Pratt & Whitney Positions Itself For Single-Aisle Recovery

By Guy Norris Feb 24, 2021
GTF engine retrofits and orders boost market recovery hopes for Pratt & Whitney.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Amazon Air Seeks MRO Managers As Online Boom Drives Express Cargo Conversions

By Henry Canaday Feb 24, 2021
There’s a lot more than missing belly capacity driving cargo conversions and freighter growth. Perhaps far more durably, the online sales boom is…

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

MRO And The State

By Alex Derber Feb 22, 2021
In 2020 total airline debt increased about 40% to around $600 billion. Some of this is owed to banks and some to lessors, but most of the increase…

Florida Engine Shop Expands CFM56 Portfolio

By James Pozzi Feb 22, 2021
Global Engine Maintenance (GEM) is to expand its CFM56 repair portfolio by adding services for the -5B variant from March. The Doral, Florida…

Air France-KLM Woes Hit MRO Unit

By Alex Derber Feb 22, 2021
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has reported results broadly in line with the pain felt by much of the MRO sector last year. In…

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

Avianca's SVP Of Maintenance And Engineering On Pandemic Practices

By Lee Ann Shay Feb 19, 2021
Already restructuring before the pandemic hit, see how Avianca is adjusting its MRO practices and strategies.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Despite Pandemic, Boeing 787 Aftermarket Expected To Surge

By James Pozzi Feb 19, 2021
Why MRO spending for the 787 is expected to remain robust over the coming decade.
Aircraft & Propulsion

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

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

SAS Selects CFM LEAP-1A Again For Latest A320neo Order

By Kurt Hofmann Feb 17, 2021
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has once again selected CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine to power its latest order for 35 A320neo family aircraft placed in 2018. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

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

Skyways Technics Expands Capacity, Capabilities In Asia-Pacific

By James Pozzi Feb 16, 2021
Regional aircraft MRO provider Skyways Technics has added further capacity at its facility in Malaysia while also bolstering its repair capabilities…

Parts Providers Stake Out Positions

By Alex Derber Feb 16, 2021
With many aviation companies expecting the start of a recovery in the second half of the year, different sections of the aftermarket are jostling for…

FEAM To Open Extended Miami Hangar In Summer 2021

By James Pozzi Feb 15, 2021
Line maintenance provider FEAM Maintenance Engineering expects the final furnishings of its expanded facility in Miami to be completed by June 2021…

MRO Labor Market Changes During COVID-19 Crisis

By Henry Canaday Feb 15, 2021
The many challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis was expected to have a least one benefit: the easing of the shortage of aircraft mechanics…

Will Boeing 767 Stay In Service For 10 More Years?

By Lee Ann Shay Feb 15, 2021
Ask the editors: Aviation Week forecasts that the vast majority of Boeing 767 aircraft in the fleet now will still be operating in 2030.
Aircraft & Propulsion

RRPF Grapples With Widebody Challenges

By Alex Derber Feb 12, 2021
The challenges of the engine leasing sector have been highlighted by a further downgrade for Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance (RRPF). Fitch Ratings…

JB Roche Boosts Aircraft Engine Protection Lineup

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Feb 11, 2021
Its inflatable Flashplug Air product provides airtight protection against corrosion within the engine intake.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Atlantic Aviation Acquires Former Flybe Maintenance Facility

By James Pozzi Feb 11, 2021
Irish MRO Atlantic Aviation Group has bought Flybe Aviation Service’s (FAS) former maintenance facility at Brize Norton airbase in the UK. The…

GE Aviation and Etihad Pursue Cleaner, Greener Engine Goals

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Feb 11, 2021
GE Aviation has partnered with Etihad Airways on the launch of its 360 Foam Wash System, which it says provides both environmental and engine performance benefits.
Aircraft & Propulsion

GAMECO Adds Third 737-800BCF Line In Guangzhou

By Chen Chuanren Feb 09, 2021
To meet rising demand for converted freighters, the Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) has announced it will open a third line for the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) at its Guangzhou, China facility.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Righteous Conversions?

By Alex Derber Feb 08, 2021
Aviation’s sole winner from the Covid-19 crisis has been the cargo market, where demand towers over supply due to a huge reduction in bellyhold…

Iberia Aims To Expand Maintenance, Training Facilities

By Alan Dron Feb 08, 2021
Iberia has laid out plans to expand its existing maintenance installations into a major hub for MRO activities in southern Europe. The Spanish flag…
Aircraft & Propulsion