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Editorial comment - September 2017
Air Transport Publications will be holding its fourth Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference on 28 November at The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, London Heathrow
Going for growth
LORD is expanding into the Americas with its repair services, but is looking into other avenues as well
Cutting edge
Airbus is using its Airbus A340-300 prototype to investigate laminar flow wing sections as part of the BLADE project. Ian Harbison reports from Tarbes
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