Archive for September, 2016

Trent 900

EASA Mandates Trent 900 Post-Overhaul Test Checks

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has mandated inspections on Rolls-Royce Trent 900s undergoing overhauls to ensure that work being done in the shops is not contributing to a problem Read More

Unapproved Boeing Bushings (Link)

FAA suspected unapproved parts notice: Boeing bushings (part No. BACB28AK07-465) made by Fitz Aerospace (dba ESNA) and sold by Wesco Aircraft since 2007 do not have Boeing production approval. (FAA)  

American Boeing 737-800

FAA Draft Directive Targets Missing 737NG Flap Parts

In-service incidents linked to missing hardware on Boeing 737NG flap assemblies has prompted FAA to propose mandatory inspections based on a Boeing alert service bulletin (SB) issued in May. FAA, Read More

Air transport market–boom or bust? (Link)

Industry economists compare notes and numbers on air travel demand’s resiliency. (Leeham News and Comment)

Skywork Saab 2000

EASA, FAA Fast-track Saab 2000 Rivet Checks

European and U.S. regulators moved quickly to order inspections of Saab 2000 engine mounts for incorrect fasteners based on manufacturer’s recommendations issued in July. Both the European Aviation Safety Agency Read More

On Cathay Parking Its Last 747s (Link)

Cathay Pacific’s decision to park its last three 747-400s will leave 66 in the region. (FlightGlobal)

VT Mobile Aerospace Pensacola Update (Link)

Pensacola is working to secure the funds needed to build out VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering’s MRO facility at PNS. (Rick’s Blog/Inweekly)

AAR's Lake Charles facility

As Lake Charles Shrinks, AAR Turns To Rockford

AAR Corp.’s shrinking presence at Lake Charles, La., will mean more work for its soon-to-be-open facility in Rockford, Ill., as the MRO provider continues to respond nimbly to shifting market Read More

Mexico’s Aerospace Industry On Rise (Link)

Marcos Rosales, CEO, Mexicana Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Services, on the rise of Mexico’s aerospace industry. (Oxford Business Group)

Flybe Saab 2000

SHK Disputes AAIB Call For Saab 2000 Autopilot Mods

Swedish accident investigators dispute a conclusion by their UK counterparts that the Saab 2000 autopilot system design includes a potentially hazardous combination of attributes and needs to be modified. The Read More

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