FAA Broadens Boeing 787 Cargo Compartment Check Applicability
The FAA is expanding a cargo-compartment inspection mandate to all Boeing 787s after determining the affected parts—decompression panels—may be found throughout the widebody twin fleet and not just on a limited number of aircraft.  
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Sasol Bids To Produce SAF In South Africa

By Graham Warwick Apr 15, 2021
South Africa’s Sasol has been producing synthetic jet fuel from coal and natural gas for decades. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Commercial Service Sets Up China MRO Event

By Michael Bruno Apr 14, 2021
A U.S. Commerce Department trade promotion agency is organizing an online business-to-business meeting event to try to expand opportunities for U.S. MRO companies in China.
Maintenance & Training

Daily Memo: Asia-Pacific MRO Operators See Contrasting Recovery Trajectories

By Adrian Schofield Apr 12, 2021
One of the notable aspects of the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia-Pacific region is that airlines have been affected differently depending on their home market and business model. 
Maintenance & Training

Training Standards Slipping, Pilots Group Says

By Alan Dron Apr 09, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic offers a rare chance to reset pilots’ training standards and reduce the increasing number of accidents caused by a lack of basic flying skills, according to an influential group within the UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). 
Maintenance & Training

Qatar Airways Opens Facility To Streamline Engine Maintenance

By Kurt Hofmann Apr 09, 2021
Qatar Airways has opened a 9,000-ft.² technical engine facility in Doha that it says will boost cost efficiencies and workflow.
Workforce & Training

Airbus, Malaysia Airlines Sign Five-Year Flight Hour Services Extension 

By Chen Chuanren Apr 08, 2021
Airbus and Malaysia Airlines have signed an agreement to extend an existing Flight Hour Services Components (FHS-C) contract for another five years. 
Maintenance & Training

United Airlines To Reopen Flight School, Train 5,000 Pilots By 2030

By Ben Goldstein Apr 07, 2021
United Airlines is planning to reopen its flight academy this year, part of a new goal to train 5,000 new pilots by 2030.
Maintenance & Training

Daily Memo: Parts Demand Points To Aftermarket Recovery Momentum

By Sean Broderick Apr 07, 2021
A recent Oliver Wyman projection that U.S. domestic air traffic could be back up to 2019 levels by early 2022 seems to align with data points coming out of the aftermarket side, suggesting aircraft operators believe they will need lift sooner rather than later. 
Maintenance & Training

Menzies Widens Scope Of Emirates Contract

By Alan Dron Apr 06, 2021
Aviation logistics specialist Menzies Aviation has renewed and expanded its ground handling contract in Northern Europe with Emirates Airline.
Maintenance & Training

AAR’s Aftermarket Figures Suggest Recovery Is Underway

By Sean Broderick Mar 24, 2021
Commercial aviation sales at AAR Corp. rose 7% sequentially in the company’s most recent fiscal quarter—an encouraging sign that the aftermarket is starting to recover, particularly in the U.S. 

GE Sees Shop-Visit Rebound On Horizon

By Sean Broderick Mar 22, 2021
GE Aviation sees engine shop visits climbing 30% year-over-year from the 2021 second quarter on, as utilization continues to rise particularly among the narrowbody fleet, the company said. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: How Will ESG Investing Change the Aerospace Industry?

By Michael Bruno Mar 22, 2021
Welcome to the era of sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing—which is going to remake Western aerospace and defense.
Maintenance & Training

Recent Engine Failures Test Regulators And Manufacturers

By Sean Broderick Mar 18, 2021
Regulations have proven effective, while manufacturers’ processes are evolving.

British Startup Takes On Rotorcraft Establishment

By Tony Osborne Mar 15, 2021
Hill wants to maintain its supply chain and not be “held to ransom” by suppliers, in a bid to keep maintenance costs low for customers.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Flyht Set To Roll Out Real-Time Data Decision Tools

By Sean Broderick Mar 11, 2021
After more than a year of product development and collaboration with operators, Flyht Aerospace Solutions is poised to move its revamped suite of real-time data analysis tools into line operations with launch customers China Express, LIAT, and Swoop, CEO Bill Tempany said.

Post-Pandemic, SriLankan Seeks New MRO Opportunities

By James Pozzi Mar 04, 2021
Planning new partnerships in the post-COVID-19 landscape, SriLankan is looking to evolve its maintenance business.

Lufthansa Technik Revenues Down 43% In 2020

By Sean Broderick Mar 04, 2021
Airline maintenance needs fell along with demand for passenger flights, with the drop in internal revenue outpacing that generated by third-party work. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

ST Engineering Takes In First A320 For P2F Conversion

By Chen Chuanren Mar 04, 2021
Singapore Technologies (ST) Engineering has inducted its first Airbus A320 for passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion.
Aircraft & Propulsion

INTERVIEW: Lufthansa Aviation Training chief Matthias Spohr

By Kurt Hofmann Feb 26, 2021
Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT), long considered the gold standard in commercial flight academies, is being remodeled to a campus structure so it can be more flexible and competitive in a changed market.
Maintenance & Training

COMMENTARY: Simulators And Tech Training Are Key To Pilot Development

Nadhem AlHamad Feb 26, 2021
Simulators and tech-based training will be essential to affordable pilot development
Maintenance & Training

Good Pilot And Technician Training Tools Are Still In Demand

By Robert W. Moorman Feb 26, 2021
Airlines have launched a number of pilot retention and development programs.
Maintenance & Training

COMMENTARY: Industry Recovery Will Compel New Crew Training Approaches

Stephan Hickman Feb 26, 2021
Delta Air Lines will recall up to 400 pilots this summer to help position itself for a rebound in travel demand.
Maintenance & Training

Gulf Area Airlines Still See Need To Maintain Pilot Supply

By Alan Dron Feb 26, 2021
The growth of Middle Eastern airlines in recent years is being matched by expansion of the region’s training establishments. 
Maintenance & Training

Lufthansa Makes Deep Cuts To Pilot Training

By Jens Flottau Feb 17, 2021
Lufthansa announced major changes to its ab initio pilot training program Feb. 17, as the airline grapples with the fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Maintenance & Training