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SR Technics received “Line Maintenance Provider of the Year” award

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider has been awarded Line Maintenance Provider of the Year 2018.

21st Jun 2018 | Read more

RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

For the first time, RUAG Aviation has overhauled a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206 engine.

13th Jun 2018 | Read more


Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (, a business aviation service provider based in Hong Kong with presence throughout Asia Pacific

30th May 2018 | Read more

ST Aerospace Secures its First ACJ Maintenance Contract

ST Aerospace’s VIP Completion arm, AERIA Luxury Interiors (AERIA) secured its first Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) customer when it was awarded a 12-year maintenance support contract for its first ACJ,

28th May 2018 | Read more

Thai Technical hopes to win 20% of regional MRO work

Thai Airways’ MRO arm, Thai Technical, hopes to incorporate its U-Tapao-based joint venture MRO with Airbus by the first quarter of 2020, for launch in 2022.

11th May 2018 | Read more

Jet Aviation completes acquisition of Hawker Pacific

Jet Aviation announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of Civil MRO, Fleet and FBO Services, and Aircraft Sales across Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

3rd May 2018 | Read more

Vietnam Airlines and ST Aerospace sign MOU

ST Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Vietnam Airlines to set up a joint venture (JV) to provide component Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) solutions.

27th Apr 2018 | Read more

Robots driving innovation at SR Technics

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Invert Robotics to implement an innovative robotics solution to enhance its aircraft maintenance

22nd Feb 2018 | Read more

Korean Air awarded SR Technics as Best Partner of 2017

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, is pleased to announce that Korean Air has awarded SR Technics as Best Partner of 2017 for providing exceptional support and cooperation.

17th Feb 2018 | Read more

GE and Tata celebrate the ground-breaking of a world class Aero-engine Centre of Excellence

GE and Tata group, India's leading global enterprise, today held the ground-breaking ceremony for a world class Structural Center of Excellence (COE) focused on aero-engine components.

13th Feb 2018 | Read more

AAR Announces Joint Venture with Indamer for New MRO Facility in India

AAR (NYSE: AIR), a global provider of aviation services to commercial airlines, announced a joint venture with Indamer Aviation, a leading aviation company in India,

8th Feb 2018 | Read more

MTU Maintenance starts virtual reality pilot project

MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, has started an augmented reality pilot project at its facility in Berlin-Brandenburg.

2nd Feb 2018 | Read more

AAR Names Brian Sartain Senior Vice President, Repair and Engineering Services

Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces that Brian Sartain has joined AAR in the new position of Senior Vice President, Repair and Engineering Services,

31st Jan 2018 | Read more


Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (, a leading business aircraft operator with presence in Asia, is pleased to announce the appointment of industry-renowned aircraft maintenance professional

24th Jan 2018 | Read more

Wingbox Aviation of the Philippines chooses OASES from Commsoft

Los Banos, Manila-based technical services organisation, Wingbox Aviation, has chosen Commsoft’s industry-leading MRO IT system,

21st Dec 2017 | Read more

Jet Aviation appointed a BBJ Factory Authorized Service Center in Singapore

Jet Aviation’s MRO facility at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore has been designated a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) Authorized Warranty Repair Facility and BBJ Factory Authorized Service Center

15th Dec 2017 | Read more

Jet Aviation receives AsBAA’s Icons of Aviation Asia Award for Best MRO

Jet Aviation has been awarded the 2017 Icons of Aviation (IOA) Asia Award for Best MRO (Singapore / Hong Kong).

29th Nov 2017 | Read more

AAR Continues to Grow Business and Capabilities with Air New Zealand

AAR (NYSE: AIR), a global leader in aviation services, has committed to significantly increasing the volume of contracted component repairs with Air New Zealand.

21st Nov 2017 | Read more

Jet Aviation gains EN9110 certification and other maintenance approvals in Dubai

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that its maintenance facility in Dubai has been awarded EN9110 certification following an independent audit.

17th Nov 2017 | Read more

AAR Celebrates 50 Years of Component Repair in Amsterdam

AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and integrated supply chain solutions worldwide, has reached a significant milestone:

6th Oct 2017 | Read more


Metrojet Limited (, a leading business aircraft services provider based in Hong Kong with presence in Asia

1st Sep 2017 | Read more

Lufthansa Technik Provides Global Component Support for New Boeing 787 Fleet

The Israeli airline EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd. and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a comprehensive, long-term agreement.

