Inside MRO News Briefs And Contracts (October 2018)

MRO demand generated by engines and helicopters projected to remain strong, and is driving new joint ventures and expansions.


Air Austral selected Lotams to provide Boeing 787 maintenance support, including Trent engine removal for planned checks.

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft won a four-year, £42 million ($55.2 million) UK Defense Ministry contract to provide maintenance support, for four BAe 146s operated by Royal Air Force No. 32 Sqdn. Serco is a partner.

Cebu Pacific chose IPR Conversions to convert two ATR 72-500s to freighters. Large cargo-door modification work will be performed by Sabena Technics in Dinard, France.

CMIG Aviation Capital selected Rolls-Royce to provide its LessorCare aftermarket services program for Trent engines.

Embraer secured a contract extension from LOT Polish Airlines to provide pooling services (component support) for 34 Embraer E-Jets.

FL Technics won a long-term Luxair contract to provide Boeing 737NG maintenance starting November in Kaunas, Lithuania. Cooperation between the two companies began in 2017.

MTU Maintenance won a three-year Jazeera Airways contract for CFM56-5B engine MRO out of Zhuhai, China.

ST Engineering Aerospace expanded its Jet Airways contract for CFM56-7B engine maintenance. The new deal is an add-on to the contract announced in June 2015. It now covers the entire fleet of 80 737NGs for Jet Airways and JetLite and is worth about $700 million.

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