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EMBRAER SIGNS POOL PROGRAM CONTRACT TO SUPPORT AIR ASTANA NEW E-JETS E2 FLEET
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Source: Embraer


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AMSTERDAM -- Embraer and Air Astana, a flag carrier of Kazakhstan, have reached a multiyear agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the component needs for the airline’s new E2 fleet, Embraer’s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft.

The E2’s entry into service marks the beginning of Air Astana's fleet renewal. Currently the airline operates a fleet of nine E190s aircraft, the first of which was delivered in 2011, when the airline joined Embraer Pool Program.

Air Astana took delivery of its first E190-E2 jet in December 2018 and flies the new aircraft on domestic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) routes. The airline will receive four additional E190-E2s in 2019, with the last of the five aircraft, all of which are leased by AerCap, being delivered in the final quarter of 2019.

The Pool Agreement for the airline’s E190-E2 fleet will cover unlimited access and full repair coverage for more than 325 components with almost a third of them exclusively placed at airline’s main base to ensure high fleet availability.

Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Program, which currently supports more than 40 airlines worldwide, is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment on expensive repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the elimination of resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels.

The E190-E2 is the first of three new aircraft types that will make up the Embraer E2 family of aircraft developed to succeed the first-generation of E-Jets. Embraer Services & Support has implemented the E2 Pool Program to support operators from the very first day of delivery. Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia and launch customer for the E190-E2, received its first E2 aircraft on April 2018. Currently, 100% of the delivered E2 E-Jets are supported by the program.

This Pool Program is part of a suite of services that Embraer offers to support the worldwide growing fleet of Embraer aircraft through TechCare, the new Embraer platform that assembles the entire portfolio of products and solutions to deliver the best experience of services and support.

Source:  Embraer
Associated URL: embraer.com
Source Date: February 13, 2019
Posted: 02/14/2019

 
 
LUFTHANSA TECHNIK GETS GACA APPROVAL FOR MAINTENANCE SERVICES ON AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN SAUDI ARABIA
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Source: Lufthansa Technik, HAM TS/M


Source: Lufthansa Technik, HAM TS/M


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DUBAI -- Lufthansa Technik has received the approval from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for maintenance services on aircraft registered in Saudi Arabia. In January 2019, a first A-Check on a corresponding Airbus A320 was already conducted by Lufthansa Technik Middle East mechanics in the hangar of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim LLC, a joint venture of DC Aviation and the Al-Futtaim Group at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central Airport) in Dubai. The 400 man-hours check was the second A-Check accomplished in January 2019 within the Lufthansa Technik and DC Aviation Al-Futtaim cooperation. It included for example the check of all systems which are relevant for flight safety, the exchange of several components, or the completion of service bulletins.

Omar Aker, Lufthansa Technik's Regional Sales Manager stated: "We are only the second VIP MRO supplier in the Gulf region approved for Saudi registered aircraft of the Airbus A320CJ family and Boeing BBJ types. The first A-Check maintenance has been finished within budget and ahead of schedule". As part of the long-lasting cooperation agreement between Lufthansa Technik and DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, the product portfolio consists of regular checks as well as maintenance services, including unplanned repairs for example in the case of an AOG (Aircraft on Ground). It also features services for aircraft cabins, including small modifications. Moreover, there are plans to establish a mobile aircraft and cabin service to serve the region.

Source:  Lufthansa Technik
Associated URL: https://www.lufthansa-technik.com/press-releases-content/-/asset_publisher/9Mf5/content/press-release-gaca-approval-for-maintenance-service/10165?_101_INSTANCE_4WZGyiEjoEu6_redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lufthansa-technik.com%2Fhome%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_4
Source Date: February 12, 2019
Posted: 02/14/2019

 
 
KOPTER TO EXPAND ITS SWISS FACILITIES
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Source: Kopter Group


Source: Kopter Group


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MOLLIS, Switzerland -- Swiss helicopter developer Kopter is starting its next expansion step. It has commissioned architect Dima & Partner based in Glarus with the design, planning and construction of a new > 20,000m2 building for its pre-assembly activities at the Mollis airfield. Dima & Partner emerged as the winner of Kopter's call for tender with their project proposal.

The detailed design and planning of this new building will be completed in summer 2019, with the construction due to start in autumn of the same year. After moving into the new building in 2021, Kopter will have the necessary capacities for ramping-up the production of its SH09, a new generation helicopter for the worldwide markets.

The new building is planned for manufacturing and pre-assembly and will include the production of dynamic components such as rotor blades, gearboxes and rotor heads. Testing rigs and a central warehouse will also be located at this site. Kopter already owns an existing building of 4,200m2 at the Mollis airfield, which will then host the final assembly lines and administrative functions.

This new facility will allow establishing the Mollis site as the company-wide competence center for production, assembly, flight-testing, training and maintenance for the SH09.

The Kopter Group expects to achieve an annual production rate of 50 helicopters in Mollis in the next five years, which will lead to an increase in the number of employees from 100 today to around 400. In addition, the site will manufacture up to 150 further prefabricated sets of subassemblies that will be supplied to the final assembly facilities planned in the US and Asia.

Source:  Kopter
Associated URL: http://www.marenco-swisshelicopter.ch/news/kopter-expands-its-presence-at-mollis-airfield
Source Date: February 12, 2019
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Posted: 02/13/2019

 

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