Archive for February, 2017

AeroTurbine Goodyear facility

Closing Gaps In Technician Pipeline Key To Offsetting Mechanic Shortage

In brief:  About 25% of aviation technical school graduates do not enter the aviation industry. Figure, from ATEC survey, suggests 750 mechanics lost in 2015 from about 50 top schools. Read More

Boeing Pulls More Work In-house (Link)

Boeing is pulling 737 and 777 flap-actuation system production in-house, and plans to use an existing facility in Oregon and a new one in  Sheffield, England, to handle the work. Read More


Strong Q4 Lifts Safran Civil Aftermarket Growth to 7% Full-year Target

In brief: Safran hit its 7% growth target for 2016 civil aftermarket work. Quarter-by-quarter breakdown had high of +12.5%, low of -1.6%. 2017 outlook is for similar full-year growth on Read More

Air France Boeing 787-9

787-9 Will Remain Boeing Twin Family’s Darling, AerCap Suggests

In brief: Lessor AerCap is seeing strong demand for 787-9s. AerCap has moved all of its available delivery slots to the -9. Model is proving to be the most popular Read More

Assessing the 787-10 (link)

AirInsight dives into the 787-10’s market prospects (AirInsight). Related: our story on lessor AerCap’s shunning of the biggest 787 family member.

Trent 700

Trent 700 Maturation Key Aftermarket Driver For Rolls-Royce

In brief: Trent 700 has ~60% of A330ceo market, including 1,500 in-service engines. More than half are five years old or younger. As fleet matures, more flexible service plans should Read More

Thailand Quietly Halts New-Airline Approvals (Link)

Concerns over its own staffing levels have led the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, under ICAO scrutiny for several years,  to stop issuing new airline operating certificates. (TR Weekly, Aviation Read More

Hangar shot

2016 Q4 Aftermarket Numbers, Notes

This page will collect aftermarket-related notes from certain public companies with notable MRO business. All information is sourced from company reports/earnings call unless noted. Posted in alphabetical order. This page Read More

AFI KLM engine overhaul

Air France-KLM Third-Party MRO Work Up 16% In 2016

In brief: AFI KLM boosted third-party sales 16% in 2016. Revenue made up 7% total annual group revenue. Revenue breakdown: 49% engine, 41% components, 10% airframe. Air France Industries-KLM Engineering Read More

Rolls Royce Trent 700-powered A330

Maturation Of Newer Engines Expected To Lift Rolls-Royce Aftermarket

In brief: Rolls-Royce aftermarket down 1% in 2016. Slowdown in work on out-of-production engines dragged down results. Ramp-up in XWB, Trent 700 work expected to boost bottom line from 2018. Read More

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