David J. Spanovich

David J. Spanovich
Articles
Retrofit Opportunity: Head-Up Cockpit Displays 
Rapidly changing advancements in head-up displays and regulatory changes could make these systems more common in cockpits
Electromechanical Actuators Advance But Hydraulic Still Reigns 
Electromechanical actuation technology in aviation is advancing but will require a lot more work for its practical applications of high output force.
Why Avionics Upgrades Market Won’t Slow 
Deferring the retirement of aging aircraft and ADS-B Out mandates are among the factors driving the hot avionics upgrade market.
Growing Cargo Volume Good News For CF6 MRO
Cargo is driving “a great tail wind” for the CF6 engine.
Boeing 767 Market Strong Due To Freighter Conversions 
Surging air freight from companies including Amazon, FedEx and UPS are making the Boeing 767 a sought-after aircraft.
Reducing Engine Field Repairs
New material developments and predictive data technologies are reducing field repair events, which can keep an aircraft out of service for days at a time.
Engine MROs See Opportunity In Component Repair Development 
MROs seek to reduce costs by developing repair solutions from scratch.
Why Electric Propulsion Could Be Disruptive For MRO 
Electric propulsion for commercial aircraft, once viable, could force massive changes on MRO providers.
ADS-B Out: Suppliers Prepared As 2020 Mandate Looms 
Avionics suppliers are ready, but will operators flying in U.S. or European airspace be able to meet the regulatory deadlines for ADS-B Out?
New Alloys, Coatings, Design Considerations For Wheels 
Balancing costs and benefits of new materials and corrosion-resistant coatings, along with new designs such as boltless wheels, involves making tradeoffs.
Assessing The Engine Aftermarket Capacity Crunch 
Why airlines and operators have a hard time finding used engine material and shop slots, and the future outlook.
Airlines’ DIY Option: Make Your Own Parts 
Owner-operator-produced parts are almost a DIY approach for airlines to get quality parts faster and cheaper.
Multiple Players Optimize Opportunities With Used Serviceable Avionics 
The rising market is sparking interest in parts-trading among avionics OEMs.
Top Aircraft Teardown Contenders 

For the past several years, the aircraft teardown industry has been buffeted by a reduction in the number of aircraft being parted out, as moderate fuel prices and strong air traffic growth have kept midlife aircraft flying under lease extensions or renewals. Coupled with this, investment capital to buy or lease aircraft has been more readily available, increasing competition for existing assets—all across the aircraft life cycle.

Airlines Improving Dispatch Reliability Via Line Maintenance 
Airlines and vendors adapt to shifting line-service needs.
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