Tag: maintenance

Pentagon Looks To Replace F-35 Parts Makers

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Shortage Of Qualified Trainers Holding Back Indonesia’s MRO Industry

Indonesia is facing challenges in training enough aircraft maintenance engineers and technicians to support rapid growth in the country’s airline fleet. The director of Batam Polytechnic, Priyono Eko Sanyoto, says the biggest challenge is finding qualified MRO instructors. “We are limited by the number of qualified instructors. We have recruited only four qualified instructors, and […]

Storm Aviation To Start Base Maintenance Services

Storm Aviation will expand its capabilities by announcing plans to introduce base maintenance services at its London-Stansted airport headquarters. The new services from the FL Technics subsidiary will include large component change programs, modifications and equalized scheduled base maintenance up to C-check level specifically for operators of Airbus A320 family and Boeing 757 aircraft. Storm […]

FL Technics Will More Than Double Asian Staff

Lithuania’s FL Technics is based in one region with healthy aviation growth, but the firm aims to serve the even more rapidly growing markets far to the East. Since opening its first office in Southeast Asia in 2011, FL has added an office in Bangkok and a hangar in Indonesia. The MRO now employs 100 […]

Delta TechOps Lands $750 Million ATSG Contract

Delta TechOps, the maintenance division of Delta Air Lines, has signed a new 12-year agreement worth $750 million to service CF6-80A and CF6-80C2 engines operated by the airline subsidiaries of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG). The GE Aviation-manufactured turbofan engine, among the most mature in operation today, is used to power ATSG’s fleet of Boeing […]