Category: Manufacturers & MRO

MRJ Suffers Further Setback to Inaugural Flight, Now Set for Nov. 11th

Reading Time: 2 minutes It was at the 47th Paris Airshow that Mitsubishi unveiled its plans for the first Japanese plane to be built since the NAMC YS-11 in the 1960s, an aircraft that never actually became profitable. The development has been subject to a number of delays, including those in the procurement of the Pratt & Whitney engines. […]

Etihad Airways Takes Up Option on Two Freighters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways announced yesterday at the Dubai Air Show 2015 it will take delivery of two Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft. The decision to exercise the option on the freighter conversions, which were part of the carrier’s $67 billion mixed fleet order for 199 aircraft in 2013, was unveiled on the opening day of the event. […]

Asia-Pacific Region To Have Biggest Fleet Size, MRO Value

Reading Time: 2 minutes SINGAPORE—Within a decade, the Asia-Pacific region will surpass others in fleet size and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market value. Chris Doan, a Cavok vice president, forecasts the Asia-Pacific fleet to reach 11,687 commercial aircraft in 2025—compared to 8,142 in North America, and 8,096 in Europe. The region’s commercial MRO market will be valued at […]

Indonesia Lacks Certified MROs Despite Large, Growing Market

Reading Time: 5 minutes Indonesia only has one internationally certified MRO provider, even though the country is the largest airline market in Southeast Asia. The country had 58.9 million domestic and 13.7 million international passengers last year, representing year-on-year growth of 6% and 5%, respectively, according to Indonesia’s central bureau of statistics. The Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) database […]

First Airbus Helicopters Final Assembly Line in China to Be Set Up in Cooperation With Sino-German Ecopark

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Letter of Intent (LOI) for the establishment of a final assembly line (FAL) of Airbus Helicopters’ H135 in China was signed today by Yao Yixian, the Sino-German Ecopark Deputy General Manager and Wolfgang Schoder, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland CEO in Hefei, Anhui Province. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel witnessed […]

MROs Find Better Ways to Use Mined Data

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the promise of using reams of data to improve processes and guide maintenance events grows more viable, some operators are breaking new ground by leveraging current data-driven programs in a quest for safer, more efficient operations. But while so-called Big Data’s vision depends on proactive measures, today’s analytics-enhancement efforts often focus on what is […]