in 2020. It will combine the knowledge developed by Airbus, thanks to Skywise, and Delta's MRO branch, Delta TechOps, in predictive maintenance.
MRO Europe 2019 17/10/2019
Lufthansa Technik and Collins Aerospace partner for Airbus A380
During the MRO Europe 2019 trade show, Collins Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik announced a partnership to provide the Airbus A380 operators with main landing gear MRO solutions.
Civil Aviation 17/10/2019
Boeing 737 MAX: faults within the FAA
The U.S. Civil Aviation Authorities have not properly assessed the reliability of the MCAS system, according to the report of the international committee of experts JATR released on October 11.
MRO Europe 2019 17/10/2019
Scandinavian Airlines signs with KLM UK Engineering
KLM UK Engineering — a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M — has been awarded Airframe Maintenance Support contrat from Scandinavian Airlines to perform heavy maintenance on Boeing 737NG aircraft.
MRO Europe 2019 16/10/2019
Asia-Pacific: all E-Jet operators enrolls in Embraer’s Pool Program
During MRO Europe 2019 event, Myanmar National Airlines signed Pool Program deal for E190 aircraft with Embraer, thus completing the list of E-Jet Asia-Pacific operators enrolled in Embraer’s TechCare program.
MRO Europe 2019 16/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: a $116 billion market in ten years
The MRO Europe 2019 conference, of which Air & Cosmos is a partner, opened in London on October 15. One of the highlights of the day was a ten-year market forecast conference.
Civil Aviation 15/10/2019
UIA selects once again SR Technics for Boeing 737NG
Ukraine International Airlines awards CFM56-7B engine maintenance contract to SR Technics. The Swiss MRO service provider already performed first engine shop visit in Zurich in August.
S7 Technics and IATA focuses on the digitalisation of aircraft operations
The Digital Aircraft Operations 2019 seminar held by S7 Technics and IATA underlined the advantages of the digitalisation of air transport management processes.
Civil Aviation 14/10/2019
Satys sets up a painting workshop in Budapest
The French group Satys is setting up a 4,000 m2 aircraft re-painting workshop at Budapest airport where Aeroplex and Lufthansa Technik are already settled, not to mention Wizzair.
Boeing: Dennis A. Muilenburg looses chairman title
Boeing Board of Directors separates the roles of chairman and chief executive officer.
Civil Aviation 11/10/2019
Cracks on Boeing 737NG
Boeing said Boeing 737NG operators grounded a total of 38 single-aisle aircraft. Inspections have revealed cracks at the wing-fuselage spar attachment points.
Civil Aviation 10/10/2019
Airbus A380: operators seek cracks
Airbus A380 operators will have to check the absence or the presence of cracks along the aircraft wing trailing edges.
MRO APAC 2019: MTU Maintenance opens office in Singapore
MTU Maintenance has decided to open an office in Singapore. Luc Morvan is assigned Chief Representative of the company’s activities in Singapore.
Boeing: Dennis Muilenburg strengthens the company’s product and services safety
Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg announces changes regarding the safety of the company’s product and services. He will implement and complete the recommendations contained in the independent review issued by Boeing board of directors.
Safran will design new turboprop for a European UAV
Safran Helicopter Engines, ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH (ZFL) and MT-Propeller have signed an agreement cooperation for the design of a turboprop engines for a future European drone.
India integrates MBDA-designed Mistral and ASRAAM missiles
MBDA signs agreement with Bharat Dynamics Limited of India for the final assembly, integration and test of Mistral and ASRAAM missiles in India.
The group Ametra settles in India
The French group Ametra and its Indian partner Nucon Aerospace inaugurates their new production plant settled at Hyderabad with orders already planned by Thales.
UTair Engineering selects Swiss-AS’s MRO software AMOS
Swiss AviationSoftware gains another member of the UTair group. UTair Engineering has already planned the first project steps concerning AMOS.
Civil Aviation 23/09/2019
FL Technics provides line maintenance services to Airbus A320neo family aircraft
FL Technics gets EASA Part-145 approval to provide line maintenance services to Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
IVEN: Thales’ digital marketplace for parts
Thales launches IVEN, a digital marketplace designed to connect aerospace and defense companies with suppliers of parts and spare parts. Commercial access for customers will be open from beginning 2020.
The production of the C919 should start this year
COMAC announces the beginning of the production of its medium-haul aircraft C919 for the end of the year when the test program involving four prototypes is in full swing.
Magnetic MRO launches Kuala Lumpur
Magnetic MRO launches strategical expansion in South-East Asia. New office in Kuala Lumpur will bring the company’s Total Technical Care solution to regional operators.
Boeing and Safran invest in Electric Power Systems
Boeing and Safran announced a joint investment in Electric Power Systems (EPS), to offer enhanced aviation-grade energy storage systems.
Boeing produces the first piece of the first KC-46A for Japan
Boeing has manufactured the first piece of the first of four ordered KC-46A for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. The long wing spar measures 25.1 m length.
Airbus re-segments its market forecasts on 20 years
Airbus forecast a market for more than 39,000 commercial aircraft in the next twenty years. Forecasts taking into account the arrival of the Airbus A220 in the catalogue, the launch of the A321LR and XLR and the stop of the Airbus A380.
Hutchinson acquires PFW Aerospace
Hutchinson has concluded an agreement with Airbus and Safeguard for the repurchase of the German company PFW Aerospace, specialized in the manufacturing of pipes and fuel tanks.
The MC-21 visits Istanbul
Irkut MC-21-300 conducts its first demonstration campaign outside of Russia. It is present at the Teknofest 2019 festival, dedicated to aerospace fields,
UTair ZAO settles at Ufa
UTair ZAO opens new MRO center at Ufa International Airport.
Civil Aviation 16/09/2019
SR Technics provides maintenance to Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines selected SR Technics to provide CFM56-5B engine maintenance.
Civil Aviation 16/09/2019
China: MTU provides MRO services to the LEAP engines
CFM International grants MTU Maintenance Zhuhai to provide MRO service on the LEAP engines. Meanwhile, the Chinese facility carries out its expansion.
Latécoère settles in India
Latécoère has just inaugurated a 4,400 square meters factory in Belagavi, India, to support Dassault Aviation on the Falcon 2000 and complete the Thales avionics cabling contract.
Boeing 777X: after the engine, the static test cell suffers
The Boeing 777X program suffered another setback last week. During a static test with pressurization of the cell, a loading door literally left its hinges, which could lead to a further delay in a project whose first date of inaugural flight had already been postponed due to problems previously encountered with the enormous General Electric engines GE9X.
Civil Aviation 09/09/2019
Nomad Technics receives approval for maintenance in the Cayman Islands
The CAA of the Cayman Islands approves Nomad Technics as a maintenance organization.
Mi-17V-5: LOTN performs unauthorized overhaul
LOTN provided a unauthorized overhaul on a helicopter Mi-17V-5 of the Defense Ministry of Afghanistan.
Major expansion of the Marcel Dassault Airport
Planted in Châteauroux in the region Centre-Val de Loire, the Marcel Dassault Airport wishes to amplify its industrial vocation with a new hangar and a new control tower.