Operations & Maintenance

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Published: September 19, 2012

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has signed a line maintenance technical handling agreement with British Airways wholly owned subsidiary, BA CityFlyer. MAEL will provide support for the UK-based airline’s fleet of Embraer E-170 and E-190s operating to Malaga, Spain. MAEL will also store components on the carrier’s behalf.

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners signed an agreement with Metal Technology (MTC) to establish MTC as a designated service provider for JT8D engine part repairs. MTC will perform high pressure turbine/low pressure turbine blade and vane repairs for the engine type at its Narita, Japan-based facility.

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has introduced Metaflex SP 1050, a chrome-free pre-treatment for the commercial aircraft maintenance market. The pre-treatment can be used on several metals and composite and improves adhesion of paint on rivets, it said.

StandardAero Components renewed its Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification, expanding its support capabilities with an additional 1,000 new part numbers, and received a new authorization from Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation. It holds FAA, EASA and CAAC 145 certifications.

British Airways Engineering signed a letter of intent with Airline Services Components (ASC) and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to provide Boeing 787 wheels and brakes support to non-British Airways’ (BA) customer airlines. Repair and overhaul services for brakes components will be available to carriers operating from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Brussels, Amsterdam and Oslo airports, as well as at designated BA and ASC line stations.

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