Archive for March, 2017

IndiGo A320

Investments Helping AAR Grab Component-support Market Share

The takeaway: AAR’s push into component support–1,200 aircraft and counting under some sort of agreement–continues to pay dividends, and take market share from the competition. AAR Corp’s recent parts-supply and Read More

Australian Regional Rex Saab 340 In-flight Prop Loss (Links)

Regional Express Airlines (Rex) and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) are probing the March 17 in-flight loss of a right-engine propeller on one of the carrier’s Saab 340s following Read More

A320ceo Maintenance Program Enhancements (Link)

The A320neo may be the Airbus narrowbody of the future, but the OEM is not abandoning its focus on enhancing the current generation models. In fact, as MRO Management reports, Read More

787 assembly line

Boeing Supply Chain Streamlining Pressure Continues

The takeaway: Boeing is re-working supplier contracts to shave costs and generate more aftermarket revenues, especially on so-called build-to-print parts for which it owns the design data but farms out Read More

Airbus vs Boeing, Two Months In (Links)

After two months, Airbus has -8 orders year-to-date, and was well behind on the delivery side as well, AirInsight reports. Orders are expected to be down in 2017, so the Read More

Protectionism And U.S. MRO (Links)

North America is a net exporter of MRO services, meaning that its service providers do more MRO work for foreign operators than its airlines offshore. Oliver Wyman’s latest forecast puts Read More

Haeco Americas

Haeco Americas Outlook Solid As Airframe Demand Improves, OEM Seat Contract Landed

The takeaway: Losses at Haeco Americas grew in 2016, but Haeco Group is confident that the former Timco operation, now focused exclusively on MRO and cabin services, is on the Read More

Aircraft inspection

Low Fuel Prices Boosting Returns From Storage, Oliver Wyman Data Show

The takeaway: A 50% jump in returns from storage in 2016 suggests that lower fuel prices are keeping older aircraft in service longer, leading to strategic shifts in airline fleet Read More

767 airframe MRO

MRO Market Insulated From Most Macro-economic Shifts, New Forecast Says

The takeaway: The airline aftermarket, driven by aircraft usage necessary to meet demand, is growing. Perhaps the biggest question is how quickly current-generation aircraft are parked. Absent a catastrophic, 9/11-like event Read More

New ASAP Guidance Could Be Less Restrictive (Link)

FAA is working on draft no. 3 of its Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) advisory circular. Among the changes expected are more flexible data-collection goals, with a particular eye on Read More

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