_Lee Ann Tegtmeier

_Lee Ann Tegtmeier
Articles
Leasing Companies Debate Use of Alternative Parts, Repairs 

SINGAPORE — Leasing companies often get full blame for prohibiting the use of non-OEM parts or repairs, but regulators and airlines can also be part of the equation.

How is the REACH legislation impacting Turkish Airlines?
Lee Ann Tegtmeier interviews Temel Kotil, the CEO of Turkish Airlines, at MRO Europe 2014.
IATA Actively Promoting Leasing Options Education 
In February, IATA released “Guidance Material and Best Practices for Aircraft Leases,” a “living document” designed to help airlines optimize the lease process—from initial negotiations through operations and delivery.
How is TAP Maintenance and Engineering implementing mobility on the line?
Lee Ann Tegtmeier interviews Fernando Matos, Head of Information Technologies TAP Maintenance & Engineering, at MRO Europe conference in Madrid.
AeroTurbine, Lufthansa Technik To Reveal Formalized Partnership
Unveiled last October as a tentative agreement, the strategic partnership gives LHT a reliable pipeline of USM that it can use to cost-effectively support customers on long-term, performance-based support agreements.
European Aftermarket Adapts To Cost And Technology Pressures 
MRO executives in Europe note the challenges and opportunities next-gen aircraft introductions bring
British Airways Recruiting Steady Stream Of Apprentices  1
Relaunched apprentice program helps BA Engineering cope with MRO challenges
European MRO Executives Outline Challenges And Tactics 
Aviation Week asked these European MRO luminaries to share their insights on challenges and opportunities facing the aviation
United Airlines Gains Efficiencies Through Ops Center 
Enhanced customer service is just one of the benefits United hopes to inculcate thanks to it new network operations center
Podcast: Aviation Week's 2015 MRO Forecast
MRO Edition chief editor Lee Ann Tegtmeier and Brian Kough, director of forecasts and analysis for the Aviation Week Intelligence Network, discuss Aviation Week’s 2015 MRO Forecast.
Singapore Joint Venture Set To Be Boeing’s Largest MRO Partnership
Boeing’s planned maintenance services partnership with SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) represents the manufacturer’s most aggressive push into the lucrative commercial aftermarket and tracks with the company’s strategy of teaming up with partners that add value as it seeks to grow its services revenues.
PW1000 Supply Base Targets 98% On-Time Delivery 

Like an eagle that uses its keen vision, strength and size to become apex predator of the aviaries, Pratt & Whitney believes its PW1000 geared turbofan will be the eagle in its nest to make its commercial production soar (AW&ST May 26/June 2, p. 36).

Eastern Europe MROs Pursue Efficiencies 

The hangar-services-only days in Central and Eastern Europe are over—as is “hangar mania,” which is how former FL Technics CEO Jonas Butautis described the proliferation of basic MRO services that popped up there over the past few years and created overcapacity.

 
Blogs
Apr 15, 2015
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Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-bearing brines are very corrosive and this may have implications on spacecraft design and surface operations."...More
Apr 14, 2015
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Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970) 3

The flight of Apollo 13 in April 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of human spaceflight –- and ultimately one of NASA’s finest hours. For three days, the lives of three astronauts who had been bound for the third lunar landing mission hung in the balance....More
Apr 13, 2015
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NavWeek: Ballistic Bombast 17

China may be able to take out an American aircraft carrier with its feared DF-21 antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) without even taking a shot....More
Apr 10, 2015
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Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981) 10

The space shuttle was a magnificent machine, the most capable spaceship ever built. It was also a fragile monster that required an expensive standing army to fly, and punished the slightest inattention to detail in its preparation and operation with fatal results....More
Apr 8, 2015
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Photo: Water Cannon Salute For Inaugural Memphis-Dallas Love Field Service

Southwest Airlines inaugurated Memphis-Dallas Love Field service on Wednesday morning, opening up direct commercial service between the two airports for the first time....More

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