Thailand Airways
In 1985, Thai Technical was established by Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) as a maintenance center for the sustenance of wide-body aircraft, as well as, the corresponding components installed in each affiliated aircraft. Today, THAI Technical is one of the most known leaders in Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul of commercial aircraft. The MRO has three main maintenance facilities: Donmueang base, Suvarnabhumi base and Utapao base which gives it the possibility of offering light and heavy maintenance containing serious modifications, interior and exterior painting, component and engine overhaul.
 
Thai Airways’ MRO arm wishes to integrate its U – Tapao based joint venture MRO with Airbus by March 2020, for launch two years later. Once 2021 rolls around Thai Technical has already announced that they will be pushing forward on applying for brand new certs with multiple flying organizations. Thai Technical also wants to ensure it’s the customer that no matter what, this MRO facility will be opening regardless of Airbuses final decision.
 
The MRO will sit on over eighty-three acres of land, more than enough space to hold even the biggest of planes. The new MRO plans to be able to handle a myriad of the request. Anything from working on whole engines and complicated brake lines to small things, like detailing and maintenance. Planes of all sorts will also be supported at the MRO station, such as classic Boeing planes and newer and older Airbus models. Once the whole place is up and running it should be able to support clients of all magnitudes from all around the world.

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CFM56-5B and -7B Engine
In a turn of events, S7 Technics, the premier Russian aerospace company, has been awarded the right to operate and overhaul engines of the CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B variety, all from its main campus at the Moscow airport. Many repair options will be available, which should broaden their customer base as the news gets out that they can now offer full repairs. Some repair options include ensuring pressure functions are correct, replacing or updating switches, nozzles and so much more.
 
The engines that have been added to the repair function are engines that can be found on the hugely popular Airbus A320 and the Bowing 737, two planes that most companies will have in their arsenal. As of late, the company has noticed a huge influx of demand for Russian built engines and Russian built engine overhaul capabilities.
 
Just one year after the company opened its doors, they were hit with the demand for more engines and more options. The company noticed the need Russia had for these products and wanted to make it so that they were able to get a good quality product when and where they needed it.
There have been some numbers given out to the public that state that in the next ten years alone the amount of money Russians will spend at MRO’s on just the two engine models that S7 Technic will operate on with the top out at over four billion dollars. A real change from back in the day when it was really hard to find a company that would work on your much-loved engine.

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Pratt & Whitney
The four-year contract given to StandardAero is specific to Pratt & Whitney Canada’s APS2300 auxiliary power unit maintenance, repair, and overhaul MRO services on the largest Russian-based Airlines, the S7. Specifically, the Embraer E-Jet E170 aircraft. The actual maintenance and repair are set to take place in Maryville, Tennessee at the StandardAero location. There are 80 aircraft in the S7 fleet and is an incredible step up for StandardAero within the Russian airline industry.

Even though this new contract will be good for StandardAero, it is not their first Russian contract. They have 2 other multi-year contracts. To receive this contract, StandardAero had to compete with a total of four other MROs.

StandardAero is not the only one that benefits from this contract, it will also allow the S7 fleet to grow while remaining safe and reliable. The customer service for Pratt and Whitney Canada will also be improved. By Pratt & Whitney Canada working with an independent agency, StandardAero, it allows customers access to rental bank assets, component repair, capabilities and repairs done with OEM authorization, technical support with documentation, and OEM warranty. The Component repairs are among the most beneficial and important, for example, if an airframe-engine part needs to be repaired, in the past the whole airframe engine would need to be replaced, but with these OEM approved maintenance and repair services, individual parts can be replaced, which is, in turn, cheaper and more efficient.

StandardAero has become one of the biggest independent providers, especially after this Pratt & Whitney contract. They have a wide variety of customers within the airline industry which have been accumulated throughout their 100 years. 

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Aircraft interior
Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace), through its US affiliate company, VT San Antonio Aerospace (VT SAA), has secured a contract to perform interior reconfiguration cabin services on the Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. This follows in line with a previous contract in June 2017, when ST Aerospace agreed to provide services for heavy maintenance on the Canadian operator’s 787 fleets.

ST Aerospace has already supported Air Canada through many cabin upgrade programs, including turnkey solutions in engineering design, certification, kitting, and modification. This is not the only contract ST Aerospace has secured. It was announced that the company also signed a five-year exclusive contract for heavy maintenance support with Lufthansa Cargo. The contract is worth $30 million.

