Podcast: Cyber Threats on Aviation - Know The Vulnerabilities

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 19, 2021
Understand the internal and external cybersecurity threats to aviation companies—as well as the weakest links.

MRO Sees Hopeful Signs For Pandemic Recovery

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 15, 2021
Despite ongoing concerns, MRO providers seeing room to hope as airline traffic rebounds.
Safety, Ops & Regulation
FAA Sets Timeline For New Safety Management Systems Mandate
Challenges include tailoring rules for the wide range of organizations it will affect.
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ARSA Recognizes MRO Community Advocate

Brett Levanto Apr 15, 2021
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association honors the memory of Leo Weston, who played a large role in ARSA’s founding.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Southwest Orders More MAXs While U.S. Majors Retrench

By Ben Goldstein Apr 14, 2021
Analysts say a return to pre-crisis levels of aircraft demand remains far off.
Airlines & Lessors

A-Technics Opens New Sheremetyevo Hangar

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 12, 2021
The new maintenance facility includes a widebody hangar, workshops and storage facilities for spares and equipment.

Boeing Scrambles To Get 787s Airworthy

By Sean Broderick Apr 09, 2021
Production issues prevent affected aircraft from getting FAA approval for delivery.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EASA Approves 737 MAX 8200 Variant

By Sean Broderick Apr 06, 2021
EASA has certified the Boeing 737-8200, revealing the move in an updated version of the 737 family’s type certificate data sheet published April 6. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

How Are Insects Affecting Parked Aircraft Pitot Tubes?

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 05, 2021
Ask the Editors: Aftermarket providers inspect all probes and ports to ensure they are not contaminated by insects or foreign objects.
Airlines & Lessors

FAA To Mandate Engine Software Upgrade For A220s, E2s

By Sean Broderick Mar 25, 2021
Pratt & Whitney has released updated engine control software that eliminates the need for repetitive inspections put in place to prevent damage that led to four Airbus A220 infight shutdowns; the FAA plans to mandate its installation. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Podcast: Why Delta Is Testing Airplane Structural Monitoring Sensors

By Lee Ann Shay Mar 23, 2021
Delta Air Lines installed sensors on the WiFi antenna area of an aircraft to test structural health monitoring. Could this be a step toward moving airframe MRO to a more predictive maintenance model, similar to that used by engines?

Preparing The Aftermarket For Advanced Air Mobility

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Mar 22, 2021
Electric vertical lift startups, maintenance providers and infrastructure specialists are collaborating to tackle new challenges.
Aerospace & Defense

Recent Engine Failures Test Regulators And Manufacturers

By Sean Broderick Mar 18, 2021
Regulations have proven effective, while manufacturers’ processes are evolving.

Podcast: Building Aftermarket and Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Mar 11, 2021
As advanced air mobility gets closer to becoming a reality, aviation is turning its focus toward building up the ecosystem needed to operate and maintain eVTOLs.

Fan Blade Fatigue Evidence In United 777 Engine Failure

By Guy Norris Mar 05, 2021
Preliminary data released by the NTSB regarding the agency’s investigation into the Feb 20. in-flight failure of a Pratt & Whitney PW4077 on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER over Colorado confirm the fracture surface of the broken blade at the center of the event was consistent with fatigue damage.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Podcast: Engine Trouble

By Jen DiMascio Feb 26, 2021
As the Pentagon is grappling with how to maintain the F135 engine powering F-35 fighters, the engine on a Boeing airliner failed on a flight in the western U.S. Aviation Week editors discuss what these incidents mean for safety and reliability as well as the future of military engines.

FAA Blasts Boeing’s Commercial Operation For Ongoing Noncompliance

By Sean Broderick Feb 25, 2021
Boeing failed to meet its obligations in five of 12 areas specified in a 2015 agreement with the FAA that required various safety and quality-control improvements in its Commercial Airplanes division and will pay $5.4 million in new penalties as a result, the FAA said Feb. 25. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Designing For Maintainability Makes Money For Crossover Jets

By Bernie Baldwin Feb 24, 2021
When any new aircraft is launched into the market, the headline items from the manufacturer describing the new product usually relate to parameters…
Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Metal-Fatigue Signs Link United 777 Fan Blade Failure With 2018 Incident

By Sean Broderick Feb 23, 2021
U.S. NTSB investigators determined metal fatigue is suspected as the reason a fan blade fractured just before an in-fight engine failure suffered by United Airlines Flight 328 on Feb. 20.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

NTSB: Fan Blades Fractured In UAL 777 Engine Incident

By Guy Norris Feb 21, 2021
The FAA plans to order stepped-up inspections of Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines like the one the failed on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 near Denver on Feb. 20.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Which Countries Beyond U.S. And Europe Will Mandate ADS-B Out?

By Bill Carey Feb 19, 2021
Ask the Editors: Mandates are in effect around the world, and the Single European Sky ATM Research Deployment Manager has mapped them.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

March Brings New EASA-FAA Maintenance Annex Guidance

By Sean Broderick Feb 19, 2021
Latest EASA-FAA bilateral guidance update does not address several key issues.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Pandemic Pushes Passenger Pathogen Protection

By Paul Seidenman Feb 19, 2021
Developments to reduce or neutralize pathogens in the aircraft cabin seeing increased attention in light of COVID-19.
Interiors & Connectivity

Advances In Aircraft Safety And Emergency Equipment

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Feb 19, 2021
Some of the latest developments across various types of aviation safety and emergency equipment.
Interiors & Connectivity

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