Tag: maintenance

FL Technics Finalizes Year 2018 with a €10,8 Million Net Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, earned €119 million in revenue in 2018, which is approx. 14% more than in 2017 (€103 million) and reached net profit of €10.8 million (€5,7 million in 2017). “Persistence, LEAN implementation in our maintenance process and a rapid reaction to ever changing […]

Airbus Opens Commercial Pilot Training Centre in India

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has inaugurated a world class training centre for commercial pilots and maintenance engineers in the National Capital Region of Delhi, as part of its continuing efforts to support the exponential growth of the civil aviation sector in the country. Airbus forecast a need for more than 25,000 new pilots in India over the next […]

American Airlines to Hire Over 250 Maintenance Technicians in 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines has announced it is hiring aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) around the country during the first half of 2019. The company’s Line Maintenance team plans to hire more than 250 AMTs in approximately 30 cities as a result of increased demand for maintenance support in the U.S. as the airline’s peak summer season approaches. […]

Critical Components of a Full Flight Simulator

Reading Time: 4 minutes Full flight simulators require constant supervision and maintenance work. In some cases, the components that break down can be repaired, but there are some that need to be replaced. When a full flight simulator does not meet its certificate parameters, a critical failure is logged and discrepancies are identified. It is expected that the repairs […]

Pentagon Looks To Replace F-35 Parts Makers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Pentagon is embarking on a comprehensive effort to examine the entire F-35 supply chain from top to bottom for opportunities to compete components and repair work, according to a top Department of Defense official. The move is aimed at incentivizing suppliers to reduce cost and increase efficiencies, as the F-35 enterprise faces severe parts […]

New-Generation Technical Data Management with airnavX

Reading Time: 1 minute The operation and maintenance of Airbus commercial jetliners around the world will be further optimised with this month’s launch of airnavX, the company’s advanced one-stop consultation tool for technical data – which incorporates all principal technical manuals and enables simplified internal distribution by customers. Based on the Airbus’ innovative [email protected] platform, the airnavX tool significantly […]

Magnetic MRO Opens New Dedicated Training Center

Reading Time: 1 minute Magnetic MRO has just opened a dedicated training center near its maintenance facilities in Tallinn, Estonia, to serve a variety of industry needs. The MRO says the close proximity to its maintenance facilities will enable hands-on and practical experience in addition to theoretical training. “The demand for high quality training has been growing and this […]

Business MRO in China – Rise of Trade in Rotables

Reading Time: 2 minutes With an average fleet age of 8 years, most Chinese business aircraft operators are still covered by aircraft warranty. If, however, they find themselves in need of acquiring new parts, these tend to come from relatively young fleets. As these fleets are inevitably aging, in the near future the rotable aircraft parts market in China […]

Q400 Maintenance Hits Flybe Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes Expensive maintenance efforts to improve the reliability of Bombardier Q400 turboprops have hit the meager profits at British regional carrier Flybe. Adjusted profit fell by almost half for the first six months of the year, to £8.4 million ($11 million), as the carrier spent 36% more on maintenance than in the prior-year period. This was […]

JetBlue A320 Suffers a Bird Strike in Salt Lake City

Reading Time: 1 minute JetBlue Airbus A320 performing flight from Salt Lake City to Long Beach was in the initial climb about to be handed off to departure when the crew reported they had received a bird hit pretty much in the nose area. They thought they were okay and would continue. They were already climbing past the runway end […]