Although analysts have predicted a tough year for MRO, with the full impact of the crisis yet to be felt, last month the aftermarket did experience a glimmer of hope with government aid packages and expanded operations.
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Which MRO provider gained its first approval for drone inspections?
The MRO division of which Middle Eastern airline said it expanded its operations in aircraft maintenance and parking to meet carriers’ requirements as fleets are grounded through the COVID-19 pandemic?
Which Chinese MRO has broken ground on new composites and component centers?
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Gameco's Ambitious Digital Strategy
After announcing plans to spend around $85 million on two new facilities at its Guangzhou base, Gameco also plans to roll out several new digitally driven initiatives. The MRO has spent the past few years initiating its Smart MRO project with a series of rollouts including mobile the installation of a mobile route maintenance management system, electronic signature of work card and the application of RFID technology in aviation materials and tool equipment management, to name a few. Underpinning this is a 5G internet network, which has equipped its facilities since 2019. Long-term, it plans to build an Internet of things infrastructure by using RFID, digital monitoring technology, further realize the digitization of tools, aviation materials and equipment and obtain its tracking and status data in real time.
Which European carrier was approved for a €9 billion ($10.1 billion) aid package from its government thus ending speculation its MRO division may be sold off?
Post-COVID Will Likely See Aircraft Interior Innovation
With airlines looking to build up their flight schedules between now and the end of the year, restoring the passenger confidence dented by COVID-19 will be a key target. This goal could lead to the evolution of aircraft interiors, an MRO Asia-Pacific panel heard. It is predicted that this could drive innovations such as inflight connectivity, anti-bacterial products and interior modifications.
Although analysts have predicted a tough year for MRO, with the full impact of the crisis yet to be felt, last month the aftermarket did experience a glimmer of hope with government aid packages and expanded operations. How much do you remember from June?