The Boeing 787 aircraft  Dreamliner is the first airliner with an airframe constructed primarily of composite materials and was designed to replace the 767. VT SAA is one of the leading service providers of maintenance and modification for mainline and regional aircraft in North America. In 2017, VT SAA became the first maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in the Americas to perform C-checks on the 787. VT SAA has redelivered ten 787 aircraft across two heavy maintenance lines and more than 3,000 aircraft in its redelivery track record.

ST Aerospace will be showcasing its MRO capabilities and other aerospace solutions at the Singapore Airshow 2018 from February 6-11. ST Aerospace is a subsidiary of ST Engineering with vast MRO capabilities for both commercial and military aircraft through strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and investments. It is the largest independent, third-party airframe MRO provider in the world.

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Rolls-Royce
Introducing a new broadened program for extensive MRO services for three large aerospace companies. All being apart of a new program called Lessor Care. The programme will include companies such as AerCap, Avalon and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. Rolls Royce’s main goal is to be able to bring their resources all into one place for easy access for their participating customers. All three companies have Rolls Royce’s Trent- powered aircrafts for which they are eligible for the programme.
Rolls Royce has in mind to be able to “drawing together a range of services under one simple, flexible and comprehensive framework".
They vow to keep aircrafts maintained to keep the aircrafts working and generating revenue. Also standing by their work to be able to minimize downtime for their lessons that would take place between leases. 
Future plans for Rolls Royce is to be able to expand to a larger part of the industry and is working "towards even closer integration of aftermarket services and aircraft lease agreements".
The companies included in the programme are very content with the resources that Rolls Royce is able to offer with their extensive line of experience.Philips Scruggs, President of AerCap states that his company has “worked closely with Rolls-Royce to develop a service that gives us the choice and flexibility that we need across the lifecycle of our fleet of Trent-powered aircraft".

Paul Geaney, Avalon's head of OEM believes that this program will be able to help their company provide their customer with a higher-level caliber in later years.Firiz Tarapore, DAEs lessor’s chief executive, believes that they will be able to generate more revenue due to decreased downtime from more efficient routine maintenance that will come with the program. 

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Boeing 787
Boeing is well underway with the completion of their awaited flight tests for their 787-10 aircrafts. The 787-10 model has been integrated with two types engines; Rolls Royce and GE Aerospace for different specification. According to the FAA by certified the 787-10 they are certifying the largest most fuel-efficient Dreamliner that will be used commercially. 

GE Aerospace has yet to complete the required flight test using their engine in the recent certified 787-10 aircraft. They are scheduled to deliver a complete aircraft integrated with a GE Engine in the second half of the year to their esteemed customers, United Airlines. Chief project engineer, Bob Whittington, easies concerns by stating
“There is a little bit more testing to be done for the GE-powered airplanes a little bit later on.”
Despite GE’s failure to conduct their test flights, Rolls Royce has completed theirs. The completion of the test flights is followed by the delivery to Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIAL.SI). This delivery has been previously scheduled and has been set to be transported during the first half of the year. Singapore Ltd has intentions to conduct flights in mid-length routes that will fly over the Asian Pacific region. The 787-10 model has a lot of similarities to their previous family models. They differentiate in the ability of their environmental control systems and is stated to be larger than previous.

The reputation of the Boeing 787-10 aircraft is growing constantly as it already has an order log of 171 aircrafts accounted for. Its size and efficiency are what they these large companies are looking for when purchasing new aircrafts to innovate their airlines.   “787-10 seats around 330 passengers and has a shorter range, at 6,430 nautical miles (11,910 km), than the other Dreamliners.”

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Delta Secures an Airbus
A few months ago, Delta secured a deal that placed them on the aviation map. They made a big purchase of one-hundred Airbus A321neo jets. This order made it so that 70% of their fleet was comprised of Airbuses. A new deal that was crafted with Pratt & Whitney means that Delta industries could be raking in billions because Pratt & Whitney has vowed to renovate engines on all models of the Airbus A320neo line, as well as on Bombardier CSeries jet engines.
 
The brand new A321neo jets with slowly be replacing Airbus A320’s, Bowing 757’s and MD-88 planes. A big draw for the switch was the fact that A321neos are much more fuel efficient, roughly 40% more efficient and they also can carry anywhere from forty to fifty more people than their previous planes. Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta, commented on how wonderful of a deal the company got from Airbus and Pratt & Whitney.
 
Bastian also stated that a huge draw towards the deal was the fact that Pratt & Whitney were on board with their offer to overhaul the engines as needed. Their contract with Pratt & Whitney guarantees repairs on around five-thousand turbofan engines over the next twenty-five years. They are expected to see financial growth rapidly increasing starting in 2020 and growing steadily from there. It is likely that this deal will shape how a lot of future aviation companies do business. When there are billions on the line, you want to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck.
 
