Vallair opens multi-purpose maintenance hangar

Departments - Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul

Digital Aero Technologies invests in Sensus Aero; TurbineAero’s C-17 APU contract; FAA approves Constant Aviation SMS.

May 2, 2022

Photo credit: Vallair

Vallair has opened the doors to its new maintenance hangar located at Marcel Dassault Airport in Châteauroux, France. The 8,520m² hangar can accommodate up to five Airbus A321-size aircraft simultaneously, or a combination of A330, A340, and A321s.

During the past 15 years, Vallair has developed expertise in aerostructures, including composites and components such as nacelles and thrust reversers, along with aircraft recycling, cargo conversions, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activities which it now plans to extend to widebody aircraft.

“The aviation industry has faced unprecedented turmoil over the past two years, but recovery is evident. Vallair’s expanded capabilities in France will offer operators and lessors a comprehensive solution while improving efficiency and turn-around times,” says Grégoire Lebigot, Vallair founder & CEO.

Digital Aero Technologies invests in Sensus Aero

Avia Solutions Group’s Digital Aero Technologies holding company has been joined by new-generation aviation software firm Sensus Aero.

“We’re on a constant lookout for potential additions to our holding,” says Julius Norkunas, Digital Aero Technologies CEO. “We’ve allocated 20 million euros to invest in businesses and ideas that have the potential to have a great positive impact on the aviation industry.”

Sensus Aero will receive €2.3 million to reinforce its growth and development plans.

Romas Butkevicius, CEO of Sensus Aero, says, “We provide a scalable modern digital platform for more automated aero processes management and operations.”

Sensus Aero enterprise resource planning (ERP) software – currently totalling 44 modules and growing – manages maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); the full cycle of a flight’s ground handling; and fuelling processes.

“Sensus Aero has already started to implement our software products in Helsinki airport, and plans to continue the implementation in 14 more airports in the Scandinavian region,” Butkevicius says.

TurbineAero’s C-17 APU contract

Chandler, Arizona-based TurbineAero Inc. has a multi-year auxiliary power unit (APU) maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services agreement with Boeing to support the C-17 Globemaster III program.

TurbineAero will provide APU and line replaceable unit (LRU) MRO services, engineering development, supply chain, logistics, line maintenance training, and obsolescence tracking for the GTCP331-250G APU, which includes 38 parts with no current original equipment equivalent.

FAA approves Constant Aviation SMS

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognized Constant Aviation as the second national independent maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company having a single, corporatewide safety management system (SMS), ranking it as a leader in business aviation maintenance safety.

“This honor underscores that we’re a leader in moving from a reactive safety culture to one that is highly proactive, continuously improving and dynamically driving safety organization-wide,” says Constant Aviation CEO David H. Davies.

Constant Aviation has been operating with SMS processes since August 2018. During an FAA audit in December 2021, the MRO demonstrated its SMS system is integrated across the Cleveland, Ohio, and Sanford, Florida, facilities, meeting the standard.