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North American Newsletter 7 December

North American Newsletter 7 December

AAR announces agreement with FTAI for Serviceable Engine Products, a partnership to provide CFM56 engine material to the global aviation aftermarket

AAR announced an agreement to create Serviceable Engine Products, an exclusive seven-year CFM56 used serviceable material (“USM”) partnership. The partnership will build USM inventory for the global aviation aftermarket and FTAI’s own consumption at The Module Factory™, a dedicated commercial maintenance center focused on modular repair and refurbishment of CFM56-7B and CFM56-5B engines.

AEI Receives FAA Approval for Split Scimitar Winglets for Boeing 737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is pleased to announced it has received an amendment which allows the company to apply their conversion to B737-800s with Split Scimitar™ winglets. The Split Scimitar™ Winglets were developed by Aviation Partners Boeing. AEI is the first STC conversion provider to achieve this important approval and unlike other providers, will not charge an additional fee to convert aircraft with Split Scimitar™ winglets. Currently, there are approximately 853 B737-800 aircraft retrofitted with the winglets, so this approval now substantially increases the candidate aircraft available for passenger-to-freighter conversion by AEI.

CDB Aviation Purchases and Leases Back Nine 737 MAX Aircraft to WestJet

CDB Aviation announced the company has completed the financing for eight of the nine Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft under the purchase and leaseback agreement with Calgary-based carrier WestJet. The ninth aircraft is anticipated to close in December 2020. The aircraft were originally delivered to WestJet over the past three years.

FL Technics acquires Wright International and takes a foothold in the Canadian MRO market

FL Technics, a global provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, acquired Wright International, a leading independent provider of line maintenance services in Canada. For FL Technics as well as its parent company Avia Solutions Group, this marks an entry to the North American aviation services market.

GA Telesis Engine Services Announces New Cooperative Agreement with Atitech S.p.A.

GA Telesis Engine Services OY the engine heavy maintenance unit of global aviation integrator GA Telesis, LLC, announces a new cooperative agreement with the airframe base/heavy maintenance provider Atitech S.p.A. of Naples, Italy. GATES and Atitech, both highly experienced in their respective fields, have joined forces to provide turn-key solutions to Atitech’s customers for activities not under its capability, such as engine shop visits.

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai and Pratt & Whitney sign PW1100G-JM network agreement

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai and Pratt & Whitney have signed a network agreement that covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1100G-JM engines at the facility in China. The facility will begin introduction of PW1100G-JM capabilities immediately and expects to be able to carry out MRO work from mid-2021. MTU Maintenance Zhuhai estimates a volume of 1,000 shop visits in the next ten years.

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