Henry Canaday

Henry Canaday
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Africa Opening To Outsiders For Aftermarket Services 
Although airline growth in Africa creates opportunities for MRO providers, logistics, training and other obstacles remain.
Major Maintenance Due For Airbus A380s 1
Airbus’s announcement it will release new variants, FAA’s focus on the large widebody, and airlines’ call for modifications are shaping 2015 into the year of the A380.
Ways To Better Plan Component Needs for AOGs
New software suites offer improved parts-management capabilities that should help airlines to better regulate AOG costs.
Latin American Airline Growth Strong, MRO Support Fragmented
Diverse customs and regulatory procedures, small fleet sizes create challenges for Latin American MRO providers, despite steady growth of local carriers.
How Airlines Are Increasingly Maximizing Yields  1
Carriers are refining how they mine data to track customer-specific preferences in an effort to boost the bottom line.
A320 C Checks Pick Up Pace In 2015 
A320 retrofits will be a boon for industry as buyers and lessors work toward meeting AD requirements.
Interfaces Could Be The Key To MRO Data Exchange, Not Standardized Data
Benefits abound for the digitization of data and automation of data-sharing practices, but implementing such strategies comes at a cost.
Uniform Leasing Regulations, Documentation Would Save Millions 
Airlines could reduce end-of-least costs by harmonizing and digitizing documentation
Techniques Identify No Fault Found Avionics Components
No Fault Found components can be hard to troubleshoot, but new procedures are helping
IATA’s NDC Initiative Slowly Being Introduced In Airline Sales 
Airlines eye tailoring offers to individual passengers via IATA-driven new distribution capability
Lion Group Taps CFM For CFM56 Support 

Lion Group and CFM signed a material support agreement for the airline’s CFM engines and a consultancy agreement to support Lion Air’s planned engine maintenance and overhaul center in Indonesia. The agreement will cover nearly 1,000 CFM engines in service or on order and includes repair and replacement of life-limited and non-life-limited parts. It also provides Lion Air with technical data for component repairs and engine overhaul to assist its MRO operation.

Airlines Investing In MRO IT, But Carefully 4
Airlines seeking new IT solutions for document management, e-signatures, maintenance planning and e-enabled aircraft
What Companies Do To Forecast Parts Demand 
How to get the right parts at the right time to the right place
Independent Parts Distributors Getting Squeezed 

The aircraft parts aftermarket continues to transform itself as pure parts distributors feel increased pressure from the new asset-management model and some traders broaden their offers.

U.S. Regional Airlines Face New Obstacle Course 
U.S. regional airlines have to adapt to new market realities
 
Blogs
Mar 2, 2015
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1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight 2

On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France....More
Mar 1, 2015
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U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions 3

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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NavWeek: Running With the Pac

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 27, 2015
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Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More
Feb 26, 2015
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France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 25, 2015
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Inside The Roc's Lair 18

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...More
Feb 25, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More

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