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

Million Air Dallas Introduces Aircraft Maintenance Oversight Plans

Operators can choose between two levels of supervision
maintenance technician working on aircraft engine
Maintenance and Modifications

Jets MRO Taps Spirit Aeronautics’ Avionics Expertise

Companies sign agreement to collaborate on complementary maintenance support
Jets MRO hangar
Maintenance and Modifications

Flightstar Set To Expand Operations with Aircraft Hangar

Project to double size of dedicated maintenance space
Flightstar hangar expansion
Maintenance and Modifications

First Customer Selects AkzoNobel VR Painting Training

Operators can "see" the quality of their virtual paint application
IAC virtual reality paint training using AkzoNobel equipment
Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Signs Helicopter Engine Support Contracts with GDAT

Contracts cover in-service support and MRO for 140 Arrano 1A and Makila 2A1 engines
Safran techs inspect a Makila engine set to power its fleet of Airbus H225
Maintenance and Modifications

Dallas-area Maintenance Provider Expands

The addition of a newly-renovated hangar caps a three-year upgrade program
A trio of Beech Starships at AQRD's Addison Airport Facility
Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Aviation Opens Expanded Parts Distribution Center

The Wichita facility stocks 150,000 unique parts
Textron Aviation's Global Parts Distribution Facility
Maintenance and Modifications

Bolen Applauds NBAA Maintenance Conference Success

The event in Portland attracted attendees from 46 states
NBAA Maintenance Conference 2024
Regulations and Government

Transonic Exits Parts Distribution Accreditation Program

The company's records and procedures were not in FAA compliance
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Malaysia Unveils the Country’s Largest Business Aviation MRO Center

Grand opening marks ambitions to expand maintenance support around the Asia-Pacific region
ExecuJet Malaysia grand opening cermony
Maintenance and Modifications

Pro Star Breaks Ground on Grand Rapids Hangar, Offices

Facility will serve as a dedicated Pilatus Aircraft sales and service center
Executives from Pioneer Construction participate in a ground breaking ceremony for a new Pro Star Aviation hangar in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Maintenance and Modifications

Maintenance Tech Salaries Growing but Lag Pilots'

Technicians need to be better informed about their worth—and advocate for themselves
NBAA Maintenance Conference maintenance competition
Maintenance and Modifications

Jets MRO Earning Wyvern Wingman Certification

The process begins with an initial audit followed by checks every 24 months
Wyvern Jets MRO partnership
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero Prepares for 80,500-sq-ft Hangar Expansion in Georgia

Expansion at Augusta Regional Airport to increase footprint by 60%
Standard Aero employees celebrate Augusta expansion
Maintenance and Modifications

Aviation Maintenance Business Embraces Tech Advances

Efforts toward digitalization vital to creating efficiencies and ensuring safety
Pratt & Whitey Cobot photographing a GTF engine
Maintenance and Modifications

NBAA Business Aircraft Maintenance Conference Opens in Portland

Annual event brings together the aviation maintenance community
Nate Dietsch and Ed Bolen at the 2024 NBAA Maintenance Conference
Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Inks Support Contract with DRF Luftrettung

Nonprofit operates 32 bases at 30 locations in Germany
Safran Arriel 2 turboshaft engine
Charter & Fractional

Gama Aviation To Delist from Stock Exchange by June

Shareholders have been made a revised share buyout offer
Gama Aviation Glasgow
Engines

ZeroAvia Offers Hydrogen-electric Component Manufacturing

The company opened its manufacturing plant near Seattle this week
ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric powertrain
Maintenance and Modifications

JetSupport Launches Rapid Dispatch Support across Europe

A team of certified technicians serve all major OEMs
JetSupport Launches Rapid Dispatch Support across Europe
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero-Dienst and Dassault Extend Service Center Contract

The German MRO group has been working with Dassault for the past 17 years
Aero-Dienst and Dassault
Maintenance and Modifications

TrustFlight Tech Log Connects with FL3XX Software

Accurate flight data is quickly available to operations teams
TrustFlight Electronic Tech Log software
Charter & Fractional

Bluetail Onboards FlyExclusive Fleet

FlyExclusive operates nearly 100 aircraft in the U.S.
Bluetail software
Maintenance and Modifications

Honeywell Creates AI-based Tool for MROs, Manufacturers

Honeywell Performance+ for Aerospace uses the Forge platform to offer AI and machine-learning efficiencies
MRO workshop (Photo: Honeywell)
Maintenance and Modifications

MRO Insider Teams Up with IADA on Pre-purchase Data

IADA members will have seamless access to pre-purchase inspection and other aircraft information
Engine (Photo: Mark Wagner)
Rotorcraft

Safran Renews U.S. Coast Guard Arriel Support Contract

The five-year contract covers 240 engines powering MH-65 helicopters
U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter
Maintenance and Modifications

WingWork Jumps into Bizav Maintenance Software Market

The software platform offers maintenance tracking and other management features
WingWork maintenance software platform
Regulations and Government

Comment Period Extended on FAA Mx Options Proposal

Agency gives an additional month for comments due to omissions and errors in the NPRM
Maintenance and Modifications

Metrojet Establishes Manila AOG Support Center

The office is a satellite operation from the company's main MRO center at Clark International Airport
Maintenance and Modifications

Feam Aero Will Maintain ZeroAvia's Hydrogen Propulsion Systems

U.S.-based maintenance provider has 52 bases worldwide
ZeroAvia's Dornier 228 testbed aircraft