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Rolls-Royce to use 100% sustainable aviation fuel

Posted 16 November 2020

Rolls-Royce is to use 100% sustainable aviation fuel for the first time in engine ground tests on next-generation engine technology, as part of its ongoing decarbonization strategy.

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Rolls-Royce introduces a new SelectCare service option

Posted 8 October 2020

Rolls-Royce is introducing a new SelectCare option, SelectCare Repair, to complement its existing range of Care services for airlines that operate Trent 700 powered Airbus A330 aircraft.

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SAA Technical reinstates its services

Posted 5 October 2020

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Rolls-Royce breakthrough with AI ethics and trustworthiness

Posted 2 September 2020

Rolls-Royce has announced two breakthroughs in artificial intelligence ethics, which it said could help gain society's trust of the technology and accelerate the next generation of industrialisation, known as industry

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Rolls-Royce takes next step in sustainability drive

Posted 13 August 2020

Rolls-Royce has started its latest phase of testing on its low-emissions technology for its next generation of engines.

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GECAS Cargo adds more 737-800BCF Narrowbody freighters

Posted 13 August 2020

GECAS has signed an agreement with Boeing converting 11 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter options to firm orders and adding nine additional options to the GECAS Cargo order book.

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Posted 12 August 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on African civil aviation has laid bare the weakness of regional maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities, where encouraging signs in one arena are counterbalanced by stumbling performance elsewhere.

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Trent XWB-84 successfully reach planned time on wing

Posted 11 August 2020

A batch of Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines has successfully reached their planned time on wing.

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2020 MRO spend expected to drop by more than 50%

Posted 4 August 2020

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Boom and Rolls-Royce collaborate on Overture

Posted 31 July 2020

Boom Supersonic, an aerospace company building the world's fastest civil aircraft, and Rolls-Royce, has announced an engagement agreement to explore the pairing of a Rolls-Royce propulsion system with Boom's flagship supersonic

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Rolls-Royce: Zero AOG milestone is reached

Posted 27 July 2020

Rolls-Royce has said there are zero Boeing 787 aircraft on the ground (AOG) due to Trent 1000 durability-related issues.

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Propelling aircraft into the green age

Posted 24 July 2020

Rolls-Royce is developing amazing new engine technology to help make aviation greener and more efficient for the future.

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Nigeria needs more aircraft maintenance facilities

Posted 13 July 2020

The Rector of the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Captain Mohammed Abdulsalami, has said more aircraft maintenance facilities need to be established in Nigeria.

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Strata delivers shipsets of A350-900 inboard flaps for Airbus

Posted 6 July 2020

Al Ain based company Strata Manufacturing (Strata) has successfully delivered 100 shipsets of the assembled A350-900 Inboard Flaps (IBF).

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Rolls-Royce focuses on reaching net zero carbon by 2050

Posted 5 June 2020

Rolls-Royce has joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in the run up to COP26 to pioneer a resilient, inclusive, net zero carbon future.

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Posted 4 June 2020

The African Federation of Non-Destructive Testing (AFNDT) takes a leading role in the expansion of NDT competence on the continent, mainly through training and certification.

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Can African MROs pass this big test?

Posted 14 May 2020

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Rolls Royce: Engine preservation plan provides runway for smooth take-off

Posted 12 May 2020

Teams across the world are providing Rolls-Royce customers with the individual support they need to protect their aircraft engines in readiness for a return to the skies.

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Funding is key in plotting a route to quality training

Posted 7 May 2020

Africa needs a continent-wide response to the growing demand for qualified MRO technicians. The challenge, as Chuck Grieve reports, is navigating a route to harmonisation and standardisation of training.

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Paramount Group produce medical devices for protection of frontline healthcare workers

Posted 13 April 2020

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Boeing to temporarily suspend 787 operations at its Boeing South Carolina plant

Posted 8 April 2020

Boeing will temporarily suspend all 787 operations at its Boeing South Carolina (BSC) until further notice, starting at the end of Wednesday, April 8.

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How to improve profitability on a data-day basis

Posted 19 March 2020

Strong supply chain management is essential if MROs are to control costs in a competitive environment. Chuck Grieve looks at some of the challenges and solutions.

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Blade runners

Posted 27 February 2020

Maintenance makes helicopters more expensive to fly than to buy, but they are indispensable in numerous civil roles. Chuck Grieve reviews some of the main players in the African rotary wing MRO business.

