Liebherr-Aerospace’s anti-ice valves; SriLankan Engineering eyes A330; MEA signs on Rolls-Royce
Liebherr-Aerospace has entered into an agreement with Nordam, to develop and certify anti-ice valves. The components will then be utilised on NORDAM-developed engine buildup system for A320neo equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine. Designed to prevent the formation of ice on the engine’s cowl, the valves will be manufactured at Liebherr-Aerospace’s centre of competence for air management systems. The valves will then be packaged into ship-sets of two pneumatic valves per nacelle.
SriLankan Engineering has secured approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to conduct base maintenance operations on Airbus A330 aircraft as per EASA Part-145 regulations. With the recent certification, SriLankan Engineering is able to complete base maintenance operations on the A320, A321 and A330 families at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The company is also approved for EASA Part-145 Base Maintenance operations for Airbus A320 aircraft.
Middle East Airlines has inked a longterm maintenance agreement with Rolls-Royce for Trent 7000 engines. It has been reported that the engines will power the carrier’s potential order of Airbus A330neo aircraft. According to Rolls-Royce, the agreement will cover the engines’ operating period with MEA and also includes the provision of spare parts and engines. Additionally, Rolls-Royce shared that MEA is set to purchase four A330-900s and place options for another two of the long-haul twinjet.