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.

Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Electrical to Open New Singapore Support Facility

The French aerospace group signed an agreement with Singapore Economic Development Board
Safran Electrical and Singapore EDB sign agreement
Maintenance and Modifications

ST Engineering Extends Honeywell Partnership

ST supports a wide range of Honeywell components
ST Engineering and Honeywell held a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow on February 20. (Front, L-R) Eric Ai, v-p of Honeywell Aerospace's APAC airlines business; Poon Kok Wah, senior v-p and general manager of component services at ST Engineering; (back) Xu Jun, Honeywell Aerospace's APAC president; and Goh Poh Loh, executive v-p and head of component services at ST Engineering.
Maintenance and Modifications

P&W Seeing MRO Benefits from Singapore Technology Accelerator

STA has spurred some 30 innovations to improve MRO processes
P&W and Singapore tech accelerator
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero Gains CAAC Nod for RB211-535 Support

Chinese operators collectively operate 70 Boeing 757s, representing about 20 percent of the in-service RB211-535 fleet.
Rolls-Royce RB211-535 engine
Airports

Clark Airport Offers Space and Skills to Aviation Tenants

Real estate group Bertaphil is seeking to draw new companies to the Clark Freeport.
Philippine Aviation Pavilion
Environment

Nandina REM Makes Advances in Aviation Circularity

The company's technology offers a new opportunity for decommissioned aircraft.
Nandina REM Singapore Airshow 2024
Airlines

Scoot and Embraer Sign Spare Parts Inventory Management Deal

Scoot is the first ECIP customer in the Asia-Pacific region
A digital rendering of an E190-E2 with Scoot livery flying over Singapore
Maintenance and Modifications

SIA Engineering Seeks Support Partnership With Thales

The Singapore Airlines subsidiary signed an agreement with the European aerospace group
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Opens Embraer Bizjet Service Center in Perth

The facility supplements the maintenance provider's facilities in Sydney and Melbourne
Embraer and ExecuJet MRO Services agree new service center in Perth
Maintenance and Modifications

LTP Completes First 12-Year A380 Overhaul

A second 12-year A380 check is underway at LTP's Manila facility
A380 at Lufthansa Technik Philippines
Maintenance and Modifications

SAESL Plans $180 Million Expansion

Expansion will boost the engine MRO provider's capacity by 40 percent
SAESL MOU signing for expansion (Photo: Kerry Lynch/AIN)
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Comlux Delivers Second Completed ACJ TwoTwenty Bizjet

The second ACj is part of an order for 15 that will be completed at Comlux
Comlux completion of ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft
Engines

Pratt & Whitney Expands Singapore Activities

Expansion allows for an increase in GTF and PT6C MRO capacity
P&W MRO Singapore
Avionics

Elliott Launches Citation XL/XLS Refurb with G5000 Upgrade

The XL/XLS Excellence Program offers new avionics, paint, and interior
Elliott Aviation Excellent upgrade of the Citation XL/XLS
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier Expands Cost-Per-Hour Program to Defense Business

Bombardier continues to build on its special mission portfolio
Bombardier global and challenger aircraft in defense configurations flying together.
Aircraft

Asian Buyers Gain Access to Certified Pre-owned HondaJets

The light jets undergo rigorous maintenance and inspection to give customers peace of mind
Honda Aircraft's Echelon private jet
Maintenance and Modifications

Strong Maintenance Providers Bring Structure to Asian Carriers

Large independent maintenance, repair and overhaul groups stand to benefit from region’s risk aversion
A Lufthansa Technik mechanic inspects an engine in Manila
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Haite, CBM Sign Beijing Capital MRO Agreement

ExecuJet Haite recently signed a cooperative agreement with CBM for services at Daxing airport
ExecuJet Haite and CBM cooperate on MRO services
Airports

New Pavilion Aims to Raise Philippines' Aviation Profile

Clark International Airport offers plenty of space for aviation companies to grow
Clark International Airport in the Philippines
Engines

Emergency AD Cites New P&WC PT6 Power Turbine Blades

The AD requires removal of affected blades before further flight
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6E turbine engine
Maintenance and Modifications

Enstrom Opens Repair Station in Michigan

Company houses new repair shop at its factory in Menominee, Michigan
Enstrom factory floor in Menominee, Michigan
Maintenance and Modifications

Heston MRO Acquires Aviation NDT Services

Acquisition broadens Heston’s customer base in Australasia
Heston MRO mechanic inspecting landing gear
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer, Saudia Technic To Cooperate on Mx and Training

Agreement includes collaboration on business aviation support
Embraer and Saudia Technic executives
Aircraft

IADA Welcomes Six New Members

AeroProjx Int, Aviation Legal Counsel, Aviation Maintenance Support, Jet Access Group, MRO Insider, and Vedder Price join the association
Hawker 800XP listed by Jet Access, Greenfield, Ind.
Maintenance and Modifications

CAAC OKs ExecuJet Haite for Gulfstream G650 Heavy Checks

Tianjin-based MRO provider may now perform 72-month checks on the ultra-long-range business jets
ExecuJet Haite mechanics
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Aviation Performs Its First G650 Paint Job

MRO provider delivered the freshly painted airplane with new interior appointments
Gulfstream 650 newly painted by Duncan Aviation
Aircraft

Daher Restructures To Meet Revenue Growth Target

The manufacturer of the TBM and Kodiak aircraft is creating four new business units
Daher TBM 960 aircraft
Maintenance and Modifications

Clay Lacy Line Techs Complete Gulfstream Training Program

FlightSafety International helped design the specialized training course
Clay Lacy mechanics
Maintenance and Modifications

Premier Private Jets Acquires Stevens' Dayton MRO/FBO

National charter operator takes over Stevens facilities in Dayton, Ohio
Premier Private Aviation hangar in Dayton, Ohio
Maintenance and Modifications

Banyan Assigns Dedicated Crew to Gogo Avance Installs

Gogo has begun migrating its network technology to LTE for installation in early 2026
Banyan Air Service Gogo Avance