PDQ to open Asian distribution hub

UK-based consumables supplier PDQ Airspares is partnering with Danish line-maintenance provider Northern Aerotech to open a distribution centre in Thailand. PDQ, which already has a facility in Singapore, is to stock Boeing and Airbus parts at Northern Aerotech’s facility at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. Under the agreement Northern Aerotech staff will manage the warehouse of PDQ stock and ensure parts are available for PDQ’s customers.

Marshall expands Canadian presence

The Canadian division of the UK-based MRO Marshall Aerospace and Defence has bought new premises at Abbotsford Airport in British Columbia. The 4,300sq-ft facility is set to become Marshall Aerospace Canada’s head office, taking over from its office in Ottawa, and from which it will provide maintenance services including: aircraft structural integrity support; modifications and repairs; and logistics support.

Posted in MROs and tagged modifications, repairs, logistics, airframe

Zebra adds to RFID stripes

Maintag and Zebra Technologies are jointly offering a new radio tagging solution for aviation manufacturers and maintenance providers. ‘Flyplug’ is a label-based format for aerospace RFID parts identification, and is marketed as an upgrade from older barcode identification labels or name plates. The solution includes a software license, Zebra Technologies RFID printers, and Maintag's on-metal ‘Flychip’-embedded RFID tags.

Posted in Aftermarket and tagged MAINtag, RFID, logistics, parts, flyplug

LTLS wins Swiss logistics mandate

Swiss International Air Lines has entrusted its spare parts logistics to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) as part of a three-year agreement in effect since the beginning of February. Under the agreement, LTLS will take over all transport services for Swiss everywhere in the world, including standard transports and special services such as the transport of aircraft engines.

Posted in Aftermarket and tagged logistics, spare, Lufthansa Technik

AA renovates Boston hangar

American Airlines and the Massachusetts Port Authority have opened a line maintenance centre at Hangar 9 at Boston Logan International Airport. The renovated 73,000sq-ft facility can house up to three narrowbody aircraft and was updated to support maintenance operations for legacy American Airlines and legacy US Airways aircraft and equipment. At Hangar 9, technicians will perform tasks including routine servicing, engine changes, phase checks and the shipping and receiving of aircraft parts.

Posted in MROs and tagged hangar, line maintenance, logistics

Global Eyes implements DA Systems software

DA Systems has announced that aviation logistics specialist, Global Eyes, has implemented its same day courier software, ‘Advanced Courier Interface’ (ACI). The software is designed to speed up aircraft on ground (AOG) despatch services. DA Systems says the ACI software will eliminate manual tasks and automate business processes such as the management of order processing, which in turn, will ensure Global Eyes' support services are more efficient, with aircraft able to return to full service more quickly.

Posted in Aftermarket and tagged AOG, logistics, courier


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