Maintenance Headlines

CCCC has an immediate opening in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program for a Coordinator.  This position will develop and direct a curriculum according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 14 CFR Park 147-3A and applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). The curriculum will be designed and implemented in accordance with Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) criteria. The Coordinator is responsible for preparing all required applications and related documents to attain and maintain FAA approval of the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program.

Lufthansa Technik Philippines is building a $30 million hanger in order to accommodate the larger aircrafts coming in to the airport.  This hanger will be able to hold and service the Airbus 380, the world biggest commercial jet.  There are only four sites that can currently service the Airbus 380, which has a wing span of 262 feet.

Vector Aerospace Corporation, a leading provider in aviation maintenance has singed a service agreement with Gulfstream International Airlines (GIA).  This fiver year agreement Vector will provided engine repair and overhaul support for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D series engine.  Vector Aerospace Corporation is please with the new deal and looks forward to providing great customer service to GIA.

IndustrialMRO.com, a U.S.-based business networking website for plant maintenance, equipment repair and facility operations managers in the manufacturing sector, has launched a new portal for domestic and international machine shops, foundries, manufacturers and other companies in the market for abrasive products and supplies, according to a press release on

A shortage of skilled and qualified engineers to cope with the world’s growing feet of aircraft is putting a strain on the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry, and Aviation Week says addressing that problem was on the minds of many Nov. 2 at its MRO Asia conference and exhibition in Singapore.

Boeing, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating whether an incident involving an American Airlines Boeing 757 on October 26 is related to cracks found in the fuselage of a United Airlines Boeing 757 last month, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Contract-maintenance company SR Technics has completed its first commercial-jet overhaul at its new facility in Malta, just under a year after the company announced it would build the facility at Malta International Airport. The first airliner to be serviced by SR Technics in Malta was an Airbus A319 of UK-based airline easyJet, which became the first customer at the new facility after the two companies agreed an 11-year extension of their existing maintenance relationship last year.

SDI Lasers, a subsidiary of research and development company Klydon, will soon unveil a laser-based paint removal system intended mainly for the defense and commercial aviation industries.

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has signed an agreement with contract-maintenance provider Air Works that will allow the airport to offer third-party line maintenance services to airlines.

EADS’ subsidiary Airbus has opened a €39 million ($54.35 million) Landing Gear Systems Test Facility for the A350 XWB widebody airliner which Airbus is developing as its response to the Boeing 787. The manufacturer says the opening of the new facility marks “another important step forward in A350 XWB production.”