Archive for October, 2016

Big Data’s Impact On The Shop Floor (Link)

Engine OEMs talk about the big-data analytics revolution, including how it will affect those doing the work. (Aviation Maintenance; free registration required)

737-800 cabin

FAA’s Proposed 737 Cabin Mod Answers NTSB Recommendation

Article Summary:  NTSB made six recommendations based on probes of survivable 737 accidents. Proposed AD addresses one: improving crashworthiness of passenger service units. Similar AD for 737 Classics planned, FAA Read More

VT Mobile Aerospace Breaks Ground on PNS Hangar (Link)

VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering has broken ground on its new hangar in Pensacola. Target completion date for the 173,000-square-foot facility: early 2018. (Rick’s Blog/Inweekly)  

Upside For Russian MRO Providers (Link)

Favorable currency exchange rates and expanding capabilities have Russian MRO providers eyeing a greater share of domestic work. (Russia Aviation Insider)


Storage Figures, Airline Input Point To CRJ Demand Uptick

While the trend to replace single-class regional jets with larger, dual-class aircraft continues to re-shape feeder fleets, demand for the 50-seat Bombardier CRJ appears to be strengthening slightly as operators Read More

BAE Systems Touts Wireless IFE’s Potential (Link)

BAE Systems says its new wireless IFE offering will sit nicely beside its embedded option. (FlightGlobal)

PW1000 assembly line

MTU Eyes Zhuhai Success In Proposed PW1000G JV

MTU wants its proposed Pratt & Whitney PW1000G MRO partnership with Lufthansa Technik to duplicate the success of its low-cost Zhuhai narrowbody engine shop, but does not see the venture expanding Read More

More Complex Aircraft; More Complex MRO Market (Link)

MRO providers must keep innovating to maintain growth, market share. (Air Transport World)  

V2500 overhaul

Earnings Data Revealing Engine MRO Market’s Strength

Metrics emerging from quarterly financial results underscore a fundamentally strong engine aftermarket, supported by a combination of timing for some fleets and, more importantly, the increasing willingness of operators to Read More

A Look At Boeing’s Aftermarket Push (Link)

Boeing says its aftermarket growth is out-pacing industry’s aggregate mid-single-digit rate, and it’s going for more. (Reuters)  

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