_Lee Ann Tegtmeier

_Lee Ann Tegtmeier
Articles
Leasing Companies Debate Use of Alternative Parts, Repairs 

SINGAPORE — Leasing companies often get full blame for prohibiting the use of non-OEM parts or repairs, but regulators and airlines can also be part of the equation.

How is the REACH legislation impacting Turkish Airlines?
Lee Ann Tegtmeier interviews Temel Kotil, the CEO of Turkish Airlines, at MRO Europe 2014.
IATA Actively Promoting Leasing Options Education 
In February, IATA released “Guidance Material and Best Practices for Aircraft Leases,” a “living document” designed to help airlines optimize the lease process—from initial negotiations through operations and delivery.
How is TAP Maintenance and Engineering implementing mobility on the line?
Lee Ann Tegtmeier interviews Fernando Matos, Head of Information Technologies TAP Maintenance & Engineering, at MRO Europe conference in Madrid.
AeroTurbine, Lufthansa Technik To Reveal Formalized Partnership
Unveiled last October as a tentative agreement, the strategic partnership gives LHT a reliable pipeline of USM that it can use to cost-effectively support customers on long-term, performance-based support agreements.
European Aftermarket Adapts To Cost And Technology Pressures 
MRO executives in Europe note the challenges and opportunities next-gen aircraft introductions bring
British Airways Recruiting Steady Stream Of Apprentices  1
Relaunched apprentice program helps BA Engineering cope with MRO challenges
European MRO Executives Outline Challenges And Tactics 
Aviation Week asked these European MRO luminaries to share their insights on challenges and opportunities facing the aviation
United Airlines Gains Efficiencies Through Ops Center 
Enhanced customer service is just one of the benefits United hopes to inculcate thanks to it new network operations center
Podcast: Aviation Week's 2015 MRO Forecast
MRO Edition chief editor Lee Ann Tegtmeier and Brian Kough, director of forecasts and analysis for the Aviation Week Intelligence Network, discuss Aviation Week’s 2015 MRO Forecast.
Singapore Joint Venture Set To Be Boeing’s Largest MRO Partnership
Boeing’s planned maintenance services partnership with SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) represents the manufacturer’s most aggressive push into the lucrative commercial aftermarket and tracks with the company’s strategy of teaming up with partners that add value as it seeks to grow its services revenues.
PW1000 Supply Base Targets 98% On-Time Delivery 

Like an eagle that uses its keen vision, strength and size to become apex predator of the aviaries, Pratt & Whitney believes its PW1000 geared turbofan will be the eagle in its nest to make its commercial production soar (AW&ST May 26/June 2, p. 36).

Eastern Europe MROs Pursue Efficiencies 

The hangar-services-only days in Central and Eastern Europe are over—as is “hangar mania,” which is how former FL Technics CEO Jonas Butautis described the proliferation of basic MRO services that popped up there over the past few years and created overcapacity.

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May 22, 2015
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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Descends Toward Asteroid Ceres for Closer Look at Bright Spots

Images gathered May 16 with cameras from an altitude of 4,500 miles have again prompted speculation the spacecraft has spotted ice deposits on the 600 mile wide minor planet....More
May 18, 2015
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Fire In the Cabin 2

While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft....More
May 15, 2015
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Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

Construction of Cardington’s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships....More
May 11, 2015
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NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its disputed maritime stakes in the region, according to the Pentagon....More
May 10, 2015
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Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continued this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 from Seattle. Routing through Washington-Dulles and then Dublin, Ireland, the latest 737NG is Ethiopian's 16th. Since 2010, the East African carrier has taken delivery of 25 Boeing 737/777/787s as well as 13 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 regional turbo aircraft. One of the fastest-growing and most modern of African airlines, Ethiopian also has a burgeoning MRO business....More

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