EME Aero Completes First PW1100G Shop Visits

By James Pozzi Nov 13, 2020
Despite disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, EME Aero says work is gradually ramping up at the facility it opened in January and so far it…
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WestJet Hopes To Kickstart International Travel

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 12, 2020
WestJet is hoping to kickstart international travel and increase its operations based on two initiatives designed to return confidence to passengers…
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StandardAero Sees Steady CF34 Demand, Anticipates 2022 Market Boost

By Henry Canaday Nov 11, 2020
What does the latest vaccine announcement mean for aviation and MRO? Finally real hope, but probably lots of bridges to cross yet. And no one knows…
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Write-Downs Hit Lufthansa Technik Results

By Alex Derber Nov 09, 2020
The coronavirus crisis is having a “drastic impact” on Lufthansa Technik, the world’s largest MRO provider has said. The company suffered an EBIT…
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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.
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Singapore's Regulator Establishes Safety Program

By Henry Canaday Nov 05, 2020
Singapore has set up a program under which anyone, aviation professional or members of the general public, can report potential aviation safety…
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American Airlines Plans For MAX Return, Recovery

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 05, 2020
American Airlines President Robert Isom shares his views on the Boeing 737 MAX return and how the airline is positioning itself for recovery.
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Willis Inventory Grows As Parts Sales Evaporate

By Alex Derber Nov 03, 2020
Engine lessor and spare parts provider Willis Lease Finance has suffered from falling demand for maintenance as its leasing and sales revenues…
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Sabena Technics Makes Military MRO Acquisition

By James Pozzi Nov 03, 2020
French MRO Sabena Technics has grown its presence in the military aftermarket with the acquisition of airframe maintenance specialist AeroTech Pro…
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Alaska Airlines Uses COVID-19 Downtime to Improve MRO Programs

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Nov 03, 2020
With much of its fleet parked during the pandemic, Alaska added new maintenance programs, cleared open deferrals and performed technician training.
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Bombardier Acquisition Sets Up Spirit for MRO Expansion

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 03, 2020
Spirit AeroSystems is doubling its aftermarket scope—in terms of revenue, footprint and capabilities—by purchasing certain Bombardier aerostructures…
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MTU, Safran Offer Cautious Optimism For Engine MRO

By Sean Broderick Oct 30, 2020
While powerplant suppliers Safran and MTU Aero Engines posted expected drops in aftermarket revenues for the last quarter, executives from each company highlighted several trends that support a cautiously optimistic outlook.
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MRO News Briefs, Oct. 25-31, 2020

Oct 30, 2020
Satair 3D Prints Flying Metal Spare Part for Airbus Aircraft Satair says it has provided one of its U.S. airline customers with what it believes is…
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Private Equity Owner Predicts Strong Earnings During Crisis

By Henry Canaday Oct 30, 2020
The virus crisis is hitting the bottom lines of most MROs pretty hard now and will for some time to come. But companies that offer the right…
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FL Technics Opens CFM56 Engine Quick Turn Facility

By James Pozzi Oct 30, 2020
Lithuania-based FL Technics’ engine division has opened a new facility for CFM56 family engine MRO quick turn activities in Kaunas. The new hangar,…
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Alitalia To Continue Heavy Maintenance Insourcing, Sees Teardown Interest

By James Pozzi Oct 29, 2020
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 crisis during 2020, Alitalia says it will look to extend its heavy maintenance insourcing program and maintain…
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Caerdav To Offer Cargo Conversions

By James Pozzi Oct 29, 2020
UK-based MRO Caerdav will begin offering aircraft cargo conversion services as part of a new offering capitalizing on market demand partly driven by…
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American Airlines President on Next Steps

By Lee Ann Shay Oct 29, 2020
American Airlines is balancing short-term needs to keep its operation running with activities to position it for the future. While it pulled its…
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Testia Upgrades Smart Inspection Toolkit

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Oct 28, 2020
Testia’s Smart UE1 inspection device is getting a variety of new capabilities to increase efficiency.
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A4A And Aviation Week Present 2020 MRO Awards

By Lee Ann Shay Oct 28, 2020
Three MRO luminaries received awards at Aviation Week Networks’ virtual MRO Transatlantic event on Oct. 28.
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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.
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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.
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Airline Ecosystem Faces Major Changes, Challenges

By Lee Ann Shay Oct 28, 2020
How the airline industry emerges from the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic is unclear, but don’t expect the ecosystem to be the same. “The…
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Short-Term Scramble May Foster Long-Term Cooperation, MRO Execs Say

By Sean Broderick Oct 27, 2020
The shared need between heavy maintenance providers and their customers to survive the pandemic-driven downturn could foster more long-term agreements that give both sides the certainty they crave, industry executives say. 
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Cost-Cutting, Fleet Trends Will Change Surplus-Parts Market

By Sean Broderick Oct 27, 2020
The surplus parts sector’s importance will increase as cost-conscious airlines navigate their way through the pandemic-induced downturn, but the…
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