MRO News Briefs, May 2-8, 2021

Farsound Forms Kitting Partnership with HAECO

lindsay.bjerre… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 13:05
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DAE Engineering Bucks MRO Trends

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) is most famous for its leasing arm, DAE Capital, but its majority ownership of Jordan-based MRO provider Joramco has started

james.pozzi@av… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 07:46
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Fast 5: Etihad Airways Technical Training Pivots During Pandemic
Etihad’s head of technical training on adapting coursework to cope with pandemic restraints and looking into new technologies to train MRO workforce.
lindsay.bjerre… Thu, 05/06/2021 - 14:25
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Pandemic Brings About MRO Diversification | パンデミックがMRO業界の事業多角化を推進する

By James Pozzi May 06, 2021
Air Transport & MRO

Factors That May Be Driving Women Away from Aviation Careers

By Lindsay Bjerregaard May 05, 2021
A study by members of the FAA’s Women in Aviation Advisory Board has identified several factors standing in the way of workforce gender balance.

Aeroco Looks Forward Post-Acquisition

By James Pozzi May 05, 2021
UK-based Aeroco is looking at new service offerings and capabilities following the past year, which saw it navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic…

Boeing And Coopesa Unveil New 737BCF Partnership

By Lee Ann Shay May 05, 2021
Boeing adds Coopesa to freighter conversion line up.
Aircraft & Propulsion

IAI to Establish Boeing 777 PTF Conversion Line in South Korea

By James Pozzi May 04, 2021
With demand for the Boeing 777 freighter anticipated to climb over the next few years, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) plans to grow capacity for…

SR Technics to Add LEAP-1B Services by Early 2022

By James Pozzi May 04, 2021
As MROs look to add more service capabilities as a means of adjusting post-crisis, SR Technics has become the latest maintenance provider to…

MRO's Paperless Progress

By Henry Canaday May 04, 2021
One ultimate aim of aftermarket innovators is to digitalize the entire MRO document and communication system. While still a long way from achieving…

Daily Memo: The Necessary Variances In Aftermarket Recovery Plans

By Sean Broderick May 03, 2021
One inevitable byproduct of macro-level forecasting is over-simplification. 
Program Management

MRO News Briefs, April 25-May 1, 2021

Apr 30, 2021
Barfield A220 Wiper Motors Agreement AFI KLM E&M subsidiary Barfield has signed an agreement to become the exclusive distributor and warranty repair…

Lufthansa Technik, Airbus Offer Temporary Cargo Cabin For A330s

By Kurt Hofmann Apr 30, 2021
In a depressed air transport market where passenger transit is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024 and belly hold capacity remains limited, Lufthansa Technik and Airbus have presented a new offer to Airbus A330 operators. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

GE Looks Forward To Shop Visit Rebound

By Alex Derber Apr 30, 2021
General Electric is expecting deeper workscopes and more shop visits for its engine aftermarket business as the recovery takes hold, while also…

United Airlines Says PW4000 Inspection Work Progressing

By Sean Broderick Apr 29, 2021
United Airlines said Pratt & Whitney, the FAA and other stakeholders are making progress on getting Pratt PW4000-series engines back in service but declined to say when its affected 777s will return.
Workforce & Training

Boeing Plans to Expand Cargo Conversion Capacity

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 29, 2021
Boeing plans to create additional passenger to freighter conversion capacity, says its services leader.
Ameriflight Plans New Maintenance, Drone-Delivery Services
Cargo feeder specialist Ameriflight is launching a parts-trading business and has plans to set up third-party maintenance services and launch a drone-delivery arm targeting urban areas, the company’s top executive revealed at Aviation Week’s MRO Americas April 28.
natalia.pelayo… Wed, 04/28/2021 - 21:09
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Boeing Optimistic On 737, 787 Momentum; Concerned About China

By Sean Broderick Apr 28, 2021
Boeing remains confident that internal challenges will not hamper its efforts to get the 737 MAX and 787 programs back on track but suggests that a prolonged trade stalemate between China and the U.S. could present near-term problems. 
Aircraft & Propulsion
Embraer Eyes Used-Material Business
Embraer is evaluating options for supplying customers with used and serviceable material (USM), including potential partnerships with service providers. 
natalia.pelayo… Wed, 04/28/2021 - 17:22
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Pandemic Prompts Supplier Risk Reassessment

By Sean Broderick Apr 27, 2021
As suppliers prepare for a presumed rebound in demand for parts and services to support global airline fleet activity, mitigating risk of inevitable future disruptions is top of mind.

American Airlines 737-800 Cabin Upgrades Nearly Complete

By Sean Broderick Apr 27, 2021
American Airlines is on track to complete its long-running Boeing 737-800 cabin reconfiguration in the coming weeks, ensuring the entire fleet will be available to support the carrier’s growing summer schedule. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Seeking Liquidity, Iberia Offloads 1.5 Million Parts To AvAir

By James Pozzi Apr 27, 2021
U.S.-based aftermarket inventory specialist AvAir has completed its largest parts transaction to date by acquiring 1.5 million consumable components…

How New Digital Projects Will Impact Boeing’s Supply Chain

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 27, 2021
Boeing Global Services CEO shares digitalization initiatives in this interview with Aviation Week Network.
Supply Chain

Minds Focus On Sustainable Fuel

By Alex Derber Apr 26, 2021
Both shipping and aviation face serious challenges to decarbonize their industries, and while the technical challenges are distinct, both sectors are…

MRO News Briefs, April 18-24, 2021

Apr 23, 2021
New Jet MS Line Maintenance Station Jet Maintenance Solutions has opened a new line maintenance station in Nice, France. It has already established a…