Tag: aircraft maintenance

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 […]

Sci-Fi Inspired Wearable Provides Hands-Free Solutions for MRO Workers

Billed as “an industry wearable Boba Fett would’ve loved,” the world’s first voice-controlled, head-mounted wearable is designed to free the hands of technicians and engineers in industrial environments. The RealWear HMT-1 can be worn with a helmet and safety glasses as it delivers computing power and remote collaboration functionality. RealWear credits part of the design’s […]

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Becomes Standalone Company

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has announced its continuation as a standalone business, operating as normal, as Monarch Airlines and Monarch Tour Group enter Administration. MAEL employs over 730 staff at six locations in the UK and four overseas. The company has hangars at Birmingham and London Luton airports, and line maintenance stations at London […]

Aeromexico Goes Live With MRO Software

Aeromexico went live with AMOS MRO software finishing its two-phase implementation approach, according to Swiss-AS, the software supplier. At the end of last year, the airline’s Boeing fleet went live with AMOS.  Now the Embraer fleet is fully managed into it, as well. Aeromexico is already planning the further adoption of emerging technologies in aircraft […]

Air Canada Invests In New Robots To Wash Aircraft

The airline will purchase three Aerowash robots to automate exterior aircraft cleaning. Swedish-based Aerowash has received the first order for its latest generation automated washing robots. Three of the company’s new robots will be supplied to Air Canada through an exclusive distribution agreement with Service and Maintenance De Castel. Aerowash did not disclose the price […]

AirBaltic Utilizes Flightlink On C Series Aircraft

Along with Swiss International Airlines, airBaltic was an early bird in ordering Bombardier’s C Series aircraft. The Latvian carrier has now received seven of its 20 CS300s. “The aircraft has performed beyond company expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both staff and the passengers,” a spokesperson says. AirBaltic also subscribed to […]

Boeing Wins $122Mln for Navy Aircraft Spare Parts

Boeing won almost $123 million to provide aircraft spare parts for the US Navy, the Department of Defense said in a press release. “The Boeing Company [of] St. Louis, Missouri has been awarded a maximum $122,800,001 delivery order against a five-year base contract with one five-year option period for aircraft spare parts,” the release stated […]

Spiffy Liveries Require Advanced Painting

Global carriers with even more global alliance networks mostly have to keep operations safe and efficient and costs lean. Small and midsize airlines need to attract more attention, and one common way of doing that is with striking liveries. But these spiffy looks cannot be achieved without smart design and very good execution by paint […]

How Might Blockchain Be Used To Manage Aircraft Assets?

“Blockchain is one of the most discussed and intriguing technologies out there today,” observes Bas de Vos, director of IFS Labs at IFS. “It is a huge, global distributed ledger or database running on many devices and open to anyone within the blockchain. Its purpose is to ensure a 100% secure, verifiable and traceable database […]