Aercap, GECAS And The Aftermarket

By Alex Derber Mar 17, 2021
The $30 billion merger of lessor leaders Aercap and GECAS will be the biggest in aviation history, creating a combined entity that owns or manages…

AJW Enters Middle East Component Partnership

By James Pozzi Mar 16, 2021
AJW forms partnership with MENA Aerospace for component support

Regulators Improvise Under Pandemic Pressures

By Henry Canaday Mar 16, 2021
A March 11 session of the 2021 Annual Conference of the U.S.’s Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) provided a full view of the challenges…

Rolls-Royce Expects Worse Year For Shop Visits

By Alex Derber Mar 15, 2021
Following a 43% drop in engine services revenue from 2019 to 2020, Rolls-Royce expects shop visit numbers to drop again this year. The engine OEM…

MRO News Briefs, March 7-13, 2021

Mar 12, 2021
LHT and MasAir Sign Component Support Agreement Lufthansa Technik and Mexican carrier MasAir Cargo Airline have signed a comprehensive Total…

Podcast: Building Aftermarket and Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Mar 11, 2021
As advanced air mobility gets closer to becoming a reality, aviation is turning its focus toward building up the ecosystem needed to operate and maintain eVTOLs.

Chromalloy Expands 3D Printing Capabilities for MRO

By Lee Ann Shay Mar 11, 2021
The metal additive manufacturing machine also has data advantages.
Emerging Technologies

IFS Launches New MRO Software Tools

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Mar 11, 2021
IFS is rolling out a trio of new and enhanced maintenance tools to simplify work for MROs as part of its IFS Cloud platform launch.
Emerging Technologies

Chinese MRO To Conduct A320 Base Maintenance, Eyes Further Approvals

By James Pozzi Mar 11, 2021
China-based MRO provider FL ARI Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering (FL ARI) has received Part 145 approval from the country’s regulator to conduct…

Boeing To Boost Cargo Conversion Capacity As Freighter Market Heats Up

By Henry Canaday Mar 11, 2021
For the first time since the COVID pandemic hit populations, economies and aviation, global air cargo demand has actually returned to pre-COVID…

Augmented Reality, Robotics Tools Drive Efficiencies at Safran

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Mar 10, 2021
Safran Group is using AR and robotics tools from French startup Diota to improve efficiency and accuracy on the shop floor.
Emerging Technologies

Airbus, Stratasys Amp Up Additive Efforts

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Mar 09, 2021
Through a new contract extension with Stratasys, Airbus will pursue 3D printing of components for MRO applications and new aircraft types.
Emerging Technologies

A Step Towards Blockchain?

By Henry Canaday Mar 09, 2021
The pandemic has encouraged both paperless and travel-less alternatives to traditional aftermarket practices, but cash has been short to invest in…

CFM Operators Maintain Workscopes Through Crisis

By Alex Derber Mar 09, 2021
CFM partner Safran expects its engine shop visits to rise roughly 15% in 2021, chief executive Olivier Andries said on a recent earnings call…

Lufthansa Technik Swings To Big 2020 Loss

By Alex Derber Mar 08, 2021
Lufthansa Technik was hit by the coronavirus fallout across its global operations in 2020, with demand declines in its core market of Europe proving…

MRO News Briefs, Feb. 28-March 6, 2021

Mar 05, 2021
Global Boosts Services Portfolio Global Aerospace Design Corporation has obtained FAA approval for Boeing 777-300 passenger to cargo conversions. It…

Lufthansa Technik Revenues Down 43% In 2020

By Sean Broderick Mar 04, 2021
Airline maintenance needs fell along with demand for passenger flights, with the drop in internal revenue outpacing that generated by third-party work. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Fast 5: Air Works Buoyant About India's Recovering Aftermarket

By James Pozzi Mar 04, 2021
COVID-19 threatened to slow down India's aftermarket ambitions but domestic MROs are seeing a long-term route to recovery. Anand Baskar, CEO of Air Works, talks about where it is seeing repair opportunities and how the industry can benefit from Indian government support strategies.

Jet MS Acquires UK Interiors Specialist

By James Pozzi Mar 04, 2021
Jet Maintenance Solutions (Jet MS), a provider of base and line maintenance services for business and regional aircraft, has announced the…

SIA Engineering Unveils Engine Services Division

By James Pozzi Mar 04, 2021
Singapore-based SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) has established a new engine MRO division initially providing quick turn shop visits and light…

SR Technics Could Sell Its Malaysia Component Shop to SIAEC

By Lee Ann Shay Mar 03, 2021
SIA Engineering Co. starts due diligence for part or all of the Malaysian facility’s capabilities.

How 5G Connectivity Could Make Aircraft Composite Repairs More Efficient

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Mar 02, 2021
GMI Aero is participating in the European EVOLVED-5G project to test how connectivity could be used to digitalize composite repair processes.
Emerging Technologies

MROs Still Innovating Despite Pandemic Restraints

By Henry Canaday Mar 02, 2021
The virus crisis has been very tough on digital innovators throughout commercial aviation. Indeed, airlines slashed IT spending from nearly $50…

Podcast: How Will The Line Maintenance Segment Recover Post-Crisis?

By James Pozzi Mar 01, 2021
Line maintenance across the world was immediately impacted following the outbreak of COVID-19 but the market could start to recover this year. In this MRO podcast, Jacco Klerk, CEO of Direct Maintenance, talks about the prospect of aircraft returning to service and ramping up operations to meet MRO demand.
Workforce & Training

IAG Notes MRO Pressures

By Alex Derber Mar 01, 2021
Airline group IAG has noted a big drop in sales for subsidiary Iberia Maintenance. The parent of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus…