Paul Seidenman

Paul Seidenman
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Virgin Galactic Preps For Space Travel Technical Support 
Virgin Galatic’s technical operations director reveals how the company is preparing the supply chain and aftermarket support functions for commercial space travel.
Exclusive: Virgin Galactic Preps For Space Travel Technical Support
Virgin Galatic’s technical operations director reveals how the company is preparing the supply chain and aftermarket support functions for commercial space travel
Predicting When Commercial Airliners Will Be Torn Down 
The commercial airline fleet is expected to grow by 2027 to more than 35,501 aircraft, 50% of which will be replacing in-service units.
Hard To Find Young Narrowbody Engines For Teardown 
Engine retirements are slowing, and ramp-up in certain engine overhauls is increasing, which puts pressure on serviceable material supplies.
Hard To Find Young Narrowbody Engines For Teardown 
Engine retirements are slowing, and ramp-up in certain engine overhauls is increasing, which puts pressure on serviceable material supplies.
Growth Continues At Chihuahua Aerospace Cluster 
Mexico’s Chihuahua Aerospace Cluster supports growth of domestic commercial aviation while also producing for export customers.
Aftermarket Expands In Mexico, But NAFTA Threat Looms  6
MRO providers in Mexico continue expansion, focusing on growth in Mexico’s commercial aviation traffic but looking for cross-border opportunities as well.
Landing Gear Moving To On-Condition MRO  1
“The increasing use of composites in landing gear will accelerate a trend toward more on-condition maintenance and away from heavy overhauls,” says Tjaard Sijpkes, head of technologies for Fokker Landing Gear.
Why Turboprop MRO Is, And Will Remain, Brisk 
Upgrades of avionics and engines should keep MRO for turboprop aircraft booming for the foreseeable future.
Southwest Updates 737 NGs, Adding ADS-B Out 
Avionics upgrade plan prepares 737 NG fleet for ADS-B and adds capabilities for flight data management.
Airlines Upgrade Flight Decks, Allowing Higher-Precision Navigation  6
With the next-generation air traffic management era commencing in North America and Europe in 2020, the airline avionics retrofit market will grow as more legacy aircraft see extended service.
How Bird Strikes Impact Engines  19
Engines sustain the highest percentage of actual damage among major aircraft components.
Why Airlines, Aftermarket Struggle With Digital Record-Keeping 10
Paper accounts for about 90% of all commercial airliner maintenance records globally, which increases the risk of incomplete information.
Aircraft Health Monitoring Sensors Cutting MRO Costs 3
Although still being tested, improved aircraft-monitoring sensors show promise for reducing the need for hands-on maintenance, as well as MRO costs.
Southwest Installing Advanced Airplane Health Monitoring Sensors 
To improve monitoring of engine function, Southwest will install bleed air temperature-monitoring sensors on its 737NG fleet.
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