Chris Kjelgaard

How Engine Exchanges Can Cut Costs, Save Downtime
Airlines weigh the benefits of exchanging a whole engine or engine modules to reduce maintenance downtime.
Pratt Seeks More PW1000G MRO Partners
Pratt & Whitney is in negotiations with several companies about joining MTU Maintenance, IHI and Lufthansa Technik as members of the emerging global MRO network for the new PW1000G family of geared turbofan engines.
Honeywell Gets First Airline For Data-Driven MRO Service
Chinese Carrier Hainan Airlines becomes the first carrier in the world to sign up for Honeywell’s GoDirect Maintenance Service program
ALTA Adds Trio Of MRO Members
Aeroman, which provides airframe and component MRO along with associated engineering, testing, inventory and logistics services from a sizable complex of maintenance hangars and specialist workshops at El Salvador International Airport
Airbus Flies First 3D-Printed Flight Control Component
3D actuator valve block for the A380 weighs 35% less than the titanium version
Airbus Steps Up IoT Efforts
Aircraft maker’s drive to digitalize MRO operations takes it to Singapore
Thales Scores Big Win From AirAsia
AirAsia has contracted Thales to provide long-term repair-by-the-hour support for the avionics systems Thales and its ACSS joint venture with L3 Aviation Products will provide for the 304 Airbus A320neos the Asian low-cost carrier group has ordered
Why Engine-Exchange Programs Can Make Sense for Airlines

Many airlines--probably the majority of them--participate in the whole-engine and module exchange programs offered by some major engine OEMs.

How TAP Completed This Interiors Milestone

TAP Portugal has completed refurbishing the interior of the first of seven Airbus A330-200s whose passenger cabins it has chosen to upgrade and has returned the aircraft to service.

Rockwell Collins Claims Anti-Counterfeit Part Accreditation First
According to Rockwell Collins, it has become the first company in the world to achieve Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program (CAAP) accreditation for its supply-chain management procedures
Safran Nacelles Establishes MRO Center Of Excellence
Safran subsidiary Safran Nacelles has established an MRO Center of Excellence at its Pont-Audemer facility in the Normandy region of France, to strengthen its expertise in and capabilities for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of complete nacelle systems and nacelle components
A European First For Icelandair

Icelandair has become the first airline in Europe to install and operate Aviation Partners Boeing's Scimitar Blended Winglets (SBWs) on Boeing 757-200s. The Scimitar Blended Winglet, Aviation Partners' latest winglet design, uses the company's existing Blended Winglet technology but adds new aerodynamic scimitar tips and a small outboard aerodynamic trailing edge wedge to increase the aircraft's aerodynamic efficiency.

AFI KLM EM Opens Shanghai A350 XWB Component Logistics Center
While much of the MRO industry's focus this week has been on developments in and news announcements from Dubai in concert with Aviation Week Network's MRO Middle East event there
U.S. MRO Company Doubles Number Of Line Stations 
In a period of just three months, Miami-headquartered MRO and ground-handling company F&E Aircraft Maintenance has almost doubled to 24 the number of U.S. line stations it operates.
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