15th Jul 2017 | Read more

Pratt & Whitney has launched EngineWise,

Pratt & Whitney has launched EngineWise, a new service brand to better represent what it offers

26th Apr 2017 | Read more

Honeywell and Australia¹s Flite Path Sign Agreement for Defence Aviation and Commercial Helicopter Customers

Honeywell has signed an agreement with Flite Path, an Australian-owned aerospace parts supplier and stocking distributor.

4th Mar 2017 | Read more

AFI KLM E&M Sets Up China Joint Venture With Beijing General Aviation Co. Ltd

AFI KLM E&M and Beijing General Aviation Co Ltd (BGAC) today held an opening ceremony to celebrate the creation of AFI KLM E&M-BGAC Line Maintenance Co. Ltd

28th Feb 2017 | Read more

AAR and Air New Zealand Form Strategic Partnership for Components

AAR (NYSE: AIR), a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, has entered into a long-term contract with Air New Zealand

18th Nov 2016 | Read more

ACLAS Global and Fokker sign MRO Agreement

Singapore GKN Aerospace’s business unit Fokker and ACLAS Global said they have signed a deal for exchange, repair and maintenance covering ATR leading edges.

1st Oct 2016 | Read more


Diehl Aerospace, a unit of the first tier supplier Diehl Aerosystems, is establishing a fully owned subsidiary in Singapore,

26th Sep 2016 | Read more

Farnborough recap 15 July

Combined sales of US$61.8 billion is nothing to sneeze at, but

15th Jul 2016 | Read more

Aviation trio turns 100

Boeing, Dassault and AAV’s media colleague, Aviation Week & Space Technology celebrate 100 years.

14th Jul 2016 | Read more

Farnborough recap 14 July

Boeing signs deals for 20 737 MAX 8s, 6 Dreamliners

14th Jul 2016 | Read more

Majors score sales, but overall tempo slowing at Farnborough

Global manufacturers Airbus and Boeing scored some big sales on the second day of the Farnborough Airshow but the tempo of sales compared to years past is tapering off

13th Jul 2016 | Read more

Jet Aviation Singapore receives DGCA approval to certify aircraft registered in India

et Aviation Singapore has received a repair station certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the governing civil aviation regulatory body in India

8th Jun 2016 | Read more

Safran and AFI KLM E&M to create joint venture for aircraft engine parts repair

Today, at the Palais de l'Elysée in Paris, in the presence of the French President, Safran Aircraft Engines and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M, part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group) signed a Memorandum of Understanding

25th May 2016 | Read more

Hawker Pacific appoints General Manager Helicopter Sales and Support to meet growing demand

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has announced a significant investment in resources and technologies

18th May 2016 | Read more

Jet Aviation Singapore receives FAA approval and certification from the Thailand Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) for the Gulfstream G280

Jet Aviation Singapore recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support the Gulfstream G280 aircraft.

13th Apr 2016 | Read more

Jet Aviation Hong Kong provides certification to Canadian-registered aircraft in Asia

Hong Kong, SAR / March 22, 2016 – Jet Aviation Hong Kong recently has been approved via a Master Service Agreement (MSA) between Transport Canada and the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department

23rd Mar 2016 | Read more

Jet Aviation Singapore celebrates 20 years of exceptional service at Seletar Airport

Officially launched at Singapore Airshow in 1996, Jet Aviation Singapore is proud to observe its 20th anniversary of providing quality services at this year’s Airshow.

12th Feb 2016 | Read more

Sabena technics wins its first B777 cabin modification

The French MRO provider, Sabena technics, has recently welcomed its first Boeing 777 for airframe modifications since obtaining its rating approval.

22nd Dec 2015 | Read more

Liebherr-Aerospace Ranks First in Customer Service Support for Dassault’s Falcon Fleet

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS has recently received from Dassault Aviation an award as “Best Falcon Customer Service Provider” for the fourth consecutive year.

18th Nov 2015 | Read more

AAR to Highlight Expanded Presence in the Middle East at Dubai Airshow

AAR, an industry-leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines, OEMs and governments, will highlight at the Dubai Air Show

6th Nov 2015 | Read more

SR Technics signs multi-year contract with Lion Air

SR Technics, one of the world’s leading providers of technical solutions to airlines, today announce the signing of a six-year integrated component services contract with the Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air.

