David J. Spanovich

David J. Spanovich
Articles
Avionics OEMs Incorporating More Flight-Safety Solutions 
Avionics OEMs target flight safety-focused technologies for the cockpit.
Product Improvement Package Decisions Depend On Cost 
For operators, product improvement packages, which can be retrofittable, should be carefully considered.
Cost-Saving Tips For Engine Maintenance 
For airlines taking delivery of new or remarked aircraft, extensive due diligence is called for to establish an engine lifecycle management plan.
Galleys Are Getting Smarter And More Stylish 9
Galleys being revamped to create better passenger experience and make a visual statement.
Component Warranty Claim Denial Common For Airlines 
Airlines deal with warranty claim denials frequenty. Here’s why and what to do.
Test Equipment Access Increasingly Tied To OEM Partnerships 
OEMs restrict access to testing equipment to grow aftermarket revenues, motivating MRO providers to form partnerships with them.
New Aircraft-tracking Systems Address ICAO Mandate 
Several companies are developing aircraft-tracking systems designed to prevent any repetition of the MH 370 disappearance in 2014.
What’s Lurking Behind Aircraft Lavatory Changes
The lavatory is becoming a focal point for finding additional weight-savings and cabin space, not to mention reduced maintenance.
For A Clean Lavatory, An Ultra-Violet Light Solution 
Boeing plans to use UV light to automatically clean lavatory surfaces, reducing MRO workload.
MRO Workforce Shortage Looms, As Providers Seek Solutions 
The aviation aftermarket will offer growing career opportunities over many years, but avionics, composites and soft skills are often lacking in new hires.
Hard To Find Young Narrowbody Engines For Teardown 
Engine retirements are slowing, and ramp-up in certain engine overhauls is increasing, which puts pressure on serviceable material supplies.
Hard To Find Young Narrowbody Engines For Teardown 
Engine retirements are slowing, and ramp-up in certain engine overhauls is increasing, which puts pressure on serviceable material supplies.
Aftermarket Expands In Mexico, But NAFTA Threat Looms  6
MRO providers in Mexico continue expansion, focusing on growth in Mexico’s commercial aviation traffic but looking for cross-border opportunities as well.
Landing Gear Moving To On-Condition MRO  1
“The increasing use of composites in landing gear will accelerate a trend toward more on-condition maintenance and away from heavy overhauls,” says Tjaard Sijpkes, head of technologies for Fokker Landing Gear.
Why Turboprop MRO Is, And Will Remain, Brisk 
Upgrades of avionics and engines should keep MRO for turboprop aircraft booming for the foreseeable future.
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