The first day of MRO Europe in Madrid sounds like it was a busy one -- here's a quick rundown of some of the news that's been announced so far.
- SR Technics and Iberia Maintenance signed a reciprocal engine and components services agreement -- the first engine services agreement between the two companies. Under it, SRT will do MRO for the CFM56-5C engines that power Iberia's Airbus A340s, and Iberia Maintenance will repair and overhaul component from various aircraft fleets for SRT.
- Iberia also signed a MoU with GE Aviation, to make Iberia the preferred regional fulfillment center for CFM56-5A MRO in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. This entails GE contracting with Iberia for MRO work for regional customers operating the engines, and Iberia enters an OnPoint agreement with GE for materials and services to be used in the work.
- And, Iberia and Gestair launched CorJet Maintenance Europe, a 50/50 joint venture located in Madrid, to service corporate aircraft. (See Frank Jackman's brief on the new JV on AWIN -- subscribers only.)
- Lufthansa Technik presented a new service for aircraft leasing and trading support, in addition to introducing Technical Operations Management, a new module of its Total Technical Support full-service MRO concept that provides fleet and integration management.
- Spirit AeroSystems formally opened a new MRO repair station at its European headquarters in Prestwick, Scotland. It initially will focus on engine nacelles and components for Boeing 737NG and 77 aircraft.