GE Aviation and Iberia Maintenance have signed an agreement that will provide Iberia with OEM technical support for its maintenance and repair services on CF34-8C/E engines. The agreement expands Iberia’s current overhaul capability for the CF34 engine and licenses GE’s engine maintenance technology.
Economy of Spain
GE Aviation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iberia Maintenance designating the company as the preferred regional fulfillment center for CFM56-5A MRO in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Corjet Europe of Madrid, Spain, has been named a Gulfstream-authorized warranty repair facility. Corjet Europe is a joint venture between Iberia and Gestair, both of which are based in Spain.
French aerospace conglomerate Safran (Booth No. 4287) said it is reorganizing to meet the challenges presented by the growing role of electronics in aircraft systems and subsystems design.
France’s Safran group plans to embark on a restructuring effort to better advance the so-called more electric aircraft concept and the increased application of electronics in aircraft systems and subsystems. In his first ever press interview, new CEO Jean-Paul Herteman told AIN that the revamp, due to start in early 2009, will “take on critical importance” in developing a generation of less fuel-hungry aircraft.
Swissport Executive Aviation (SEA) is preparing for a November start up of business aircraft handling operations at Spain’s Malaga Airport from the general aviation terminal. It will compete with existing handling groups General Aviation Services, United Airport Services, Servisair, Sart and Iberia, although the latter three companies are largely focused on airline handling.
Swissport Executive Aviation (SEA) is opening a new FBO at Spain’s Malaga Airport this month. The move is the next step in the company’s ambitious plan to double its current number of European FBOs to 20 between now and the end of 2007.
A revolution in Binter Canarias’s approach to business and the Spanish carrier’s distinguished on-time performance record led to its selection, for the third time, as the ERA’s Airline of the Year last October. Binter relinquishes its title at the ERA general assembly in, appropriately enough, the Spanish city of Barcelona at the end of this month.