Tag: MRO

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. […]

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 […]

More M&A Activity Expected In 2018

In the minds of many industry analysts, there’s an air of inevitability about further aftermarket acquisitions in 2018. “MRO M&A activity will continue to be quite robust and consistent with the transaction volumes over the past few years,” predicts Jonathan Berger, managing director of New York-based Alton Aviation Consultancy. An MRO-Network Twitter poll from early […]

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 […]