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    AIM Altitude, has unveiled its new UK faclity at Bournemouth Airport housing all of its cabin interiors division in one building.

    GE Aviation has named Jean Lydon-Rodgers as the new president and CEO of its services business.

    Pratt & Whitney has obtained joint-type certification from the FAA and EASA for the Airbus A321neo, which is powered by its Geared Turbofan engine option.

    Bombardier’s CS300 aircraft has been awarded type validation by the FAA.

    The approval means both variants of the CSeries – the CS300 and the smaller CS100 – have been certified by the FAA, EASA and Transport Canada.

    French precision machining specialist Mecafi has inaugurated its new facility for the building of guide vanes for the CFM LEAP engine program.

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    African regional carrier Airlink has added 11 Embraer ERJ 140 jets to its fleet and has expanded its flight hour pool program for another eight years.

    Lessor Aircastle has announced new additions to its airline coverage team.

    Alaska Airlines has reached a tentative five-year agreement for nearly 700 aircraft technicians and related employees with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) union.

    Maintenance IT vendors and consultants have been drooling for years at the prospect of one of the big-three U.S. majors replacing its 40 year-old, patch-work maintenance system with a thoroughly modern maintenance or Enterprise Resource Planning... read more

    AFI KLM E&M will provide component support for low-cost carrier AirAsia’s fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft, scheduled to number 304 aircraft.

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    Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has appointed its managing director Chris Dare as accountable manager for Monarch Aircraft Engineering.

    SIA Engineering (SIAEC) has renewed its agreement to supply services to Singapore Airlines Cargo’s fleet for another three years from January 2017. 

    Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has signed a line maintenance technical handling agreement with Cypriot charter carrier Cobalt Aero.

    Aircraft repair specialists Marana Aerospace Solutions and Ascent Aviation Services have confirmed plans to merge and form a single MRO entity for widebody and narrowbody jets in North America.

    Pemco World Air Services (PEMCO) has redelivered its first 737-300 passenger-to-freighter (PTF) converted aircraft to Guangdong Long Hao Aviation Group.

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    Shanghai HaoTong Aviation Engineering (SHAE) has confirmed the conclusion of its EASA certification and recently gained EASA Part 21 – Subpart J – Design Organization Approval (DOA).

    Rolls-Royce and Delta Air Lines have entered into the first ever SelectCare services agreement for Trent engines, covering the Trent 800 powering the U.S. carrier’s fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.

    Thai authorities will next year attempt to prove to ICAO that they have addressed safety concerns regarding the country’s aviation oversight.

    Aviation services provider Dviation Group and advisory firm Swiss Aviation Consulting have joined forces to provide total fleet technical management (FTM) solutions for aircraft operators.

    AJW Group has signed an agreement with an unnamed lessor to take an Airbus A340-500 and has earmarked the aircraft for teardown.

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    IFS says it is targeting further growth in the aviation maintenance software segment after its acquisition of Canadian MRO software specialist Mxi Technologies last week.

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    Av-Base plans to further develop and streamline data validation enhancements to its WinAir MRO software in 2017. This year, AV-Base released its newest version of WinAir, reflecting years of research and development.

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    IFS has increased its MRO footprint by acquiring Canadian maintenance software specialist Mxi Technologies.

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    Jetstar Asia has agreed a 10-year contract to use FLYdocs’ data and records management software.

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    Conventional maintenance IT systems do not analyze Big Data, but they must be prepared to support and exploit this analysis. This means maintenance IT must be mobile for two reasons. First, analysts will need data from every touchpoint, including... read more

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    UK-based aircraft lighting supplier STG Aerospace has appointed two new regional sales manager to expand its global sales team.

    Magnetic MRO has confirmed Risto Mäeots will become its new CEO from December 1.

    Bart Reijnen has succeeded Mikkel Bardram as CEO of aftermarket services provider Satair.

    Turboprop manufacturer ATR has appointed Christian Scherer as its new CEO.

    Southwest Airlines has agreed terms with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) on a tentative labour agreement for more than 200 aircraft appearance technicians.

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    Rolls-Royce and Delta Air Lines have entered into the first ever SelectCare services agreement for Trent engines, covering the Trent 800 powering the U.S. carrier’s fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.

    Lessor Aircastle has announced new additions to its airline coverage team.

    GE Aviation has named Jean Lydon-Rodgers as the new president and CEO of its services business.

    Aircraft repair specialists Marana Aerospace Solutions and Ascent Aviation Services have confirmed plans to merge and form a single MRO entity for widebody and narrowbody jets in North America.

    IFS says it is targeting further growth in the aviation maintenance software segment after its acquisition of Canadian MRO software specialist Mxi Technologies last week.

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    Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has appointed its managing director Chris Dare as accountable manager for Monarch Aircraft Engineering.

    AIM Altitude, has unveiled its new UK faclity at Bournemouth Airport housing all of its cabin interiors division in one building.

    Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has signed a line maintenance technical handling agreement with Cypriot charter carrier Cobalt Aero.

    AJW Group has signed an agreement with an unnamed lessor to take an Airbus A340-500 and has earmarked the aircraft for teardown.

    Engine MRO facility Aero Norway has been granted approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), allowing it to carry out engine maintenance for China-registered aircraft.

