Henry Canaday

Henry Canaday
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Alternative Data Transmission Means For Airlines
Connecting aircraft in flight with the ground in a truly robust fashion enables massive amounts of data to reach the ground in time to improve operations and assist timely maintenance decisions; for instance, by pre-positioning skilled mechanics, materials and tools at the gate before landing.
PW4000 Engine Overhauls Will Generate $9 Billion 2015-19 
MRO market for the Pratt & Whitney PW4000, which is both competitive and lucrative, will involve over 2,700 shop visits during 2015-19.
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
 
Blogs
Mar 31, 2015
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Operation Decisive Storm -- Air Power Over Yemen 3

A Saudi-led coalition of Middle Eastern and African states has started a major air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen. We take a look at the air assets assembled for Operation Decisive Storm....More
Mar 27, 2015
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U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay 6

"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore watched Scott Kelly's lift off from NASA's Mission Control in Houston....More
Mar 26, 2015
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Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure....More
Mar 26, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 25, 2015
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Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist....More
Mar 24, 2015
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NavWeek: Semper Why 3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore....More
Mar 21, 2015
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SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More 5

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 20, 2015
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Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More

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