Paul Seidenman

Paul Seidenman
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.
Empire Fitting ATRs With Modern EFIS

Empire Airlines has initiated an extensive electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) modernization project for its ATR freighters.  Under its EFIS Screen Replacement Program, the cargo carrier plans to install a current-generation display suite on its entire ATR fleet, consisting of 11 ATR 42-300 and -320s and seven ATR 72-212s.

StandardAero Preparing For First HTF7000 Heavy Maintenance

StandardAero has initiated engine test cell modifications and technician training at its Augusta, Georgia facility in preparation for the first heavy maintenance visits of the Honeywell HTF7000.

Aerial Firefighter Modifies Maintenance For Reconfigured Regional Jets 21
Neptune Aviation Services has repurposed a BAe 146 as an air tanker—and designed proactive maintenance support for it.
High-Performance Oils Increasingly Favored For Helicopters
Turboshaft engine manufacturers are moving toward high-performance-capable/high-thermal-stability lubricating oils, spurred by the intense demands of many helicopter missions.
Regional Airlines And Aftermarket In Transition 
How are MROs adjusting to introduction of new regional aircraft with longer maintenance intervals while some carriers extend the life of older aircraft?
Considerations For Parts Planning And Provisioning 
Parts commonality among fleets is anything but common, so how do airlines manage this problem?
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