Maintenance and Modifications

News and issues about aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), covering all segments of the aviation industry; and modifications for aircraft and engines. Subjects include product support of aircraft, engines and avionics, MRO company mergers, acquisitions, announcements and personnel, Airworthiness Directives, Supplemental Type Certificate approvals and other topics.

Engines

GE Aerospace Expands Scope of Artificial Intelligence Support

AI enhances engine inspection processes and predictive maintenance
GE Aerospace robot inspection
Environment

Chasing Net Zero Carbon, Aerospace Manufacturing Gets Greener

Energy, water, and waste reduction processes have become part of the industry’s operations
Safran employees working on engine integration for LEAP-1A turbofan powerplants
Maintenance and Modifications

Honeywell Expands TFE Engine Support with Gama Aviation

Gama's Bournemouth facility in the UK will support aircraft operators across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Gama Aviation Engineering facility in Bournemouth, UK
Environment

Dovetail Unveils Hydrogen-electric Propulsion System

The first powertrain has been tested with ground runs conducted in Spain
Dovetail hybrid-electric propulsion system
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier Installs 3,000 Solar Panels on London Service Center

The solar panels will provide nearly one-third of the site's energy
Bombardier London Biggin Hill solar panels (Photo: Bombardier)
Maintenance and Modifications

Hawker 4000 Gets FANS/CPDLC Upgrade Nod

Textron Aviation will install the FANS 1/A+ and PM-CPDLC upgrade at certain of its domestic service facilities
Hawker 4000 (Photo: Textron Aviation)
Maintenance and Modifications

Gulfstream Opens $150M Service Center Expansion at KSAV

New maintenance facility allows Gulfstream to work on 26 more aircraft at a time
Gulfstream east service center opening in Savannah
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Signs Up for TrustFlight's Centrik 5 Software

The French manufacturer's MRO business will use the software to improve efficiency
Dassault Aviation Business Services hangar
Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Aviation Relocates Alaska Parts Stockroom

Company expects the move to aid accessibility and efficiency of parts distribution in the region
Cessna SkyCourier in flight
Maintenance and Modifications

Trimec Adds Falcon 7X and 8X to MRO Capabilities

New capacity follows receipt of STC for Universal Avionics InSight-equipped Falcon 2000 and 2000EX
Dassault Falcon 8X
Maintenance and Modifications

Elevate MRO Opens Denver Maintenance Base

Expansion includes staffing increase, service boost
Maintenance and Modifications

Avcon Wins STC for Caravan Camera Port Installation

Mod provides about 80 cubic feet of additional space in the fuselage-mounted pod
Maintenance and Modifications

Metro Aviation MRO Provider Creates Fixed-wing Division

New division holds its own FAA Part 145 certificate
Metro Aviation team
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Finds Creative Ways to Improve Jet Interior Maintenance and Overhaul Time

Redesigning the seats helps reduce downtime during overhaul and future maintenance
Dassault Falcon aircraft undergoing maintenance in hangar
Maintenance and Modifications

Jets MRO Improves Service by Minimizing Tech Turnover

The Dallas-based maintenance shop has become a desirable workplace
Jets MRO Dallas
Maintenance and Modifications

AIN Roundtable—Laying the Groundwork for Maintenance Demand

Industry leaders discuss how to prepare for capacity limitations and for the future of the maintenance sector
Round table July
Maintenance and Modifications

ACI Jet Details Plans for Faster MRO Quotes

The Bombardier service facility invests in tools and resources to ensure timely and accurate service estimates
ACI Jet's project estimator Sebastian Joncas
Maintenance and Modifications

Heritage Aviation Gains Authorization as a Garmin Service Center

This development allows Heritage Aviation to offer a wider range of service and support activities from Garmin
Heritage Aviation in Burlington, Vermont
Maintenance and Modifications

Comlux Malta Wins EASA Part 145 Certification

MRO can now provide line maintenance services for EASA-registered Airbus A320s and A220s
Comlux Malta vp accepts EASA Part 145 certificate
Aircraft

Leonardo To Assemble AW609 at Grottaglie Facility

The company is suspending production of airliner fuselages for Boeing for four months
Leonardo's Grottaglie production line for Boeing 787 airline fuselages
Maintenance and Modifications

GPMS Adds Two More Airbus Models to Foresight HUMS STCs

GPMS' Foresight HUMS is now certified on five different Airbus models
GMPS Hums on board Airbus helicopter
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Bombardier, F/List Open Biggin Hill Interiors Showroom

The Material Lounge is part of Bombardier's UK aircraft service center
Bombardier and F/List's new Material Lounge at London Biggin Hill Airport
Maintenance and Modifications

MD Helicopters Adds Texas Authorized Service Center

MD is further expanding its service center network
Thoroughbred Aviation's Georgetown, Texas maintenance facility
Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Aviation Goes Big Down Under

The airframer is upgrading its service network in Australia with expanded, modernized facilities
Beechcraft King Air 360 in flight over Australian plains
Rotorcraft

Metro Delivers AStar Helo to Texas Game Wardens

Helicopter will fly law enforcement, search-and-rescue, and aerial firefighting missions
Texas Game Wardens Airbus Helicopters H125
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet South Africa On Pace for Record Airframe Checks

The Dassault Aviation subsidiary previously set an annual record of seven aircraft
ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa
Maintenance and Modifications

PHI MRO Services Recognized as Leonardo Service Center

Helicopter maker adds the MRO provider to its global network of maintenance centers
Leonardo AW139-series helicopters
Safety

Honeywell Aims To Improve Runway Safety with Surf-A

Surf-A warns of runway incursions by aircraft, as well as excursions, and wrong-surface events
Honeywell Aerospace’s Boeing 757 testbed is pictured on the tarmac at Boeing Field in Seattle
Maintenance and Modifications

Skyservice To Add Capacity for Gogo Avance Installations

The Gogo-authorized dealer has established a program to create a center of excellence for LTE upgrades
Maintenance and Modifications

Hartzell Launches Propeller Core Purchase Program

The plan reduces overhaul lead times and more buying options of spare parts
Hartzell mechanic inspects work on a propeller in Pique, Ohio