Drones Finally Approved For Lightning Checks, Dent Measurement Next

By Henry Canaday Jul 30, 2021
The development of drone inspection programs disrupted by the pandemic but companies now realigning focus.

MRO Memo: Milestones at EAA AirVenture 2021

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Jul 29, 2021
This year’s EAA AirVenture show included a unique look at MRO, an urban air mobility milestone and a personal first for one Aviation Week editor.

HAECO Xiamen Completes First 737-800F Conversion

By Chen Chuanren Jul 29, 2021
MRO provider HAECO Xiamen has completed its first Boeing 737-800SF freighter conversion, handing over the aircraft to lessor BlackRock Aviation Holdings III LP.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Services Revenue Rises On Commercial Activity Boost

By Sean Broderick Jul 28, 2021
An uptick in commercial activity helped Boeing Global Services (BGS) boost revenues 10% sequentially last quarter and has the company bullish on short-term aftermarket prospects as travel demand continues to rise in key markets.  
Aircraft & Propulsion

SAA Technical Keen To Avoid Skills Loss In Restructuring Talks

By Victoria Moores Jul 28, 2021
South African Airways (SAA) is aiming to make headway with restructuring talks at maintenance subsidiary SAA Technical before the end of August,…

GE Aviation Posts Profit, Points To Services Recovery

By Sean Broderick Jul 27, 2021
Steady increases in key metrics including departures and spare parts sales have GE executives confident that its aviation services unit is headed in the right direction and original equipment (OE) sales are poised to follow as aircraft production rates increase, company executives said. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Material Purchasing Trends Underscore Lack Of Used Parts

By Sean Broderick Jul 26, 2021
Aftermarket providers are purchasing fewer used parts than at any time since the global traffic downturn started in early 2020, a sign that the aircraft-retirement stalemate is affecting used serviceable material (USM) supply, a Canaccord Genuity analysis found.
Aircraft & Propulsion

SIA Engineering Company Edges Q1 Profit Amid Glacial Recovery

By Chen Chuanren Jul 26, 2021
Government measures and an increase in traffic at Changi Airport helped Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) return to profit.
Aircraft & Propulsion

United Praises Maintenance For Widebody Longevity

By Alex Derber Jul 26, 2021
Following United Airlines’ massive June order for 270 Boeing and Airbus narrowbodies, the U.S. carrier’s focus for now is clearly on the single-aisle…


Jul 23, 2021
AEM (AMETEK MRO), UK was named by Techtest, UK as authorized repair center for its ELTs fitted to various life rafts.
Aircraft & Propulsion

HAECO Hong Kong Leverages Remote Inspection Technology

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Jul 22, 2021
HAECO Hong Kong recently collaborated with an OEM on an on-wing nacelle modification using remote inspection technology.
Emerging Technologies

MRO Memo: From Oshkosh to the Olympics

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Jul 22, 2021
Aviation Week’s MRO team will be represented at both EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

GE’s Additive Drive And Aftermarket Implications

By Henry Canaday Jul 22, 2021
Leading MROs are pushing forward on printing polymer interior parts. But the much tougher additive manufacturing of safety-critical metal parts is a…

Easyjet’s Berlin Hangar Plans Highlight Inhouse Maintenance Building

By James Pozzi Jul 21, 2021
The British low-cost carrier plans to further bolster its footprint in Berlin.

OEMServices To Provide Parts Support For Ethiopian’s A350 Fleet

By James Pozzi Jul 20, 2021
Components on the Airbus A350-900 aircraft fleet of Ethiopian Airlines will be maintained by OEMServices after both parties signed a deal. Under the…

Changes In Store For New Alitalia Maintenance

By Alex Derber Jul 19, 2021
The future of Alitalia’s maintenance and engineering arm remains up in the air despite European Commission approval for a plan to restructure the…

Flexibility Key To Engine OEM Aftermarket Response

By Alex Derber Jul 16, 2021
OEM maintenance programs have faced new challenges during the pandemic.

Fast 5: How Wheels & Brakes Customer Demand Could Evolve Post-Crisis

By James Pozzi Jul 16, 2021
The post-crisis plans of UK wheels and brakes repair provider World Aero.

Turkish Technic Eyes APAC Expansion With Malaysia Partnership

By James Pozzi Jul 15, 2021
Turkish Technic is looking to growth in Asia-Pacific and has announced a new strategic partnership with Malaysia-based MRO Sapura Technic targeting…

APOC Adds 777 Landing Gear To Lease Pool

By Sean Broderick Jul 14, 2021
Used-parts specialist APOC added its first widebody landing gear to its lease inventory—a deal the supplier says signifies its plans to expand its widebody fleet support business.  
Aircraft & Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Ramps Up GTF MRO in West Palm Beach

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Jul 14, 2021
The engine OEM has finished transforming its West Palm Beach Engine Center into a full-scale MRO shop for GTF engines.

Direct Maintenance Adds Fourth German Line Station

By James Pozzi Jul 14, 2021
As part of its efforts to further boost capacity, Direct Maintenance has opened a new line station in Cologne, Germany. The station at Cologne-Bonn…

FAA Plans Three 737NG Nacelle Retrofit Mandates

By Sean Broderick Jul 14, 2021
Engine failures triggered significant amounts of airframe damage.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Mounting 787 Issues Trigger Production Slowdown, Focus Shifts To Deliveries

By Sean Broderick Jul 13, 2021
Boeing is shifting some Charleston, South Carolina factory employees from 787 production to inspection and rework to resolve production-quality issues that are holding up deliveries.

MRO Memo: Fixing Fingers and Engines

By Lee Ann Shay Jul 09, 2021
Looking at hospital visits.