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

Boost Systems Cargo Baskets Win Transport Canada STC

FAA certification is pending
AS350 with Boost cargo baskets
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Haite Opens New Beijing Bizjet Maintenance Base

The spacious new facility is opening at China's Beijing Daxing International Airport
ExecuJet Haite and CBM officials sign their collaboration agreement
Maintenance and Modifications

Jets MRO To Launch Operations at Dallas Executive

Company will occupy a 40,000-sq-ft facility under development by Jet Access
Jet Access private aviation complex at Dallas Executive Airport

Líder Aviation Names First Female President

COO Junia Hermont is being promoted to CEO, effective January 2024
Líder Aviation CEO Junia Hermont
Maintenance and Modifications

Solution to MRO Capacity Shortage a Multi-pronged Endeavor

Labor and parts shortages remain key drivers
Elevate MRO mechanic working on landing gear
Maintenance and Modifications

MRO Profile: Omni Aircraft Maintenance Poised for Major Expansion

Operation to see MRO capacity double by year-end
Omni Aircraft Maintenance mechanics working on landing gear
Charter & Fractional

TAM AE Again Rated Top Air Charter Operator in Brazil

Marks operator's eighth year of being named "Biggest and Best" in the country
TAM Aviação Executiva
Maintenance and Modifications

Piaggio Delivers First Retrofitted Avanti II+

Upgraded Avanti now carries new configuration of Avanti II+
Piaggio P.180 MSN 1053 sits parked at the company's center of excellence in Villanova d’Albenga ahead of delivery to its Genoa customer support center.
Maintenance and Modifications

Blackhawk Wins Garmin GI-275 STC for 500-series Citations

Install provides for a lower-cost, more reliable electronic standby instrument system
Cessna Citation with Garmin GI-275 ESIS
Maintenance and Modifications

GPMS Expands in Europe with Léman Aviation Partnership

The partnership aims to introduce Foresight MX, an advanced HUMS, to European operators
Maintenance and Modifications

NAA, FAI Recognize Record Tamarack King Air Flight

Tamarack winglets enabled the record-breaking flight
Nick Guida Tamarack Aerospace record-breaking King Air flight
Maintenance and Modifications

Airbus Helicopters Continues To Attack Supply-chain Issues

The rotorcraft OEM is buying suppliers, out-of-production aircraft for parts
Airbus Helicopters MRO
Maintenance and Modifications

Airwolf Developing Helo STCs for True Blue Batteries

STCs apply to Citations, Phenoms, Caravans, and PC-12s
Charter & Fractional

Charter Group KlasJet Cleared To Operate in Canada

The Lithuania-based company is part of the Avia Solutions Group
KlasJet Boeing 737 aircraft

Schweizer Completes First OEM Certified Helicopter

The program adds new life to older Schweizer helicopters
Schweizer S300CBi helicopter
Maintenance and Modifications

AMAC and Mukamalah Aviation Collaborate on VIP MRO

Saudi and Gulf region customers to benefit from MRO agreement
AMAC Dubai Airshow 2023
Training and Workforce

NATA Launches Aviation Mx Apprenticeship Tracking Tool

The tool assists members with developing aviation maintenance technician applicants
Maintenance and Modifications

Honeywell Signs MENA MRO Support Agreements

Saudia Technic expands its APU servicing to cover Boeing 777s
Maintenance and Modifications

Emirates Invests $950 Million In Dubai Maintenance Facility

The new MRO basis could support third-party carriers as well as the Emirates fleet
Emirates new maintenance facility at Dubai World Central
Maintenance and Modifications

Gulf Air Extends MRO Partnership with Joramco

Joramco has provided heavy maintenance for the Bahrain carrier for the past decade
Gulf Air and Joramco sign MRO contract extension
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Breaks Ground on Central Florida Service Center

175,000-sq-ft Falcon maintenance facility to open in late 2024
Dassault MRO Melbourne Florida

CFM Boosts Leap Engine Support with Abu Dhabi Shop

The engine maker has fixes for Leap engine durability issues as Middle East fleet increases
CFM Leap 1 A engine

MTU Steps Up Work on Fuel Cells and Water-Enhanced Turbofan

Key objectives are to support new narrowbody airliners by the mid-2030s and larger aircraft by 2050
MTU's Water Enhanced Turbofan
Maintenance and Modifications

Sanad Completes MRO Process on First Leap Engine for Flydubai

CFM holds a worldwide backlog of more than 10,000 Leap engines
Sanad CFM Leap facility
Maintenance and Modifications

Refurbishment Programs Drive Need for Third-Party MRO Help

Aging airliner fleets are driving growth in maintenance, repair and overhaul services in the Middle East region
Turkish Technic and the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
Maintenance and Modifications

West Star Aviation Acquires Jet East from Gama Aviation

The maintenance, repair and overhaul companies value the deal at some $100 million
A Jet East mechanic works on avionics
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Aviation To Open Falcon MRO at New São Paulo Airport

Catarina facility to be large enough to house a Falcon 10X
Dassault mechanic works on a PW307 turbofan

Dubai Still In Pole Position As Gulf's Core Business Aviation Hub

Service providers and operators see more opportunities for UAE growth and also in Saudi Arabia
Master plan for Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub at Al Maktoum International Airport

Bombardier Deliveries, Revenues Jump in Third Quarter

Deliveries were up by six and revenues by 28 percent
Bombardier Global 7500 over ocean (Photo: Bombardier)
Charter & Fractional

Charter and Management Firm CapJet Rebrands as Fly Tru

Texas-based operator pledges high levels of transparency over costs, aircraft condition, and crew
CapJet Gulfstream G200 aircraft