February 17, 2020– Trenchard Aviation Group, a leading partner in aircraft cabin component design, manufacture, repair and on-wing maintenance, is pleased to announce that its MRO facility in Dubai, Aero Technics FZCO, has been confirmed as an approved Repair Station by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Serving airlines across the Middle East region, Aero Technics’ facility offers a wide range of services, from repair of crew seats, galley inserts, megaphones, emergency locator transmitter, cabin and flight handsets to the overhaul of oxygen assemblies, fire extinguishers, and emergency evacuation systems including slides, rafts, life vests and smoke hoods.

Lassaad Yousfi, General Manager of Aero Technics FZCO, commented:

“This is excellent news for us and for the whole Trenchard Group. Together with our EASA and GCAA certifications, it further establishes our position as one of the most trusted MRO operations in the region.”

The FAA certification process is key to the organisation’s continuing mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. Involving a high level of interaction between the applicant and the FAA, the process ensures that programs, systems, and intended methods of compliance are thoroughly reviewed, evaluated, and tested.

Irvine, California | April 18, 2019–AVIAA, the expanding group purchasing organization for business aviation, is pleased to announce the signing of Brunswick Aviation Services as a new communications and IFE MRO supplier in the USA.  The East Coast based FAA Part 145 certified business works across Gulfstream series; Bombardier Global family; BBJ and Dassault Falcon Jet aircraft platforms, providing IFE systems, alongside avionics modifications.  Its speciality installations are on the increasingly popular Honeywell Jet ConneX JetWave TM offering, delivering 15 megabits per second of seamless connectivity over the ocean.

AVIAA members are guaranteed rapid installation and customization, as quickly as inside two weeks. A preferred Honeywell Center of Connectivity and authorised dealer specializing in JetWave Ka-band connectivity exclusively from Inmarsat Jet ConneX, Brunswick devotes an entire team to one aircraft in the hangar, at any one time.  It is one of the few shops in the USA dedicated to cabin connectivity, internet, Wi-Fi, and inflight entertainment.  AVIAA members will also benefit from discounts on current and popular connectivity products available today.

“We are delighted to welcome Brunswick as a valued addition to our US supplier family,” commented Gillian Hayes, AVIAA CEO.  “They have quickly garnered an excellent reputation for efficiently integrating connected aircraft within minimal downtime to customers.  For our members they offer a reliable gateway to the internet, especially as more and more operators look to add or enhance connectivity to their existing fleets.  Passengers are obsessive about keeping connected when they fly, and we are pleased to engage with Brunswick and its vast experience in the sector.”

Brunswick Aviation President Per Person commented: “We recognize the great value AVIAA is delivering to its members and see this as a win-win partnership for both of us.  Our ethos is that operators want equipment installed quickly.  They shouldn’t have to wait until a major MRO event.  We are pledging two weeks for installations.”

Brunswick has performed two JetWave TM satellite installations, each inside two weeks, earning itself Connectivity Center of Excellence and Channel Partner recognition from Honeywell.  Brunswick owns a JetWave test set, enabling it to do all the configurations and has kitted out most of the assembly in its Maine or Pennsylvania hangars to further reduce cycle time. “JetWave connectivity puts the world at your fingertips and we are excited to be on standby for AVIAA’s valued customers,” Per added.

October 16, 2018–Latécoère, through its Interconnection Systems division, the No. 2 global supplier of onboard wiring harnesses for the aeronautics industry and No. 1 global supplier of onboard external video systems, and Sabena technics (TAT Group), a leading French independent provider of aeronautics maintenance services, have set up a partnership for the supply and retrofit of HD external cameras.

Under its MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) contracts, Sabena technics offers airlines the opportunity to upgrade their Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 fleets by offering Latécoère’s camera system for inflight passenger entertainment.

As part of the modernisation of all its A330 cabins, Air Caraïbes has already chosen the Latécoère-Sabena technics partnership to offer all its customers this next-generation passenger entertainment system.

The Latécoère Interconnection Systems solution offers passengers a novel and unrivalled experience by providing a real-time immersive view of all flight sequences, including take-off and landing. Today, optional modules such as video inlay of points of interest and augmented reality provide innovative solutions developed to meet customer needs.

The HD external cameras will be installed by Sabena technics in all A330 and B777 configurations. All aircraft, regardless of whether they are already fitted with a camera, can benefit from the latest technological advances with minimum time and effort.

This partnership is positioned in a maintenance and aeronautics services market that is poised for strong growth, with the number of aircraft expected to double by 2035.

Peterborough, Canada | October 14, 2018– On the eve of this year’s NBAA Flying Colours – booth 1735 – the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business has announced it is adding more than 140,000 square feet to its North American footprint as it continues its ambitious expansion and embarks on its largest infrastructure growth to date.

