Beta Technologies Selects CAE For eVTOL Training

By Graham Warwick Sep 15, 2021
Beta Technologies has selected Canada’s CAE to develop the pilot and maintenance training program for the Alia electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Boeing Sees Services Recovery By 2025

By Sean Broderick Sep 14, 2021
Boeing’s latest service forecast considers how fleet changes, part-outs and digital solutions will impact the MRO industry.

SalamAir Takes First A321neo As It Seeks To Broaden Horizons

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 10, 2021
As the Omani LCC's fleet expands, one consultant in the region believes SalamAir should now focus on reducing its maintenance costs and building a stronger partnership with flag-carrier Oman Air.
Airlines & Lessors

United Eyes Pratt-Powered 777 Return; Nacelle Fix Delays Persist

By Sean Broderick Sep 09, 2021
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.
Airlines & Lessors

Training School Launches New Aerobatic Airplane

By Bill Carey Sep 09, 2021
European flight-training provider Bartolini Air has taken delivery of the first new CAP10C NG as launch customer of the re-introduced aerobatic airplane, which it uses for upset-recovery training.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EASA Directive Targets Airbus A380 Fuselage Reinforcement

By Sean Broderick Sep 08, 2021
EASA plans to mandate an Airbus-recommended fuselage modification which addresses A380 fuselage cracks operators are discovering when conducting a similar fix required by the European regulator.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Will U.S. Inflation Hit Part Markets As Airlines Recover?

By Henry Canaday Sep 07, 2021
U.S. consumer prices jumped more than 5% in the year to July 2021, the highest annual rate in many years. That has prompted worries that chronic…

Mixed Recovery Posing Challenges For Some MRO Providers

By Sean Broderick Aug 24, 2021
Europe’s slow recovery is being offset by increasing headwinds in Asia, creating a mixed near-term outlook for some aftermarket providers, Bank of America analysts report.

Regular Engine Wash Plan For Sustainable MRO

By Guy Norris Aug 20, 2021
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Lufthansa Technik To Close Six Line-Maintenance Stations In Germany

By Kurt Hofmann Aug 13, 2021
Lufthansa Technik will stop offering line-maintenance services from a raft of facilities in its home market as it continues restructuring in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

ST Engineering Aerospace Segment Revenue Hit By MRO Shortfall

By Chen Chuanren Aug 12, 2021
Revenue for the commercial aerospace segment of Singapore Technologies (ST) Engineering weakened during the first half (H1) of 2021 as its MRO and aerostructures and systems components underperformed.
Maintenance & Training

Alaska Names New VP Maintenance & Engineering

By Lee Ann Shay Aug 12, 2021
Alaska Airlines names successor to Constance von Muehlen, who previously held the position.
Workforce & Training

Canadian Aircrew Training Program Contest Becomes Two-Horse Race

By Tony Osborne Aug 11, 2021
Leonardo and Babcock have formally team to combine their offers to provide Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program.
Maintenance & Training

UK Adds Aviation Measures In Latest Belarus Sanctions

By Helen Massy-Beresford Aug 10, 2021
The move follows the unlawful diversion of a Ryanair flight on May 23 to the Belarusian capital Minsk.
Airlines & Lessors

Copa Airlines To Install Honeywell Fuel Tank Safety Component

By Sean Broderick Aug 09, 2021
Copa Airlines will retrofit its Boeing 737s with Honeywell’s air separation module (ASM), becoming the first announced customer for the fuel tank safety system component. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

MHI Aerospace Back In Profit After Suspending SpaceJet Program 

By Chen Chuanren Aug 05, 2021
The suspension of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ (MHI) SpaceJet regional jet program helped the company’s aerospace division return to profit in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Porter Airlines To Use Embraer For E195-E2 Support

By Sean Broderick Aug 05, 2021
Porter Airlines will use Embraer’s aftermarket services to maintain its E195-E2 fleet, providing the airline with separate long-term support agreements for major airframe and engine maintenance needs.
Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Moog Encouraged By Aftermarket Recovery’s Pace

By Sean Broderick Aug 04, 2021
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.
Maintenance & Training

FAA Alert Flags 737NG Thrust Reverser Issue

By Sean Broderick Aug 03, 2021
A mandatory, repetitive test to validate that Boeing 737 thrust reverser sensors are working can cause the systems to malfunction.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

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

Alaska Airlines and AAR Partner to Tackle MRO Workforce Shortage

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Jul 21, 2021
The airline and MRO provider working together on a program that will give applicants a pathway to maintenance careers at both companies.
Workforce & Training

How Attractive Is A&D To Workers? Companies Labor After COVID-19

By Michael Bruno Jul 19, 2021
A&D should be an enviable career, but as the U.S. sees a vast migration of workers, industry fears being left behind.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Volocopter First To Team With CAE On eVTOL Training

By Graham Warwick Jul 16, 2021
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.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Opinion: Why Teaching Sustainability Is Crucial To Aviation Education

By P. Barry Butler Jul 13, 2021
Advancing sustainability in aviation education will open new doors for graduates and accelerate innovation across the industry.