Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline's fleet.
The growing focus on the use of technology throughout the African aviation industry is starting to attract the attention of one of the world's leading software companies. Steve Knight reports from the IFS World Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.
GE Aviation has unveiled its new utility plant showcasing its huge front façade replicating a jet engine looking to the sky.
Pressure is mounting for increased MRO facilities in west Africa. Chukwu Emeke has been looking into the situation.
Boeing has launched a new Nacelle and Flight-Control Surface Exchange Programme providing airlines an integrated and economical solution.
CTT Systems has been selected by Boeing to provide the humidification systems for flight deck, crew rests and cabin zone A/B for the Boeing 777X aircraft. CTT will be tier-1 supplier to Boeing and the CTT products will be offered as
Japan's optical and precision electronics manufacturer Olympus Corporation will later this month open a regional HQ, for the Middle East and Africa, complete with a training centre, in Dubai.
CFM International's advanced LEAP-1C integrated propulsion system has been awarded Type Certificates by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Nigeria's Azman Air has selected VD Gulf to perform maintenance work on one of its Boeing 737CL fleet.
South African Airways has signed a new TotalCare service order for Trent 700 engines that power five Airbus A330 aircraft that are entering service.
FlightPath International and APAC (Academic and Professional Aviation Center) have signed a partnership agreement to provide a broad range of maintenance training solutions for all major commercial aircraft
ZITA Aviation Training is now qualified to provide aviation professionals with Airbus A330 B1/ B2 aircraft type theoretical and practical training.
AFI KLM E&M will continue to provide total care for Air Austral's fleet of 777s, including the phase-out of two aircraft.
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has signed a new agreement with Air Mauritius to include component support for the Indian Ocean carrier's ATR 72 turboprops.
Services oriented towards maximizing availability for the three Air Mauritius ATR 72-500s.
AFI KLM E&M and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a long-term component services contract covering a fleet of 28 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.
Rolls-Royce has run the world's most powerful aerospace gearbox for the first time, marking a significant step in the development of its new UltraFan engine design.
RUAG Aviation has completed a 10-year inspection on an African based Dornier 328-300 business jet, finishing the project on schedule, within budget, and to full customer satisfaction according to the Swiss MRO provider.
MTU Aero has delivered the first Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM Geared Turbofan engine assembled on its own final assembly line to Airbus.
Lufthansa Technik has launched Condition Analytics. A new and highly intelligent platform allowing airlines to predict precisely when components should be replaced and recommends measures to be taken to avoid
MTU Maintenance, and Kenya Airways have concluded negotiations on a contract for the maintenance of the engines used on the airline's Embraer 190 aircraft.
Ruag Aviation has completed its 500th life raft maintenance event on Winslow equipment. The milestone for the industry leader in aircraft component MRO was achieved at its Munich location, which features the industry's only dedicated,
Reunion-based Corail Helicopters with its fleet of seven Airbus helicopters has become the launch customer of Fleet Keeper.
Airlines in need of a spare engine for the new Airbus A350 will find life easier thanks to developments from Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce.
Airbus has commenced the final assembly of its first A330neo, an A330-900, at its Final Assembly Line in Toulouse with the joining of the wings to the centre fuselage at station 40.
Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines are looking into options to jointly provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the PW1000G family of geared turbofan engines.
Ethiopia's air force has turned northwards – far northwards – in its efforts to keep some members of its elderly transport and training fleet airworthy.
Vector Aerospace will be highlighting its local capabilities at this year's Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition (AAD 2016), taking place at AFB Waterkloof, Centurion, South Africa, this week.
RwandAir and Lufthansa Technik have signed an agreement for the German MRO specialist to provide comprehensive technical support of the Kigali-based carrier's Airbus A330 fleet.
The revived Air Djibouti's first aircraft landed in Djibouti today following a two-day ferry trip from Cardiff in Wales.
Togo based Asky Airlines, and shareholder, Ethiopian Airlines are planning to establish an aircraft MRO and training centre in West Africa, reports MRO Network.com.
Textron has launched its Peace of Mind programme, which is designed to create a simpler transition to new Cessna Caravan and Beechcraft King Air turboprops.