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Rolls-Royce BR725 engine tops one million flying hours

Posted 27 February 2020

The Rolls-Royce BR725 engine recently achieved another impressive milestone by reaching one million flying hours.

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Two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines take to the skies for the first time

Posted 17 February 2020

Two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines have successfully powered the brand new Gulfstream G700 to the skies for the first time.

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Rolls-Royce launches new digital platform Yocova

Posted 13 February 2020

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Sanad and Ethiopian Airlines to join forces to create MRO centre of excellence in Africa

Posted 5 February 2020

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SITA and key industry partners launch MRO blockchain alliance

Posted 4 February 2020

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The search is on to plug the MRO gap

Posted 27 January 2020

With pressure mounting for more maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities throughout the continent, Chukwu Emeke looks at the situation in west Africa.

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Dakar at the double for 2AS

Posted 24 January 2020

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AJW's star part in Africa

Posted 15 January 2020

AJW Group chief executive, Christopher Whiteside, talks to Chuck Grieve about adding value to the business of supplying parts and spares through relationships, efficiencies and planning.

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AMAC Aerospace wins new projects for 2020

Posted 10 January 2020

AMAC Aerospace has announced a successful re-delivery of a Boeing B737 on time. In addition, the headquarters of AMAC Aerospace in Basel has also been awarded with several new maintenance projects.

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Posted 8 January 2020

East Africa has been witnessing significant growth in its helicopter industry. Githae Mwaniki takes a look at the sector.

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It's good to talk in Portuguese

Posted 20 December 2019

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Home run for MRO deals

Posted 26 November 2019

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Air BP signs technical services agreement with Sonangol of Angola

Posted 25 November 2019

Air BP has signed a technical services agreement with Sonangol, the state-owned oil company in Angola.

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Rolls-Royce engine for Kenya's ALS

Posted 19 November 2019

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Republic of Ghana intends to order GEnx engines for Boeing 787-9 aircraft

Posted 19 November 2019

The Republic of Ghana announced its intent to purchase GEnx-1B engines for its three Boeing 787 Dreamliners that will be used to re-launch an airline in the African nation. The engine order is svalued at more

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Boeing and EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering sign MRO service agreement

Posted 17 November 2019

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VIPAero Angola opens executive handling station in Luanda

Posted 7 November 2019

VIPAero Angola has officially opened its executive handling station in Luanda.

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Posted 23 October 2019

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Rolls-Royce enhances technical publications for business aviation customers

Posted 22 October 2019

Rolls-Royce is introducing an enhanced version of its technical publications, a digitally optimised version of the technical documents and maintenance manuals for business aviation customers.

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GKN Aerospace breaks new ground in large composite wing structure technology

Posted 21 October 2019

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Joramco and Kenya Airways sign maintenance agreement

Posted 14 October 2019

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Ethiopian Airlines signs repair management contract with AJW Group

Posted 10 October 2019

AJW Group has extended its long-term relationship with Ethiopian Airlines with a contract for the maintenance and repair of parts.

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Posted 16 September 2019

Maintenance trends in Africa map the prevailing weather conditions. During the Harmattan season, for example, MROs usually notice a spike in engine-related events.

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Benefits from pan-African outlook

Posted 12 September 2019

African aviation is prone to frequent change, according to AJW group sales director, Hafsah Abdulsalam.

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Can Africa keep the wheels turning on its MRO potential?

Posted 10 September 2019

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Universal Weather and Aviation agree to sell UVair Fueling Division to World Fuel Services

Posted 22 August 2019

Global mission management provider, Universal Weather and Aviation, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its UVair Fueling Division to World Fuel Services.

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Ground handling industry failing to take the right action to solve talent and profit challenges

Posted 20 August 2019

Recent research by RTITB Airside has found that airlines, airports and ground handlers are failing to take the right action when it comes to solving profitability and talent

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Lufthansa Technik sets up shop in South Africa

Posted 14 August 2019

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EgyptAir maintenance and engineering establishes LM Station in Dubai

Posted 5 August 2019

EgyptAir maintenance and engineering has signed a partnership agreement with SKAN Aviation to establish a line maintenance station in Dubai International Airport.

