The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has identified eight airports to promote Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities for aircraft and aviation equipment. The eight airports are Chandigarh, Delhi, Begumpet (Hyderabad), Juhu (Mumbai), Bhopal, Tirupati, Chennai and Kolkata. According to a report titled ‘Status of Aviation Connectivity in the Country’ tabled in Parliament by the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, AAI has developed a business-friendly proposal for MRO... Read More
IndiGo to Construct New Aircraft Maintenance Repair & Overhaul facility at Bangalore International Airport
InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, which operates one of India’s leading airlines, IndiGo has signed a 20-year agreement with Bangalore Airport with plans to build a new aircraft maintenance facility. The agreement has been signed between Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) and InterGlobe Aviation and it outlines a 20-year contract between the two parties wherein the latter will sub-lease land at the BLR Airport... Read More
Air India, a global airline owned by Tata Group, has taken a significant step in its fleet expansion program by signing purchase agreements with Airbus and Boeing. The deal, announced at the Paris Air Show, includes the acquisition of 470 aircraft with a total value of USD 70 billion based on list prices as part of Air India's fleet expansion program announced in February. Also Read: Air India Signs Agreements to... Read More
In August, Transport Canada Civil Aviation has type certified the PW127XT-M regional turboprop engine that will power new builds of ATR aircraft. In another development, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has type certified the leading turboprop manufacturer’s ATR 72 and 42 aircraft powered by the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-M engine. Commenting on the certification, ATR’s Stephane Viala, Senior Vice President Engineering, said: “Receiving EASA type certification is an... Read More
[caption id="attachment_50249" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Source: Honda Aircraft Company[/caption] Honda Aircraft Company has recently announced the addition of four new full-service Authorized Service Centers (ASC) in the United States and global regions, expanding the HondaJet service network to 21 locations worldwide. Expansion Further Strengthens the Customer Support Capabilities: The new service centres will further strengthen the customer support capabilities for the growing HondaJet fleet, now comprised of more than 219 aircraft... Read More
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said that all the airlines will now need to appoint senior certifying staff and place them at “all base and transit stations”. Multiple incidents of aircraft faults have been reported in the last few months in India. The watchdog conducted several spot checks and concluded that Indian airlines have been operating flights on MEL or Minimum Equipment List. Multiple flights from SpiceJet... Read More
At the conclusion of the first quarter, Irish lessor Avolon revealed that it still had 10 owned aircraft in Russia. Prior to February 27, the firm claims to have had 14 owned and two managed single-aisle aircraft on lease to Russian clients. It continues, "Leasing of these aircraft to those Russian lessees has been terminated in line with European Union sanction requirements." According to Avolon, the 10 remaining owned aircraft... Read More
India's aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, for not adhering to the safety norms of runway maintenance. DGCA was conducting an audit of the airport for the past few months, which revealed some severe slip-ups in Kolkata airport. The authority blames the airport for being 'negligent' in maintaining the runway in... Read More
Military Aircraft Developer Dassault Aviation Wins 14-Year Contract to Support French Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets
Dassault Aviation has been awarded a long-term contract to sustain the Mirage 2000 fleet of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces' Directorate of Aeronautical Maintenance. The 14-year deal includes all maintenance work for the Mirage 2000s of the French Air and Space Force (FASF) until they retire. Dassault now supports all the equipment on the Mirage 2000 B/C, 5, and D models, including those with a mid-life update, which... Read More
For what can be called historical, an Airbus A340 plane has landed on Antarctica. Operated by Hi Fly, a wet-lease airline specialist, the fleet Hi Fly 801 took off from Cape Town, South Africa, earlier this month. It travelled a total of 2500 nautical miles or 4630 kilometres back and forth. The journey took roughly five hours to fly each way. Upon landing, the team spent nearly three hours on... Read More
OGMA, an Embraer Group company has just signed a new contract with Pratt & Whitney for providing GTF engine maintenance service. With this agreement, it has been settled that Portugal will provide maintenance for the PW1900G engine that currently powers the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft. It is worth noting that this is not the first partnership between the two companies. Back in November 2020, OGMA was declared as an... Read More
Etihad Engineering, global leading aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company has won a contract from Virgin Australia for all the heavy maintenance work of the Boeing 737 aircraft the airline has. The scope of the contract covers heavy maintenance and modifications on more than 30 nose to tail aircraft for the largest airline by fleet size under the Virgin brand. The development took place in the Dubai Airshow 2021,... Read More
AirAsia India has dropped its plan to lease the Boeing B737 aircraft of the grounded Jet Airways, according to a report by Economic Times. The leasing plan was abandoned on the grounds that the low-cost carrier wants to maintain a similar kind of aircraft in its fleet. The induction of the new type of aircraft to the fleet will result in complications related to seat configuration, maintenance and skill requirement.... Read More
Reducing the turnaround time of aircraft has been one of the major hurdles in the aviation industry. In a sector where minutes of delays can cause hefty losses to the companies, the airlines are always striving to bring down the aircraft turnaround time, which is simply the time taken by the various activities carried out to prepare an aircraft for departure. In a new development related to reducing the turnaround... Read More
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