The global fleet of 128 Boeing 777s with PW4000s has been grounded since late February following a failure onboard a United 777 near Denver—the third PW4000-powered 777 in-service event in three years linked to a cracked fan blade.
The study, conducted by the DLR’s Institute of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), focused initially on engine washes as part of a broader effort to develop a modular framework for life-cycle assessment of aircraft maintenance.
Motion control supplier Moog’s aftermarket business is bouncing back quickly despite the company’s high exposure to widebody fleets that are being hit hard by the ongoing international long-haul traffic slump.
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.
Advanced air mobility offers a clean sheet for development of training centered on pilot competencies rather than traditional prescriptive models, says CAE, as the training provider partners with Volocopter to support the German startup’s electric air taxi services.