Plans are currently being finalized for the groundbreaking of a brand-new hangar by the end of fall 2018 at the Peterborough, ON. facility. The additional hangar, the fourth at Flying Colours Peterborough headquarters, is needed to provide additional capacity for completions, refurbishment and heavy maintenance work scopes on large jet airframes.

The purpose-built hangar will be divided into three distinct zones. A new 40,000-square-feet, climate controlled, state-of-the-art paint shop will be added, supplementing the two existing dedicated paint shops. Large enough to accommodate business jets up to Global 7500, Boeing Business Jet or Airbus A220 (formerly known as the Bombardier C Series) size airframes it will fulfill the higher volume of paint jobs passing through the facility. A second area of 40,000 square feet has been designed to enable heavy maintenance and/or interior work on up to four Global 6000-size aircraft to take place simultaneously. Two higher levels will be used for new customer offices, a second dedicated design-center at the facility, storage and general office space. The total office space will cover more than 20,000 square feet bringing the hangar footprint to more than 100,000 square feet in total when it opens in mid-2019.

At the company’s Chesterfield, St. Louis facility a fifth hangar will be inaugurated on

1 December. The 30,000-square-feet area will be large enough to handle up to three parallel large-jet maintenance, avionics upgrades and interior projects at once including Bombardier Global and larger Gulfstream models. The additional capacity dove tails with the expanded interiors and cabinetry workshop that opened in January of this year. Together the shops will support the multiple aircraft projects being undertaken at the KSUS facility. A further 18,000 square feet of customer lounges, office space, and storage area will form the second floor of the facility.

The next expansion phase represents Flying Colours’ largest investment to date and has been driven by the long-term need for increased capacity as customer demand reflects renewed growth in the business aviation sector. The latest aircraft models require high-quality interior monuments for completions, an active pre-owned market has driven a rise in refurbishment demand, and the frequency of heavy maintenance checks has grown as more models become due. An evolving connectivity segment has also stimulated the need for more avionics upgrades across numerous platforms. This has also been augmented by the upcoming ADS-B Out mandate in the North Americas.

When the buildings are complete more than 100 team members will join the family owned business across the two sites. The search for maintenance, interiors and paint expertise will lead the recruitment drive.

“We were literally running out of space to deliver all the services that our clients were requesting, so took the decision to increase our footprint significantly at both of our North American sites,” says Sean Gillespie, Executive VP, Flying Colours Corp. “The business aviation sector is more buoyant than it has been for some time and with our Bombardier ASF status, our breadth of experience working on numerous different aircraft types, and the fact that we can offer a multitude of skills under one roof, so reducing aircraft downtime, is making us very attractive to a wider range of customers.”

Las Vegas, USA | October 1, 2018– Boeing [NYSE: BA] and its subsidiaries Jeppesen and Aviall have joined with Robotic Skies, a leading commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) support services provider, to develop and deliver industry-leading supply chain management and optimization, analytics, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for the commercial and civil UAS markets.

“Teaming with Boeing will allow both companies to elevate the commercial UAS customer experience and deliver operations solutions that would be difficult to achieve individually,” said Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies CEO. “This agreement represents a foundational step for the advancement of commercial UAS operations that will meet the requirements of today and help shape the future of unmanned flight.”

Boeing and Robotic Skies will jointly pursue opportunities to best leverage their extensive combined experience and solutions in manned aviation programs and extend them into the UAS market, including providing services for commercially-focused regulatory compliance, ground support, training, MRO, parts distribution, field upgrades and vehicle retrofit capabilities.

“We continue our dedication to working with the top providers in the industry to increase our presence in the commercial UAS field, with the ultimate goal of helping customers operate more efficiently,” said William Ampofo, vice president, Business & General Aviation, Boeing Global Services. “Our relationship with Robotic Skies will bring together the best elements of both companies, as we shape our capabilities specifically to meet the unique operational requirements and challenges of commercial UAS flight.”

As their relationship continues to expand, the companies will provide unified operations services for both existing commercial UAS operators and for companies seeking to enter the UAS field for the first time.

Operating as one of Boeing’s three business units, Global Services is headquartered in the Dallas area. For more information, visit www.boeing.com/services.

Robotic Skies offers comprehensive turnkey field service programs designed to keep UAS flying safely, efficiently and affordably.  Founded in 2014, Robotic Skies is a brokered network of over 150 certified repair stations across more than 30 countries, providing MRO and additional support services for commercial UAS.  Each service center in the network possesses the aviation expertise and factory training to ensure the mission readiness of these aircraft. For more information about Robotic Skies, visit www.roboticskies.com.