5th Nov 2015 | Read more

BAE Systems completes 400-plus maintenance checks for Tigerair

Melbourne, Australia: BAE Systems Australia has now completed over 400 base maintenance checks from its Melbourne International Airport hangar for Tigerair Australia’s fleet of A320 aircraft.

4th Nov 2015 | Read more

MTU Maintenance and AAR Extend Cooperation for PW2000 Parts Supply

MTU Maintenance, one of the top five engine MRO service providers worldwide, and AAR, a leading provider of aviation services to the global commercial and defense industries, have signed a contract

23rd Sep 2015 | Read more

Boeing Shanghai gets EASA Part21 DOA approval

Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services has become the first EASA Part21 Design Organization Approval (DOA) holder in China.

3rd Mar 2015 | Read more

MTU and EOS collaborate on 3D printing

MTU Aero Engines has signed a framework agreement with EOS for the joint strategic development of additive technology (i.e. 3D printing).

23rd Jan 2015 | Read more

TAE signs LRSF for Woodward TPE331 fuel and propeller components

TAE has signed a Licensed Repair Services Facility (LRSF) agreement with Woodward

7th Jun 2014 | Read more

Lufthansa Technik Focuses On Asia MRO Growth

Lufthansa Technik chairman August Henningsen wants to serve the Asia-Pacific region as broadly as possible in the aftermarket

25th Feb 2014 | Read more

Willis signs new AFI KLM E&M deal

Willis Lease Finance has signed a new engine and APU support contract with AFI KLM E&M.

28th Jan 2014 | Read more

TAE buys Perkins Technologies

Australian engine MRO provider TAE has purchased Perkins Technologies and its Engine Condition Trend Monitoring (ECTM) system

17th Dec 2013 | Read more


Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today 16th October announced that its aerospace arm, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) has secured new orders worth about $600m in the third quarter of 2013.

16th Oct 2013 | Read more

EADS aims higher after decade of growth

EUROPEAN aerospace and defence giant EADS is keen to develop its presence in Australia after a strong decade of growth in the commercial and defence spheres.

15th Oct 2013 | Read more

Lion on course for EASA approval

Lion Technic has taken another step forward to achieving its goal of becoming an EASA-certified maintenance organization.

19th Sep 2013 | Read more

MTU teams up with Sumitomo for engine leasing

MTU Maintenance, the world’s largest independent maintenance provider for commercial aircraft engines, and Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation

19th Sep 2013 | Read more

China MRO

China has long been seen as a challenging market for the maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) industry, but a potentially lucrative one that any player with global ambitions cannot afford to ignore.

27th Aug 2013 | Read more

Meeting engine MRO needs

Over the next two decades, Asia is predicted to lead growth in air traffic. With airlines once again placing substantial orders for new aircraft, the region’s MRO providers are expanding engine maintenance capabilities to tap that segment of the market

6th Jun 2013 | Read more

AJW Technique achieves TCCA Approved Maintenance Organisation status

The AJW Montréal facility continues on its fast track with uncompromising commitment to bring component repair and overhaul services on stream just five months after acquiring the former Aveos Fleet Performance assets.

6th Feb 2013 | Read more

TAE adds H80 capability

Australian engine MRO provider TAE is to provide maintenance for the new GE Aviation H80 turboprop engine in the Asia- Pacific region.

1st Nov 2012 | Read more

Air China gets 777-200 makeover

Boeing and AMECO Beijing have completed the first passenger interior upgrade for Air China’s 10-aircraft 777-200 fleet.

6th Sep 2012 | Read more

LTQ Engineering to cease operations

Australian engine overhaul provider LTQ Engineering is to cease operations in September, after joint venture partner Lufthansa Tecknik told Qantas it would no longer invest in the facility that has made a loss every year since it opened in 2004.

26th Jul 2012 | Read more

Farnborough 2012: Airbus and GMF in training deal

Airbus has agreed to develop an aircraft maintenance training programme with GMF AeroAsia, which could see the latter granted EASA 147 certification next year.

13th Jul 2012 | Read more

TALSCO gets landing gear approval

HAECO's landing gear overhaul facility TALSCO has received approval from the FAA to perform landing gears repair and overhaul services for the Airbus A320 family.

