Aircraft Propeller Service has opened a new facility in Atibaia, Brazil, approximately 90 km from São Paulo’s international airport and less than 60 km from Viracopos, a major hub for the region’s largest ATR operator, Azul. The facility’s full 568F blade-repair capability is set for certification by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil by the end of April 2016.
JorAMCo’s MRO agreement with Gulf Air has been extended for three years. The contract provides heavy maintenance checks for 28 aircraft—Airbus A330s, A320ERs, A320s and A321s. All maintenance will be performed at Queen Alia International Airport. Gulf Air’s Technical Division will continue doing maintenance up to A checks and C checks.
Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services signed a maintenance agreement with Thomas Cook Airlines for Boeing 767 fleet maintenance. With this contract, Boeing Shanghai has expanded its airplane maintenance services to the UK.
The aircraft-seat actuation systems market, both line-fit and retrofit, will be worth $283 million by 2020, according to a new study published by MarketsandMarkets.
JetSupport-Avionics and JetSupport have been integrated into JetSupport B.V., which has EASA, FAA and Transport Canada Civil Aviation approvals for aircraft and avionic shop capabilities.
Honeywell Aerospace’s wireless inflight connectivity system received FAA approval for the Boeing 757. JetWave is the exclusive hardware for aircraft to connect to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress.
Boeing’s Maintenance Performance Toolbox Records will be implemented by Aeromexico to support maintenance operations for its Next-Generation 737s, as well as 767s, 777s, 787s and non-Boeing fleets. It’s the sixth airline to sign up for the new module since launch in October 2015.
PartsBase, an aviation marketplace, has partnered with Avio-Diepen, which serves 1,100 operators and MROs and over 500 OEMs, to provide real-time access to available stock and pricing. PartsBase already serves 7,500 aviation companies in 162 countries.
Lufthansa Technik and Philippine Airlines have signed a five-year Total Component Maintenance contract for Airbus A320s and A340s and, after 2016, A320s. LHT will support PAL in Manila, while MRO will be done in Hamburg and Shenzhen, China.
328 Support Services is marking 10 years as Type Certificate holder for Dornier 328 jets and turboprops by expanding facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen. It now occupies more modern hangar facilities at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, representing 7,500 maintenance, technical and operational support workers at Air Canada, has ratified a new 10-year contract with the airline.
Monarch Aircraft Engineering has expanded its contract with La Compagnie to include airframe heavy maintenance on a Boeing 757-200ER. MAEL will do a C check at London Luton Airport.
UK-based Aircraft Leasing & Management has appointed Leigh Russell technical manager.
Swiss-AS is being assisted by Pegasus Airlines and UTair to develop AMOS Mobile’s EXEC module.
JetBlue will be launch customer for Thales’s Next-Generation TV Solution, STV+. STV+’s light-weight design reduces operating costs and its larger screens and more entertainment choices deliver At-Home-in-the-Air passenger experience.
SR Technics has created regional head of sales positions for Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, appointing Caroline Vandedrinck in the Americas, KlausPeter Leinauer in Europe and Thomas Kennedy in Asia-Pacific.
Wencor Group has acquired PMA-supplier Silver Fox.
LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services has appointed Wojciech Stradowski workshop manager.
Ramco Systems has agreed with Far Eastern Air Transport to automate the Taiwanese carrier’s maintenance and engineering operations. FAT will install Ramco Aviation Suite V5.7 to streamline Maintenance and Engineering functions, enabling it to track aircraft components more effectively while minimizing paperwork and human error.
PEMCO World Air Services has redelivered a Boeing 737-300F to Ireland-based Kahala Aviation.
FLYdocs has been awarded a new five-year contract by Virgin Atlantic to continue to providing aircraft-data and record-management software and deliver technical services to manage all lease returns for 29 aircraft through 2021.
STG Aerospace’s saf-Tglo photoluminescent system, SuperSeal UltraLite (SSUL), has received FAA and EASA certification for Airbus A320 family aircraft. Following certification, A320 operators are able to upgrade the SSUL emergency floor path marking system to the latest version.
Investec has appointed Colin Short head of Technical Services.
GKN Aerospace has qualified a new, 10% lighter, higher- performance, main-pilot windshield for the Airbus A320 family.