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AviTrader MRO Magazine 2017-11

AviTrader MRO Magazine 2017-11

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MRO and Production News 8 737-700 during conversion at IAI Photo: IAI Israel Aerospace Industries obtains STC approval for freighter conversion of 737-700BDSF Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has received a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) for cargo conversion of the 737-700BDSF . IAI has recently completed its first-ever conversion of a prototype aircraft from passengerto-full-freighter configuration at its facility, including the installation of a wide cargo door. The aircraft was delivered to Alaska Airline as the first of a three-aircraft order. The work was performed at IAI’s Bedek Aviation Group facilities in Israel. Sichuan Airlines signs A350 XWB Flight Hour Services (FHS) components support Sichuan Airlines, an all-Airbus-fleet airline based in Chengdu, has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) to provide components and predictive maintenance support, securing the highest service level and operations for its new fleet of four A350 XWBs. Sichuan Airlines is to operate the A350 XWBs in the coming months on its international routes, including Chengdu to the USA. This long-term FHS-Components and AiRTHM agreement provides an extensive scope of A350 line replaceable units (LRUs) and APU, guaranteed spare parts availability through pool access service and on-site stock at customer main base, as well as component reliability management and maintenance. In addition, AiRTHM brings a proactive maintenance mode to A350 operations. Honeywell to maintain aftermarket components for Emirates Airlines under 15-year agreement Honeywell has signed a 15-year Component Service Solutions agreement with Dubaibased Emirates to maintain aftermarket components on the airline’s fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. The technology used in this agreement extends through 2031 and covers comprehensive component repairs and support solutions for Emirates’ fleet, thus reducing grounded aircraft time. Honeywell’s strengths in the areas of component exchange and repairs will help Emirates benefit from a strong level of support and expertise, thereby reducing disruptions to operations due to component repairs. Honeywell’s services are designed to reduce maintenance costs, lower cost of ownership, and provide the highest possible fleet reliability. Aircraft components manufactured, supported and repaired by Honeywell include avionics and mechanical parts. Airbus’ and Etihad Airways Engineering’s joint A380 MRO Services offering commences operations in Abu Dhabi Work is starting on the first A380 “six-year” C-check for a third-party customer airline at Airbus’ and Etihad Airways Engineering’s joint A380 MRO Services offering in Abu Dhabi. The aircraft, A380 MSN072, belonging to Lufthansa, arrived at the end of October, and following an initial inspection phase, is getting ready to undergo the heavy check at Etihad’s state-of-the-art heavy maintenance facility. The extensive work scope, which includes major structural checks and incorporation of the mandatory Service Bulletins, is supported by an onsite Airbus technical advisory team. First agreed last year, this joint services collaboration materializes Etihad Airways Engineering’s recently announced membership of the international “Airbus MRO Alliance”, while for airlines it establishes OEM-backed thirdparty A380 maintenance, engineering and embodiment capabilities in Abu Dhabi, delivering efficient turnkey solutions under one roof. During the actual heavy maintenance visit, Airbus Customer Services provides technical advisory, logistical support and planning optimization managed by a dedicated on-site expert team, allowing minimized downtime of the aircraft. Honeywell and LHT create largest maintenance, repair and overhaul capability for Airbus A350 fleets Honeywell has signed Lufthansa Technik as a licensed component repair center and exclusive global asset provider for all Honeywell components and the HGT 1700 APU on Airbus A350 aircraft. Under the agreement, Lufthansa Technik will offer A350 operators around the world an unequalled experience with maintenance, repair and overhaul services for all Honeywell components, including auxiliary power units. Since the A350’s entry into service in late 2014, Lufthansa Technik has had two years of operational experience managing six in-service A350 fleets with more than 50 in-service aircraft. The new agreement extends Honeywell’s longstanding relationship with Lufthansa Technik as a Honeywell-licensed repair facility for mechanical, avionic components and hydro-mechanical units, and demonstrates its commitment to reduce aircraft downtime, providing faster turnaround and getting aircraft back in service. CL Aerospace gains EASA approval for new, SLA Battery C&L Aerospace, in partnership with Securaplane Technologies, a Meggitt PLC Company, has received EASA approval for the Securaplane Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries for Saab 340 aircraft. In August, both companies announced the battery’s Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and it’s FAA approval. Now with EASA approval, the battery can be installed on Saab 340 Aircraft registered in Europe. In conjunction with the STC, Securaplane and C&L have entered into an agreement that designates AviTrader MRO - November 2017

MRO and Production News 9 C&L as the worldwide Saab 340 Securaplane SLA Mainship battery distributor. The non-hazardous SLA batteries are maintenance-free,. can directly replace existing Ni-cad batteries, offer superior hot and cold weather performance and the ability to recover from deep discharge. Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center signs maintenance contract with Turkish Airlines The Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center has signed one of its largest maintenance contracts, when Turkish Airlines selected the engine center for up to a five-year Engine- Wise service agreement covering 100% of the airline’s V2500® and CFM56-7b engine overhaul requirements. The Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Technic, started operations in 2010 and draws on decades of maintenance experience from both Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Airlines. The engine center is equipped with high-tech, innovative flow lines and the latest machinery to overhaul engines to the industry’s highest standards. Demonstrating a high level of quality and safety, the engine center has delivered over 600 engines since 2010. Technetics Group announces new seal selector tool for critical service environment Technetics, a globally trusted source for engineered components, seals, assemblies and sub-systems for demanding environments, has announced its newly-released Seal Selector tool. The proprietary online tool quickly and easily determines the right custom-engineered sealing solution(s) based on the world’s most demanding environments. Technetics provides custom-engineered sealing solutions that have proven themselves time and again in the world’s most extreme environments. From abradable materials that increase airflow in turbines to inflatable seals that protect process materials and operators in the life sciences, every sealing solution Technetics offers is engineered for safety, performance and durability. Embraer and Austral Líneas Aéreas extend Pool Program for E-Jets Embraer and Austral Líneas Aéreas, Aerolíneas, Argentina’s domestic airline, have extended their Flight Hour Pool Program agreement until 2021 to continue providing repairable component support for the carrier’s fleet of 26 E190 jet aircraft. The announcement was made during the Embraer Operators Conference, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from October 31 to November 2. The multiyear program that originally began in 2011 features both the Pool Program and repair management services for the carrier’s E-Jets, which includes material services engineering, advanced component exchanges from Embraer’s spare parts warehouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a dedicated logistics channel to deliver parts to the Aerolíneas Argentinas cargo facility in Miami, Florida. AviTrader MRO - November 2017

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