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    Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has entered into an agreement with Air India for landing gear maintenance and repair work on the flag carrier’s fleet of Boeing 777-200 and -300 aircraft.

    Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) has become an authorised service centre for Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) units manufactured by FLYHT.

    Rolls-Royce has booked an order for Trent 7000 engines to power two A330neos ordered by Aircalin, which is based on the Pacific island of New Caledonia.

    MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Air, has completed its 2,000 engine shop visit.

    The engine was a China Southern Airlines-operated V2500-A5.

    CFM International will begin offering line maintenance training for the LEAP-1C engine at its Aero Engine Maintenance and Training Center (AEMTEC) located in Guanghan City.

    The LEAP-1C training engine, which was used as part of the engine... read more

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    Shanghai HaoTong Aviation Engineering (SHAE) has confirmed the conclusion of its EASA certification and recently gained EASA Part 21 – Subpart J – Design Organization Approval (DOA).

    SIA Engineering (SIAEC) has renewed its agreement to supply services to Singapore Airlines Cargo’s fleet for another three years from January 2017. 

    Thai authorities will next year attempt to prove to ICAO that they have addressed safety concerns regarding the country’s aviation oversight.

    Aviation services provider Dviation Group and advisory firm Swiss Aviation Consulting have joined forces to provide total fleet technical management (FTM) solutions for aircraft operators.

    Pemco World Air Services (PEMCO) has redelivered its first 737-300 passenger-to-freighter (PTF) converted aircraft to Guangdong Long Hao Aviation Group.

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    VD Gulf has agreed a contract to carry out heavy maintenance checks on five 737 aircraft operated by Russian carrier UTair.

    Emirates has announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) exploring opportunities for collaboration in innovation and development across the aviation sector.

    Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES), the Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Safran Nacelles joint venture, has added new engine nacelle services and capabilities to target further growth in the... read more

    Swiss MRO SR Technics has opened a new maintenance training center in Abu Dhabi to provide services for regional and international customers.

    Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop a new MRO services offering for the A380.

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    African regional carrier Airlink has added 11 Embraer ERJ 140 jets to its fleet and has expanded its flight hour pool program for another eight years.

    Air Austral added new aftermarket support coverage with AFI KLM E&M for its Boeing 777 fleet due to upcoming fleet changes, which will require phase in and phase out support.

    Ethiopian Airlines has signed a contract with AFI KLM E&M for component support services on 28 of its next-generation 737 aircraft.

    AFI KLM E&M signed a contract with Air Mauritius to organize power-by-the-hour component support for its fleet of three ATR 72-500s.

    STG Aerospace has begun retrofitting its LED lighting solution on South African regional carrier Airlink’s fleet of 12 Avro RJ85 aircraft.

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    Embraer has pushed back certification of its E175 E2 regional jet from 2020 to 2021. In a statement the Brazilian manufacturer said it was influenced by recent labor negotiations between US airlines and pilot unions, which didn’t produce hoped-... read more

    HAECO Cabin Solutions, a division of HAECO Americas, has announced new Colombian low-cost carrier Wingo as its first Latin American customer for its Vector seat product for its fleet of four 737-700 aircraft.

    Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services, a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines, has completed maintenance work on the first of three 787 aircraft for Aeromexico.

    Colombian flag carrier Avianca has opened its new MRO hangar at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro.

    MTU Maintenance has extended its V2500-A5 engine support services agreement with South American airline group LATAM Airlines for another five years, taking the cooperation up to 2024.

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    Shanghai HaoTong Aviation Engineering (SHAE) has confirmed the conclusion of its EASA certification and recently gained EASA Part 21 – Subpart J – Design Organization Approval (DOA).

    Rolls-Royce and Delta Air Lines have entered into the first ever SelectCare services agreement for Trent engines, covering the Trent 800 powering the U.S. carrier’s fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.

    Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has appointed its managing director Chris Dare as accountable manager for Monarch Aircraft Engineering.

    African regional carrier Airlink has added 11 Embraer ERJ 140 jets to its fleet and has expanded its flight hour pool program for another eight years.

    SIA Engineering (SIAEC) has renewed its agreement to supply services to Singapore Airlines Cargo’s fleet for another three years from January 2017. 

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    Russian charter and cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VDA) expects to cut its fuel costs by $100,000 per year after repainting one of its 10 Antonov An-124 freighters.

    Airbus has completed the acquisition of Canadian firm Navtech which it said will strengthen its end-to-end flight operations services.

    European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has agreed to acquire a majority stake in commercial aircraft parts specialist Sigma Components for £65m ($94.2m).

    Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has confirmed the acquisition of Texas Pneumatics Systems (TPS), a provider of repair and overhaul services for pneumatic and fuel related components and systems.

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    AAR has announced a reconfiguration programme for the 757-200 aircraft of “a major US airline”.

    Spare parts specialist AJW Aviation has signed a three-year deal with lessor Engine Lease Finance Corporation (ELFC) to become its engine consignment partner.

    Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has signed an agreement with Emirates to develop a certified cockpit mount installation for the electronic flight bags (EFB) on its fleet of 777 and A380 aircraft.

    Thai Airways’ MRO division has begun carrying out heavy maintenance checks on two 777Fs operated by US cargo carrier Southern Air.

    Boeing has appointed Kevin Crowley as its new vice-president of digital aviation as well as CEO for its Jeppesen subsidiary.

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