Larry Shiembob, general manager of Timken’s Aerospace Aftermarket Solutions in Mesa, Ariz., told AIN the company is enhancing its overhaul and repair operations by adding 100 new replacement parts to its portfolio of FAA-approved parts and assemblies. “We are sharpening our focus on engine overhaul and repair, and we expect customers to benefit from that emphasis,” he said.
Maintenance, repair and operations
Goodrich (Booth No. 3207) has designated Precision Aviation Group (PAG) as an authorized repair center to provide MRO services on its electrical-power products. PAG provides parts and MRO services for helicopters and airplanes through Precision Heliparts and Precision Avionics & Instruments in Atlanta and Precision Heliparts-Canada and Precision Accessories & Instruments in Vancouver, Canada.
AAR has been selected by Cobham Aviation Services UK to provide repair management and overhaul services in support of Cobham’s maintenance facility in Bournemouth, England. AAR’s Defense Systems & Logistics operating unit will manage the program. AAR will provide a single point of contact for the repair of components that Cobham previously serviced internally or outsourced to multiple vendors.
Aircraft spares specialist AAR is offering a cost-effective parts inventory management program to relieve airlines’ cash flow headaches. “There’s no question airlines in this region are looking for ways to streamline their inventory cost structure,” said AAR’s vice president of sales for the Aviation Supply Chain Group in the Asia-Pacific region, Paul Richardson.
Goodrich (Chalet CD-07) is celebrating 15 years since opening its Changi maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility here in Singapore. This began in 1995 as a 3,000-sq-ft repair shop with just 14 employees but is now an entire campus with 530,000 sq ft and 700 employees.
Over the past 30 years, Singapore has become a leader in aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work and components supplier in the Asia-Pacific region. At the heart of this achievement is the ST Engineering group, whose umbrella covers ST Aerospace and its subsidiary MRO specialists STA Engineering and SASCO.
Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service providers are here at the Singapore Airshow chasing more market share in a still-promising Asia-Pacific region.
“The most significant issue facing the maintenance community in 2010 is financial sustainability,” Aaron Hilkemann, president of Duncan Aviation, told AIN. “As demand decreased this past year, additional incentives were provided to operators. These incentives have reduced or eliminated already low profit margins for many maintenance providers.
Munich, Germany-based 328 Support Services has received FAA repair station status for its Dornier 328 executive conversion work. The company is the type certificate holder for the Dornier 328 and is a registered production, customer support, engineering and third-party maintenance organization with headquarters at Oberpfaffenhofen Airfield.
Jet Aviation has signed a service center agreement with Jet Support Services (JSSI) to provide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services and to supply spare parts to JSSI and its clients. Under the terms of the agreement Jet Aviation will provide aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services at its Basel, Geneva, Zurich, Dusseldorf, London Biggin Hill, Dubai and Singapore locations to JSSI and its customers.