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Seeking smart stock management
Balancing the number of spares needed to ensure fleet airworthiness against its cash flow requirements can be a tricky task, but help is at hand, as Bernie Baldwin reports
Reputable regional 2019
EME Aero is another joint venture engine MRO project by Lufthansa Technik, this time with MTU Aero Engines. Ian Harbison reports
Open for business 2019
On 4 April, the first GEnx-2B engine was inducted into the new XEOS overhaul facility in Poland. Ian Harbison reports on the background to this joint venture
Opening the door on P2F conversions
Change is afoot in the P2F market, as supplies of stalwarts including Boeing’s 737-400 and 747-400, and Airbus’ A300 are exhausted, opening the door of opportunity to the 737-800, A320 Family, 777 and A330 as Paul E Eden finds
Editor's note – April 2019
That well known Spring migratory route is opening up again, as the industry descends on Hamburg for what will be the 20th Aircraft Interiors Expo.
Editorial comment - March 2019
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Predictive Aircraft Maintenance Conference on 11 June at The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, London Heathrow
The final countdown
Safety drives aviation but time is running out to fit ADS-B to a multitude of aircraft, according to David Shilliday, Vice President – Airlines, EMEAI at Honeywell Aerospace
Spreading the load
Having started to use Aerogility’s multi-agent software to plan hangar slots for heavy maintenance visits, easyJet has now extended use of the system to cover landing gear and engine overhauls. Ian Harbison reports
Integrating IT
After decades of data disintegration, the airline MRO industry has come to a point where data sources are consistent, meaning all data is more or less accessible through one single platform, but there are still some airline environments where different databases and subsystems are being used, as Mario Pierobon finds
Maintaining asset value
Asset managers play a key role between the owner and operator of a leased aircraft, particularly in ensuring that the asset is airworthy, as Bernie Baldwin reports