Chinese maintenance operator Ameco, owned by Air China and Lufthansa, has been suspended from all activities except line maintenance following repeated, alleged safety violations involving Air China aircraft. In a July 3 notice addressed to Air China, the CAAC required Beijing-based Ameco to report a plan to correct its faults within seven days. The CAAC cited three safety violations discovered since October 2017. The latest, discovered on June 28, prompted the agency to take serious action.

Airbus and Thai signed agreement to establish new widebody MRO joint venture at Bangkok.

LOTAMS has a KLM Cityhopper contract to provide E-Jet heavy maintenance.

AJW Group has an Allegiant Air contract to provide Airbus A320 component support out of Montreal.
Turkish Technic has a Ukraine International Airlines contract for Boeing 767 maintenance.

Spirit Aerosystems opened 50,000 sq. ft. logistics warehouse at its manufacturing site at Subang, Malaysia to accommodate higher volumes of assembly work on aerostructure components.

IPR Conversions has a Cebu Pacific contract to convert two ATR 72-500s to freighters.

Embraer has multi-year Pool Program Agreement with Sahara Africa Aviation to provide spare parts and support covering >500 components for two recently acquired ERJs.

AFI KLM E&M has FAA approval to perform LEAP maintenance. AFI KLM E&M also completed engine build-up workscope on a LEAP-1B for TUI Group at Schiphol.

Ethiopian Airlines Group and Germany’s ACM Aerospace agreed to set up a facility in Ethiopia to manufacture aircraft seat covers, seat belts, carpets and other interior parts.

SAMCO renewed deal with CityJet to provide Bombardier CRJ900 line maintenance at six cities in Scandinavia.