TIMKEN is reorganizing its aerospace business by eliminating its leadership in favor of a corporate executive team, closing its engine overhaul business in Mesa, Arizona, and its bearing facility in U.K., and evaluating strategic alternatives for its MRO parts business.
GA TELESIS reached long-term agreement with Boeing to sell overhauled, repaired and new surplus aircraft and engine material (for both Boeing and non-Boeing aircraft types) through a new section of Boeing PART Page called PART Page Marketplace.
VT MOBILE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING finalized a deal to establish a widebody MRO facility at Florida’s Pensacola International Airport in 2016; City of Pensacola has agreed to build two-bay hangar complex on 18.66 acres and lease it to VT MAE for 30 years.
AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERS has a Swiftair contract to convert up to eight Boeing 737-400s to freighters at Commercial Jet in Miami; first two aircraft (24438/24445; ex-Qantas) are expected to be completed by year-end.
SABENA TECHNICS was selected by Air Tahiti Nui to perform heavy checks on two Airbus A340-300s at Bordeaux, France, starting in November.
REVIMA APU of France was selected by IFLY Airlines of Russia to provide GTCP331-200 maintenance for its five Boeing 757-200s.
AMECO BEIJING was selected by Aeroflot to provide Airbus A330-300 line maintenance at Guangzhou, China.
FAA proposed a new composite repair policy to set size limits for bonded repairs to critical composite/metallic structures; due to inspection limitations, bonded repairs must be further limited to a maximum size whereby the limit load residual strength can be demonstrated despite a complete or partial failure of the bond within the repair or base structure arresting design features. Comments are due by Oct 10.
ADVANCED INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY formed a partnership with Elbit Systems of America to assume some manufacturing operations of M7 Aerospace, and provide chemical processing, aerostructures manufacturing, assembly and aircraft parts/support as AIT Aerospace Components and Services out of facility at San Antonio airport.
JORAMCO of Jordan has a 737CL heavy maintenance contract from Med-View Airline of Nigeria.
FL TECHNICS was selected by Ural Airlines to provide Airbus A320 line maintenance at five airports in Armenia, Russia and Tajikistan.
AIR MAINTENANCE ESTONIA (now Magnetic MRO) opened (Goodrich/Zodiac) escape slide overhaul workshop, initially for Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s.
ADSOFTWARE of France was selected by Global Airways of South Africa to provide its AirPack MRO management software package.
AJW AVIATION extended its PBH component support deal for 12 Airbus A320s with Avion Express of Lithuania for another 10 years.
GLOBAL AEROSPACE DESIGN of Ohio completed an interior upgrade project on four MD-82s (48021/49434/49971/49972) for InselAir of Curacao that included new B/E Aerospace economy seats, new carpet and new sidewall fabric and refurbishment of overhead bins.
HAECO CABIN SOLUTIONS of San Antonio was authorized by FAA to produce and sell PMA parts to operators and distributors.
JETSUPPORT was authorized by Honeywell to service Honeywell/Bendix King avionics out of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
JAMAICA AEROSPACE of Florida exclusively launched FAA-approved HPL Paradigm LED-based PAR64 landing lights as drop-in replacement for Q4559 and Q4559X quartz-halogen lamps used on a wide range of commercial, business and military aircraft.
A version of this article appears in the October 6 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology.