Tag: MRO

LEAP Engine Recognized With Silver Edison Award

Reading Time: < 1 minute The leading-edge technology of CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine was recognized with the Silver award in the Transportation & Logistics – Engine Enhancements category at the 2018 Edison Awards™. “We are extremely pleased with the caliber of the entries this year. Our judges had an incredibly tough job selecting the winners,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive […]

Delta’s Maintenance Prognostics Will Continue On Newest Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Air Lines will adjust its extensive in-house maintenance prognostics capabilities to accomodate its newest-generation aircraft, which offer much more data and diagnostics than the aging models that helped drive the effort. Delta, an early adopter of predictive analytics, says the program has played a major role in helping the airline reduce service interruptions. In […]

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 […]

Internet of Things for Aviation Gets Real

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Industrial Internet of Things has gone from generating excitement about its potential—and hype—in the aviation industry to a more practical concern that can be summed up by “what’s in it for me?” People understand there is value in big data; now it is about putting the concept into action and seeing a measurable business […]

Global MRO Trends Under The Microscope

Reading Time: 2 minutes A look at some of the key aftermarket trends around the globe. North America Technician supply will be challenging over the next five years, which could result in increased labor costs, according to Oliver Wyman Some airline MROs are bringing work in-house, including American Airlines and AeroMexico for CFM56-5B repair and Boeing 787 base maintenance, […]

AAR: Mechanic Shortage Could Increase Airline MRO Costs

Reading Time: 2 minutes AAR Corp. is facing staffing pressure and could increase wages to help retain and attract enough mechanics at its MRO shops—a move that would increase costs for customers. “We experienced some labor pressure” at two MRO facilities “as the market is tightening for skilled technicians,” AAR President John Holmes said on a recent earnings call. […]

Healthy Projections For The 787 Aftermarket

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

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 […]

More M&A Activity Expected In 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Magnetic MRO Continues to Grow with a New Strategic Investor

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]