North American Aftermarket Accelerates Digital Damage Inspections

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 19, 2022
An influx of North American airlines and MROs have adopted 8tree’s dentCHECK tool for aircraft damage mapping.
MRO Americas

ARSA Flags Confusion Over New-part Validation Process

By Sean Broderick Apr 18, 2022
Confusion over the validity of E100 “New Article Inspection” forms are causing headaches for U.S.-based repair stations.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Opinion: Is It Time For A Turboprop Resurgence?

David Marcontell Apr 18, 2022
The U.S. domestic airline market carried 926 million passengers, of which roughly 165 million—almost 20%—took flights shorter than 450 mi. (the “regional market”) in 2019.
Aircraft & Propulsion

ITS Builds Boeing 737NG Aftermarket Offerings

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 18, 2022
ITS has partnered with Landing Gear Technologies to provide landing gear solutions for Boeing 737-700 and -800 aircraft.
MRO Americas

MRO News Briefs, April 10-16, 2022

Apr 15, 2022
Viasat Gets Chinese Approval for IFC Installations on A320s The Civil Aviation Administration of China has awarded Viasat a validation of…

Corrosion From Inactivity Flagged On Pratt-powered 777 Engine Parts

By Sean Broderick Apr 14, 2022
Inactivity during the fleet’s year-plus grounding is leading to corrosion on Pratt & Whitey PW4000-series air/oil heat exchangers, prompting the FAA to mandate inspections before affected Boeing 777s return to service.

Ryanair Keeps Faith In Middle East Maintenance

By Alex Derber Apr 14, 2022
The Irish low-cost carrier has renewed ties for aircraft base maintenance with Joramco.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Fast 5: FL Technics On Ukraine Impact, Long-Term Expansion Plans

By James Pozzi Apr 14, 2022
Zilvinas Lapinskas, CEO of FL Technics, talks to James Pozzi about the impact of the Russian-led conflict in Ukraine on its operations and how establishing a new wheels and brakes business in Germany could signal the start of further expansion.
Aircraft & Propulsion

TAP Books Huge Loss On Brazilian Maintenance Closure

By James Pozzi Apr 14, 2022
Portuguese airline recognized more than €1 billion of one-off costs, “most” of which were down to the closure of TAP M&E Brazil.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: What To Expect At MRO Americas 2022

By James Pozzi Apr 13, 2022
Aviation Week’s editorial team previews the upcoming MRO Americas 2022 event, highlighting trends they are expecting to see at the show as well as what’s new.
MRO Americas

Daily Memo: Spirit AeroSystems Embraces Aftermarket As Part Of Diversification Push

By Sean Broderick Apr 12, 2022
Spirit AeroSystems was part of Boeing for 76 years, in between stints with Stearman and its current run as an independent supplier. 
Supply Chain

Aircraft Retirement Pace Remains Historically Slow, Analysis Shows

By Sean Broderick Apr 11, 2022
Uncertainty over demand trends and new aircraft delivery schedules are among the factors continuing to suppress aircraft retirements, analysis from consultancy Naveo shows. 

IFS Adds New Capabilities to MRO Software

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 11, 2022
IFS has rolled out several updates to its IFS Cloud platform aimed at improving digital collaboration at MROs.
Emerging Technologies

Could JetBlue Tap Into Spirit’s MRO Cost Advantage?

By Alex Derber Apr 11, 2022
When JetBlue pitched last week’s surprise $3.6 billion bid for rival low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, it did not mention maintenance as part of the …
Aircraft & Propulsion

Data Shows U.S. Mechanics Lost Wage Ground During Pandemic

By Henry Canaday Apr 08, 2022
U.S. Labor Department data shows that mechanics’ pay raises have not kept up with inflation during the pandemic.
Workforce & Training

MRO News Briefs, April 3-9, 2022

Apr 08, 2022
A-Technics Gets Western-made Aircraft Approvals from FATA Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency has granted A-Technics permission to perform…

Will AFI KLM E&M Follow Parent Into LEAP-1A?

By Alex Derber Apr 08, 2022
The relatively new engine will not command serious maintenance market for a few years yet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Fast 5: Spirit AeroSystems’ Aggressive MRO Goals

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 08, 2022
Sonny Stern, chief commercial officer-aftermarket at Spirit AeroSystems, talks with Lee Ann Shay, Aviation Week’s executive editor MRO and business aviation, about plans to double Spirit’s aftermarket business in the next three years.
Supply Chain

Supply Chain Trends Shift in Recovering Aftermarket

By Henry Canaday Apr 07, 2022
Experts argue the recovering aftermarket will see shifting trends for maintenance contracts, used parts and supply chain digitalization.
Supply Chain

India’s HAL Signs On To Perform IAI Tanker Conversions

By Chen Chuanren Apr 07, 2022
India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has struck an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries to convert passenger aircraft into tankers under the Israeli company’s multi-mission tanker transport (MMTT) program.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: A Big Year for Mexicana MRO

By James Pozzi Apr 07, 2022
Mexicana MRO is similar to the fabled phoenix in Greek mythology, but may now break the cycle and really flourish. But first, expect two big things to happen in 2022.

SR Technics Joins Pratt’s GTF Engine MRO Network

By James Pozzi Apr 06, 2022
The maintenance provider is certified to carry out overhauls on the A320neo powerplant.
Aircraft & Propulsion

De Havilland Sees Life In Old Turboprops

By Alex Derber Apr 06, 2022
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada has revealed a new program to extend the service life of the original variant of the Dash 8 line, the 39-seat -100…
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA To Mandate PW1500, PW1900 Component Upgrades

By Sean Broderick Apr 05, 2022
The FAA is proposing mandatory upgrades to Pratt & Whitney PW1500G and PW1900G engines that incorporates a redesigned component developed to eliminate the risk of a condition linked to four inflight shutdowns. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Pratt & Whitney Targets Increased SAF Testing to Reduce MRO Environmental Footprint

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 05, 2022
The engine OEM is partnering with Air bp to test and research the use of sustainable aviation fuel in Pratt & Whitney engines.
Aircraft & Propulsion