Top 10 Pandemic-Driven Aircraft And Cabin Innovations

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Dec 18, 2020
A look at new aircraft and cabin products developed to solve pandemic-related challenges for airlines.
MRO

What’s In And Out For 2021 In MRO

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Dec 18, 2020
A look at what’s trending—and what is not—in the aviation aftermarket.
MRO

Simplifying Wearable Maintenance Technology

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Dec 14, 2020
Klatt Works’ MX Accelerator system pares maintenance wearable technology down to the essentials, hoping to remove traditional barriers to entry such as content creation.
Emerging Technologies

Fast 5: Certification Progress For Structural Health Monitoring Sensors

By Lee Ann Shay Dec 11, 2020
Rich Poutier, executive VP business development at Structural Monitoring Systems, talks about progressing certification of a technology for airframe…
Emerging Technologies

Beta Testing Begins for Aero-Engine ‘Social Marketplace’

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Dec 07, 2020
Startup Aeroji is working with aftermarket stakeholders to refine functionality such as engine tracking, comparison and transparency.
Emerging Technologies

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

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

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

De Havilland Canada Begins Development of Aircraft Disinfecting Robot

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Dec 01, 2020
The OEM has partnered with Canadian startup Aero HygenX to tailor a new version of its autonomous RAY robot for Dash 8 Series aircraft cabins.
Emerging Technologies

Next Steps For AFI KLM E&M Drones: Outdoor Inspections, Measuring Dent Depth

By Henry Canaday Nov 30, 2020
In 2016, AFI KLM E&M embarked on an important innovation, using drones for line MRO inspections. The global MRO has completed four use cases for…
MRO

Blockchain Alliance Proves Two Elements of Approach

By Henry Canaday Nov 18, 2020
The MRO Blockchain Alliance has completed two proofs of concept for important elements of the part-tracking approach. Andre Fischer, CEO, of FLYdocs,…
MRO

Sabena Technics Nears Internal Paperless Completion

By Henry Canaday Nov 18, 2020
There are major benefits to MROs getting rid of their own paperwork during heavy checks, and there could be even more if all communications with…
MRO

COVID-19 Drives Virtual Engine Inspections

By James Pozzi Nov 18, 2020
Long before COVID-19 was a term in the public consciousness, digitization across the commercial aftermarket was much on the increase. Driven by a…
MRO

Testing Artificial Intelligence for Optimized Maintenance Planning

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Nov 11, 2020
The Netherlands Aerospace Laboratory is developing AI software to help operators more easily plan maintenance around their flight program and to automate work packages.
Emerging Technologies

Smarter Tracking of MRO Technician Safety Through AI, Wearables

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Nov 10, 2020
A new system that combines wearable sensors, artificial intelligence and analytics could soon replace traditional 1:1 safety monitoring processes in MRO hangars.
Emerging Technologies

Rolls-Royce Launches Emerging Tech Project Aimed at Improving Engine Maintenance, Sustainability

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Nov 06, 2020
In partnership with the UK’s ATI Programme, project REINSTATE will develop 20 emerging technologies to improve engine maintenance while reducing airline disruption and environmental impacts.
Emerging Technologies

MROs Must Act To Address Cyber Vulnerabilities

By Alex Derber Nov 06, 2020
As MRO becomes more reliant on the Internet of Things, providers must pay more attention to cybersecurity threats.
Emerging Technologies

FAA Cautiously Embraces Remote Tech for MRO

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Nov 05, 2020
The FAA is adapting to remote technologies within aircraft maintenance, but repair stations should still be cautious of seeing it as a silver bullet.
MRO Transatlantic

Opinion: MRO Is Needed Now For Urban Air Mobility

James Richmond Nov 05, 2020
MRO capabilities must be built in from the beginning for UAM to realize its potential.
Emerging Technologies

Paint And Coatings Go Greener, More Global

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Nov 05, 2020
Paint and coatings providers are expanding facilities, releasing innovative new products and leading the way in sustainability initiatives.
MRO

How Next-Gen Aircraft Windows Have Become Safer And Stronger

By Paul Seidenman Nov 04, 2020
Trends in the next generation of windows for business and commercial aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Drone-based Aircraft Inspection Adds Dent Mapping Capability

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Nov 03, 2020
Donecle has partnered with 8tree to combine 3D dent analysis with its drone inspection technology.
Emerging Technologies

NLR Developing Robotic Mechanic to Alleviate MRO Workforce Demand

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Oct 28, 2020
NLR says the robot will be able to move throughout a hangar and perform aircraft inspections just like human technicians.
MRO Transatlantic

AI for Engine Borescope Inspections Goes Remote

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Oct 28, 2020
Dutch startup Aiir Innovations is developing web-based capabilities so companies can access its artificial intelligence tech for borescope inspections from anywhere in the world.
MRO Transatlantic

Flying Colours Embraces Digital Innovation During Pandemic

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Oct 26, 2020
The MRO has introduced a digital training platform and virtual tours for customers to cope with COVID-19 travel restrictions and social distancing requirements.
MRO Transatlantic