Turkish Technic and TAROM have signed an agreement for the repair and supply of components for TAROM’s Airbus A318 aircraft fleet. The agreement will be effective till 2023.

Turkey | August 1, 2018–The contract comprises component supply and repair on Part Number basis. The repair work and services will be supplied from Turkish Technic’s Istanbul main base and supply stations throughout the world.

Turkish Technic CEO Ahmet Karaman said “We thank TAROM for choosing Turkish Technic for the component repair work and supply services. We reached a fleet size of more than 750 pool aircraft and our footprints are now all around the world.”

The TAROM CEO Wolff Wilhelm-Werner, expressed TAROM’s trust in quality and timing of services. Mr. Wilhelm-Werner also added “The Turkish Technic component pool services will be a leverage to our Airbus A318 technical operations. We welcome this partnership, and trust in a fair and mutually beneficial contract between TAROM and Turkish Technic”.

Germany | June 20, 2018–German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has expanded its fleet of managed aircraft with the addition of a fifth Global Express (S/N 9084). This brings FAI’s total fleet to 25, including its 10 managed aircraft.

In addition to the five Bombardier Global Express jets, FAI currently operates five Challenger 604s, 12 Learjet 60s, one Learjet 55, one Premier 1A and a King Air 350. All Bombardier aircraft are maintained by FAI Technik.

The new Global Express will be German registered and operated on behalf of a corporate client. It will be based at FAI’s corporate headquarters in Nuremberg following a full cabin refurbishment and new exterior paint undertaken by FAI’s growing MRO subsidiary, FAI Technik GmbH. This project marks FAI Technik’s third Global Express full cabin refurbishment in just six months. It is anticipated that the project will be complete by mid-November when the aircraft will be available for charter.

Siegfried Axtmann, FAI Aviation Group Chairman, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome a fifth Global Express to our managed fleet. Through our management contracts we provide value for aircraft owners and offer charter clients a diverse fleet from which to choose. We are delighted to be undertaking another full cabin Global refurbishment marking yet another major project for FAI Technik this year. We are seeing growing demand in our MRO business which is proving to be increasingly successful following an outstanding 2017.”

The additional aircraft also serves to strengthen the company’s position as one of Europe’s largest Bombardier operators, which brings significant operational and cost benefits.

FAI is one of the world’s largest air ambulance jet operators by revenue, having logged more than 200,000 hours flying air ambulance missions. It is also Germany’s largest general aviation operator by fleet operating more than 13,000 hours of airtime in 2017.

This latest news follows FAI’s recent Diamond Safety of Flight Award from the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) marking the highest safety recognition awarded by EBAA to member companies operating business aircraft for 50 years or 100,000 hours without an accident.

Istanbul | May 28, 2018– Boeing and Turkish Technic Inc., the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) arm of Turkish Airlines, announced signing of a Global Fleet Care supplier agreement.

Turkish Technic is now a strategic Boeing supplier for line maintenance, heavy maintenance of airplanes, component service and repair. Boeing and Turkish Technic will collaborate together in the training and certification of technicians from different parts of the world.

“We provide a broad portfolio of MRO services in 50+ International Line Maintenance locations as well as our existing base maintenance facilities in Istanbul and Ankara. In addition to the current services we provide, more will be available to our customers at our brand-new facilities, located Istanbul New Airport as of 29th October 2018. We are so glad to announce such a remarkable collaboration with Boeing today, which will significantly contribute and add value to our business in our new home base. Within the extent of Boeing Global Fleet Care program including aircraft maintenance, repair and training, Boeing operators will be able to experience the world class quality of Turkish Technic’s MRO services through this agreement.” said Ahmet Karaman, General Manager of Turkish Technic Inc.

Last year, Boeing and the Turkish Government announced the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative, launched to support the growth of the Turkish aerospace industry, in conjunction with the targets set by Turkey’s Vision 2023 that specially designed for the 100thestablishment anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The initiative outlines a strategic framework that aligns Boeing investment and programs with the Turkish Government, Turkish airlines, aerospace service companies and industry suppliers in the areas of research, engineering and skills development.

“Turkey is one of the Boeing’s top strategic growth countries, and we see strong capability and growth potential in aviation services and maintenance in Turkey,” said Marc Allen, President of Boeing International. “Positioning Turkey as a global player in aviation services is one of the key elements of the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative we announced last year. With this agreement, we are taking our successful collaboration with Turkish Technic one step further in a manner that aligns to the growth of Boeing and Turkey.”

Through its Global Services division, Boeing provides technical support to more than 60 customers and over 2,500 airplanes through its Global Fleet Care program. This customizable portfolio offers engineering and planning activities associated with managing the technical performance of the airplane. A power-by-the-hour based offering, Global Fleet Care solutions in the form of Engineering, Materials and Maintenance programs bring inherent efficiency to airline operations.

