David J. Spanovich

David J. Spanovich
Composite Structural Repairs At Field Level Evolve 6
Airframes with higher composite content need aircraft-on-ground solutions.
Independent MROs Must Adapt To Survive 
Independent MROs need new strategies to survive as next-generation, high-tech aircraft come into service.
JetBlue Adopts iPads For Line Maintenance  2
After evaluating multiple tablet devices for maintenance functions, JetBlue selects the Apple iPad and is already seeing improved efficiency.
Effects Of Next-Generation Aircraft On MRO Prospects 4
As new-generation aircraft enter airline fleets, MRO providers will face challenges, including working with new materials and competition from OEMs.
High-Memory RFID Delivering Results, But ERP Backbone Needed First
Installation of high-memory RFID tags in all aircraft parts could make maintenance simpler and more efficient, but some obstacles remain to be addressed.
Aligning Shop Capacity With Seasonal MRO Demand  1
Carefully targeted marketing and strategic planning can ensure that MROs make the most of seasonal down time.
MROs May, Or May Not, Reap Low Fuel-Cost Dividends
Although lower fuel costs may generate more MRO work as older aircraft get a new lease on life, the impact and duration of that trend is hard to predict.
Ways MROs Address Composite Material Challenges 
Efficient management of composite repairs forces MRO providers to focus on advance planning and evaluating alternatives
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.
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.
NextGen, Obsolescence Driving Avionics Refurbs
Parts scarcity and evolving ATM requirements push airlines to modernize cockpits
Investments In Engine Technology Help To Cut Fuel Burn
Fuel savings, durability are behind enhanced powerplant repairs

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