Etihad Airways and state-fund Mubadala have extended their partnership, which the airline says could lead to $1 billion of new contracts over a decade. Etihad will use Mubadala’s MRO unit SR Technics as its preferred service provider. And Mubadala and Etihad will explore the feasibility of setting up a narrowbody maintenance facility in Eastern Europe.
Able Aerospace Services has named John Celigoy as VP-business generation.
Vector Aerospace will provide comprehensive aircraft engine MRO services to PNG Air’s new PW127M-powered ATR 72-600s from facilities in Canada and Australia.
Diehl Aircabin and its subsidiary Diehl Aircabin Hungary have opened a new production hall for manufacture of aircraft parts in Nyírbátor, Hungary. It is expected to double staff to 675 by the end of 2018.
Gogo received a supplemental type certificate from FAA to launch its 2Ku-next generation satellite connectivity service on board Aeromexico’s Boeing 737-800s.
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has won a two-year extension of its Rate-Per-Flying-Hour spares-support contract with Yeti Airlines. The Material and Components Repair and Overhaul (MACRO) contract covers seven Jetstream 41s and 240 part numbers.
AviationGlass & Technology has launched two new products: AeroGlass Panel Mirror and AeroGlass Lighting Mirror. Panel Mirror reduces weight by up to 22%.
Lufthansa Technik and Jetstar Pacific have signed a comprehensive engine maintenance agreement for 18 shop events over three years involving V2500s.
American Airlines Group appointed Bill Cade as VP-base maintenance and engines, and Craig Barton as VP-technical services.
AFI KLM E&M renewed its contract with Comair for component repair, supply of a main base kit and access to the AFI KLM E&M spares pool, all in support of Boeing 737 Classic and NextGen aircraft.
FL Technics is establishing a representative office in Miami, Florida.
Chromalloy opened its new 3,500-square-meter gas-turbine engine machining facility in Guaymas, Mexico.
C&L Aviation signed a five-year contract with Loganair to overhaul landing gear on Saab 340s at Heroux-Devtek’s facility in Runcorn, UK.
GE Aviation has been selected by Royal Air Maroc for a five-year OnPoint agreement for MRO services CF6-80C2s powering four Boeing 767s.
SR Technics signed a MOU with airberlin to maintain PW4000-100s and CFM56s in a five-year extension valued at $450 million.
Avtrade appointed Aymeric de Warren as regional sales director–Dubai.
ATR Eastern Support and Fokker have entered into an aircraft equipment repair and maintenance agreement covering an extensive range of ATR components. Fokker will perform repairs and overhauls on ATR components and structural parts in its facility at Singapore Seletar Airport.
AirVault has introduced a higher level of systems integration with Swiss-AS’s AMOS software, providing a more efficient and complete aircraft electronic records management system.
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has selected WebX Systems to deliver a new long-term technical publications and publishing system for support of BAE’s regional aircraft for a minimum of 10 years. The new Ultra CSDB will replace several legacy systems for a fully integrated solution, from content generation to online PDF delivery. The project will cost £750,000 ($1.14 million). It will first handle ATPs, then BAe 748s, Jetstream 31/32s and BAe 146s and Avro RJs by mid-2017.