Paul Seidenman

Paul Seidenman
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New Aircraft-tracking Systems Address ICAO Mandate 
Several companies are developing aircraft-tracking systems designed to prevent any repetition of the MH 370 disappearance in 2014.
What’s Lurking Behind Aircraft Lavatory Changes
The lavatory is becoming a focal point for finding additional weight-savings and cabin space, not to mention reduced maintenance.
For A Clean Lavatory, An Ultra-Violet Light Solution 
Boeing plans to use UV light to automatically clean lavatory surfaces, reducing MRO workload.
ExpressJet’s Plan For Robust Maintenance Footprint 
With a fleet of mixed aircraft types, ExpressJet juggles in-house MRO expansion with use of third-party providers for major engine work.
MRO Workforce Shortage Looms, As Providers Seek Solutions 
The aviation aftermarket will offer growing career opportunities over many years, but avionics, composites and soft skills are often lacking in new hires.
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.
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