Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR is eyeing further aftermarket expansion across the Americas after signing three contracts covering regional airlines with maintenance services. The first of the three Global Maintenance Agreements (GMA) is an extended deal with Colombia’s Avianca, providing 15 ATR 72-600s operated under different brands of the airline group in Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras. […]
At a global scale FBOs are all about time and cost efficiency, swiftness and comfort. But while in the US and UK markets the competition within different FBOs is heavily determined by the price of fuel, in South America other separately priced services, including fuel, generate a rather compelling mix of variables before clients can […]
Flight data recorder technology has evolved considerably over time. It began in the 1950s and 1960s with devices that relied on metal foil and recorded just a few flight parameters. Next came the addition of cockpit voice recording and, in time, the introduction of magnetic tape, followed by digital solid-state flight recorders in the 1980s […]
Airports lack consistency in the way signs and instructions at airport runways are displayed which is critical in the conversation on airfield safety is kept to the highest standards, according to aviation officials gathered at the World Aviation Safety Summit, held in Dubai. “In order to keep airfields safe, flight crews needs a clear, safe […]
The top five engine OEMs will account for 79% of the overall market. Through the next five years, the worldwide engine in-service fleet will reach nearly 83,000. This fleet is projected to generate $130 billion in engine MRO demand.