Credit: Emirates. When the unthinkable happened nearly two years ago and commercial passenger air travel ground to halt, there was no playbook on what to do with aircraft quickly. View full article here.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Aircraft Graveyards
Aircraft graveyards or “boneyards” are home to thousands of retired aircraft waiting to be recycled or reused. Here are 5 facts about these technology cemeteries. View full article here.
Frontier-Spirit Will Shape New-Gen MRO in the U.S.
Credit: Spirit Airlines. The proposed merger of Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines is probably the most significant development in the U.S. low-fare market since the advent of the ultra-low-cost carrier, and it also has ramifications for the aftermarket. View full article here.
Fast 5: How MasAir Is Growing Its Cargo Fleet, Supply Chain
Eduardo Cedillo, supply chain chief at Mexican cargo airline MasAir, spoke with Lindsay Bjerregaard on Feb. 9 on the sidelines of Aviation Week’s MRO Latin America event about the airline’s growing fleet of converted freighters and how it is adjusting supply chain strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. View full article here.
United Tech Ops Gains Efficiencies At LAX
Credit: Lee Ann Shay/AW&ST. United Airlines recently opened a new $352 million technical operations center at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) that is bringing significant efficiencies to its operation. On top of that, it should receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification in the next few months. View full article here.
Podcast: Magnetic On MRO Opportunities In 2022
Listen in as Risto Maeots, CEO of Magnetic Group, talks about the company’s rebrand and how it is approaching new aftermarket opportunities in 2022. View full article here.
Air France A330 Incident Spotlights Problematic Fuel-System Part
Credit: Air France. Airbus plans to recommend that affected A330 operators upgrade fuel hose-attachment assemblies to minimize the risk of leaks that have led to at least two inflight occurrences. View full article here.
FAA Changes Position On Parts Validation Process
Credit: Credit: Depositphotos/rixpix. Paperwork that links a new part to its production approval holder “is a requirement” under the U.S-European Union (EU) aviation safety bilateral, meaning proof inspection and approval by a U.S. repair station will no longer be accepted for parts being installed on EU-registered aircraft, the FAA has determined. View full article here.
Aircraft Retirement Pace Remains Historically Slow, Analysis Shows
Credit: V Sargues/Depositphotos.com. Uncertainty over demand trends and new aircraft delivery schedules are among the factors continuing to suppress aircraft retirements, analysis from consultancy Naveo shows. View full article here.
Australian Safety Board Report Shows Importance Of Clear Instructions
Credit: Qantas. An incident in which a Qantas Boeing 787 completed a transpacific flight with its engine fan cowl static ports covered with tape highlights the importance of specific instructions that cover maintenance and preflight preparation procedures. View full article here.