Category: MRO

MRO Sector to Top $75b In 2017, As Worker Crunch Looms

The MRO industry may struggle with a shortage of qualified technicians as soon as 2022 – the fallout from a period of record aircraft orders and reluctance by airlines to retire older types, according to aviation industry consultants. The shortage will come, however, as the global MRO industry continues a period of continued projected growth. […]

Pratt & Whitney Launches EngineWise™ Service Brand

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced its new EngineWise service brand that illustrates the company’s commitment to helping airlines and lessors run their businesses efficiently. “Our EngineWise brand is all about sharing our engine expertise and fleet intelligence with Pratt & Whitney customers so they can optimize engine performance […]

Rolls-Royce Wins $300m Order From Lion Group

Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Lion Group for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®. The Lion Group already operates three of the aircraft, all powered by the Trent 700 engine. Edward Sirait, CEO, Lion Group, said: “These aircraft are an exciting […]

Russia to Prepare for Serial Production of the PD-14 Engine for MC-21

The United Engine Corporation (UEC) in 2017-2025 intends to invest 21.9 billion rubles in the modernization of production to prepare the serial production of the engine PD-14. This is reported by RNS. Of this amount, 4.6 billion rubles will be used to equip production with specialized equipment. The project is financed by means of the […]

Flight Data Recorder Evolution: Where Next?

Flight data recorder technology has evolved considerably over time. It began in the 1950s and 1960s with devices that relied on metal foil and recorded just a few flight parameters. Next came the addition of cockpit voice recording and, in time, the introduction of magnetic tape, followed by digital solid-state flight recorders in the 1980s […]

Rolls-Royce, Safran JV Opens Poland ADT Facility

Aero Gearbox International (AGI), a Rolls-Royce and Safran Transmission Systems joint venture set up in 2015, has opened a new 145,300 square feet facility in Poland to produce accessory drive trains (ADT) for all future Rolls-Royce commercial aircraft engines. Located in Ropczyce in the country’s south eastern region, AGI says it plans to take staff […]

Top 10 Engine In-Service Fleet OEMs: 2021

The top five engine OEMs will account for 79% of the overall market. Through the next five years, the worldwide engine in-service fleet will reach nearly 83,000. This fleet is projected to generate $130 billion in engine MRO demand.

Etihad Airways Engineering Granted with Production Approval from EASA

Etihad Airways Engineering has become the first organisation in the Middle East to be granted with a Part21G Production Organisation Approval (POA) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). With the new approval Etihad Airways Engineering is now entitled to manufacture interior parts such as seat covers, carpets, curtains, decals and markings alongside composite and […]

Ameco Completes Cabin Modifications on 10 A330s

Ameco has finished cabin layout modification work on 10 Air China-operated Airbus A330-200s. The cabin project began in September 2016 at Ameco’s Beijing facility with a scheduled C-check layover. Following modification, the jets were converted with a different cabin configuration in business and economic classes. The aircraft entertainment systems, seat powering systems and passenger services […]

Lufthansa Technik’s International Growth Continues In 2016

Lufthansa Technik AG, headquartered in Hamburg, continued its track record for international growth in 2016 and produced a good result with significantly more investment. The increase in revenue with non-group companies overcompensated the decline in internal orders. Solid profitability Sales revenue climbed by 45 million euros from 5.099 billion euros to 5.144 billion euros. The […]