Data Snapshot: 10-Year MRO Demand Growth for Europe

Oct 18, 2021
The in-service commercial fleet will grow by an annual rate of 2.5% in Europe, compared with the worldwide growth of 3.1%.
MRO Europe

ST Engineering, UPS Team For Technicians Training Program

By Chen Chuanren Oct 15, 2021
The plan will see prospective ST Engineering aircraft technicians undergo an accelerated three-year on-the-job training dedicated to UPS aircraft works. 
Workforce & Training

Eastern Europe MRO Shops Look At Expansion Post-Pandemic

By Henry Canaday Oct 15, 2021
Czech Airlines Technics and LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services are planning for the future as maintenance demand begins to recover.
MRO Europe

AirBaltic Juggles Fleet Changes, Return To Service

By Henry Canaday Oct 15, 2021
AirBaltic is returning to the skies with only A220s, but kept its 737s and Q400s well maintained during pandemic-related groundings.
MRO Europe

MRO News Briefs, Oct. 10-16, 2021

Oct 15, 2021
AAR Launches Rock Valley College Fellowship Program AAR has launched a fellowship program with Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois as part of…

Magnetic MRO Rebrands Business, Alters Structure

By James Pozzi Oct 14, 2021
Magnetic MRO has announced a rebrand of its business and introduced a new company structure. The Tallinn, Estonia-based company says its future…

Boeing Proposes Phase-In Of 777 Nacelle Modifications

By Sean Broderick Oct 13, 2021
Boeing is developing a series of nacelle improvements for grounded Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered 777s and wants FAA’s blessing to phase them in as they are finalized, instead of delivering a complete, compliant nacelle structure as required by the agency’s certification rules.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Northern Aerotech Plans Major MRO Growth for 2022

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Oct 12, 2021
The Danish line maintenance provider is adding new maintenance capabilities and technology projects next year.

EasyJet Finds Path Through Pandemic To New Maintenance Normal

By Henry Canaday Oct 12, 2021
EasyJet employed a wide range of maintenance strategies to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic.

Green-Time Gains

By Alex Derber Oct 12, 2021
To conserve cash during the pandemic-induced liquidity crunch, many airlines have turned to green-time leasing to support their engine fleets. “In…

Aircraft Return To Service Tips And Traps

By Henry Canaday Oct 11, 2021
Virgin Australia shares lessons learned from returning aircraft to service after pandemic-related groundings.

MRO News Briefs, Oct. 3-9, 2021

Oct 08, 2021
Collins Expands Ameco Support Agreement Collins Aerospace has expanded its 10-year On-Site Support agreement with Ameco for Air China’s fleet, adding…

Avia Plans Largest Ukrainian MRO Facility

By James Pozzi Oct 08, 2021
FL Technics's parent group will look to build new hangars in the city of Kharkiv.
MRO Europe

MRO Memo: Engine Shop Visits: Delayed or Gone?

By Alex Derber Oct 08, 2021
Engines command the most valuable slice of the aviation aftermarket, so a key question for maintenance planners and forecasters is how many shops…

Lightning Damage to Aircraft, Part 2

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Oct 07, 2021
Our study of aircraft lightning strikes determined that engines were flamed out in a total of 5% of the incidents involving turbojets, and in 8% of…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Recovery Phase Could Trigger Short-Term MRO Shortage

By Adrian Schofield Oct 07, 2021
Demand could spike quickly when COVID-19 restrictions ease, with many Asia-Pacific airlines needing MRO providers to help reactivate and perform checks on aircraft that have been in storage for several months.
Workforce & Training

SIAEC Divests Engine-Blade MRO Stake

By Chen Chuanren Oct 07, 2021
Owing to poor demand, Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) has divested all of its 39.2% stake in Asian Surface Technologies (AST), a company that repairs and overhauls Pratt & Whitney PW4000 series engine fan blades.
Aircraft & Propulsion

SIA Begins Parting Out A380s In Singapore

By Chen Chuanren Oct 07, 2021
Singapore Airlines is parting out two A380s and a 777-200ER locally at the Changi Exhibition Center, site of the Singapore Airshow.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aftermarket Enjoys Busy Week At Zhuhai

By Alex Derber Oct 07, 2021
At the recent Zhuhai Air Show, manufacturers again expressed confidence in the Chinese market with buoyant outlooks for passenger and fleet growth…
MRO Asia

Video: Finnair VP Sustainability On Getting To Net-Zero

By Lee Ann Shay Oct 06, 2021
In advance of Finnair VP Sustainability Anne Larilahti’s keynote address to MRO Europe on Oct. 20 in Amsterdam, Aviation Week Executive Editor Lee Ann Shay talks with her about key initiatives and getting to net-zero carbon emissions.
MRO Europe

How Japan’s MRO Industry Has Weathered the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Henry Canaday Oct 06, 2021
Domestic recovery and domestic sourcing have helped Japan’s MRO industry weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
MRO Asia

Rolls-Royce Adjusts Focus With ITP Sale

By Alex Derber Oct 05, 2021
Rolls-Royce has achieved a major step in the restructuring of its manufacturing operations by agreeing to the sale of Spanish subsidiary ITP Aero…

SR Technics Invests In New Services As It Predicts Aftermarket Recovery

By Henry Canaday Oct 05, 2021
SR Technics looks to engines, startups and innovation as MRO recovery proceeds.
MRO Europe

Avolon Picks IAI For A330-300 Freighter Conversion Program

By Michael Bruno Oct 04, 2021
Major aircraft lessor Avolon said it signed an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which is endeavoring to grow as an independent freighter conversion company, to be IAI’s launch customer for their Airbus A330-300 freighter conversion program.
Airlines & Lessors

Chair Airlines Switches Line Maintenance Providers

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Oct 04, 2021
The swiss carrier will now rely on Danish MRO Northern Aerotech to provide line maintenance at Zurich Airport.
MRO Europe