MRO News Briefs, Dec. 8-14

Magnetic MRO Gets Leap-1A, PW1100G Training Approval

Magnetic MRO Training, an international EASA Part-147 approved type training organization, has received an approval to provide Airbus A320neo LEAP 1a and PW1100G type training.

HAECO to Repair Telair Parts

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Putin Moots MRO Investment in Belgrade

Russia has offered to build a maintenance center at Belgrade Airport to support a potential order for Sukhoi Superjets from Air Serbia.

"The Russian side offers help in upgrading the aircraft fleet of the Serbian national carrier Air Serbia,“ said president Vladimir Putin in a press conference with his Serbian counterpart.

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ExpressJet Pursues New Workforce and Technology Initiatives

ExpressJet Airlines is pursuing maintenance workforce and technology growth following its sale earlier this year to ManaAir, a joint venture between KAir Enterprises and United Airlines. The regional carrier has just announced a sign-on bonus program for new-hire A&P maintenance technicians to jump start its recruiting process as it adds the Embraer E175 to its fleet.

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Could Airbus Buy SR Technics?

A sale of SR Technics by China’s embattled HNA Group has been on the cards for much of this year, but in an interesting new development Bloomberg has reported that Airbus is among the potential bidders for the MRO provider.

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MRO Demand by Region, 2020

The worldwide MRO market is projected to reach more than $82.5 billion by the end of 2020. North America, Western Europe and Asia-Pacific will generate the majority of the MRO demand value with 25%, 23% and 18% respectively.

MRO Demand

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ExpressJet Mechanics Seek Raises Above 2008 Levels

The tension between the need to recruit more aircraft mechanics and pressure to keep labor costs low for competitive reasons seems to be strongest in two sectors that already have low pay: independent shops and regional airlines. This tension has been building at ExpressJet, which feeds and is 49% owned by United Airlines.

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BA To Trial 3D-Printed Parts

British Airways (BA) is exploring the idea of using 3D printed parts, printed locally at outstations, to improve schedule reliability and cut logistics-related emissions.

Releasing details of the initiative on Dec. 9, BA said it plans to trial 3D-printing technologies as a follow on from its 100-year anniversary "BA2119: Flight of the Future" program.

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MRO News Briefs, Dec. 1-7

Pratt Will Provide GTF MRO Services To China Airlines

Pratt & Whitney will provide China Airlines with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement on the GTF engine powering 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft.

KF Aerospace, Air Transat Enter Maintenance Agreement

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Gol Aerotech Starts Third-Party Services

Brazilian carrier Gol has moved into third-party maintenance services with the launch of Gol Aerotech from its Mina Gerais MRO base at Confins Airport.

The new business unit will offer maintenance services for all 737 and 767 family aircraft.

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