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Moving the market
President and CEO Christopher Whiteside explains how he is shifting his AJW Group to a new business model
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
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
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
Keeping them flying
AAR has had a busy year with its component support business, expanding its facilities worldwide to keep close to a growing customer base. Ian Harbison reports
Platform for change
GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business unit is facilitating an online community for buyers and sellers of aircraft modifications. Ian Harbison finds out more about ModStore
Extension lead
Nearly 30 years after the A320 entered service, Airbus is preparing to publish maintenance tasks for the latest neo variant, while further optimising requirements for established models. Ian Goold reports
Waiting under the wings
AAR Landing Gear Services is using its long experience to find success in the international MRO market and is anticipating an increase in activity