28th Jun 2012 | Read more

China Airlines looks to replace 747

China Airlines is looking at either the Airbus A350-1000 or Boeing 777-300ER to replace its fleet of 10 ageing 747-400s, with a deal expected to be finalised over the next two years.

28th Jun 2012 | Read more

Boeing Shanghai wins Nok Air deal

Boeing Shanghai has signed agreements with Nok Air to perform aircraft maintenance on two of the airline’s Boeing 737-400s at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.

22nd Jun 2012 | Read more

NAT gets Cathay premium approval

Northwest Aerospace Technologies has obtained FAA STC Certification and Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) VSTC approval for the installation of Cathay Pacific’s Premium Economy product including new Premium Economy class seats, new cabin monuments and associated furnishings for the airlines Boeing 747-400 aircraft fleet.

22nd Jun 2012 | Read more

TAECO gets Las Vegas deal

Chinese MRO operator TAECO has signed a contract to perform VIP cabin reconfiguration on the Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Boeing 737-300s.

5th Jun 2012 | Read more

LHT opens Istanbul office

Lufthansa Technik is opening a new sales office in Istanbul as it seeks a larger presence in the growing Turkish market.

12th Apr 2012 | Read more

Mubadala appoints new head of sales

Frederic Dupont has been appointed the new Head of Global Sales of the Mubadala Aerospace MRO network, as the maintenance firm continues to establish its global footprint.

4th Apr 2012 | Read more

ST gets Hainan pilots flying

ST Aerospace’s commercial pilot training arm, ST Aerospace Academy (STAA) has entered into a partnership with Hainan Aviation Academy (HNAA) to train commercial pilots.

23rd Mar 2012 | Read more

LHT warns of tough MRO market

Lufthansa Technik Group recorded slight growth of 1.9 percent in sales revenue in 2011to €4.1 billion (US$5.4 billion), but earnings before tax (EBT) declined by 14.5 percent to €241 million with an operating margin of 6.7 percent as the MRO provider warned of toughening market conditions.

23rd Mar 2012 | Read more

AFI KLM E&M gets Sri Lankan deal

AFI KLM E&M has inked a contract with SriLankan Airlines covering A340 and A330 component support. The contract involves closed-loop repairs for six A330’s and six A340’s. SriLankan is a new customer for the MRO provider.

8th Mar 2012 | Read more

MTU Maintenace in Korean breakthrough

MTU Maintenance Hannover has broken into the South Korean market, winning a deal from Asiana Airlines to service the latter\'s CF6-80C2 engines.

1st Mar 2012 | Read more

ST Aerospace sees 2011 results inch higher

ST Aerospace reported slightly higher 2011 revenues and profits in a week in which it also broke ground for a new business aviation/GA facility in Seletar Aerospace Park

23rd Feb 2012 | Read more

Singapore Special

This year’s Singapore Airshow could be the biggest yet and, once again, gives the island nation a chance to highlight its aerospace capabilities and its strategic significance as an aviation hub, writes Andrzej Jeziorski. Despite continued economic uncertainty in key markets such as Europe and the USA, demand for new aircraft remains strong – as evidenced by the order and delivery tallies just released by manufacturers Airbus and Boeing (see pages 26-27). Asia’s relatively healthy economies and pent-up demand in China and India are now more alluring to aircraft makers than ever, and all key forecasts for the next two decades show the region as the driver of the continued growth of the global aviation industry. This is encouraging news for the organisers of this year’s Singapore Airshow – the biggest event of its kind outside of Europe.

20th Jan 2012 | Read more

Manufacturers A380 faces wing-cracking problems

Four years after entry into service, the Airbus A380 – the world’s largest airliner –

20th Jan 2012 | Read more

Industry Round-Up

Updates from AJ Walter, AgustaWestland, Bombardier, HAECO

17th Jan 2012 | Read more

MRO - MASAE aims for the top

Malaysia Airlines’ MAS Aerospace Engineering (MASAE) unit aims to be the world’s number one airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider in terms of utilised man-hours within two to three years.

7th Oct 2011 | Read more

Industry Round-Up Sept 2011

Updates from Fokker Services, AJ Walter, Gulfstream

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

Challenges, opportunities await Indian MRO providers

India’s maintenance, repair and overhaul industry is poised for growth, but has to overcome some key hurdles first, writes Radhakrishna Rao. India’s civil aviation sector is one of the most dynamic in the world, with an estimated 15 percent annual passenger traffic growth rate triggering fleet expansion among the country’s airlines, as well as the expansion and modernisation of the its airport infrastructure.

