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Jet Aviation completes acquisition of Hawker Pacific

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May 5, 2018

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. The transaction is valued at US$250 million. Rob Smith, president of Jet Aviation, said: “We are now in a position to further… Read More ›

AAR Wins IDIQ Award from U.S. Army for Aircraft Maintenance And Supply Chain Management

10-year hybrid contract valued at up to $25.5 billion AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments, has been awarded a 10-year hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command for aircraft and support equipment maintenance, minor modification and supply chain management. The work… Read More ›

Gulfstream to expand in Savannah

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced plans to build a new service center at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in response to its growing customer fleet’s needs for maintenance and service. The service center is expected to open in the second quarter of 2019 and create about 200 jobs. Gulfstream will invest approximately US$55 million to build… Read More ›

RUAG first in Europe to complete 2020 FANS 1/A+ avionics compliance modification on Dassault Falcon

RUAG Aviation has successfully upgraded a Dassault Falcon F2000 to comply with the FANS 1/A+ requirements of the aviation regulatory mandates for 2020. The first modification of this kind completed in Europe, the FANS 1/A+ avionics upgrade was achieved ahead of the compliance deadline. The integration of the avionics upgrade was carried out at RUAG… Read More ›

SpiceJet, CFM sign $12.5 billion engine/services deal

• Finalizes LEAP-1B engine order for 155 737 MAX airplanes • Adds long-term services agreement for entire LEAP-1B fleet SpiceJet and CFM International today announced a $12.5 billion U.S. agreement that finalizes the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power a total of 155 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, along with spare engines to support the fleet…. Read More ›

Falcon modification contract granted to Sabena technics by Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation selects Sabena technics as a partner for the modification of four Falcon 50 Ms aircraft belonging to the French Navy. The Falcon 50Ms aircraft carry out daily missions of surveillance and maritime rescue. After modification, the cabins will be equipped with a hatch which will allow a rescue boat (the SAR chain) to… Read More ›

Portugal – “the home of the great explorers and voyagers”

Today we share a video from Asian Air Safari, a Filipino documentary program featuring unique flying and travel adventures, presented by real-life pilot Captain Joy Roa, a beloved figure in the aviation industry with over 35 years of experience in any flying machine. This episode is about Portugal – “the home of the great explorers… Read More ›

OGMA was at “Best Week” at High School of Science and Technology

Yesterday, January 30th, OGMA was at “Best Week”, an event promoted by Best Almada at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, focused on developing students´ soft skills by interacting with several companies. By taking part of this initiative OGMA was able to engage with the students and promote its activity and… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.2 billion to Modernize Republic of Korea F-16s

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade 134 F-16 aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). The upgrades are based on the advanced F-16V configuration. Among the enhancements are an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution center pedestal… Read More ›

Dassault Falcon Service Inaugurates Bordeaux-Mérignac Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Facility

Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, today inaugurated its new maintenance facility in Bordeaux-Mérignac intended to meet the increase in repair and overhaul services for the Falcon 7X and other new Falcon models. Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman/CEO, and Jean Kayanakis, DFS General Manager, oversaw the ceremony attended by a host of… Read More ›

JETS Welcomes back Dornier 328-300

JETS was pleased to receive a signed maintenance contract from returning customer, Aerostar Airlines, for maintenance on their Dornier 328-300. Since 1997, Ukrainian Aviation Company “Aerostar” has been one of the major operators in the Ukrainian business air transport market. Aerostar arranges business jet flights for its clients to any point in the world, depending… Read More ›

Jet Aviation signs agreement for its 10th C-Check on a Dassault Falcon 7X in Basel

Jet Aviation’s Maintenance Center in Basel recently signed an agreement with an undisclosed customer that will have the company perform its 10th C-Check on a Dassault Falcon F7X. Jet Aviation completed its first C-Check on this aircraft type in April 2015. As a Dassault Falcon Authorized Service Center, Jet Aviation’s Maintenance Center in Basel is quickly gaining experience… Read More ›

CFM to offer LEAP-1C maintenance training at AEMTC

First customer trainees expected in 2018 CFM International plans to begin offering LEAP-1C line maintenance training at the Aero Engine Maintenance and Training Center (AEMTC) in Guanghan City. The LEAP-1C training engine, which was used as part of the engine certification test program, will be delivered to the facility in 2017. “The new training program… Read More ›

OGMA received the visit of Bruce Dickinson from Cardiff Aviation

Last Friday, November 4th, OGMA received the visit of Bruce Dickinson (lead singer of Iron Maiden) from Cardiff Aviation. This visit aimed to discuss cooperation possibilities on MRO Services, in order to reinforce future partnership opportunities. Accompanied by OGMA’s VP for MRO Services (Nelson Vaz) and the Director of MRO Sales and Support (Pedro Raposo),… Read More ›

OGMA hosted the 14th EMBRAER E-Jets Optimization– GWG/ISC

This week OGMA hosted the 14th EMBRAER E-Jets Optimization – General Working Group/Industry Steering Committee, a meeting which has gathered several aeronautical entities and E-Jets operators from all over the world, driven by Embraer in Brazil. The event aimed to follow up on a previous gathering, in 2012, where the involved parties started to develop… Read More ›

Jet Aviation named FBO of the Year at the Middle East Aviation Business Awards

Jet Aviation was twice honored at the tenth annual Middle East Aviation Business Awards ceremony recently held at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai, UAE. The company’s FBO at Dubai International Airport won the 2016 FBO of the Year Award, while its Dubai MRO facility was shortlisted in the MRO Service Provider of the Year (International) category…. Read More ›

JETS Welcomes new Sales Executive, Matthew Rowlands

JETS is pleased to welcome Matthew Rowlands to the team as Sales Executive for JETS Biggin Hill. Matt started his career as an apprentice engineer within the Aviation industry and soon after qualifying decided to take a different turn into Sales. Matt’s first position in sales was specializing in Yacht Chartering, Mortgages and Maintenance contracts,… Read More ›

Sabena technics officially opens its component repair facility in Seletar Aerospace Park, only eight months after signing the tenancy agreement.

Mr Rodolphe Marchais, Chairman & CEO of Sabena technics officiated the event, which was attended by Sabena technics staff and over 150 guests. The soon-to-be EASA certified facility occupies over 2,500 square meters of MRO service and administrative space and is focused on technologies such as avionics, electro-mechanics, cabin equipment, pneumatics and aircraft structure component… Read More ›

OGMA gets French military aviation authority approval – FRA145

OGMA hosted this Thursday, 6 October, a delegation from DSAE (Direction de la Sécurité Aeronatique d’État) headed by Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier, who is in charge of Airworthiness issues, for the formal presentation of OGMA with the FRA 145 Approval. This certification, awarded by DSAE, the authority that manages the military and state aviation… Read More ›

OGMA has scored first place in the Embraer Service Center Network

The survey covered all MROs that are part of the company’s Network of authorized centers. Embraer’s Performance Report – which started in 2015 – integrates the assessment of nine categories regarding its services, namely the performance of all authorized Service Centers in the areas of “Partnership with Embraer” and “Customer Relationship”. Such international achievement is… Read More ›

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