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

AAR buys Sabena maintenance contracts

Illinois-based MRO provider AAR is buying inventory and customer contracts from Sabena technics Brussels. The agreement includes ongoing power-by-the-hour support for 13 customers, which AAR's aviation supply chain division will handle from its new facility at Brussels Airport. This facility will also support AOG and other parts requirements for AAR customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Posted in MROs and tagged AAR, Sabena, logistics, parts

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

Star Air, TP Aerospace Leasing sign WFR deal

Danish cargo airline Star Air has selected TP Aerospace Leasing to provide a long-term wheel flat rate (WFR) programme in support of its 767 aircraft currently in operation. Under the contract, TP Aerospace Leasing will offer the airline customisable maintenance, pool access, onsite leasing inventory and a logistics programme.

Posted in Aftermarket and tagged 767, logistics, lessor, parts

LHT Shenzhen expands Asian service portfolio

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) Shenzhen is planning to expand its MRO presence in the Asia-Pacific region by tripling its workshop and warehouse capacity, as well as strengthening its presence in the areas of component supply, logistics services and Airline Support Teams for engine services across China and Asia. "When the enlarged workshop and warehouse space opens in April, we will be able to expand our service portfolio significantly," said LHT Shenzhen president and CEO Bernd Riggers.


Posted in MROs and tagged component, logistics

ALN strengthens position in Asia Pacific market

The Aviation Logistics Network (ALN) has announced that it has commenced services throughout Indonesia by assigning MATS Express to represent the network throughout the region. “We welcome MATS Express in to the ALN network. Indonesia is one of the fastest growth markets for aviation in Asia as evidenced by the massive Lion Air award to Airbus in 2013 of $24bn in new aircraft orders. We are very enthusiastic about the long-term potential of this market,” said Ralph Perkins, MD of ALN.

Posted in Aftermarket and tagged Lion Air, logistics, Indonesia

AAR wins new supplier contract

AAR has won a five-year contract with a major commercial airline to become the sole supplier of approximately 25,000 consumable and expendable line-item parts. Under the contract, which has an estimated value of $42m, AAR will help the operator streamline its supply chain processes. “By aggregating the spending on materials with other programmes managed by AAR, we can provide better pricing and improved service reliability,” said John Holmes, group VP, aviation supply chain, AAR.

Posted in MROs and tagged spares, logistics, supply chain, consumables

AJW wins Wow business

AJW Aviation has won a contract with Icelandic airline WOW Air to provide ongoing support for one of the carrier’s A320 aircraft. Under the five-year power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract, AJW will offer component coverage; advice and recommendations on minimising home base stock requirements; logistics services; and its 24/7 AOG (Aircraft on Ground) service to the airline.

Posted in Airlines, MROs and tagged A320, PBH, logistics


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