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.

Sabena Technics opens ATR warehouse in Singapore 
Sabena Technics is opening an ATR component warehouse in Singapore as it expands its offering to Asia-Pacific carriers.
Lion Group gets CFM support, plans MRO center 
Lion Group and CFM International have signed a comprehensive material support agreement for the airline’s CFM engines and a consultancy agreement to support Lion Air’s planned engine maintenance and overhaul center in Indonesia.
AFI KLM E&M subs grow business 
AFI KLM E&M subsidiary EPCOR has signed a long-term contract with Air Canada covering maintenance of APS 5000 APUs installed on 37 Boeing 787s in service or scheduled for delivery through 2019.
STTS Group opens new paint facility in Morocco 
European painting and sealing company, STTS Group, has opened a new facility in Casablanca, Morocco.
Volga-Dnepr Gulf gains EASA certification 
Volga-Dnepr Gulf (VD Gulf), Volga-Dnepr Technics’ branch in the Middle East, has been awarded an EASA Part-145 aircraft maintenance certificate to perform maintenance on Western-built aircraft at its Sharjah Airport base.
MRO Digest Oct. 8, 2014 
Briefs from the Oct. 8, 2014 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
AFI-KLM E&M tests LEAP, tools up for A350 
AFI KLM E&M will carry out engine development tests for Snecma of the Safran Group, which is developing the LEAP engine with GE through CFM International.
Lufthansa Technik builds robot for fuselage inspections 
Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has developed a robot-supported process for inspecting metallic aircraft fuselage structures.
Spirit Airlines takes Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for Airbus support 
Spirit Airlines has chosen Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (MBD) wheels, brakes and MRO services for its Airbus narrowbodies.
FL Technics Training begins new course, opens Indonesia hangar 
FL Technics Training will start a new basic technical course in January 2015.
Rheinland Air Service doubles German space, opens African facility 
Rheinland Air Service (RAS) has completed expansion of its central European headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany, with an enhanced facility, effectively twice the size.
Aircelle adds capacity to Europe services 
Safran Group’s Aircelle has inaugurated a new building for its Aircelle Europe Services business at Pont-Audemer in Normandy, doubling capacity to perform MRO on jet engine nacelles.
ATR, InterSky ink three-year MRO agreement 
ATR and Austrian regional InterSky have signed a three-year agreement for the exchange, repair and overhaul service for leading edges of wing and control-surface ribs.
MRO Digest Oct. 1, 2014 
Briefs from the Oct. 1, 2014 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
PacAvi Group to convert A320s 
PacAvi Group is spearheading a new passenger-to freighter conversion program for Airbus A320s and A321s.

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