Etihad Airways Engineering and Lantal Textiles have launched the first Flammability Test Laboratory in the Middle East, for regional customers within the aviation industry, including VIP operators, MRO organisations, design and production organisations as well as cabin interior suppliers.
CFM International's advanced LEAP-1C integrated propulsion system has been awarded Type Certificates by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Bahrain based MENA Technics WLL, a subsidiary maintenance organisation of MENA Aerospace has announced a new strategic alliance with Inter-Tec a UK based aviation design, analysis, certification, problem- solving and training
Nigeria's Azman Air has selected VD Gulf to perform maintenance work on one of its Boeing 737CL fleet.
Based on a cooperation agreement from May 2016, Lufthansa Technik and DC Aviation Group have recently performed a first A-check for a narrowbody aircraft at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai
Jet Aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Dubai are to join the ACJ Service Centre network, adding to the choice of Airbus-approved facilities around the world for ACJ customers and operators.
ZITA Aviation Training is now qualified to provide aviation professionals with Airbus A330 B1/ B2 aircraft type theoretical and practical training.
AJW, which has an office in Dubai, has successfully relocated its engine division.
Aerostructures Middle East Services FZCO (AMES), the engine nascelle and aerostructure maintenance joint venture between Safran Nacelles and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, has become the first company to
Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a new A380 MRO Services offering.
Dubai based Avtrade has completed the purchase of a serviceable Airbus A319 aircraft MSN 2891 DOM 2006 for part-out.
AJW Group, that has offices in Dubai, is expanding its capabilities in Asia.
Lufthansa Technik has launched what it has called a Smart Lifecycle Programme - a cost per-flight-hour technical services contact for Boeing or Airbus VIP and special mission aircraft customers.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia has granted Etihad Airways Engineering a CASR Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval.
Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, has completed the First Article Inspection (FAI) of Aileron and Flap Track Fairing (FTF) shipsets for the Airbus A330neo.
Rolls-Royce has run the world's most powerful aerospace gearbox for the first time, marking a significant step in the development of its new UltraFan engine design.
MTU Aero has delivered the first Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM Geared Turbofan engine assembled on its own final assembly line to Airbus.
GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, the world's largest commercial aircraft engine that will power Boeing's 777X aircraft.
Specialists in the supply, exchange, repair and lease of commercial aircraft spare parts, AJW Group, has touched down at this year's MRO Europe following what the company described as a 'successful year' as sales grew 57% across Europe.
Lufthansa Technik has launched Condition Analytics. A new and intelligent platform allowing airlines to predict precisely when components should be replaced and recommends measures to be taken to avoid failures
RUAG Aviation has completed its 500th life raft maintenance event on Winslow equipment. The milestone for the industry leader in aircraft component MRO was achieved at its Munich location, which features the industry's only
SR Technics has been awarded with a ten-year exclusive PbH (power by the hour) agreement from Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities.
Jon Lake looks at the Jordan Aeronautical System Company (JAC), the Jordanian approved maintenance organisation (AMO) operating from Marka Airport, a joint civil/military airfield in Amman.
AMAC Aerospace has been awarded a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) contract for a privately owned Airbus A330 aircraft from the Middle East. Additionally it has also been awarded the contract for two privately owned
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed Royal Jordanian's IATA Operational Safety Audit (Enhanced IOSA) for the seventh time in a row since the airline first acquired it in 2004. It is effective until the end
Airlines in need of a spare engine for the new Airbus A350 will find life easier thanks to developments from Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce. Working with Lufthansa Cargo in order to support the German carrier's passenger fleet - the
Airbus has commenced the final assembly of its first A330neo, an A330-900, at its Final Assembly Line in Toulouse with the joining of the wings to the centre fuselage at station 40.
SR Technics has announced that it has received base maintenance approval from the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), who acts on behalf of EASA, to begin offering a range of cabin modifications
Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines are looking into options to jointly provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the PW1000G family of geared turbofan engines.
Aircraft support and services specialist, Avtrade, which has its regional base in Dubai, has bolstered its multi-million dollar inventory of Airbus components
Turkish Technic and Onur Air have extended Airbus A320/A321 component pooling contract.
Dubai-based, low-cost carrier flydubai has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar contract with the USA's AAR for power-by-the-hour component inventory management and repair services. The agreement is a significant expansion of
Textron has launched its Peace of Mind programme, which is designed to create a simpler transition to new Cessna Caravan and Beechcraft King Air turboprops.
Abu Dhabi aerospace investment company Mubadala has sold its majority shareholding in MRO company SR Technics to China's HNA Group.
