Airframes

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

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

Hangar shot

MRO Providers See Growth; Staffing Challenges, ARSA Survey Finds

The takeaway: MRO providers responding to the latest ARSA survey see bullish demand ahead. Their biggest challenge: staffing up to meet it. The near-term outlook for aftermarket providers is bullish, Read More

CRJ200

Oliver Wyman Projects RJ’s Decline, But Niches Remain

The takeaway: the regional jet is on the way out, but pockets of opportunity, in passenger and freighter operations, will keep a handful in service for years to come. The number Read More

Allegiant Airbus A320 N220NV

Allegiant: No Plans To Order More New A320s

The takeaway: Allegiant will take 12 new A320s by 2019 as part of its transition to an all-Airbus fleet, but the fast-growing carrier, which has lined up 79 A320s in Read More

AAR's Lake Charles facility

MRO Market To Grow At 3.8% Annually, Latest Oliver Wyman Figures Show

Oliver Wyman’s latest commercial airline transport fleet and MRO forecast, covering 2017-2027, is done. Big-picture figures from the forecast’s detailed summary report (.pdf) include a 3.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) Read More

CFM56 MRO

Heico Flight Support Revenues Jump 8% As Legacy Demand Remains Strong

In brief: Heico’s Flight Support unit saw revenues jump 8% in FY17 Q1. The growth was all organic, doubling last quarter’s metric. Full-year outlook sees mid-single-digit growth on commercial aftermarket Read More

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

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