Turkey | February 5, 2018– Turkish Technic and Atlasglobal have signed an agreement for the repair and supply of components for Atlasglobal’s Airbus A320 aircraft fleet. The agreement will be effective till 2023.

The contract comprises component repair and supply on ATA Chapter basis. Access to components will be available from Turkish Technic Istanbul main base and worldwide pooling stations. Repair work of the components will be carried out at Turkish Technic Sabiha Gokcen facilities.

Being the continuation of the latest agreement settled in 2013 between Turkish Technic and Atlasglobal, this agreement will thus be further contributing to the development of the Turkish aviation industry.

Turkish Technic CEO Ahmet Karaman declared: “I would like to thank Atlasglobal for expressing their trust and confidence to Turkish Technic with regard to component repair and supply services for their A320 fleet. The renewal of the agreement for another 5 years, is a clear indicator of the quality of the service we deliver along with customer satisfaction. Turkish Technic is an important trademark providing MRO services to more than a hundred airlines.”

Atlasglobal CEO Sermed Temizkan added: “We trust in the quality of Turkish Technic’s services. We are pleased to be provided with the services of Turkish Technic, one of the top 10 leading MRO centers in the world. On behalf of Atlasglobal, I would like to thank Turkish Technic for their continued technical support to our Airbus A320 operation and our expanding network.”

France | February 6, 2018– The Asia Pacific region is becoming an increasingly strategic market for commercial aviation. In its 2017-2036 Global Market Forecast Airbus predicts demand will range from 6,100 aircraft by 2026 to 14,200 by 2036, with 41% of these fulfilled by new deliveries. In addition to manufacturing and delivering new aircraft , a whole host of ancillary operations and services have to be provided to accompany and support this fleet expansion in the long term. A key element of which is the complex interplay of MRO needed to keep this massive fleet flying. This requires not only on the ground expertise but a network of partnerships with trusted suppliers who can deliver on time and on budget MRO wherever an Airbus jet flies.

At the Singapore Air Show, Airbus has decided to rely on Thales as its subcontractor in the Asia-Pacific region (except mainland China) for the component repair of all avionics designed and manufactured by Airbus. This contract highlights the trust placed by Airbus in Thales, systematically ranked in the Top 10 of its suppliers for service quality during the last decade. The scope of the contract covers repairs of Airbus avionics components installed on all Airbus single aisle and long-range aircraft, as well as its A350 fleet, throughout Asia-Pacific, for the next seven years.

All repairs will be carried out from the Thales regional MRO hub in Singapore. This hub has long been the Asia Pacific nerve centre for Thales’s own MRO network of 3 repair hubs and 22 repair centres across the world, and was expanded in 2017 to accommodate for a huge increase in scope of work. This latest contract effectively makes Singapore the largest of the group’s three global repair hubs, with an estimated 40,000 pieces of equipment a year passing through its facility in Changi North Rise. Thales in Singapore has a strong history of industrial excellence in commercial avionics operations, dating back over forty years. In addition to strong repair capabilities, the hub in Singapore also produces key systems for the Airbus A320, A350 and Boeing 787 fleets. Since January 2017, Thales has also provided repair operations and supported a Customer Support Centre (CSC) for Diehl Aerospace’s Singaporean subsidiary, serving Diehl’s regional customers, underscoring the strategic location of Singapore as an aerospace hub for the region.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is opening two institutes at the ZAL

Hamburg, Germany | November 10, 2017– Two institutes by the German Aerospace Center DLR are being established in Hamburg, highlighting the Hanseatic city’s national and international claim to excellence in the area of aeronautics research. The new research institutes at the Center of Applied Aeronautical Research ZAL in Finkenwerder were launched in the presence of numerous guests of honour, including Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz. The Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics is going to focus in particular on digital development of future types of aircraft as well as on transferring innovative production processes (“digital aircraft”). The Institute of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul is going to concentrate on research regarding aircraft operation, specialising in the development of new maintenance and data processing methods (“digital twin”). Planning provides for the two institutes to have 80 staff members each at the ZAL. The Federal State of Hamburg is going to become an official base of the DLR as a result. Hamburg’s Aeronautical Research Center with 600 work places, which is among the most advanced in the world and was opened only two years ago, is now fully let. More than 40,000 highly qualified staff members in more than 300 companies and institutions make Hamburg the third biggest civil aviation hub worldwide. The aeronautical industry is among the region’s most important economic factors. Hamburg’s decisive advantage is the fact that know-how of global acclaim is pooled in the area, regarding all stages of an aircraft’s life cycle – from pre-development through to recycling.

Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz says: “We are pleased that the DLR decided to establish a branch in Hamburg. The close cooperation of science and the business world is going to give rise to innovations that will be trend-setting for the entire industry. The ZAL is a place of innovative ideas that result in new products for the aviation industry.”

“We are delighted that we are now represented in Hamburg, one of the biggest hubs of civil aviation world-wide, with two newly established DLR institutes and to closely cooperate in the ZAL with our industry partners, in the field of application-oriented research,” says Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund on the occasion of the opening ceremony.

In the years ahead, the new institutes are going to receive an annual ten million euros of joint funding from the German federal and state governments. As the institutes’ home state, Hamburg is going to contribute around 1.6 million euros per year. Furthermore, the City of Hamburg is going to provide another two million euros for investments during the set-up phase until the end of 2018. Industry-oriented research requires very close cooperation with the relevant industrial and medium- sized companies. This is why the institute is based in the ZAL, where the DLR has the opportunity to perform research in the same building and using shared large-scale testing facilities, with a large number of industrial partners from the aviation industry, including Airbus and Lufthansa Technik as well as suppliers and start-up companies.

Close coordination of the required research competence that needs to be established to allow for research results to be used by the industrial partners as effectively as possible, has already begun. In addition to the regional network, the institutes are planning to form research partnerships with various German and international companies.

The ZAL – Hamburg’s Center of Applied Aeronautical Research – is the technology network for research and development for the civil aviation industry in the metropolitan area of Hamburg. In close coordination with the Hamburg Aviation Cluster, the ZAL is a central facility where the technology competence for the Hanseatic city is concentrated, and it thus allows for synergy effects. For this purpose, the ZAL constitutes a network for science and the business world, establishing an application-oriented culture of innovation and providing its partners with state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and development.

The flag carrier airline of Jordan, Royal Jordanian Airlines will receive V2500 LRU components pool support from Turkish Technic, Turkish Airlines’ leading subsidiary in its region.

Turkey | February 15, 2017– The services and spares that will be provided within the framework of the agreement will be based in Turkish Technic’s Istanbul base and supply stations throughout the world. The LRU components will be serviced in the state-of-the-art facilities of Turkish Technic at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. The contract will also serve to enhance the strong business relationship between the two parties and will be a substantial step for Turkish Technic in the Middle East region.

Emphasizing the trust felt toward the services provided by Turkish Technic, Royal Jordanian Airlines CEO Suleiman Obeidat said, “We are pleased to cooperate with a pioneer MRO company in the region, Turkish Technic. We believe their contributions and technical services will back our endeavors to provide a continued on-time, efficient operation, all for a better passenger satisfaction.”

Ahmet Karaman, CEO of Turkish Technic, thanked the Royal Jordanian Airlines family for their preference of Turkish Technic saying, “We are glad to be reaping the fruits of our labor with this win-win co-operation model. Turkish Technic has reached a fleet size of about 800 aircraft in the component pool market with the signing of this agreement.”

Peterborough | July 18, 2016– Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO, completions, and refurbishment company has selected Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin management and high-definition entertainment system for retrofit installation on all future CRJ ExecLiner conversions.

The first installation has already taken place at the Peterborough headquarters as a Bombardier CRJ200 conversion nears completion to a VIP ExecLiner format, a business jet configuration that Flying Colours has made its own. The aircraft will now be able to maximize the capability to display HD movies, enhance digital audio throughout the cabin, and broadcast other high-resolution content, including the Rockwell Collins Airshow® 3D moving map.

Going forward the installation of the Venue system will be standard on all CRJ200 conversions undertaken by the Flying Colours team. A further five ExecLiners are currently inbound to the Peterborough workshops, and each will have the newly selected system integrated during conversion. In addition Flying Colours will be setting-up a Venue demo unit of the of the Rockwell Collins CMS product in the Peterborough client design room. This will enable aircraft owners, of all model types, to evaluate the system for potential installation.

“Having over 25 CRJ conversions completed we wanted to upgrade our CMS offering to ensure that we offer customers modern intuitive technology, that also supports improved functionality. From a passenger’s perspective it provides a whole lot more in terms of flexibility, reliability and innovation. This is why we are now incorporating it as standard” said Eric Gillespie, Executive VP Flying Colours, about the upgrade. Rockwell Collins’ worldwide support is available to Flying Colours customers via their Global network.

This latest selection of the Rockwell Collins product further bolsters the established relationship between the two North American companies as Flying Colours is already a preferred installation agent and recognized dealer of all Rockwell Collins products.

