Tag: aircraft maintenance

Maintenance Demand Growing For Boeing 737 NG

By the end of this year there will be more than 5,000 of the world’s most popular aircraft, the Boeing 737-800, in service. Aviation Week Network’s Commercial Aviation Fleet & MRO Forecast also predicts that 737-800 num This is obviously great news for maintenance providers, which receive a steady stream of work from an aircraft […]

Rising Fuel Prices Could Trigger Retirement Jump

Rising fuel prices may ground some older aircraft if airlines cut capacity, but most are putting off the decisions until after the peak summer season. “You won’t see a lot of change in the summer schedule as we move forward, but everybody’s looking at the fall schedule,” American Airlines CFO Derek Kerr said at a […]

HAECO ITM Will Support Philippine Airlines On Engine Parts

Philippine Airlines will use HAECO ITM to provide component support for the V2500 engine variant powering its fleet of 24 Airbus A321 aircraft. The agreement, which HAECO ITM says is “long-term”, will give the carrier access to Hong Kong-based company’s component pool and exchange located at Hong Kong International Airport. In addition, Philippine Airlines will […]

Demand For Older Engine Types Picking Up

Engine MROs and leasing companies are seeing growing demand from customers for some of the older engine types in their portfolios as a result of lower fuel prices motivating airlines to fly aircraft for longer. “Having struggled before, airlines are now making a profit so can afford to keep aircraft in-service,” says Denise Mangan-Fahy, SVP, […]

Delta’s Maintenance Prognostics Will Continue On Newest Aircraft

Delta Air Lines will adjust its extensive in-house maintenance prognostics capabilities to accomodate its newest-generation aircraft, which offer much more data and diagnostics than the aging models that helped drive the effort. Delta, an early adopter of predictive analytics, says the program has played a major role in helping the airline reduce service interruptions. In […]

Global MRO Trends Under The Microscope

A look at some of the key aftermarket trends around the globe. North America Technician supply will be challenging over the next five years, which could result in increased labor costs, according to Oliver Wyman Some airline MROs are bringing work in-house, including American Airlines and AeroMexico for CFM56-5B repair and Boeing 787 base maintenance, […]

AAR: Mechanic Shortage Could Increase Airline MRO Costs

AAR Corp. is facing staffing pressure and could increase wages to help retain and attract enough mechanics at its MRO shops—a move that would increase costs for customers. “We experienced some labor pressure” at two MRO facilities “as the market is tightening for skilled technicians,” AAR President John Holmes said on a recent earnings call. […]

Healthy Projections For The 787 Aftermarket

Being a new generation aircraft, it is a a long-held belief that the Boeing 787 will be a lot less maintenance-intensive than some of its older predecessors. It was indeed once stated on these pages that while Boeing designed the 787 to do many things, boosting revenues for aftermarket providers was not one of them. […]

Does Modern Maintenance Require Component-Based MRO Software?

James Elliott, director for MRO for aviation and defense at IFS, argues that both airlines and shops need much more granular insight into every part of every aircraft as new models become pervasive in commercial aircraft maintenance. The shift from the old, rigid A, B, C, D checks, with batches of maintenance tasks done at […]

Chinese MRO Target Middle East

China’s largest MRO company has set its sights on the Middle East as one of the areas for growth in coming years. Ameco says it wants to increase both its market coverage and capabilities and is planning to increase cooperation with partners on aircraft, engines, components and landing gear, said executive vice-president and chief market […]