By Leithen Francis

By Leithen Francis
Articles
Low-Cost Carriers Shake Up Asia's MRO Market
AirAsia plays a big role as Malaysia makes a pitch for a larger share of the MRO work in Asia.
Customer Support Key To Turboprop Market

SINGAPORE—Bombardier plans to boost its presence in Asia-Pacific, a move that comes after arch-rival ATR came perilously close to locking Bombardier out of the region's fast-growing turboprop market. At the same time, ATR plans to establish a global MRO network, similar to what Airbus, another EADS company, has done.

ATR in recent years has won the lion's share of new orders for turboprops.

Asia's Emerging Aerospace Parks

SINGAPORE—Southeast Asian countries are developing aerospace parks to attract foreign investment, but poor planning means most lag behind market leader Singapore.

Starting Up In Asia

SINGAPORE—Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firms are set to benefit from a wave of new start-up carriers in Asia.

Carriers are preparing to launch operations in an effort to capitalize on the next travel boom, but because these start-ups are small, each will be relying heavily on outside parties for line and heavy maintenance.

 
Latest Blogs
Nov 27, 2014
blog

French Tiger HAD block 2 qualifies

The HAD block 2 version of the Tiger helicopter for the French army got its final qualification stamp of approval from the DGA procurement...More
Nov 26, 2014
blog

Mistral Blows Cold On Russia 1

So, the Russians will not be getting the Vladivostok, the Mistral-class landing helicopter dock ordered from France, until some indefinite time in the future when peace has returned to the Ukraine....More
Nov 25, 2014
blog

Auto ACAS F-16 Training Day

Preparations for my Auto ACAS flight began the previous day with training and equipment fitting at Edwards AFB....More
Nov 25, 2014
blog

Lunch With Louis?

The sudden departure of UTC Chief Louis Chenevert surprised a lot of people. He may have been one of them....More
Nov 25, 2014
blog

NavWeek: Jammed Up

As the U.S. Navy’s vaunted Aegis combat system continues to shine during missile tests – especially for ballistic missile defense (BMD) – the system itself has become a target. For some, the best way to earn sea credit these days is to tarnish the gold-plated standard of shipboard electronic defense....More

More blogs

NEW: Sign up to Aviation Week eBulletin

Daily analysis on technology advances impacting the global aviation, aerospace & defense industries.

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×