David J. Spanovich

David J. Spanovich
Articles
Regional Airlines And Aftermarket In Transition 
How are MROs adjusting to introduction of new regional aircraft with longer maintenance intervals while some carriers extend the life of older aircraft?
Considerations For Parts Planning And Provisioning 
Parts commonality among fleets is anything but common, so how do airlines manage this problem?
OEMs In Aftermarket: Good, Bad and Ugly 
As OEMS increase aftermarket penetration, stand-alone MRO providers must devise new strategies and customized service approaches to remain competitive.
Certifying Cabin Upgrades Gets More Complicated  4
Learn how suppliers test seats and wireless transmissions on various frequencies and signal strengths to make sure interior Wi-Fi systems will work.
Airline Cabin Mods Deliver For Passengers 
From better inflight entertainment to consistently branded cabins, interior modifications focus on the passenger experience.
Will Airlines Face More Seat Supplier Problems? 
Three seat manufacturers supply the majority of airline seats. Will certification problems and big backlogs open opportunities for new seat manufacturers with engineering capabilities?
Next-Gen Jets Driving New Repair Technology Trends
With a rapid ramp-up to new platforms and new materials, MROs need to increase R&D and find new ways to make repairs.
Composite Structural Repairs At Field Level Evolve 8
Airframes with higher composite content need aircraft-on-ground solutions.
Independent MROs Must Adapt To Survive 
Independent MROs need new strategies to survive as next-generation, high-tech aircraft come into service.
JetBlue Adopts iPads For Line Maintenance  2
After evaluating multiple tablet devices for maintenance functions, JetBlue selects the Apple iPad and is already seeing improved efficiency.
Effects Of Next-Generation Aircraft On MRO Prospects 4
As new-generation aircraft enter airline fleets, MRO providers will face challenges, including working with new materials and competition from OEMs.
High-Memory RFID Delivering Results, But ERP Backbone Needed First
Installation of high-memory RFID tags in all aircraft parts could make maintenance simpler and more efficient, but some obstacles remain to be addressed.
Aligning Shop Capacity With Seasonal MRO Demand  1
Carefully targeted marketing and strategic planning can ensure that MROs make the most of seasonal down time.
MROs May, Or May Not, Reap Low Fuel-Cost Dividends
Although lower fuel costs may generate more MRO work as older aircraft get a new lease on life, the impact and duration of that trend is hard to predict.
Ways MROs Address Composite Material Challenges 
Efficient management of composite repairs forces MRO providers to focus on advance planning and evaluating alternatives
 

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