Ethiopian Airlines has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide comprehensive component support for the airline's future Airbus A350 fleet.
Aerospace and defence contractor AAR has appointed Cheryle Robinson Jackson as its first president of AAR Africa.
Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, in partnership with Astra Aircraft Corporation, has signed an exclusive five year contract with ARMSCOR for material support of the C-130B aircraft, operated by the South African Air Force (SAAF).
Daher has appointed 208 Aviation as its TBM Service Centre for the Southern Africa region.
AAR has extended its presence in Africa with a contract to provide power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services to Fastjet.
Safair has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide total component support.
EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the tenth time in a row.
FL Technics has won a contract with the Ethiopian Air Force to supply spare parts and components for training, transport and multi-purpose aircraft.
MTU Maintenance has signed more than 250 new contracts in a successful year, valued at USD 2.1 billion, a 25% since 2014.
Ethiopian Airlines has selected Ameco as one of the service providers to provide engine repair and overhaul services on PW4000s on the Boeing 767 fleet.
Petroleum Air Services (PAS) has been appointed as the first Bell Helicopter authorised customer service facility in North Africa.
Textron Aviation has launched its expanded PowerAdvantage engine support program to Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan turboprop platforms.
Multi-skilled Susan Mashibe is bringing MRO to Tanzania. Marcella Nethersole reports.
Satair is to market and distribute the ground support equipment from Dedienne Aerospace across the whole of Africa .
Belgian MRO specialist Sabena Aerospace has linked up with Equatorial Congo Air (ECAir) to create a central African MRO centre. As Alan Dron discovered, this will help instil an aviation culture in a new generation of local
Russian Helicopters is preparing to offer after-sales services and maintenance for Russian-made helicopters operated in Egypt.
The A320neo has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on November 24, 2015.
AFI KLM E&M has renewed its contract with Johannesburg based airline operator, Comair.
Royal Air Maroc has selected GE Aviation for a five-year exclusive OnPointSM solution agreement for the time and material to maintain, repair and overhaul its CF6-80C2 engines that power its four Boeing 767
EDM, a provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, has announced that the A350 and B767 door trainers it supplied to Ethiopian Airlines have passed their Site Acceptance Test (SAT).
Airlink, the largest independent regional airline in Southern Africa, has become the first BAE Systems Regional Aircraft customer to sign up for the new remodelled JetSpares Rate-Per- Flying-Hour (RPFH)
AJW Engines is to provide engine shop visit management services for Cameroon Airlines Corporation (Camair-Co).
Avtrade has added to its aircraft acquisition programme from the Middle East and Africa with the purchase of ex Flynas Embraer E190LR aircraft (MSN 19000232). Purchased from the lessor; the serviceable aircraft,
Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance have extended their decade long partnership in order to cover line support of the airline in Entebbe.
EgyptAir has put the New Suez Canal's logo on a number of its aircraft to celebrate the inauguration of the canal.
Belgian MRO specialist Sabena Aerospace is to establish a new facility in Brazzaville following a joint venture deal with Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECair)
Jet Aviation Basel recently received maintenance approvals for Dassault Falcon aircraft from the national Civil Aviation Agency in Gabon, Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ANAC), and the
Royal Air Maroc has signed a maintenance contract with Spairliners to support the airline's E-Jet fleet.
AAR has built on its major plans for Africa by inking an agreement to launch a joint venture with the maintenance division of South African Airways (SAA).
Dassault Aviation has approved ExecuJet Aviation Nigeria, as a Falcon Authorized Service Centre (ASC) for line maintenance. The Lagos-based company will provide scheduled and unscheduled
Embraer Executive Jets has appointed ExecuJet Aviation Nigeria as a new authorised service Centre (ASC)
GDC Technics is stepping into Africa to develop MRO and modification services across the continent and challenge existing providers in Southern Europe.
Jet Support Services (JSSI), has enrolled a new Global 6000 business jet operated by Wings of Grace on the JSSI Tip-to-Tail programme.
Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company has announced that it has signed an agreement with Angola's energy company Sonangol to operate its own dedicated fuel bowser.