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Posted 24 July 2019

EgyptAir has completed its first flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), undertaken for the entry into service of the fifth, in a series of six, Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

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Ethiopian signs $500m partnership agreement with Collins Aerospace

Posted 27 June 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Group has signed a partnership agreement valued at $500 million with Collins Aerospace.

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Paris Airshow: AFI KLM E&M teams up with 2AS in Dakar line maintenance structure

Posted 20 June 2019

AFI KLM E&M has signed a partnership agreement with 2AS to set up a line maintenance joint venture at Dakar's Blaise Diagne International Airport.

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Paris Airshow: GKN Aerospace expands RRSP contract with Pratt & Whitney

Posted 18 June 2019

GKN Aerospace is expanding its Risk and Revenue Sharing Partnership (RRSP) with Pratt & Whitney for the PW1500G and PW1900G engines, adding the Fabricated Fan Case Mount Ring and the Fan Spacer to its

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Paris Airshow: GKN Aerospace extends its business with Pratt & Whitney

Posted 17 June 2019

GKN Aerospace has signed an agreement between its subsidiary GKN Fokker Elmo and Pratt & Whitney to continue the design, supply, and support of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems for more than 30

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Air Senegal hands A330neo component support to AFI KLM E&M

Posted 13 June 2019

AFI KLM E&M and Air Senegal recently signed an agreement covering component support for the Senegalese carrier's fleet of two A330neo aircraft.

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Connected world keeps repair times in check

Posted 7 June 2019

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Russian MRO boost for Egyptian Air Force

Posted 31 May 2019

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Additive manufacturing coul be addictive

Posted 23 May 2019

The potential applications in MRO are among the many attractive features of additive manufacturing (AM).

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Rolls-Royce delivers first Pearl 15 production engines

Posted 20 May 2019

Rolls-Royce announced that the first sets of Pearl 15 production standard engines were delivered to Bombardier and have been fitted to the first Global 6500 aircraft that is now in completions in readiness to power its latest

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It's time for spare parts to play more of a leading role

Posted 15 May 2019

The aircraft parts market is at a crossroads as demand challenges suppliers to come up with solutions that satisfy the requirements of both airworthiness and economics. Chuck Grieve reports.

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Valcora opens office in Johannesburg

Posted 2 May 2019

Valcora, the Swiss based fuel purchasing service, opened a new office this week in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Pratt & Whitney engine-powered A319neo makes maiden flight

Posted 29 April 2019

The last of the A320neo variants, an Airbus A319neo test aircraft has completed its maiden flight powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines for the first time.

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FAI Technik receives FAA approval for EASA MRO licence

Posted 23 April 2019

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Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine achieves 10 million flying hours

Posted 18 April 2019

The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which entered service in 1987, recently reached 10 million flying hours in nearly five million flights.

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Embraer and Air Botswana sign pool programme agreement for its E170 aircraft

Posted 11 April 2019

Embraer announces at MRO Americas that the Company signed a Pool Programme Agreement with Air Botswana to support a wide range of repairable components for its E170 aircraft.

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GAL Aerospace to become a supplier for aftermarket Bombardier CRJ series cabin retrofits

Posted 1 April 2019

GAL Aerospace has entered into a collaborative relationship with Bombardier for the development and aftermarket retrofit of interiors for the existing CRJ Series fleet.

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Jet MS provides 7800 landings inspection for Bombardier CL604

Posted 27 March 2019

Jet Maintenance Solutions (Jet MS), a provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions for business and regional aviation, a part of Avia Solutions Group, became one of the first MRO

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Posted 19 March 2019

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Rolls-Royce withdraws from engine competition for new midsize aircraft platform

Posted 4 March 2019

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Posted 25 February 2019

ATR has received certification from EASA to extend the intervals between the Type A maintenance checks from 500 to 750 hours, for all of its aircraft series.

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Will CFM's policy unlock Africa's potential?

Posted 19 February 2019

The landmark agreement by CFM International to open up the aftermarket for its best-selling CFM56 engines should be good news for African airlines. Chuck Grieve reports.

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OEMServices becomes exclusive repair distributor of Triumph Actuation in the Middle East and Africa

Posted 12 February 2019

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MRO looks set to break through in west Africa

Posted 8 February 2019

Chukwu Emeke highlights one of the major challenges facing west African airlines.