10th Aug 2011 | Read more

Airbus closes in on A350 final assembly

Progress reports on the production of the first Airbus A350-900 were overshadowed at June\'s Paris air show by the confirmation of a two-year delay in the A350-800 and -1000 models scheduled to follow it.

18th Jul 2011 | Read more

Lufthansa Technik eyes regional expansion

Lufthansa Technik is one of the world’s leading providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul services, and is extremely active in Asia via several local joint ventures. Richard Haas, the company’s director of sales for North-East Asia, speaks with Asian Aviation’s Andrzej Jeziorski.

6th Jun 2011 | Read more

SIA pins hopes on new long-haul LCC

“[SIA’s plan] appears to be a recognition that the flag carrier’s long-standing focus on premium traffic (which must, in turn, mutually subsidise lower-priced leisure travellers) is not, in itself, a formula for the future.” – Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation]

6th Jun 2011 | Read more

Bombardier prepares for CSeries systems testing

The first systems for Bombardier’s CSeries jetliner program are now being developed and tested by partners and vendors in Canada, the USA and Europe, prior to delivery to Bombardier’s Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA). According to Bombardier, the installation of the systems rigs at the CIASTA is progressing on schedule, and some parts, including the engine accessory gearbox and flight deck controls, have already arrived.

4th Apr 2011 | Read more

Hong Kong MRO providers eye brighter future.

Asia is forecast to lead the MRO market’s recovery the global economic downturn, and service providers in Hong Kong are well-positioned to benefit, writes Andrzej Jeziorski.

1st Mar 2011 | Read more

ST Aerospace adds freighter conversion capacity.

ST Aerospace will add another passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion line this year, bringing its global total to six.

1st Mar 2011 | Read more

Boeing again reschedules ‘seven-late-seven’

Following November's Boeing 787 in-flight fire, emergency landing, and subsequent temporary grounding, Boeing has developed a temporary modification for its six test aircraft, which now have resumed test flying. But the manufacturer has also confirmed a seventh delay to the troubled programme, as Ian Goold reports.

28th Feb 2011 | Read more

SIAEP investing US$30 million in new hangar.


1st Feb 2011 | Read more

Emirates surges to record first half

With traffic on the rebound, Emirates has posted a massive 352 percent surge in first-half profit. At the same time, the carrier has committed itself to a dramatic expansion of its fleet.

13th Dec 2010 | Read more

Rolls-Royce pinpoints component failure in Qantas incident

“The failure was confined to a specific component in the turbine area of the engine,” the company says.

16th Nov 2010 | Read more

Qantas’s Airbus A380 fleet remains grounded a week after an uncontained engine failure forced one of the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Singapore.

Qantas now has six A380s in service and 14 more on order.

12th Nov 2010 | Read more

Emirates inaugurates A380 Hong Kong service

Dubai’s Emirates added its own flavour to Hong Kong’s National Day celebrations this year with the arrival of the airline’s inaugural Airbus A380 service in the Asian hub

1st Nov 2010 | Read more

NBAA First News

Cessna Announces Larger, Advanced Citation Ten

1st Nov 2010 | Read more

Russia’s aerospace revival

The aerospace industry in Russia is being renovated and developed by United Aircraft, which has absorbed many of the country’s Soviet-era design bureaux and factories.

1st Nov 2010 | Read more

MRO business adapts to changing needs

Airlines have become more cost-conscious than ever, as the industry struggles to find its feet again following the global economic crisis that took hold in 2008. As a result, maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers need to adapt to the modified needs of the airlines they serve. Asian Aviation presents an overview of the industry with summaries of key Asia-Pacific players’ activities.

1st Nov 2010 | Read more

General News. September 2010.

A glance at Aviation News. Sept, 2010.

1st Sep 2010 | Read more

ST Engineering first-quarter profit grows

All four of the company’s business sectors reported stronger operating performance, resulting in group earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) growth of 25 percent to S$110.9 million.

1st Jul 2010 | Read more

MRO News

June 2010

1st Jun 2010 | Read more

Asian Aviation at a glance