  • Lufthansa Industry Solutions implements the new S1000D industrial standard in the DocManage product suite / One system for all older and newer types of aircraft

Hamburg/Noderstedt | July 13, 2016– Asiana Airlines has given Lufthansa Industry Solutions the assignment of introducing a comprehensive new generation in the technical documentation of its aircraft fleet. To this end, the IT service provider is implementing the new S1000D industrial standard into the DocManage product suite, the document library and operating sheet solution from Lufthansa Industry Solutions for aircraft maintenance and overhaul.

Using this MRO solution from Lufthansa Industry Solutions, Asiana Airlines can manage the technical documentation of all older and newer types of aircraft in its fleet with a single system. The DocManage update is linked to the upgrade of the document library on DocSurf Mobile and is expected to be completed by the time Asiana commissions the A350 in March 2017.

“We use DocManage now for more than ten years. It is an important software for our maintenance which is used by 1,000 users daily”, said Sang-Youel Lee, Manager Maintenance Administration, Asiana Airlines. “Based on the successful cooperation with Lufthansa Industry Solutions and the functionality of the product we have decided for the product upgrade. We are now looking forward to make use of the new technology and functionality. This will further increase the benefit for our maintenance.”

The reason for this comprehensive modernization is that the exchange of technical documentation between the aircraft manufacturer and the MRO operation for newer types of aircraft, such as the Airbus A350, no longer follows the familiar standards of SGML-based and revised manuals, such as AMM (Aircraft Maintenance Manual) or IPC (Illustrated Parts Catalog), but the newer S1000D industrial standard instead. This new standard requires a completely different treatment with regard to processing and software when it comes to documenting aircraft maintenance. The documentation is no longer organized in manuals, but rather in a large number of independent data modules with entirely new XML content structures.

Lufthansa Industry Solutions has been distributing successful IT solutions for the technical documentation of aircraft maintenance and overhaul for more than a decade in the form of its DocManage product suite. One of the major international customers for this system is Asiana Airlines, which has been using DocManage as a solution for technical documentation and creating operating sheets since 2004.

  • Company marks 10 years of service to airlines from Europe to Far East.

Turkey | May 26, 2016– Turkish Technic, the leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider to the aviation industry, today announces the tenth anniversary of the company’s founding. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, Turkish Technic was formally established on May 23, 2006, and has achieved a steady growth since its establishment.

The roots of Turkish Technic go back to the founding of Turkish Airlines. In 1957, the journey started with maintenance of three DC-3 aircraft, within the fleet of 28. During this initial period the company has grown and added over 15 aircraft types to its maintenance and overhaul capabilities. Since the establishment, Turkish Technic, one-stop-MRO, expanded its capacity with 6 new hangars, located in various cities of Turkey.

“Turkish Technic is proud of its ten-year track record of MRO services and sustained profitability throughout the many changes in the economic and political changes in the region.” said Ahmet Karaman, General Manager of Turkish Technic. ”At the same time we are forward-focused on the next decade and have significant investment plans such as new facilities at İGA (Istanbul Grand Airport). We as Turkish Technic are thankful to our a vast number of customers. We look forward to continuing to serve the aviation industry and to our valued customers with a continuous improvement of comprehensive services.”

Today Turkish Technic family, consisting of TCI, TSI, TEC and Goodrich Turkish Technic Services that manufacture aircraft seats, galleys and provides engine and turbine services.

  • AeroMod International Receives Accreditation for ISO9001 & AS9110
  • PRI Registrar recognizes AeroMod International for its commitment to continual improvement in their management system

February 15, 2016– AeroMod International is delighted to announce that it has received accreditation for ISO 9001:2008 and AS9110B.

“This has been a company-wide commitment to integrate an internationally recognized quality framework across everything we do. The benefits are realized at every level of our organization in the consistent, repeatable and measurable application of work practices and processes, and complements our existing regulatory certifications,” said AeroMod International CEO, Daniel Burgess.

AeroMod International received accreditation for demonstrating their ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications.

“AeroMod International has demonstrated its commitment to world class quality management by implementing and becoming certified to the AS9110 & ISO 9001 standard. They have joined an elite number of organizations worldwide who have achieved certification to this globally recognized quality standard,” said Randy Daugharthy, Director of the Registrar Program at the Performance Review Institute Registrar. “PRI Registrar is proud to partner with AeroMod International in this accomplishment and look forward to continued support of their objective of quality excellence.”

Peterborough, ON | February 15, 2016– Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO, completions, and refurbishment company has begun work on an extension of its cabinetry finishing shop at its Peterborough, ON. facilities in Canada. A further 6500 sq ft of space will be added to increase workflow capacity resulting from a rise in customer demand for refurbishment and completion projects. The extended facility provides enough room to house two new downdraft tables, which collect the fine dust particles produced during the finishing process; as well as a new down draft spray booth, which incorporates a bake cycle, supporting the complex and often lengthy process of varnishing wood veneers. The intelligent design of the workshop has also enabled the use of skylight, and daylight lighting, to inspect the cabinetry components passing through the shop.

