Mubadala Development Co., which owns SR Technics, Turbine Services & Solutions and several non-MRO businesses, reported revenue of AED34.1 billion ($9.28 billion) in 2015, compared with AED32.7 billion in 2014. Operating income was AED2 billion, compared with AED4.3 billion in 2014. Profit was AED1.2 billion, compared with AED1 billion in 2014.
Lufthansa Technik Base Maintenance in Hamburg expects to do contract manufacturing of cabin elements for large aircraft manufacturers that are ramping up production.
MAAS Aviation broke ground on new twin-bay narrowbody paint facility (dedicated to MRO market) at Mobile, Alabama, adjacent to Airbus and VT Mobile Aerospace.
Airbus was selected by Cathay Pacific to provide Flight Hour Services (FHS) component support for 22 A350-900s and 26 A350-1000s on order; SATAIR will provide its Integrated Material Services.
Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited completed work on four Airblue A321s, including three back-to-back C checks and a rear galley modification, at London Luton Airport.
Indaer returned to service an ATR 42 operated by the expanding airline Easyfly after completion of its first C check. A second C check for the same airline is in progress at Indaer’s FAA Part-145 certified facilities in Medellín, Colombia.
Aviation Technical Services has been selected to support WestJet’s 737s for C checks beginning first quarter 2016. The agreement provides for expand opportunities and fleet types.
Wencor Group has signed a five-year distribution agreement with Safran subsidiary Sofrance. This agreement gives Wencor semi-exclusive rights to sell commercial filter products in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
International aerospace engineering group MB Aerospace has completed acquisition of Centrax Turbine Components in Devon, England. It is the first acquisition for MB Aerospace following investment by private-equity partner Blackstone. The 430-staff turbine component part of Centrax Group, rebranded MB Aerospace Newton Abbot, will continue operations at the same site.
Thai Airways International’s technical department has received FAA Repair Station Certificate renewal and approval to increase its repair capabilities for heavy maintenance and overhaul for Boeing 787s, Airbus A320s, A330s and A340s, including Rolls-Royce Trent 700 repair for airlines registered in the US or bound by leases to FAA standards.
AFI KLM E&M and Xiamen Airlines have extended their cooperation by making a long-term contract for MRO of GEnx engines powering Xiamen’s fleet of six Boeing 787s. And Barfield, AFI KLM E&M's North American subsidiary, has contracted with JetBlue Airways to provide component repairs on a flight-hour basis, plus engineering and logistics support, for 130 Airbus A320s and 25 A321s.
SKYFE, the Wireless Inflight Entertainment System developed jointly by Havelsan and Turkish Technic, will be installed on 44 Turkish Airlines aircraft. The system includes the Wireless Inflight Entertainment System SKYFE‐W and the Tablet-Based Inflight Entertainment System SKYFE‐T.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has extended its Authorized Service Facility agreement with Adria Tehnika of Ljubljana, Slovenia, for an additional five years. Adria is authorized to do base and other maintenance on all Bombardier CRJs, including modifications and upgrades. The MRO has completed heavy maintenance on over 700 CRJs.
Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions has been selected by Frontier Airlines as its exclusive MRO provider for CFM56-5Bs. The eight-year contract will have Lockheed perform engine MRO at its LMCES Montreal facility with initial delivery in the first quarter 2016 and continuing through 2023.
EASA- and FAA-certified Magnetic MRO has added Airbus A320 family life rafts to its escape slides capabilities, which is valid for Boeing 737s and A320 family jets, and widebody A330s and 767s.
Flying Colours Aviation will redeliver the first of its eight Bombardier CRJ 200 conversions to Sparkle Roll Jet Company before the end of April.
Singapore Technologies Aerospace has injected its pro rata share of S$4 million ($2.8 million) into the capital of its joint venture, ST Aerospace Aircraft Seats.
LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services has been certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bahrain to perform maintenance on CF6s powering 767s. LOTAMS can now perform a full scope of work on 767-200s and -300s with CF6-80C2s and CF6-80As.
STS Aviation Group has been named by Gogo as its preferred Wi-Fi systems installation partner.
MRO software firm Rusada has opened its new UK headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire. It will serve as a base for European sales.
STG Aerospace has launched saf-Tglo blu, the first blue-glowing photo-luminescent floor path-marking system. And STG has also launched its liTeMood LED reading light, an affordable plug-and-play replacement for 737NG incandescent reading lights.
Satair Group has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Senior Aerospace Metal Bellows with exclusive rights outside of the US and China. This agreement includes SAMB’s entire aerospace products for airlines and MROs, but is primarily focused on Potable Water System Compressors, sole-source equipment for several Boeing aircraft.
Commsoft’s MRO IT system, OASES, has been chosen by Estonia’s Nordica for five years and five concurrent users.
Diehl Aerosystems has expanded its partnership network for cabin retrofits and refurbishment. Diehl has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AMES, based in Peggau, Austria, a one-stop shop for aerospace and mechanical engineering services with comprehensive certification capabilities.
MarketsandMarkets has reported the Aircraft Actuator Market, line-fit and retrofit, will reach $20.1 billion by 2022, growing at 9.5% annually.
United Airlines and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers have reached tentative agreements on new contracts for all of the airline's nearly 30,000 IAM-represented employees, including maintenance instructors.
UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Small Planet Airlines to retrofit existing fluorescent lighting systems on their A320s with LED cabin-wash lighting.
Telefonix PDT, which makes inflight entertainment and connectivity hardware, has signed a deal to complete the first supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Summit line of hardware. The STC will be applicable to 737-700s, -800s and -900s. The STC applicant and designer of the installation kit will be Astronics Armstrong Aerospace.
FACC Solutions has completed its 1000th winglet modification and upgrade for 737NG Blended Winglets to New Split Scimitar Winglet configuration.
Thales has been selected by Airbus as lead supplier for line-fit and retrofit high bandwidth connectivity on A320s, A330s and A380s.
GA Telesis has appointed Andreas Bauer as VP-operations and logistics.
PEMCO named Dan Teters as senior MRO manager.
Boeing subsidiary Aviall has appointed Eric Strafel as president and CEO.
AAR named Deepak Sharma s president of International Supply Chain to lead a newly assembled international team based in England and enhance AAR’s global expansion.