AAV News in Brief 28 March 2022

GE Aviation, Fokker Services, CPaT, Xfly, Etihad Cargo, Cargo iQ, Magnetic Trading, ITS, ABC International, Job Air Technic

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https://www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com/?utm_source=asianaviation&utm_medium=barter&utm_campaign=aavwebsitebannerhomepagemarchGE announces Digi-Key as channel partner: GE Aviation announced a new channel partner, Digi-Key Electronics, to market and distribute GE’s Silicon Carbide (SiC) power modules for industrial vehicles, aviation and military applications. Available in 1200V and 1700V SiC power modules, they are ideal for high voltage power generator, DC-DC power converter, and/or inverter applications that require the highest power density, highest efficiency, and reliability such as industrial, aviation, and military. “GE invented the foundational technology to advance electrification, helping convert mechanical to electrical with improved efficiency, reliability and environmental protection,” said Joe Krisciunas, general manager of Electrical Power for GE Aviation. “We’re working with our customers to help solve challenges around the use of thermal efficiency, high voltage, and safety to use more electricity on aircraft to power larger loads for thrust or next generation military systems.” Silicon Carbide technology is a generational shift in electrical power switching. GE’s SiC devices are AEC-Q101 qualified to 200°C operating junction and include a GE Power overlay interconnect technology for wire bond-less modules. The modules are AS9100 certified and are a small form factor for compact, high-density designs.

Fokker Services unveils new component maintenance technology: Fokker Services has installed new, fully automated Twin Wire Electric Arc Spray technology at its LaGrange, GA, USA facility. Together with recent investments in additional machining and grinding equipment, this thermal spray capability allows the team to manage the entire component restoration process in-house for hundreds of part numbers. Craig Winter, Managing Director at Fokker Services Americas, said: “At Fokker Services Americas, we continue to bring more component MRO capabilities in-house. By restoring surfaces on a variety of hydraulic, pneumatic, flight control, and high-speed rotating components in our shop, we are taking control of the total restoration process. The industry status quo is to replace these components with new parts or outsource these types of repairs. By challenging this idea, we are streamlining our processes and passing on the time- and cost-saving benefits to our customers.” The application and grinding of multiple thermal spray coatings is completed precisely, efficiently, and safely with the use of a robotic arm. As a result, the team offer high-quality repairs and improve turnaround times while restoring and salvaging various parts, such as housings, shafts, and pistons. This technology is the latest addition to a range of well-established equipment at the facility, including the Eddy Current Dynamometer test stand, Air Driven Pump test stand, Air Cycle Machine test cell, and more.

CPaT announces new distance learning contract with Xfly: CPaT Global announced it has been awarded a new contract with Xfly for the provision of Aircraft Systems courses for their ATR and CRJ fleets, as well as Cabin Crew courses. The contract also includes Invent, CPaT’s content-design platform. “CPaT is excited about partnering with Xfly and showcasing our new CRJ Aircraft Systems and Cabin Crew courses. We are committed to ensuring that Xfly has everything they need to advance their aviation distance learning,” said Capt. Greg Darrow, Vice President of Sales. “CPaT’s robust course library and Invent authoring tool will be instrumental to Xfly’s flight training curriculum.” Xfly is currently based out of Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Lithuania with a mission to link people and regions through efficient and sustainable flights.

Etihad Cargo achieves Cargo iQ recertification: Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, has successfully renewed its Cargo iQ certification in accordance with Cargo iQ Standards for quality management. Following a rigorous audit on the UAE national carrier’s compliance with the Cargo iQ airline member requirements conducted by independent auditor SGS, Etihad Cargo achieved Cargo iQ recertification for its global network. Etihad Cargo was awarded two supplementary stars to recognise the carrier’s performance in the “Corporate Social Responsibility” and “Innovative Spirit” categories. “Etihad Cargo plays a vital and crucial role in today’s global supply chain,” said Thomas Schürmann, Head of Cargo Operations and Delivery at Etihad Cargo. “Therefore, it is imperative that all Etihad Cargo’s efforts toward meeting, providing and exceeding customer needs and requirements must be fully compliant and aligned with global industry standards that promote harmony, transparency, and industry-wide best practices. Etihad Cargo is proud to have been re-certified by Cargo iQ and that Etihad Cargo’s products, services, operations, as well as the delivery of its promise and commitment to customers and the market, are in line with the Cargo iQ airline member requirements.”

Magnetic Trading signs cooperation agreement with ITS: Magnetic Trading, part of Magnetic Group, has announced the recent signing of the cooperation agreement with ITS, the USA-based nose-to-tail supply chain partner within the air transport aftermarket industry. The two companies have been working together already on an ad-hoc basis thus, the recent cooperation agreement is the natural next step in cooperation, allowing both parties to benefit from exclusive partnership terms. “We have vast experience of the mutual benefits from cooperation agreements thus for us, taking our partnership with ITS to the new level is a very organic step – it will allow both of the companies to expand service portfolios and to provide cost-effective and the highest quality solutions to our clients,” shared Airina Kacienaite-Krake, Head of Magnetic Trading. “Magnetic Group and Magnetic Trading are well-established brands with an extensive customer’s portfolio – and we want to share our resources that will allow improving their service offering for their clients, including those who are using PBH, Line Maintenance and other services. We are proud to take our partnership further and looking forward to closer cooperation,” added Darius Orvidas, Senior Key Account Manager at ITS.

ABC International signs deal with Job Air Technic: ABC International has signed a partnership agreement with Job Air Technic (JAT) combining JAT’s maintenance services and ABC’s experience in cabin refurbishment and modification services. ABC’s background on cabin interiors design should allow JAT to reach an ever-higher level of competitiveness and fastness in serving the airlines and leasing companies worldwide with integrated packages. “The MRO business is evolving day by day. The unpredictable external circumstances that we are experiencing nowadays are nullifying all the efforts to plan an effective strategy. The entire aviation supply chain is suffering from such an uncertain situation. When we speak about EASA Part21J services and cabin interiors parts, it is becoming more and more frequent that lessors and airlines are stuck in complex sourcing processes while the A/C is already parked for maintenance” said Rodolfo Baldascino, Chief Commercial Officer at ABC.

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