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AAR has expanded its component repair and overhaul services with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft to include a wider range of components for its regional jet support programs. AAR began executing on the component repair contract in January 2019, and following strong operational performance, signed a service expansion agreement in September to cover additional components. The services for the BAE Systems agreement are performed at AAR’s Component Repair facility in Amsterdam.


Aerate has received FAA STS ST04184NY for installation of the AerTrak ADS-B system on Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The FAA previously approved AerTrak for Boeing 737 Classic and NG series aircraft (ST04009NY) and Boeing 757-200 series aircraft (ST04011NY).


Airinmar has signed a three-year agreement with JetBlue to provide component Value Engineering cost oversight services for the airline’s Airbus and Embraer fleets. Under the scope of the services, Airinmar will assess repair costs to assure compliance with JetBlue’s contracted pricing terms, under either component flight-hour or fixed-pricing terms, as well as the cost evaluation of time and material quoted repairs.


AJW Group has extended a Power-by-the-Hour (PBH) contract with Tigerair in Australia. Under the support programme, AJW will satisfy the airline’s Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 material requirements across a variety of component groups including airframe and engine LRU’s, major assemblies, wheels and brakes, auxiliary power units (APU), thrust reversers and consumables.


AJW Group has extended its long-term relationship with Ethiopian Airlines with a contract for the maintenance and repair of parts. The contract will be carried out in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines for the delivery of its Boeing 737NG component MRO services and will include repairs at AJW Technique in Montreal.


AJW Group has extended its Boeing 757/767 power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract with Air Astana, which has been running since 2006. In addition to PBH support, AJW is providing a lease package that will give the carrier immediate access to high priority aircraft parts.


Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) and VAS Aero Services have announced a long-term component repair services agreement. The contract will allow CSAT to expand capabilities within its component services divisions with the addition of certified repaired parts from VAS.


Embraer has announced several new Pool Program agreements. Switzerland’s Helvetic Airways has added seven E190s to the current agreement that already supports four aircraft. France’s Pan Européenne Air Service has been a pool customer for more than ten years and has renewed their support contract for their ERJ 135 and ERJ 145 jets. UK’s Flybe, a long-standing pool customer, renewed the pool contract and will continue to benefit from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) component support to their entire E175 and E195 fleet. In Africa, Zambia’s Royal Air Charters signed a new support contract for a recently acquired ERJ-145.

            Embraer also announced that all E-Jet operators in Asia Pacific have enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program. This follows a Pool Program deal signed between Myanmar National Airlines and Embraer for their E190 fleet. There are currently 60 E-Jets operated by six airlines, including Japan Airlines, in four countries spread across the sub-regions of Asia Pacific (excluding China).


Embraer has signed a multiyear Flight Hour Repair Management Program contract with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras to provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of first generation E-Jets of commercial aircraft E190 and E195. Through Embraer’s TechCare portfolio of solutions, the multi-year agreement covers more than 300 repairable part numbers and includes both materials and engineering services supported from Embraer's spare parts facility in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


HAECO ITM has announced an agreement with Air Hong Kong (AHK) to provide its Airbus A330-300 freighter fleet with inventory technical management support. The contract covers component MRO, repair management, component pooling, component engineering support services and AOG support. In addition to the Airbus A330-300F, HAECO ITM also provides inventory technical management support for AHK’s A300-600 freighter fleet.  


Liebherr-Aerospace and SR Technics have renewed their partnership with a five-year global service contract covering on air management systems and flight control systems. The partners work hand in hand to support a fleet of more than 500 aircraft operated by airlines around the world, including Airbus A320 Family and A330/A340 Family aircraft as well as Embraer E-Jets. Liebherr will provide services from its facilities in Toulouse (France), Lindenberg (Germany) and its repair station in Singapore.


Meggitt has signed a multi-million dollar SMARTSupport agreement with GA Telesis for the provision of parts and technical support to GA Telesis’ MRO Services Organization for the repair of engine components for the CFM56 and V2500 platforms. In addition, Meggitt will provide component repair services to support GA Telesis’ Component Solutions Group (CSG) with their future aircraft teardown operations, asset management, and flight hour programs.


CFM International and Indian airline Vistara have signed a long-term Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement for the maintenance of 120 LEAP-1A engines that power 60 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft in service or in order. 


Delta TechOps and Austrian Airlines have signed an exclusive agreement covering Pratt & Whitney PW4060 engine maintenance for up to six-years to support the airline's Boeing 767 fleet. 


Lufthansa Technik Malta has started to carry out technical services on the Airbus A350. A first aircraft, an Airbus A350-1000 from an undisclosed customer, received a cabin modification in September. The first A350-900 was expected in October for a C check. So far, three international carriers, amongst them Air Mauritius, have signed MRO contracts for the A350 family with Lufthansa Technik Malta.


Rolls-Royce and Delta Air Lines have extended a Trent 7000 TotalCare agreement to add a further two A330neo aircraft. The two additional aircraft will take Delta’s A330neo fleet to 37. Delta TechOps will be responsible for performing the MRO work.


SR Technics has been awarded a seven-year exclusive engine maintenance contract with Ukraine International Airlines. The agreement covers a minimum of 34 CFM56-7B shop visits. Meanwhile, work began on the first engine in the SR Technics engine shop in Zurich in August of this year, following three trial shop visits performed earlier this year.


StandardAero has recently signed an exclusive long-term contract with Silver Airways for Pratt & Whitney PW127M engine support for the airline’s fleet of ATR 42-600 regional turboprops, including responsive overhaul-level support from StandardAero’s Summerside, PE, Canada location. In addition, Silver Airways will benefit from access to StandardAero’s North American network of service centres and mobile repair teams (MRTs). It will also be supporting the airline with engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) services.


Joramco has signed a new base maintenance agreement for the first time with the Irish budget airline; Ryanair, to perform heavy checks on its Boeing 737 NG fleet. Ryanair has booked two parallel lines at Joramco facility for the upcoming winter season, commencing November this year until the end of March 2020.


Joramco has signed a new base maintenance agreement with MNG Airlines; a Turkish cargo airline headquartered in Istanbul, to perform three C checks on two Airbus A300 and one A330 aircraft between December 2019 and February 2020.


Joramco completed out of phase checks for five Boeing 787s of Kenya Airways, in addition to major modification tasks related to upgrading IFE wiring systems and PSU oxygen modules. The work was carried out between May and June.


KLM UK Engineering has signed a long-term Boeing 737NG heavy maintenance contract with Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)starting in 2020. It has also signed a new long-term heavy maintenance contract with Aurigny Air Services for heavy maintenance on Embraer 195 aircraft.

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