Turnaround Time http://aviationweek.com/blog/1111867/feed en DoD Experience=FAA A&P #AvMRO http://aviationweek.com/blog/dod-experiencefaa-ap-avmro <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>A few people mentioned at our recent <a href="http://events.aviationweek.com/archive/2013/mro/" target="_blank" class="BlueText">MRO Americas Conference</a> that it would be nice if there was a streamlined way to help U.S. military maintainers get an FAA A&amp;P maintenance license--either while they're in the service--or after they leave. </p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dod-experiencefaa-ap-avmro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dod-experiencefaa-ap-avmro#comments Turnaround Time Mon, 18 Nov 2013 04:35:00 +0000 1111886 at http://aviationweek.com Get AW&ST,1st MRO Edition on iPad http://aviationweek.com/blog/get-awst1st-mro-edition-ipad <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>I've been receiving a few emails today about how to get the digital/tablet/iPad versions of our magazines since we <a href="/video.aspx?video_uuid=pg4f2933" target="_blank" class="Bold">relaunched Aviation Week &amp; Space Technology</a>, and introduced the MRO Edition. Let me show you:</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/get-awst1st-mro-edition-ipad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/get-awst1st-mro-edition-ipad#comments Turnaround Time Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:44:00 +0000 1112110 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus A320 Fuel Tank AD http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a320-fuel-tank-ad <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>EASA issued a <a class="BlueText" target="_blank">proposed airworthiness directive</a> for Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321aircraft would require new fuel tank safety systems. This is based on the FAA's Special Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 88 developed in response to flight TWA 800's 747 fuel tank explosion off New York's coast in 1996.</p> <p>Based on the SFAR and JAA's interim policy on the topic, Airbus reviewed the fuel limitations and revised the Airworthiness Limitations Section Part 5 last September, which includes some component replacement and maintenance tasks. </p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a320-fuel-tank-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a320-fuel-tank-ad#comments Turnaround Time Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:54:00 +0000 1111874 at http://aviationweek.com Changes to the Turnaround Time Blog http://aviationweek.com/blog/changes-turnaround-time-blog <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p class="p1"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">We want to make you aware of some changes that we're making to Aviation Week's blogs.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">Following your feedback, we will be switching our blog platform later in the year to one that allows us to deliver more multimedia content, more often. This change will also improve your browsing and social experience. We'll share more details on the new platform closer to that time.</span></p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/changes-turnaround-time-blog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/changes-turnaround-time-blog#comments Turnaround Time Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:45:00 +0000 1111873 at http://aviationweek.com OEM and MRO Battleground? #MROEE http://aviationweek.com/blog/oem-and-mro-battleground-mroee <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>Is there a battleground where OEMs face independent MROs? The answer depends on who you talk with.</p> <p>Here are at <a href="http://events.aviationweek.com/current/mrobeers/index.htm" target="_blank" class="BlueText">MRO Regional</a> in Vilnius, Lithuania, the answers are yes, no and it's not even an issue.</p> <p>Because the civil aviation aftermarket is worth $50-60 billion or so per year, everyone agrees it's a market worth pursuing. </p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/oem-and-mro-battleground-mroee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/oem-and-mro-battleground-mroee#comments Turnaround Time Thu, 30 May 2013 18:07:00 +0000 1111882 at http://aviationweek.com View of MRO in E. Europe, Baltics #AvMRO http://aviationweek.com/blog/view-mro-e-europe-baltics-avmro <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>Jonas Butautis, CEO of <a href="http://www.fltechnics.com/" target="_blank" class="BlueText" rel="nofollow">FL Technics</a>, provided another thought-provoking speech to kick off our second <a href="http://events.aviationweek.com/current/mrobeers/index.htm" target="_blank" class="BlueText">MRO Regional</a> conference here in Vilnius. Thanks Jonas!</p> <p>He and the FL Technics team conducted a survey of airline buyers--mostly CEOs, managing directors and technical directors--who use MROs in Eastern Europe, the Baltics or Russia. </p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/view-mro-e-europe-baltics-avmro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/view-mro-e-europe-baltics-avmro#comments Turnaround Time Tue, 14 May 2013 12:13:00 +0000 1111883 at http://aviationweek.com Bombardier Expands Tucson, Training #AvMRO http://aviationweek.com/blog/bombardier-expands-tucson-training-avmro <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>Bombardier added three lines for turboprop heavy maintenance at its Tucson, Ariz., facility. This brings the total to 12. Bombardier's facilities there span 1,146,901 sq. feet and complement the manufacturer's other commercial aircraft maintenance facilities in Bridgeport, WV and Macon, Ga.  The company only maintains its own aircraft at these facilities.</p> <p>In related news, Bombardier appointed FlightPath International as an authorized technical training provider for CRJ regional jets and Challenger 800 business jets.  </p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/bombardier-expands-tucson-training-avmro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/bombardier-expands-tucson-training-avmro#comments Turnaround Time Wed, 08 May 2013 22:39:00 +0000 1111884 at http://aviationweek.com More MRO IT http://aviationweek.com/blog/more-mro-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>In March we posted <a href="/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_03_18_2013_p10-553637.xml" target="_blank" class="BlueText">this article</a> and listings of MRO IT resources for <a href="/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_03_18_2013_p13-558877.xml" target="_blank" class="BlueText">ERP</a>, <a href="/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_03_18_2013_p14-558883.xml" target="_blank" class="BlueText">maintenance management</a> and <a href="/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_03_18_2013_p18-558886.xml" target="_blank" class="BlueText">point solutions</a>.