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Not leaving them legless
With an ever increasing number of aircraft types in the air, landing gear aftermarket MRO services have evolved to include exchange, lease or loan, and even a combination of all three. George Marsh reports on how this approach has been designed to keep vital maintenance times at a minimum
Damage control
Occasionally going unreported, aircraft ground damage costs the industry several billion dollars a year, both directly and indirectly, and often results in ground crews being injured on duty disproportionately more frequently than air crews. Mario Pierobon reports on one of the current hot topics in aviation management
Airbus at your service
Airbus Customer Services employs almost 5,000 people to provide aftermarket support, ranging from technical and spare parts to aircraft upgrades or crew and personnel training. Ian Goold investigates their myriad activities, which include support for A300s that are almost 40 years old, through to the latest A350s just entering service

Industry blog

Carl Badcock
ACMC 2014 review: Keeping up appearances

Monthly news round-up

Boeing and Japan team on biofuels
Boeing and Japanese aviation industry stakeholders have charted a course to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for fli ...
Green flights for ATR
On 8 July, the ‘green’ ATR 72 prototype made its first flight as part of the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative ( ...


26 - 29 October
Innovative Aircraft Seating Conference 2015
Grand Elysée Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
08 - 12 November
Dubai Airshow 2015
Dubai World Central, Dubai, UAE

Facility spotlight

Delta TechOps

Delta TechOps is the support system behind ATW’s 2014 Airline of the Year, Delta Air Lines. Its core capabilities include engine and component overhaul; line maintenance and operational support; airframe maintenance; and more.

In the headlines

NTSB urges for better test...
NTSB issues recommendations on certification of lithium-ion batteries and emerging technologies
Etihad Airways acquires Ab...
Abu Dhabi's aviation maintenance industry positioned for growth following Etihad Airways and Mubadala agreement