Emirates has signed a ten-year After Market Services Agreement with Unison Industries in support of the largest GE90 and GP7200 engine fleets in the world.
Strata Manufacturing , owned by Mubadala Development Company, has been awarded a multi-year contract by Boeing to manufacture vertical fins for the 787 Dreamliner family.
Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Development Company have announced further details of a new Approved Maintenance Centre (AMC) in the Emirate and confirmed plans for a manufacturing facility that will produce aero
Airbus Defence and Space has authorised the Turkish Air Force's 2nd Air Supply and Maintenance Centre (2nd ASMC) in Kayseri as a regional support and maintenance centre for Airbus CN235 aircraft following a detailed
EgytptAir and GE signed a TrueChoiceTM Materials agreement for maintenance, repair and overhaul consulting services to assist in the development of overhaul capabilities for the CFM56-7B engine.
Gulf Air has awarded Rolls-Royce a $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines to power 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The contract also includes long-term TotalCare service support.
Boeing has announced that it will source carbon fiber pre-impregnated (prepreg) composite material for the Boeing 777X from a new joint venture formed by Mubadala Development Company and Solvay.
Emirates has extended its TrueChoiceTM Flight Hour agreement with GE for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of 54 GE90-115B engines that power its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Emirates signed a ten-year after market services agreement with Unison Industries in support of the largest GE90 and GP7200 engine fleets in the world, it was announced at Farnborough International Airshow today.
On behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi) is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) electronic examination centre in Istanbul, Turkey.
Global provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry. Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has announced that Turkish operator, Genel Havacilic has enrolled its Bell 407 Helicopter onto the JSSI premium engine
Lufthansa Technik has signed a cooperation agreement with DC Aviation Group where the two companies plan to offer their VIP customers a package of services at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World
Jet Aviation Dubai has been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support Airbus A320 series aircraft.
Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services is to begin VIP Passenger handling, line maintenance and aircraft parking services from its new planned FBO site at Dubai South on July 1st.
Attracting and retaining Millennials, those born between 1981-2000, is key to coping with the Middle East's projected MRO growth, delegates at this year's Airline Engineering & Maintenance Middle East conference.
AAR Corporation anticipates entering into an MRO joint venture for the Middle East within the next two years as it looks to build its international business portfolio.
Etihad Airways Engineering, the Middle East's largest MRO supplier, is hoping to seal another South American client building on its success with Chile's LATAM Group for which it's now completed five B787 C-Checks – the
Gulf Air has been recognised by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), for successfully upgrading its Information Security Management System to the latest ISO 27001:2013 standard.
Emirates Airline has selected UTC Aerospace Systems for asset management and repair services of components and systems on its fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft.
Avtrade has announced the appointment of Hürcan Asik as Regional VP Sales – Turkey.
EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the tenth time in a row.
The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine has taken to the skies for the first time, starting a series of test flights.
Avtrade is continuing its commitment to provide first class support and service to customers in the Middle East region by increasing its stock of aircraft spare parts in Dubai.
Etihad Airways Engineering has enhanced its aircraft maintenance capability with a new Automated Tool Control (ATC) system which provides engineers with greater tool access, handling and traceability, and eliminates the
MTU Maintenance has signed more than 250 new contracts in a successful year, valued at USD 2.1 billion, a 25% since 2014.
Petroleum Air Services (PAS) has been appointed as the first Bell Helicopter authorized customer service facility in North Africa.
Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) led the debate about the future of MRO in the GCC as part of the Global Aerospace Summit being held in Abu Dhabi.
The Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center (SRSC), Saudi Arabia's only private company providing comprehensive, in-country maintenance repair and overhaul support for the Kingdom's diverse civil and military rotorcraft
Gama Aviation has been awarded International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) for its Fixed Base Operations (FBO) at Sharjah International Airport.
Textron Aviation has launched its expanded PowerAdvantage engine support program to Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan turboprop platforms.
AMAC Aerospace Switzerland has provided support in the launch of a new commercial operator in the industry and specifically to the Middle East region.
Emirates has contracted Lufthansa Technik to overhaul the landing gear of its Boeing 777-200ER/300 classic fleet. The five-year agreement covers 13 shipsets.
Chromalloy Arabia, an independent gas turbine services provider, plans to open a workshop in Jeddah in the Western Province of Saudi Arabia.
AFI KLM E&M and Oman Air have signed a new, long-term contract providing flight hour support for CFM56-7 power plants equipping Oman Air's Boeing 737NG's.
