Archive for August, 2016

CFM56

Safran Pegs Full-year Engine MRO Growth At 7%

Safran narrowed its full-year commercial engine aftermarket growth projection to 7%, settling on the bottom end of earlier guidance despite a strong 8.5% year-over-year growth figure for the second quarter. Read More

UTC Q2 Figures Suggest Strengthening MRO Market

A second straight strong quarter in aftermarket sales from United Technologies Corp’s (UTC) Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems units suggests that a long-anticipated bounce-back in the commercial MRO Read More

Bombardier Q400

Transport Canada Mandates Q400 Fire Suppression Systems Mods

Transport Canada (TC) has mandated a Bombardier-recommended fix to prevent Q400 fire-suppression systems from short-circuiting and inadvertently discharging fire-extinguishing bottles. The TC airworthiness directive (AD), issued Aug. 22, orders Q400 Read More

LHT hangar

LHT Third-party Revenue Jump Offsets Internal Work Slow-down

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) saw third-party revenue jump 8.2% in the first half of 2016, enabling the German aftermarket specialist to keep total revenue nearly flat as sales to Lufthansa Group Read More

British Airways 747s

British Airways Completes 747 Revamp, Eyes Used Widebodies

British Airways (BA) in early August completed interior revamps on 18 of its 39 Boeing 747-400s, underscoring the carrier’s commitment to the fading widebody as well as the ongoing influence Read More

VivaAerobus A320

FAA Eyes A320 Engine Cowl Door Mod Mandates

FAA is moving to require modifications to Airbus A320-family engine fan cowl doors to reduce the risk of mechanics leaving them unlatched following maintenance work, but the agency could face Read More

Aircraft inspection

New FAA Surveillance System On Track, GAO Report Shows

FAA’s newest surveillance system for repair stations is functioning largely as intended, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) analysis found, but the agencies disagree on whether FAA should factor in a Read More

CFM56 components

FAA: Hangars Not Required For Component Shops

FAA, responding to industry push-back, has modified its rules to clarify that component repair shops are not required to have hangars large enough to house the aircraft they support. FAA Read More

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