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.

Ameco signs first power-by-hour contract with Shanghai Airlines 
Ameco Beijing is providing engine power-by-hour (PBH) services for the first time under a contract with Shanghai Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines.
Thai Airways chooses AFI KLM E&M 
AFI KLM E&M and Thai Airways International have signed a long-term contract for component availability and repair services for Thai’s eight Boeing 787s.
Asiana Airlines chooses Airbus for flight hour services 
South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to provide components support.
Middle East MRO projected to grow nearly 7% 
ICF International consultant Richard Brown estimates the current air transport MRO market at $62.1 billion, of which the Middle East accounts for $4.6 billion, approximately 7%.
MRO News-Feb. 4, 2015
MRO News-Feb. 4, 2015
MRO Digest Feb. 4, 2015 
Briefs from the Feb. 4, 2015 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
Rolls-Royce establishes regional centers 
Rolls-Royce has launched a new strategic approach to customer care with the opening of its first of a network of customer service centers for large civilian engines.
HAECO partners with Airbus for training 
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. (HAECO) Group has entered into a long-term agreement with Airbus to provide maintenance and engineering training in Mainland China and Southeast Asia.
AFI KLM units certified for Brazil 
AFI KLM E&M subsidiary Aero Maintenance Group (AMG) now has two units, Aero Technologies and Precision Electronics, which have received certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) allowing service to the Brazilian market.
GE Aviation ups LEAP commitment in Indiana 
GE Aviation is planning an additional $15 million investment for machinery and equipment at its new engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Indiana.
Heico Corp. adds Arizona MRO 
Heico Corp. has acquired Harter Aerospace, which operates a MRO facility for Airbus and Boeing jets in the Phoenix area and employs about 75 people.
MRO Digest Jan. 28, 2015 
Briefs from the Jan. 28, 2015 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
Alliance Airport may get major modification facility 
GDC Technics of San Antonio, a global aircraft modification company, is looking to expand to Alliance Airport in north Fort Worth and could hire as many as 600 workers within five years, a GDC exec said.
PacAvi, GAMECO partner on A320 conversions 
PacAvi Group is partnering with Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. (GAMECO) to address the Chinese and Asian markets for Airbus A320 and A321 passenger-to-freighter conversions.
MTU Maintenance supports Chile’s Sky Airline 
MTU Maintenance and Chilean low-cost carrier Sky Airline have signed an exclusive total engine care maintenance contract covering 26 CFM56-5Bs for eight years.

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