Henry Canaday


Henry Canaday has been a business and aviation journalist for 15 years, with recent emphasis on aviation maintenance and airline information technology. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as an energy economist with both Federal agencies and the private sector.

Flying Colours, Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey get GE nod 
Flying Colours—the North American MRO, completion and refurbishment specialist—has been named by GE Aviation as an authorized line maintenance center for CF34-3 and CF34-8C engines.
Spirit Aerosystems gets FAA nod in Europe 
Spirit AeroSystems’ Europe Repair Station in Prestwick, Scotland, has received FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification to perform aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul.
SIA Engineering 2Q revenue down, costs up 
SIA Engineering Co. has recorded a second-quarter net profit of S$95.6 million ($74.1 million) for the financial period ended Sept. 30.
GE Aviation ups stake in TEXL 
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. (HAECO) has announced that GE Aviation has acquired a 9.9% equity stake in Taikoo Engine Services Xiamen (TEXL).
Bombardier chooses CityLine as service facility 
Bombardier has named Lufthansa CityLine as its newest authorized service facility (ASF) for commercial aircraft in Europe.
VLM Airlines selects StandardAero 
StandardAero has been selected to provide PW125B engine maintenance and field services support for VLM Airlines’ 12 Fokker 50s.
New cockpits for 328s 
328 Support Services, which holds the type certificate for D328 jets and turboprops, has developed a major cockpit upgrade program for the aircraft, which it expects to be certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA by late 2016.
Ameco Beijing adds capacity 
Ameco Beijing’s No. 1 tail dock at its four-bay hangar was put into use Oct. 14.
Follow Those Parts 
Aircraft maintenance will be healthy but continue to shift in the coming year. Volume should be up moderately and pricing relatively stable in 2015. Higher Asian prices should push some widebodies back to the US and flight-hour support will continue to grow, from OEMs, major MROs, traders and OEM-shop partnerships.
AJW Aviation scores two big contracts in Asia-Pacific 
AJW Aviation and China Aviation Supplies Corp. (CASC) have signed a six-year contract to provide power-by-the-hour support to Qingdao Airlines’ Airbus A320s.
Boeing wins two contracts in China 
Chinese cargo carrier SF Airlines has ordered an undisclosed number of Boeing 767-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversions.
Baltic Ground Services extends Wizz Air support 
Baltic Ground Services, the international ground handling and aircraft fueling provider, has announced the extension of its ground handling agreement with Wizz Air.
MRO Digest Oct. 22, 2014 
Briefs from the Oct. 22, 2014 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
AFI KLM E&M’s Barfield subsidiary develops universal test app 
AFI KLM E&M subsidiary Barfield has a new technology that transforms any Android tablet into a wireless remote control for the DPS1000, the ground support test equipment used for testing aircraft Pitot-Static/Air Data systems.
ST Aerospace books $354 million in new contracts in 3Q 
ST Aerospace won new contracts worth S$450 million ($354 million) in the third quarter.

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