Tag: MRO

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 […]

Magnetic MRO Continues to Grow with a New Strategic Investor

Magnetic MRO, a global Total Technical Care maintenance and asset management organisation, has announced change in its shareholder structure. Its major shareholder, a private equity firm BaltCap, together with minority shareholders, are selling 100% of the shares in Magnetic MRO to Guangzhou Hangxin Aviation Technology (“Hangxin”). Magnetic MRO has grown over the past 5 years […]

Engine Market Weathers Turbulent 2017

It’s been a year of regeneration and regret in the aero-engine market, with new turbofans entering service, but not always to operators’ satisfaction. The first half of 2017 saw numerous unscheduled removals of the PW1100G engine for the A320neo, as well as knock-on delays to production of its host aircraft. Airbus and Pratt & Whitney […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CFM Signs Third-Party LEAP Aftermarket Support Agreements

CFM International has signed agreements with Lufthansa Technik and AFI KLM E&M to provide maintenance and overhaul support for the company’s advanced LEAP engine product line. CFM has long-standing relationships with both companies on the CFM56 family, and has granted licenses for them to develop MRO services offerings to provide both on-wing and on-site support, […]

GE Aviation Successfully Augmented Reality In Maintenance

Collaboration between GE Aviation and Upskill software making progress in applying augmented reality to MRO processes. Properly tightened and torqued B-nuts are essential to engine fluid lines and hoses on a properly functioning engine. To achieve the right tensions, mechanics need to check the maintenance manual frequently, so the process takes a lot of back […]

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 […]