Aircraft maintenance blog

New technologies take off as Airbus sets their sights on the regional market and a hybrid airplane. Jean Botti, Chief Technology Officer for Airbus Group NV, told reporters in Munich that the company is busy developing an aircraft that can take off and land using electric power. Botti, previously of General Motors, was part of the team that developed battery...

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Prevention by aircraft maintenance is proving better than cure Delta’s Preventative Maintenance strategy is also proving profitable Delta Airline’s preference for buying older aircraft is no secret, but whilst preventative maintenance can promise reliable and predictable fleet operation, can it provide profit? Delta has the second biggest mainline fleet in the United States, but it has the smallest order backlog...

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Faster, Better, Cheaper. GE and Rolls Royce want it all. 3D printers make jet engines using new, break through technology The old engineering commandment ‘faster, better, cheaper’ always claimed that you can only ever have two out of the three. A premium product that can be produced quickly, and for less money, has never really been an option. Until now…...

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Comfort vs. Weight. The big seat debate in Aviation   The name of the game: Taking weight out of aircraft components Aircraft seat manufacturers are under increasing pressure to produce ever-lighter economy class products. French newcomers Expliseat have risen to this challenge, and come up with the first aircraft seat composed largely from titanium. Expliseat’s chief of operations, Jean-Charles Samuelian,...

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Forecasts predict big growth for MRO market Experts announce that the market will be worth $86.8b by 2024 US aviation consultants Team SAI have predicted that the global maintenance, repair and overhaul market (MRO) could grow from $57.7 billion in 2014, to an enormous $86.8 billion by 2024. The market is expected to grow at the steady rate of 4.2% until...

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  Embraer’s E175 streamlined to reduce fuel burn Embraer Commercial Aviation has recently presented a new improved E175 in a ceremony at the company’s São José dos Campos facility.  Modifications include a new wing tip, a systems upgrade, and augmented aerodynamic surfaces. The result has had a surprising effect on fuel burn, and the first customer delivery is only weeks...

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Orenair complies with upcoming European mandate Boeing 737’s to be fitted with new data link technology Fokker Services, a subsidiary of Fokker Technologies, has just sealed a deal with Russian based operator Orenair to install the CPDLC modification on their entire Boeing B737-800 fleet. CPDLC stands for Controller-Pilot-Data-Link Communications. The technology enables an air/ground data link and the exchange of...

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NAYAK AIRMAIL – Welcome to 9th Fokker Operators Conference March 4-6 DRIVEN BY PASSION Accomplishment can be measured in many ways, there is a famous rule that suggests 10,000 hours of dedication guarantees success. Although we reach these targets on a yearly basis, we measure our success by the commitment and dedication of our workforce. At NAYAK everyone stands behind...

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Embraer and ABS Jets partner up for Sochi Embraer Executive Jets and ABS Jets partnered up to provide maintenance services for all types of Embraer aircraft during the recent Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A select team was put on 24 hour call to provide technical support, whilst ABS Jets were on standby to fly in the necessary parts...

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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer Commercial Aviation sets their sights on the Chinese market China and Brazil are better known for trading soybean and minerals, yet Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer Commercial Aviation are making a move for an increased share in the growing Chinese aviation market. By April of last year Embraer had delivered a total of 136 planes to China,...

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