Discussions at the MRO Middle East Conference in Dubai today drew attention to what Andrew Medland, Principal at Oliver Wyman, described as a 'staggering change in fleet mix' by 2025, and the
The Middle East's MRO market is forecast to effectively double by 2025 rising at 7.4% per annum to reach US $10.2 billion over the next decade.
Sharjah-based VIP aviation specialist Gama Aviation has partnered with Go Aviation Middle East to access the company's suite of services, which range from light interior cleaning to complete paint and brightwork restoration and polishing.
Owners of hunting falcons across the Middle East will find transporting their classic birds of prey on VIP jets and commercial aircraft has become a little bit easier thanks to a new product from Lufthansa Technik.
Volga-Dnepr Gulf, a division of Volga-Dnepr Technics, the Middle East aircraft MRO branch of Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group, has received EASA (Part 145) approval for C check inspections and maintenance and has completed the
Satair is to market the ground support equipment from Dedienne Aerospace across the wider Middle East and Africa regions.
The seventh edition of Aircraft Interiors Middle East, (AIME) and the eighth running of MRO Middle East opened today at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
French-based landing gear MRO specialist Revima has made the journey to Dubai to launch its dedicated “On Wing Services” team to the Middle East.
Gulf Air, has signed a three-year extension of its MRO agreement with JorAMCo under which the Jordanian company will provide Bahrain's national carrier with heavy maintenance checks for its current fleet of 28 aircraft - A330s, A320-ERs, A320s
Comlux and Bahrain-based Texel Air has signed a multi-million dollar agreement to provide its Middle East customers with dedicated MRO line maintenance, cabin upgrades and refurbishments on their VIP aircraft.
Etihad Airways has signed a 10-year Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) support agreement with Revima APU of France for the repair and health monitoring of the PW980 APUs on its five A380 aircraft.
Dnata's continual focus on safety and security has been achieved with the air services provider's Sydney headquarters and station receiving registration for IATA's Safety Audit of Ground
AMAC Aerospace Switzerland AG has signed a maintenance contract for a privately owned BBJ 3 from the Middle East.
Etihad Airways has announced the signing of a strategic relationship agreement with Swiss AviationSoftware (Swiss-AS), which will enable the airline and its equity partners to move to a common maintenance platform, and provide them with the
Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) is re-evaluating its planned completion/MRO centre at Dubai South (formerly Dubai World Central) with a decision on its final make-up and format likely in the early part of next year,
Global passenger air traffic is projected to double over the next 15 years with an estimated 6.6 billion travellers anticipated by 2030, according to a report from the latest bi-annual meeting of the Global Aerospace Summit (2014).
The A320neo has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on November 24, 2015.
MTU Maintenance continues to be the exclusive MRO provider for Royal Jordanian's V2500 engines on its fleet of A320 family of aircraft.
Etihad Airways Engineering has been granted an extended Part21J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to design and modify its cabins.
Flydubai has signed a long-term contract with Joramco, which will provide the carrier with airframe maintenance solutions for its 50 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Bombardier working to establish Abu Dhabi Aviation as first Authorized Service Facility for Q Series
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has said that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and is in discussions with Abu Dhabi Aviation to work towards the establishment
AMAC Aerospace has delivered another Global Express within a short ground time after a base maintenance check at the AMAC facility in Basel, Switzerland. The undisclosed head of state customer from the MENA region was said to be very
The newly-established ADA Millennium – the management consultancy joint venture between Abu Dhabi Aviation and the UK's jcba – says it has secured a major restructure and performance improvement contract for a leading Canadian MRO and that
Jet Aviation Dubai recently added a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) shop for which it has now received FAA approval.
Royal Air Maroc has selected GE Aviation for a five-year exclusive OnPointSM solution agreement for the time and material to maintain, repair and overhaul its CF6-80C2 engines that power its four Boeing 767
Emirates Engineering apprentices and personnel can now familiarise themselves first-hand with the mechanics and operations of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 Engine.
Etihad Airways has expanded its strategic cooperation with Air France-KLM through a several hundred million US dollar component maintenance agreement for its Boeing 777 fleet.
Emirates has signed a $16 billion OnPoint solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the GE9X engines that will power the airline's fleet of 150 Boeing 777X aircraft over
The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba have announced that U.A.E. certified MROs will not be required to undergo a physically audit by the DCA of Aruba unless otherwise required.
Etihad Airways Engineering has been named MRO Service Provider of the Year – Middle East at the Aviation Business Awards 2015.