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Liebherr-Aerospace starts serial production of 3D printed Airbus components

Posted 16 January 2019

Liebherr-Aerospace has begun printing 3D components for Airbus.

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Posted 11 January 2019

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Honeywell's new trading business to modernise buying and selling aviation parts

Posted 8 January 2019

Honeywell is bringing the ease of everyday online buying and selling to the aviation parts industry with GoDirect Trade.

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AES Global gains Egyptian Part 21 Design Approval

Posted 3 January 2019

Aerospace Engineering Solutions (AES Global), a UK based aerospace design and certification organisation, has obtained Egyptian Civil Aviation Regulations (ECAR) Part 21 approval from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA)

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Rolls-Royce celebrates 2000th Trent 700 delivery milestone

Posted 20 December 2018

Rolls-Royce is celebrating another milestone in the Trent family success story with the delivery of the 2,000th Trent 700.

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Royal Air Maroc welcomes first GEnx-powered Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Posted 13 December 2018

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has received its first GEnx-1B-powered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. RAM will eventually operate a fleet of nine GEnx-powered B787 Dreamliners.

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Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powers Airbus A3330-800 first flight

Posted 7 November 2018

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, the latest member of the Trent family of engines, has successfully powered the Airbus A330-800neo into the skies for its first test flight today.

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Meggitt signs MoU with OEMServices to serve operators in Africa

Posted 17 October 2018

Meggitt, a company specialising in high performance components for the aerospace market, and OEMServices, dealing in component, logistic and trading services for airlines and Original Equipment Manufacturers

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3-D printed parts and new materials help Rolls-Royce to engine test success

Posted 15 October 2018

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Rostec to prolong life of engine components for MS-21 six-fold

Posted 10 October 2018

United Engine Corporation (UEC) and the All-Russian Institute of Light Alloys (VILS), both forming part of Rostec, will prolong the life of the PD-14 engine by using a new heat-resistant granulated alloy.

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Rolls-Royce and South African Airways Technical open first lease engine storage facility in Africa

Posted 3 October 2018

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AAD: Aurecon bringing its African ideas to life

Posted 21 September 2018

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ExecuJet set-up positioned to capitalise on European market

Posted 20 September 2018

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Ethiopian maps the route to 2025

Posted 18 September 2018

Ethiopian MRO Services is building its capabilities to meet growing demand for MRO services and to expand its third-party business operations in Africa. Kaleyesus Bekele reports from Addis Ababa.

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First A380 dismantled and will be sold as spare parts

Posted 21 August 2018

The first Airbus A380 has been dismantled and will be sold as spare parts as a new lessee or buyer could not be found following expiry of the 10-year lease in October 2017. For investors, this is likely to mean a modest end to their

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IATA and CFM International sign pro-competitive agreement on engine maintenance

Posted 2 August 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) that will lead to increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and

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Posted 19 July 2018

Dowty Propellers has announced an agreement establishing Ethiopian Airlines as an authorised repair and overhaul facility in Africa for propellers on Bombardier Q400 regional

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Ethiopian Airlines selects GEnx engines to power its additional 787 Dreamliners

Posted 17 July 2018

Ethiopian Airlines selected the GEnx engine to power its six additional 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This selection increases Ethiopian Airlines' GEnx-powered B787 aircraft to 19 total.

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First Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 production engine despatched

Posted 17 July 2018

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TS&S Signs MoU with Ethiopian Airlines

Posted 16 July 2018

Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S), a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for gas turbines and driven equipment that is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), and Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) have

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Ethiopian Airlines enhances its fleet with support from Honeywell

Posted 4 July 2018

Honeywell International has announced the selection of its maintenance support for cockpit, auxiliary power units and mechanical systems by Ethiopian Airlines.

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C-check breakthrough

Posted 12 June 2018

Nigerian airline, Aero Contractors, and its stakeholders celebrated an MRO milestone for west and central Africa with the completion, in January, of a domestic C-check on a Boeing 737-500.

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EGME opens its doors to tailor-made solutions

Posted 4 June 2018

EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering is targeting third-party work to put its new capacity and capabilities to profitable use. Chuck Grieve reports.

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Rolls-Royce is celebrates Trent 700 reaching 50 million hours

Posted 4 June 2018

Rolls-Royce is celebrating today after the first member of the Trent family to enter service, the Trent 700, has completed its 50 millionth flying hours.

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