The extra space doubles the size of the workshop footprint, as well as the capacity for processing cabinetry monuments. Each work project can now be completed in a shorter time span, so reducing the down time for aircraft owners and operators. The new extension will be completed by April 2016.

New reception rooms for visiting clients.

Flying Colours Corp. is also updating its customer offices to reflect the growth in business, and type of aircraft projects it is working on. The spacious new interiors will emulate the type of comfort experienced on board the aircraft Flying Colours Corp. completes. Featuring custom glass walls, custom-made hard wood floors, and leather furniture the final look will incorporate a contemporary, chic interior finish designed by Flying Colours’ own design team. In addition a dedicated VIP lounge for customers will incorporate custom brick and glass finish, with a full entertainment system including High Definition TV screens, and refreshment area. The new customer location will be ready to welcome new customers at the end of February 2016.

The expansion, which represents a significant investment, is being driven by an increase in the amount of new projects that Flying Colours Corp. has taken on in the last twelve months. “We are seeing more work coming from a number of Bombardier Global projects, as well as a rise in the amount of mid to large size refurbishments coming through the doors,” said Sean Gillespie Executive Vice President. “The increased demand for work on larger type aircraft and our Global ASF status means we need to match customer expectation in terms of their experience when visiting us. We know their standards are high and we want to meet, and exceed them, both in terms of our quality of work and how we take care of them on site,” adds Gillespie.

St. Louis, MO | January 5, 2016– Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO, completions, and refurbishment company has successfully secured a Supplemental Type Certificate for ADS-B OUT for Bombardier Challenger 300 airframes, from the US-based FAA. The first Bombardier Challenger 300 was out fitted with the soon-to-be mandatory tracking system in November 2015, at its St. Louis facility. The STC will be submitted for validation by both Transport Canada and Europe’s EASA this year.

The STC follows on from Flying Colours Corp. achieving an STC for Bombardier Challenger 604/605 aircraft types in October 2015, and expands the range of services it can offer to aircraft owners and operators. The awarding of the STC follows significant training and technology investment from Flying Colours Corp. over the last twelve months.

Flying Colours Corp. is already receiving significant interest in the service following its promotion and activity at 2015’s NBAA where Bombardier Business Aircraft also named the St. Louis facility as winner of its annual Authorized Service Facility Excellence Award in the North American category.

Sean Gillespie, VP Flying Colours Corp. states, “Following the addition of the Global family to our Bombardier ASF status which has just been renewed for five years, and the winning of the Excellence award, it’s a real bonus to also achieve this STC. We’ve invested in the technology to achieve the ADS-B OUT for the Challenger family first and now we are now exploring the options for other OEMs.” The new Challenger 300 STC will be available for installation at all Flying Colours Corp. facilities.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – OUT (ADS-B OUT) enables aircraft to report highly accurate position and status information to air traffic control, replacing the need for traditional radar. With EASA mandating that by 7 December 2017, all aircraft with a maximum certified take off weight exceeding 5,700kg, or having a maximum cruise airspeed capability greater than 250 kts, must be ADS-B OUT (DO-260B) compliant Flying Colours Corp. anticipates that its growing collection of STCs will attract new customers, as well as continuing to support its existing client base.

December 10, 2013–The organisers of Aircraft Interiors Expo – Reed Exhibitions – has confirmed that the 2014 Passenger Experience Conference will include for the first time a stream dedicated to aircraft interiors Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO). Taking place on Monday 7 April at the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg – this addition clearly cements Reed Exhibition’s intention to support the professional growth and development of individuals within the aircraft interiors and passenger experience industry.

The stream, entitled ‘Protecting the Brand: cabin maintenance’, will be chaired by Mike Kotas, Director of Cabin Maintenance at Delta Air Lines and will focus on how airlines can avoid the pitfalls of spending too much money fixing poorly designed elements of its cabin and will consider strategies for ensuring that the cabin product is robust and sustainable throughout its lifecycle.

Vern Alg, Consultant for Aircraft Interiors Expo, said, “According to a recent forecast by Visiongain, the world commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul market reached $48.8 billion in 2012.  MRO is vital in not only ensuring the desired life expectancy of an aircraft, but it also has a direct correlation with passenger satisfaction”.  Vern went on to say, “The traditional role of the MRO providers has also changed over the last few years as airlines opt for a total support function rather than a one-off approach.  A vital component of this is ensuring engineers are included in the design stages to warrant a more straight-forward maintenance process throughout an aircraft’s operating shelf-life; historically this has not been the case. I’m really excited about this addition to the Passenger Experience Conference.”

