Final 2020 Stats Show Trends In Commercial Aviation, MRO

Feb 19, 2021
While 2020 was a bad year for commercial aviation, there were some positives and some surprises.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Where To Find Answers To Your MRO Questions

By Lee Ann Shay Feb 19, 2021
Subscribe to our free daily MRO Digest and our MRO Podcast, attend MRO Southeast Asia and MRO Americas and submit a question to Ask the Editors.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

How Maintenance Workforce Grants Could Support Industry Recovery

Christian A. Klein Feb 19, 2021
New workforce grant programs in the U.S. could help the maintenance workforce that was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workforce & Training

Connectivity Installations Could Boost Passenger Traffic Post-Pandemic

By Alex Derber Feb 19, 2021
While the crisis has caused some airlines to delay connectivity upgrades, the need for them may well have increased.
Interiors & Connectivity

Opinion: The Pragmatic Electrification Of Aviation's Aftermarket

By Craig Gottlieb Feb 19, 2021
How can aftermarket providers use the “more electric” present to prepare for the future?
Emerging Technologies

FAA To Issue Part 147 Training Changes

By Sean Broderick Feb 17, 2021
Lawmakers prod FAA to finish technical training standards revamp.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Inside MRO News Highlights And Contracts, February 2021

Feb 17, 2021
HIGHLIGHTS AJW Opens New Milan Warehouse AJW Group has opened a new warehouse in Milan to provide supply chain services for EasyJet’s operation in…
Aircraft & Propulsion

SIA Engineering Company Continues Digitalization; Posts $5.8M Q3 Profit

By Chen Chuanren Feb 01, 2021
The Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) is taking the downturn of the MRO market to push ahead with the second phase of digitalization transformation efforts that began in 2017. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Pandemic’s Effect On Civil Aviation Maintenance Contracts

By Andy Webster Jan 29, 2021
Aviation Week analyses suggest more contracts are being extended and altered due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Webinar: MRO Cargo Conversion Intel for 2021

Jan 29, 2021
This webinar took place January 29, 2021 and was sponsored by Pratt & Whitney. IATA expects the air cargo volume to increase 13% in 2021 and airlines…

Trent 700 Aftermarket To Rebound In 2024 After COVID-19-Induced Hit

By James Pozzi Jan 20, 2021
Long considered to be a widebody workhorse, Rolls-Royce’s Trent 700 could yet ride out the crisis enveloping the large engine market.
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA Order Targets 737-9s Missing Sealant On Wing Part

By Sean Broderick Jan 19, 2021
The FAA has flagged a subset of Boeing MAX-family aircraft as needing post-production re-work after the manufacturer discovered a sealant was not applied to certain components during manufacturing.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

What Is Trending In Passenger To Cargo Conversions?

By Paul Seidenman Jan 15, 2021
The market is growing quickly for both narrowbody and widebody passenger-to-freighter conversions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Examining MRO In 2020: There Are Positives

By Lee Ann Shay Dec 04, 2020
Despite turmoil in 2020, how MRO sector looks poised to rebound in 2021.
Emerging Technologies

Aftermarket Hubs To Watch Worldwide

By Lee Ann Shay Dec 04, 2020
Examining the position of aviation aftermarket hubs by region.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Rolls-Royce Readies For Trent 1000 MRO Work

By James Pozzi Dec 04, 2020
Lengthy and expensive financial challenges, Rolls remains bullish about the long-term market for the Trent 1000. At the beginning of 2021, Aviation Week Fleet & MRO Forecast data estimate 770 of the Rolls-powered 787s will be in service.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Vueling Tackles COVID Challenges, Eyes Technology Upgrade

By James Pozzi Dec 04, 2020
Like most airlines across the world, Vueling has had to weather the challenges of the novel coronavirus in 2020 across all areas of its operation, including in its maintenance division.
Workforce & Training

Up Or Down For MRO And Aftermarket M&A?

By Michael Bruno Dec 03, 2020
MRO and aftermarket assets are already prime targets for mergers and acquisitions, but dealmakers do not want to rush into a bad deal.
Supply Chain

Pandemic Adds Airworthiness Risks, Regulators Find

By Sean Broderick Dec 03, 2020
New cleaning procedures, unplanned downtime introduce safety issues, regulators warn.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

U.S. Aviation Policy Forecast: What To Expect

Christian Klein Dec 03, 2020
The new administration will likely bring changes in U.S. aviation policy, mostly still to be determined.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Opinion: Sustainment And Diverging Paths Of Hardware And Software

By Craig Gottlieb Dec 03, 2020
The separation of software from the assets it supports is raising challenges to sustainment operating models.
Supply Chain

Teardown Specialists Growing Their Capabilities

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Dec 03, 2020
A glimpse into some of the latest developments in aircraft and engine teardowns.
Supply Chain

Tracking Available Seat Kilometers In 2020

Dec 03, 2020
Airlines will fly 60-70% fewer seat kilometers in 2020 compared to last year, but the numbers are slowly increasing. The China market is the outlier…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Why New Paints Are More Than Just Pretty

By Paul Seidenman Dec 03, 2020
The aviation paint industry is developing higher-performance coatings with reduced environmental impacts.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Inside MRO News Highlights And Contracts, December 2020

Dec 02, 2020
HIGHLIGHTS FAA Approves 737 MAX Changes The FAA’s finalization of required changes to the Boeing 737 MAX and its formal reversal of a flight ban if…