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October 2018

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321 Precision Conversions has announced Telair International as the main deck cargo system manufacturer for the passenger-to-freighter conversion of Airbus A321-200 aircraft. Telair has added the industry wide unique capability to load R-Code (16f.) pallets and offers transport capability for up to 14 A-Code, 13 M-Code and 16 B-Code containers on the A321PCF. In addition, Telair will provide its 3D-Floorpanels including innovative design features like integrated drain pans for the A321PCF. Telair has also introduced a module-based cargo loading system for the lower deck as a customer selectable option, which adds two extra lower deck ULD positions. 
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AerSale has announced the launch of a new business unit, AerSale Parts Manufacturing, in Roswell, NM. AerSale Parts Manufacturing has received Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) from the FAA to produce commercial and military aircraft parts (FAA PMA PQ03874SW). The business unit will also be responsible for developing proprietary systems such as AerSafe and AerTrak, which have been issued STCs from the FAA.
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Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services has received FAA STC approval for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) modifications on Boeing 757, 767-200, and 767-300 aircraft. The Airborne solution includes many cost-saving features while minimising aircraft downtime and upgrade expense to comply with Satellite-Based Augmentation System (S-BAS) requirements mandated by the FAA for 2025. This new ADS-B Out certification pairs the new ACSS (Thales) Transponders, which were the first to the market and are already in production, with two Esterline/CMC CMA-5024 SBAS GPS Receivers to provide the position information to the transponders. The CMA-5024 will also prepare the aircraft for the future; LPV and GBAS are upgrades that can be added using the CMA-5024.
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B&H Worldwide has signed an agreement to handle all AOG traffic, time-critical spares and routine shipments as service cargo to and from London-Gatwick on behalf of airBaltic. B&H will take care of the entire shipping process, providing a new level of shipment transparency to airBaltic through the use of its OnTrack system to provide track & trace, and reporting with an option to include full inventory management in the future. The contract will be managed through the B&H London Heathrow Control Tower, providing round-the-clock 24/7, 365 service to the customer globally.
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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced FAA approval for the maintenance intervals escalation of the CRJ700, CRJ900 and CRJ1000 aircraft. The line maintenance interval (A check) is extended to 800 flight hours, and the heavy maintenance interval (C check) to 8,000 flight hours. This equates to 14% less maintenance days. The maintenance intervals have doubled since the launch of the CRJ aircraft family. The new maintenance intervals are applicable for new production deliveries as well as all CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 aircraft in service.
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C&L Aerospace has been named as the recommended vendor for CT7 Engine Care Maintenance Program (ECMP) and non-ECMP LRU services support by GE Aviation, which has completed the transition and will no longer offer CT7 LRU support. Operators for CT7-5A2 and CT7-9B engines now have the option to utilise C&L Aerospace for their LRU support needs.
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C&L Aviation Services (C&L) has signed an agreement with JetSuiteX to provide interior aircraft refurbishment, engineering, and exterior paint services to convert multiple Embraer ERJ 145 family aircraft from a standard regional aircraft configuration to a 30-seat JetSuiteX branded interior and red and white exterior paint scheme. This includes new seat designs, upgrading interior panels, upgrading lavatories, installing LED lighting, wifi and in-seat power. In addition, C&L will provide heavy MRO services, with the first two aircraft already in work.
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CTT Systems has announced that an undisclosed airline has selected Inflight Humidification (IFH) in Business Class to be line-fitted in its entire Airbus A350-900 fleet. Aircraft delivery is scheduled from the second half of 2019 to 2023. It has also received an order for a Cair VIP Inflight Humidification system for one Airbus ACJ319neo. Installation will take place during the aircraft outfitting performed by Fokker Techniek. The system installation will feature increased humidity in the entire aircraft cabin, which requires support from two humidifiers. This award is the company's 91st order for Airbus ACJ/Boeing BBJ VIP aircraft.
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Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has entered into the aircraft consumables sales business. The company has decided to take the step based on the demand from airlines, MROs and brokers. It has an established network of suppliers, stored inventory to a value exceeding $15 million at Václav Havel Airport Prague and established logistics support. The company already provides services to Czech Airlines, Travel Services and Enter Air. 
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Eirtech Aviation Services has been granted STC approval on Boeing 737NG aircraft to install the Honeywell ACARS Mark II CMU+ with all associated wiring changes. This allows aircraft fitted with these units to comply with the EASA February 2020, Link 2000+ CPDLC mandate. It is applicable to 737-600/700/800/900 and 737 MAX 8/9. The solution will be of interest to airlines and aircraft leasing companies who have aircraft which are not yet compliant with the upcoming CPDLC mandate. Eirtech can supply a turnkey solution to include, engineering, STC with right to use letter, installation wiring kit with EASA Form 1 and supply of Honeywell CMU units. It has also received an STC for Boeing 777-300 aircraft that allows for the removal of all existing economy class passenger seats in the main cabin of the aircraft without replacement to achieve a first class and business class only configuration for limited ferry flights. All other elements in the passenger cabin will remain as is. This includes all monuments, emergency equipment and other equipment not related to the economy class passenger seats. This solution may be of particular interest to airlines and aircraft leasing companies who have 777 aircraft coming to their end of lease date.

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