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Going for growth
LORD is expanding into the Americas with its repair services, but is looking into other avenues as well
Supply chain management
DHL Supply Chain has recently won two supply chain management contracts in the airline and MRO space, and sees further opportunities as requirements change in the future
Break & broker
AerFin is moving from disassembly to fleet management
Composite core
There are few cabin spaces where composite structures have yet to find their place, from galleys and other thermally challenging environments, to pearlescent or metallic-effect seat components and the largest, most complex ceiling panels, as Paul E Eden reveals
On track
After development problems, the Bombardier C Series seems to have settled into routine airline service, says Mario Pierobon
Steady climb
Turkish Technic has found new capacity to deal with the parent airline’s growing fleet and the third party market. Ian Harbison reports from Istanbul
Under wraps
Through composite material repairs, LRU equipment testing and rectification, and through-life maintenance programmes, engine nacelle MRO requires competencies across multiple domains, involving complex systems that contribute to the efficiency of the aircraft and engine. Paul E Eden assesses the state of the market
Keep on going
It is 32 years since the ATR family entered service but the aircraft are still going strong and remain in production, making product support a necessity for the manufacturer. Ian Harbison reports from Toulouse
Scrapheap challenge
A few years ago, aircraft dismantling was seen as an environmentally friendly practice. More recently, it has become something of a free for all as companies have dived into what is seen as a lucrative source of revenue. Ian Harbison talks to some of the key players
Breaking good
Air Salvage International is one of the longest established specialists in aircraft dismantling and spares recovery. Now, it is using its experience to diversify into other areas. Ian Harbison reports from Kemble