PAMA Mx News Watch
Jul. 16, 2014

AA TECH signs MRO agreement with Aero Gulf Norway
Intelligent Aerospace
Advanced Atomization Technologies — the joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation — has signed a multi-year maintenance support agreement with maintenance, repair and overhaul company Aero Gulf Norway to provide MRO services for CFM56 fuel nozzles in support of Aero Gulf Norway's engine overhaul shop. AA TECH will support the Aero Gulf Norway engine shop through Parker Aerospace's Customer Support Operations fuel nozzle repair facility in Glendale, Arizona.More

FAA to begin evaluation of unleaded avgas
The FAA is about to begin the next step in its search for an unleaded general aviation fuel through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative. The FAA announced it has received nine replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the PAFI, an industry-government initiative designed to help the general aviation industry transition to an unleaded aviation gasoline. More

Airbus launches re-engined A330 as A330neo
Airbus's board of directors has made an "unconditional and unanimous" decision to launch the re-engined, extended-wing A330neo widebody family that will be cheaper to buy and operate than the Boeing 787, Airbus executives declared at the Farnborough International Airshow. The manufacturer also announced a memorandum of understanding with Air Lease Corporation for 25 A330-900neos and promised further orders will follow.More

Evergreen Aviation Technologies named CF6 TRUEngine authorized MRO
Aviation Pros
In its continued relationship with GE, Evergreen Aviation Technologies has been named an independent TRUEngine authorized maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for GE CF6 engines, demonstrating a further commitment to GE-quality engine maintenance. "The TRUEngine MRO designation represents the highest level of quality and technical excellence, and we are very proud to become a TRUEngine MRO," said Michael Chang, chairman of EGAT.More

Task Force presses for aircraft tracking solution
In less than two months from now, the Aircraft Tracking Task Force, set up in May under the auspices of the International Air Transport Association and the International Civil Aviation Organization, is due to present an interim report widely regarded by the industry as a key first step to avoid a repeat of a situation that continues to baffle and gravely concern the industry, namely: How on earth could a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 completely vanish on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing?More

Parker Aerospace develops 24-hour, global customer response center for MRO customers
Intelligent Aerospace
Parker Aerospace announced the development of a global customer response center, which will provide a full range of business and technical customer services to Parker Aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Based in Irvine, California, the global customer response center will provide around-the-clock material, logistic and technical support for aircraft on the ground; spare part quotations, order execution and delivery; repair order management; and management of Parker's worldwide parts pooling network. More

Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes
BAE Systems recently unveiled several concept aircraft. The most interesting aircraft is the Transformer, a stealth aircraft that turns into three smaller planes to destroy whatever villain dares to attack it. The Transformer is comprised of three aircraft: a main diamond shaped plane, and two smaller, triangular fighters that attach to the left and right sides. When the three planes combine, they conserve fuel and are capable of traveling longer distances without the need for mid-air refueling.More