Following the opening remarks the agenda will drill down and address ‘Designing for ease of future maintenance’.  All too often the design of the cabin components are already procured before the maintenance team is asked for its input, so this session will debate how to insert the topic of maintenance into the design process, promote and educate cross communication on specific needs, in order to achieve the panacea of design and development teams actively obtaining sign-off from maintenance teams.

The agenda will then focus on the relationship between the cabin and brand values of the airline.  ‘Setting the standard – keeping the condition of the cabin up to spec’, will offer conference delegates the opportunity to listen in on industry experts imparting their knowledge on how to ensure a cabin’s interior is a fresh embodiment of brand values, and importantly how to sustain this on each journey, for every passenger, over a long period of time.

Materials and their reliability play a key role in MRO and the final session will look at ‘Improved products for wear resistance’.

The Passenger Experience Conference will open on Monday 7th April 2014 with two plenary sessions looking at both ‘The Future for Passenger Experience’ and ‘Challenging the status quo – new directions for the passenger experience’.  The afternoon programme will then split into four breakout sessions:  ‘Protecting the Brand: cabin maintenance’; ‘Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity: a voyage of discovery and opportunity’; ‘Hospitality & Service – making the onboard experience memorable’; and ‘The Cabin: getting smarter about space and comfort’.

For more information please visit www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com orwww.pexconference.com


Cedar Rapids, Iowa | September 17, 2013– Rockwell Collins has signed a long-term service agreement with AAR for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Rockwell Collins avionics on more than 300 aircraft, including Airbus A319, A320, A330, Boeing 737, 767 and Bombardier CRJ platforms.

The 10-year, customized price-per-flight-hour and fixed-price-repair service agreement provides AAR with Rockwell Collins’ world-class, 24-7 repair and consistent, predictable maintenance costs. The agreement also reduces administrative processing and guarantees turnaround times.

“Working with an industry-leading service provider such as AAR, we can offer our joint customers a stronger value proposition—convenience, expertise and cost predictability,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and general manager, Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Together we provide a one-stop-shop for service, critical avionics proficiency and customized pricing solutions that offer certainty for the future.”

“This program with Rockwell Collins enhances AAR’s ability to provide comprehensive, one-stop shopping and support to our customers,” said John Holmes, Group Vice President – Aviation Supply Chain. “The relationship also helps us add even more value to our customers through competitive pricing, innovative solutions and world class technical support, including engineering, reliability and service improvements.”

Rockwell Collins’ global network of more than 80 locations provides MRO of avionics equipment for more than 6,000 commercial, business, corporate and military operations. Additional logistics capabilities include on-board services, service parts, training and simulator systems and services, technical information services and technical services.

June 10, 2013– JETS, the expanding business aviation MRO, owned by the 328 Group, announced today the promotion of Edward Benyon to Sales and Commercial Manager for its Bournemouth and new London Biggin Hill facilities. In his new role he will lead a team of four responsible for building strong relationships with customers and developing future growth strategies and sales opportunities. He will report directly to Managing Director Alan Barnes who recently joined JETS from Inflite at London Stansted.

Edward first joined JETS in 2011 as a Planning Engineer, was quickly promoted to Commercial Officer and most recently became Commercial Manager for JETS Bournemouth. He is an Aeronautical Engineering Graduate and prior to joining JETS was involved in postgraduate research engineering in the state-of-the-art Airbus Noise Technology Centre at Southampton University.

Commenting on his promotion, Edward said: “I am very pleased to be taking on a new and expanded role at JETS. The potential at Biggin Hill is vast and enables JETS to offer high quality engineering to a far broader range of customers. JETS’ strength is its commitment to its customers and the desire to exceed expectations.”

Alan Barnes, JETS Group Managing Director added. “We are delighted to announce Edward’s promotion. He has the perfect mix of technical expertise and business acumen for the new role, and a passion for developing strong customer relationships which will serve us well in growing our MRO facilities.”

In April, 328 Group split its two primary areas of expertise ‘328’ and ‘JETS’ in a move to accommodate its increasing portfolio of interior manufacture and design work and its expansion of maintenance expertise under the JETS brand, following the acquisition of the new maintenance facility at London Biggin Hill Airport.

JETS was established in October 2004, initially to provide MRO services to Hawker 125s. Today it boasts a broad range of engineering capabilities in aircraft maintenance, avionics installation, refurbishment, exterior painting, Part M services and hangarage. Under its EASA Part-145 approvals, JETS carries out scheduled base maintenance and defect rectification, through minor and major modification embodiment to full cabin interior refurbishment in conjunction with its sister company 328 based in Germany, a full EASA Part 21G level 1A (Design) and Part 21J (Manufacture) approved company.