Precision positioning devices manufacturer RPI UK installed two integrated rotor measurement and assembly platforms (iMAPs) at Delta Airlines’ maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The Rolls-Royce-approved facility performs MRO of all Trent engines in the United States.

Wyvern Industrial Technology LLC (RPI’s U.S. distributor) and Paris Mountain Consulting (RPI’s U.S. technical software support provider) assisted with the installation, and both companies will provide service.

RPI also supplied Delta with Trent series 03 and 04 module tooling sets to reduce setup times and improve measurement performance.

Delta technicians use iMAPs after engines are dismantled to inspect individual sections for cracks, wear, and distortion. Once components are approved, repaired, or replaced, the iMAP ensures each engine section’s alignment and concentricity are correct and balanced while the engine is rebuilt.

iAero Thrust engine MRO adds executives, plus upgrades

Charter airline, aircraft and engine leasing, maintenance, and repair business, iAero Group, Miami, Florida, welcomes several industry veterans to lead the company’s iAero Thrust division. Focusing on CFM56 engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) are Tommy Mitchell, president; Mike Wilson, production manager; and Sebastien Maury, vice president commercial.

Mitchell brings 27 years of leadership and supply chain management experience in aviation, energy, and healthcare with General Electric.

Wilson’s management and operational experience includes 22 years of maintenance and program management experience at Delta Air Lines.

Maury has 21 years of aviation sales experience at Pratt & Whitney, Airbus, Air France-KLM, and Safran.

iAero is also upgrading its overhaul facility and investing in a new engine test cell.


Jazeera Airways signs $1.3B engine services agreement

Jazeera Airways has reached a long-term, rate per flight hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM Int’l to support the 45 LEAP-1A engines that power the airline’s fleet of 20 Airbus A320neo aircraft. The agreement, valued at $1.3 billion, also covers five spare engines.

Jazeera Airways became the first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo operator in the Middle East in May 2018 and currently operates four A320neo aircraft. The fleet has since logged more than 6,000 flight hours.

Glow-in-the-dark line of application, removal tools

Manufactured from a polymer that glows in the dark after being charged by a light source, Semco Glow-in-the-Dark (GID) tools by PPG are precision-molded application tools for sealants, adhesives, and other paste materials.

Designed to be used in areas where limited light is available, such as aircraft fuel tanks (center and wing) or vertical and horizontal stabilizers, GID technology aids operators in finding tools that are dropped or left behind in enclosed areas. The application and removal tools include standard and specialty nozzles, spatulas, scrapers, and packaging. Most tools are available in red, orange, or green – letting operators choose the option that best stands out from primers or other substrates.