Paul Seidenman

Paul Seidenman
Articles
StandardAero Uses Four Factors To Manage Composites 
For StandardAero, composites management relies on short-term trends
Keeping Up With Composite Material A Challenge For MROs 
SAN FRANCISCO—Composites continue making inroads on airframe and engine components, but for MROs in the composite structure repair business, managing the exotic carbon fiber materials and adhesives can be a logistical nightmare.
Best Practices For AMOCs To Airworthiness Directives 
Airlines, MROs can save time and money by identifying alternate methods of compliance (AMOC) for FAA airworthiness directives
Deciphering How To Comply For AMOC For An AD 
Guidelines for setting up an alternate means of compliance for an FAA airworthiness directive
Widebody MROs Gearing Up For Next-Gen Airframes
New-model aircraft will begin to generate more widebody MRO business in 2015-16, as trend moving more MRO work back to the U.S from Asia continues.
Narrowbodies Prompt Uptick In Engine MRO in 2015 
The market outlook for MRO services in 2015 is bright and should see increased demand. Single-aisle jets with CFM56 and V2500 powerplants should help fuel growth.
Cabin Mods Dominate Narrowbody Airframe MRO 
MRO providers finding growth opportunities in narrowbody heavy checks and cabin upgrades as operators seek to extend lives of existing aircraft.
Private Equity Company Investing In Paint Facilities Globally 
Aircraft painting facilities seen as growth opportunity by private equity investors
Delta TechOps Develops Innovative Structural Health Monitoring Application
Crack-detecting sensors enable Delta TechOps to conduct aircraft inspections more efficiently
EGAT’s Michael Chang Bets On GEnx For Continued Growth 
GE Aviation, EGAT partnership targets expanding market for GEnx MRO
Southwest Evaluating 737 Avionics Upgrades 

For Southwest Airlines, there are no replacement plans—at least for now—for the electromechanical cockpits on the 130 Boeing 737-300s and -500s it still flies.

“We are always evaluating the future of our 737-300s and -500s, which includes possible cockpit modifications as fleet planning warrants,” says Kent Horton, Southwest's director of engineering.

NextGen, Obsolescence Driving Avionics Refurbs
Parts scarcity and evolving ATM requirements push airlines to modernize cockpits
Southwest 737 Classics Experience Avionics Reliability Issues 

Southwest Airlines is beginning to run up against reliability, parts obsolescence and supply challenges with the attitude display indicator (ADI) on the 737 Classic fleet, says Kent Horton, Southwest’s director of engineering.

Southwest Faces 737 Classics Avionics Problems
Despite reliability and spare parts issues, Southwest does not have any plans—at least for now—to replace the electro-mechanical cockpits on the 130 Boeing 737-300s and -500s it still flies. (Image: Southwest)
CFM56-5B To Drive Biggest MRO Engine Growth 

Analysts tracking the commercial aircraft turbine engine MRO market see a growth period for the industry from 2014 through 2023, although at a percentage rate in the low-to-mid-single digits.

According to data generated by Aviation Week analysts, the global value of the engine MRO market for 2014 is estimated at $20.3 billion, based on the in-service engine fleet of 63,000 for that year—including 3,952 new deliveries. Some aviation industry analysts project slightly higher numbers for the same period.

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