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Yamal Airlines
StandardAero has been chosen to receive two multi-year contracts to support Yamal Airlines. The contracts for auxiliary power unit (APU) maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) include a three-year agreement to provide Honeywell GTCP36-150RJ APU MRO services for Yamal’s fleet of 10 CRJ-200LR aircraft and a five-year agreement supporting Honeywell RE220 APU MRO services on Yamal’s fleet of 10 Sukhoi Superjet aircraft. APU services will be provided at StandardAero’s facility in Maryville, Tennessee. This facility not only repairs the APU but all Line Replaceable Units (LRU) associated with the APU.

The CRJ-200 is a more efficient model of Bombardier’s previous CRJ-100. Introduced in 1992, it stretches 5.92 meters and accommodates up to 52 passengers. Production of these aircrafts stopped in 2006. The Sukhoi Superjet 100, a Russian-designed twin-engine jet airliner, was introduced to commercial passenger flight in 2011. The model has two variants, with the larger of the two capable of stretching to fit 115 passengers at maximum capacity. Plans to enlarge the aircraft to fit more passengers are expected to be introduced within the next 3 years. Yamal Airlines plans to add 6 more Superjets to their fleet.

Honeywell’s 36 Series of APUs deliver compressed air for main engine starting, air conditioning, anti-ice and heating systems. The 36-150 can deliver air and shaft power simultaneously or individually.The RE220 APU supports higher electrical loads and is the first general aviation APU to communicate with the aircraft’s maintenance data acquisition unit (MDAU), enabling pilots and mechanics to monitor performance and troubleshoot from the flight deck.

StandardAero is a Tennessee, USA-based engineering repair specialist that was established in 1911. It is one of the largest independent providers of services in the world. It is currently owned by Veritas Capital in New York City.Yamal Airlines is an expanding Russian-based regional operator based in Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, that was established in 1997.

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Bombardier aircraft
The new generation of Global 7000 private jets has gone under finalization in assembly, as confirmed by Bombardier. It has been mentioned that these jets are in the process of finalizing assembly in Bombardier’s Toronto factory.The three Global 7000 test planes have performed more than 500 hours of test flying so far.

Bombardier vice president, Francois Caza believes that the flight validation program for the Global 7000 aircraft’s is making stable progress due to the reliable and careful configuration of the aircraft. The substantial progress of testing on both structural and systems rigs is also reinforcing certification activities.

The assembly of two more test plants has contributed to the belief that the Global 7000 will complete both its testing and certification program which will enable Bombardier to enter service in the second half of 2018. Although the Global 7000 has been affected and postponed by financial struggles, these new private jets are projected to be efficiently equipped with top Bombardier aircraft parts, as well as a high price tag of 72.8 million US dollars.  

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Gulfstream cabin
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp has created a new innovative system that is designed to make a better flight for passenger and operators. The Aerospace company newest connectivity program will enhance in-flight internet, entertainment, and voice. This newly installed connectively program has been implemented to help keep everyone on the aircraft stay intact with the world and not lose connectivity despite their altitudes of thousands of feet. Per a statement made by the President of Gulfstream Product Support, Mr. Dereck Zimmerman, he states that this innovation is what Gulf stream needs for a better more efficient connection for their customers.

“ It will make connectivity more accessible and easier to understand.The integration provides customers everything they need to create and maintain the ultimate experience in nose-to-tail connectivity. Gulfstream will be their single source for equipment, service networks, and technical support.”

Apart of these integrations, Gulfstream has paired up with Satcom Direct, a renowned Aviation and Global connectivity company to help further the project. Satcom officials are very eager and pleased to be able to be given the opportunity to display their products with such a respected Aircraft company.  

Along with the enhanced connection, Gulfstream also offers a bundled cabin option that is equipped with Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX the fastest in-air broadband system the industry has to offer. Along with the ConneX, there will be installed along with the Inmarsat’s Swift Broadband and ViaSat’s Ku-band service.  With an enhanced connection it allows for better safety systems such as the Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ that is designed to better datalink services for the pilot to air traffic controller. The collaboration will enable customers to be able to troubleshoot and direct questions immediately to Satcoms on-site support team.

Gulf stream is yet to be finished with their installations as they plan to target other facilities nationwide. Locations that have yet to be installed are Appleton, Beijing, Brazil, Brunswick, California, China, Dallas, England, Florida, Georgia, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Luton, Massachusetts, Nevada, Savannah, Sorocaba, Texas, West Palm Beach, Westfield and Wisconsin

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