Cameroon Airlines Corporation (Camair-Co) has chosen independent integrated aviation support services provider AJW Aviation, to provide power-by-the-hour (PBH) for its fleet of three Boeing aircraft: B767-300 & B737-700.
In the first quarter of 2015, MTU Aero Engines AG increased its revenues by 20% to €1.099,5 billion (1-3/14: €913.0 million).
MTU Maintenance is celebrating 15,000 completed engine shop visits since the foundation of the company 35 years ago.
South African Airways Technical (SAAT) has been shortlisted in the category for Best Line Maintenance Provider as part of the annual Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance Awards (ATE&M
AJW Aviation has appointed experienced aviation industry specialist Oliver Stratford as Sales Manager - Southern Africa.
Jet Aviation has developed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) version 7.1 upgrade.
Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a Dassault Aviation company-owned service centre, has completed an initial C-check on an in-service Falcon 7X, preparing the way for the start of routine overhauls.
With the reducing cost of oil resulting in even lower aviation fuel prices, the overall airline direct operating cost breakdown is changing.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has announced that it has received Transport Canada type certification for its PurePower(R) PW814GA and PW815GA engines, which will power the new Gulfstream G500 (range of
Satair has signed a five-year exclusive distribution contract to represent Eaton replaceable unit engine fuel pump parts across Africa.
Two US businesses have created an MRO alliance to develop their business further into Africa.
China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC) has firmed up its contract in December 2014 with Airbus for 100 A320 Family aircraft.
MTU Maintenance is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) business this fall.
Ethiopian Airlines and CFM International are celebrating a ten-year partnership.
MTU Maintenance is celebrating 25 years of engine MRO on IAE's V2500, the world's bestselling engine powering the A320 aircraft family.
Pretoria-based Airteam and Dubai-owned StandardAero of the USA have signed a partnership agreement to provide PT6 engine maintenance through a co-branded foothold in the Southern African region
ADSoftware has announced that AirPack solution is now one of the leading MRO software solutions on the African market.
Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG announced today they are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant.
The Airbus A350 XWB, has just wrapped up its successful African debut, leaving at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport this morning on its next test flight to Sydney, Australia.
Dutch MRO operator, Direct Maintenance, has a strong presence in East Africa and is aiming to increase its involvement with the launch of a new training course in Kenya to meet ongoing growth and development needs in
Aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider, Vector Aerospace, has announced that Vector Aerospace Africa (Pty) Ltd engine repair and overhaul facility, located in Lanseria, South Africa, has been
Services Air Cargo has signed a deal with JorAMCo to provide the Congo based carrier with base maintenance services for one A310 aircraft.
Denel Aerostructures has been awarded a fourth multi-million rand contract to manufacture and produce key parts on the Airbus 400M the world's most advanced military airlifter.
CFM International has announced it has successfully initiated ground testing of the first all-new LEAP-1B engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 737 MAX.
FlightPath International Ltd. has announced that it has achieved Transport Canada Boeing B737NG type course approval.
AJW Aviation has signed a two-year contract with Nigerian airline Air Peace to provide power-by-the-hour support for its four B737-500 aircraft.
Air Côte d'Ivoire has added a third A319 to its contract with AFI KLM E&M, including component and engine support, exclusive aircraft inspections, engineering and line maintenance.
Afriqiyah Airways has added a third aircraft to its contract with AFI KLM E&M for the Libyan airline's A330s.
Airbus Helicopters has partnered with International Aircraft Services (IAS) to provide the first maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa to be certified by a helicopter manufacturer.
Ethiopian Airlines has signed a three-year contract with Ameco Beijing for engine overhaul services.
Romanian MRO specialist Aerostar has won a contract from Tanzanian-based low-cost carrier Fastjet to provide the heavy maintenance of two of the airline's fleet of three Airbus A319 airliners.
Best Fly Maintenance is to open a new part 145 Line Station at Luanda International Airport in the fourth quarter of 2014 to offer high quality maintenance services.
The Namibian flag-carrier Air Namibia and Lufthansa Technik have extended its total technical support contract valid through 2018. It has been running since the airline launched in 2006.