Data Snapshot: Single-Aisle MRO Demand in N. America, 2022-31

Apr 27, 2022
Single-aisle aircraft are projected to hold the lion’s share of MRO demand in North America over the next decade, according to the Aviation Week…
MRO Americas

STS Aviation Services To Open Manchester Facility

By James Pozzi Apr 27, 2022
The base maintenance facility will lead to the creation of 200 new jobs by 2023.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aircraft Fleet Getting Younger As Retirements Accelerate

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 26, 2022
A look at how more sustainable aircraft should impact the civil aviation fleet and MRO expenditures over the next decade.
MRO Americas

Etihad Engineering Boosts Access To Used Parts

By Alex Derber Apr 26, 2022
Etihad Engineering has boosted its access to used serviceable material via a deal with Dutch parts company Touchdown Aviation (TDA). Under the deal,…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus-led Digital Alliance Lands SAS As Launch Customer

By Sean Broderick Apr 26, 2022
SAS Scandinavian Airlines will be the launch customer of a product developed by the Airbus-led Digital Alliance venture that targets predictive maintenance and other data-driven operational efficiency drivers, signing up for the partnership’s Skywise Predictive Maintenance Alliance (SPMA) offering. 
MRO Americas

Boeing, Spirit Aero Team Up On 737 MAX Pooling Service

By Sean Broderick Apr 26, 2022
Boeing is tapping 737 MAX subassembly supplier Spirit AeroSystems to expand its aftermarket support of its newest narrowbody aircraft family, launching spares pools for structural parts that Spirit will support through its repair capabilities. 
MRO Americas

Podcast: Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Mick Adams On His MRO Career

By James Pozzi Apr 26, 2022
Listen in as Mick Adams, CEO of STS Aviation Services, reflects on his career after being awarded Aviation Week’s Lifetime Achievement Award in MRO.
MRO Americas

GAMECO Begins Its First Boeing 767-300BCF Conversion

By Victoria Moores Apr 26, 2022
Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) has cut its first Boeing 767-300BCF cargo door, while Chinese-owned lessor CDB Aviation has separately taken delivery of its first freighter.
Maintenance & Training

GAMECO To Become Spirit AeroSystems Authorized Service Center

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 26, 2022
Spirit AeroSystems signs a long-term agreement with GAMECO to become its authorized service center in China.
MRO

AAR Expands OEM Parts Business

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 26, 2022
While AAR is probably more known for aftermarket MRO and used parts, its OEM parts supply business is a growing part of its portfolio.
Supply Chain

AerFin Eyes Further Expansion In Recovering Americas Region

By James Pozzi Apr 25, 2022
The company is seeing buoyant U.S. domestic market driving increased parts and materials demand.
MRO Americas

StandardAero To Set Up CFM56-7B Hospital Shop In Dallas

By James Pozzi Apr 25, 2022
The MRO is also targeting test capability by next year.
MRO Americas

ATS Streamlines Component Facilities In Texas

By Sean Broderick Apr 25, 2022
Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has completed consolidating three component-focused subsidiaries in its Fort Worth, Texas, facility. It unveiled…
MRO Americas

Predictive Maintenance’s Promise, Part 1

By Paul Seidenman Apr 25, 2022
Business aviation could benefit from the use of more predictive maintenance. Airlines have seen using it for years.
Maintenance & Training

Embraer Provides New Details About E190, E195 Freighter Conversions

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 24, 2022
The first converted crossover jets should be available in 2024.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians on How the “MRO Olympics” Shaped Their Careers

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 22, 2022
Past AMC competitors Yolanda Gong and Katrina Oyer explain how the competition shaped their careers and share advice for young people entering the MRO industry.
MRO Americas

MRO News Briefs, April 17-23, 2022

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 22, 2022
Etihad Engineering Component Agreement Etihad Engineering has signed a component agreement with Touchdown Aviation, under which TDA will provide…
MRO

GOL Aerotech Seeks Conversion Work

By Alex Derber Apr 21, 2022
The MRO is reportedly looking to become the latest facility for the Boeing Converted Freighter program for the 737-800.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Fast 5: APOC Aviation Plans Major Americas Growth

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 21, 2022
Kevin Wall, APOC’s senior vice president of business development for the Americas, talks about the company’s growth plans for the region and how it is tackling workforce and supply chain challenges.
MRO Americas

Fokker Supports Smarter Part Pricing at ILS

By Henry Canaday Apr 21, 2022
The MRO is sharing actual part-transaction prices with ILS so it can improve estimates of fair market values for aircraft parts.
Supply Chain

LATAM Mechanics Adopt AR Technology in Brazil

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 21, 2022
LATAM Airlines Brasil is now using augmented reality glasses to support maintenance at 20 bases in Brazil.
Emerging Technologies

Spirit Airlines Unveils Plans For Houston Hangar

By Sean Broderick Apr 20, 2022
Spirit Airlines will open a maintenance hangar at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) that will eventually be staffed with more than 50 workers, the company said April 20. 
Airlines & Lessors

​​​​​​​Will MRO Labor Constraints Limit Industry Growth?

Derek Costanza, Brian Prentice and Sam Sargent Apr 20, 2022
The reality of today's supply and demand for MRO workforce.
Workforce & Training

Lufthansa Technik Further Trims Aircraft Parts Inventory

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 20, 2022
LHT has signed an addendum to its long-term aftermarket sales agreement with AvAir that will offload an additional 9,000 parts.
Supply Chain

Swiss-AS Plans New Digital MRO Tools

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 19, 2022
The MRO software provider is rolling out several new digital products for paperless maintenance management.
Emerging Technologies