</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/more-mro-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/more-mro-it#comments Turnaround Time Thu, 02 May 2013 22:51:00 +0000 1111885 at http://aviationweek.com Battery Mods Add 185 Pounds To Boeing 787 http://aviationweek.com/blog/battery-mods-add-185-pounds-boeing-787 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p class="p1">Battery modifications required to get Boeing 787s flying again add 184.8 lbs. to each aircraft, Boeing's Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) detailing the upgrades says. Check out <a href="http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2013-0333-0003" target="_blank" class="blue-action" re_target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the 516-page ASB here</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/archive/www.aviationweek.com/Portals/AWeek/Turnaround%20Time/787_185.jpg" /></p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/battery-mods-add-185-pounds-boeing-787" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/battery-mods-add-185-pounds-boeing-787#comments Turnaround Time Thu, 02 May 2013 21:35:00 +0000 1111887 at http://aviationweek.com Volga-Dnepr Opens MRO In UAE #AvMRO http://aviationweek.com/blog/volga-dnepr-opens-mro-uae-avmro <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>Volga-Dnepr opened an MRO facility at Sharjah International Airport in the UAE--its first in the Middle East. It can hold up to six narrowbodies or two Boeing 747s or Antonov An-124-100s simultaneously. In the next year, expect it to add maintenance capability for Airbus A330 and Boeing 777. </p> <p>This is the Russian group's ninth maintenance base. Outside of Russia, the other big one is in Leipzig, Germany.</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/volga-dnepr-opens-mro-uae-avmro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/volga-dnepr-opens-mro-uae-avmro#comments Turnaround Time Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:39:00 +0000 1111889 at http://aviationweek.com Infographic: Social Numbers at #MROAM http://aviationweek.com/blog/infographic-social-numbers-mroam <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">There were close to 10,000 of you in Atlanta this week for MRO Americas – our largest event to date. And while I spent most the week hiding behind my MacBook to bring you live updates from the conference sessions, it was good to see so much interaction both on the show floor and online, particularly on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MROAM&amp;src=savs" class="blue-action" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a>. The Twitter statistics in this infographic are sourced from Tweetreach.com.<br /></span></p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/infographic-social-numbers-mroam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/infographic-social-numbers-mroam#comments Turnaround Time Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:20:00 +0000 1111891 at http://aviationweek.com #MROAM Fuel Savings Ideas For You http://aviationweek.com/blog/mroam-fuel-savings-ideas-you <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>I just finished moderating a session on ways airlines can save fuel. Here are a few tips our panelists provided:</p> <p>* "Fuel needs to be a collaborative process," and you must balance fuel savings costs against other aspects of the business, says Simon Weselby, fuel and emissions performance manager at Airbus. He mentioned that pilots might make a more fuel-efficient descent but if the brakes wear and tear, what's the savings?</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/mroam-fuel-savings-ideas-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/mroam-fuel-savings-ideas-you#comments Turnaround Time Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:58:00 +0000 1111893 at http://aviationweek.com Money Behind MRO #AvMRO http://aviationweek.com/blog/money-behind-mro-avmro <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>What do lenders look for before investing in aircraft and the aftermarket? What does lessor ownership mean to airline maintenance planning, MROs and the aftermarket in general? </p> <p>Find out at MRO Americas on Tuesday, April 16 when Nicholas Pastushan, chief investment officer, transport finance, for <a rel="nofollow" class="BlueText" target="_blank" href="http://www.cit.com/products-and-services/transportation-finance/index.htm">CIT</a>, shares his perspectives on the market from 8:15-8:45 am. </p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/money-behind-mro-avmro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/money-behind-mro-avmro#comments Turnaround Time Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:59:00 +0000 1111908 at http://aviationweek.com MRO Americas 2013: Let's Get Social #MROAM http://aviationweek.com/blog/mro-americas-2013-lets-get-social-mroam <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p class="p1"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">The countdown has begun: MRO Americas kicks off on Tuesday 16 April and it’s set to be our biggest conference yet. Just check out the <a class="blue-action" href="http://events.aviationweek.com/current/mro/agenda.htm">mammoth agenda</a> for this year’s mass gathering of MRO professionals.</span></p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/mro-americas-2013-lets-get-social-mroam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/mro-americas-2013-lets-get-social-mroam#comments Turnaround Time Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:59:00 +0000 1111904 at http://aviationweek.com #MROAM Pre-show Newsmakers http://aviationweek.com/blog/mroam-pre-show-newsmakers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p class="p1"><a class="blue-action" href="http://events.aviationweek.com/current/mro/index.htm">MRO Americas</a> touches down in Atlanta next week, and many companies slated to be there are in the news--or trying hard to be, at least.</p> <p class="p2">Marana Aerospace (Booth #2344) reports it performed heavy checks on 10 different types and provided flight-line services for 25 customers in 2012. Eight customers (with six different aircraft types) took advantage of the company's aircraft end-of-life services last year.</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/mroam-pre-show-newsmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/mroam-pre-show-newsmakers#comments Turnaround Time Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:58:00 +0000 1111905 at http://aviationweek.com