Paul Seidenman

Paul Seidenman
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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.
Using Geography To Maximize Seasonal Shifts 
Canadian-based MRO taps into South American market to pick up the slack during its slow season.
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
StandardAero Uses Four Factors To Manage Composites 
For StandardAero, composites management relies on short-term trends
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.
Narrowbodies Prompt Uptick In Engine MRO in 2015 
The market outlook for MRO services in 2015 is bright and should see increased demand. Single-aisle jets with CFM56 and V2500 powerplants should help fuel growth.
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.
Private Equity Company Investing In Paint Facilities Globally 
Aircraft painting facilities seen as growth opportunity by private equity investors
Delta TechOps Develops Innovative Structural Health Monitoring Application
Crack-detecting sensors enable Delta TechOps to conduct aircraft inspections more efficiently
EGAT’s Michael Chang Bets On GEnx For Continued Growth 
GE Aviation, EGAT partnership targets expanding market for GEnx MRO
Southwest Evaluating 737 Avionics Upgrades 

For Southwest Airlines, there are no replacement plans—at least for now—for the electromechanical cockpits on the 130 Boeing 737-300s and -500s it still flies.

“We are always evaluating the future of our 737-300s and -500s, which includes possible cockpit modifications as fleet planning warrants,” says Kent Horton, Southwest's director of engineering.

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May 18, 2015
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Fire In the Cabin 2

While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft....More
May 15, 2015
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Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

Construction of Cardington’s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships....More
May 11, 2015
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NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its disputed maritime stakes in the region, according to the Pentagon....More
May 10, 2015
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Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continued this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 from Seattle. Routing through Washington-Dulles and then Dublin, Ireland, the latest 737NG is Ethiopian's 16th. Since 2010, the East African carrier has taken delivery of 25 Boeing 737/777/787s as well as 13 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 regional turbo aircraft. One of the fastest-growing and most modern of African airlines, Ethiopian also has a burgeoning MRO business....More
May 7, 2015
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Vantage Searches For An Advantage 3

It's easy to see why the composite machine turns heads; it sits high on a fighter-jet type landing gear, has a spaceship-like cockpit and those forward-swept wings, which beyond looking awesome, allow for a larger cabin as the main structure for the wings can be behind the seating area....More

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