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Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) has inaugurated a new MRO facility at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. The facility will exclusively serve the Air India fleet and will provide full aircraft base maintenance service, line maintenance, engineering and technical support, component and full material support, aircraft engine services and technical training services on all major aircraft types. The 9,000m² hangar open bay can accommodate two narrowbody aircraft at a time, or one widebody aircraft. The facility has a height of 24 metres.


Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Lufthansa Technik will expand their successful cooperation on the Airbus ACJ318 Elite, with 19 deliveries to date, by offering the Elite concept on the ACJ319. The new ACJ319 Elite complements the modular ACJ319 concepts and fully customised cabins that are already available from ACJ and Lufthansa Technik.


The baseline configuration of the ACJ319 Elite consists of a crew-rest/entourage area, a spacious executive lounge with full-flat club-seating and berthable divans, followed by a mid-cabin lavatory. Behind this area – making full use of the additional floor space of the ACJ319 – the baseline concept features a private office that converts into a bedroom plus master bathroom, including a shower option.


In addition to the executive office and shower, the ACJ319 Elite features over 20 additional layout and systems options for customers to choose from. Although pre-defined colour and material concepts are available, customers are free to select these finishing materials according to their individual preferences.


Airbus has launched the Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme, a long-term partnership programme set up to help airlines reduce their environmental footprint through a tailored offering of services and expertise. Based on four pillars (aircraft technology, aircraft operations, Air Traffic Management (ATM) and sustainable aviation fuels), the programme enables airlines to minimise their environmental impact by harnessing the full potential of the OEM’s latest generation, fuel efficient aircraft to minimise fuel burn and noise. Airbus will accompany each airline throughout the deployment of the programme. The Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme is currently in the process of developing pilot projects, during which Airbus will work closely with Cathay Pacific, British Airways and KLM. The feedback and learning from these three pilot projects will be taken onboard before the programme is extended to operators worldwide from 2016.


Avtech Avionics & Instruments (AAI) has expanded its capabilities to include more than 50 additional avionic and instrument part numbers for new and mid-generation Airbus aircraft.


BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has signed long-term spares support agreements with six key BAe 146/Avro RJ vendors. The agreements cover fixed price repair and overhauls for a total of nearly 340 different parts, covering hydraulic and mechanical components, cabin oxygen cylinders/valves, flap electronic control units and printed circuit boards, as well as a range of avionics components. The vendors are AEM Limited, Eaton Aerospace, Oakenhurst Aircraft Services, Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing, Ultra Electronics Controls and Honeywell. Building on these agreements, BAE Systems will start a drive to increase the range of parts on the aircraft to be covered under similar fixed price repair and overhaul agreements.


Currently, some 230 BAe 146/Avro RJs are in active service worldwide (with a further 50 aircraft in storage programmes). This includes 61 operators in a variety of roles including, traditionally, airliners, freighters, corporate shuttle and VIP aircraft, but also military transports, airtankers (aerial waterbombers), and research and test/development aircraft. Some operators state they will keep the aircraft in service for at least the next 20 years.


Bombardier has teamed up with Pratt & Whitney to develop and implement a data management service for the CSeries aircraft – part of the overall Bombardier Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) capable of transmitting real-time and recorded data from the aircraft. The AHMS will facilitate remote troubleshooting and deliver efficient and accurate diagnostics for use by both maintenance and flight crews.


Under this agreement, Pratt & Whitney’s eFAST system will be the infrastructure unit used to perform data transmissions from the CSeries aircraft’s onboard Health Management Unit (HMU) to the ground. Along with Bombardier, they will make up the data acquisition structure which will automatically download, process and store data that will be available for upload to respective customer portals.


Chromalloy has opened a new 6,500m² sales and warehouse facility in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to house its growing Chromalloy Material Solutions (CMS) global parts and materials trading business. Previously, CMS staff and equipment were in San Antonio, TX; Newnan, GA; and Miramar, FL.


Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) has completed its 100th Boeing 737NG airframe maintenance redelivery for Skymark of Japan. The business relationship between the two companies spans over a decade, starting with Skymark’s now retired Boeing 767-300ERs, that covered AOG support, airframe heavy maintenance, engine overhauls and component maintenance.


EGAT has also celebrated the successful redelivery of the 50th airframe maintenance event for US cargo airline Atlas Air. EGAT’s partnership with Atlas on airframe HMV and ramp maintenance has also lasted over 10 years, covering multiple airframe types. Besides performing Boeing 747-400 airframe maintenance, EGAT services Atlas Air’s 747-8s, as well as the 747-400LCF Dreamlifters that it operates on behalf of the OEM to support Boeing 787 production. All four 747-400LCF Dreamlifters operated by Atlas Air were converted at EGAT under a contract with Boeing.


Fokker Services and GKN Aerospace have launched the SkyView window, measuring 1.5m long x 0.5m high, for the Boeing Business Jet. It will be offered under a Fokker STC, with up to four windows able to be installed on each aircraft. Fokker Services will fit the demisting, acrylic SkyView windows, incorporating GKN’s patented Crystal Vue II coating, into the passenger cabin of a converted BBJ 737-700 aircraft. The windows will be designed and manufactured at the GKN Aerospace site in Luton, UK, with the first set of windows due to be delivered in December 2015 with the conversion completed and certified by 1Q16.


Fokker Services has extended its ABACUS Component Availability programme Bombardier Dash 8 Q100/Q200/Q300 turboprops and all Fokker aircraft to CRJ700/900/1000 aircraft.

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