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AAR Named 2021 Military Friendly Employer

AAR, an aviation services provider to commercial and government customers, MROs and OEMs worldwide, has been named a 2021 Military Friendly Employer by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned company. VIQTORY screened more than 8,800 employers nationwide and selected only 92 companies for the prestigious award. Military Friendly Employers are recognized as role model organizations committed to creating meaningful improvements in their veterans’ work lives. “We are honored to be recognized as a 2021 Military Friendly Employer,” said Nicholas Gross, AAR senior vice president of Integrated Solutions. “Our veterans are a significant and vital part of our workforce. Veterans have a unique understanding of our government customers’ needs and bring a mission-oriented focus to our solutions. This group has been an important part of AAR´s success and we remain committed to working with our veterans to continue to grow our business.”

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TECTONIC SHIFT IN FLEET PLANNING & MAINTENANCE

TECTONIC SHIFT IN FLEET PLANNING & MAINTENANCE

As airlines shrink, there is a silver lining – a vast disposal of older-generation jets, a fleet planning shift and the acceleration of the digital transformation. “The industry is moving towards more efficient fleets that have larger average seating capacity and lower maintenance costs especially over the short-to-medium hauls,” says…
Q&A WITH AERO NORWAY CEO GLENFORD MARSTON

Q&A WITH AERO NORWAY CEO GLENFORD MARSTON

Aero Norway has built its reputation as an exclusive CFM56 engine provider, priding themselves on high standards, EGT margins, Competitive turnaround times and long-term client partnerships. The company also says they try to “harness the special characteristics of strength, focus and independence that embody the Norwegian way of life.” We…
ATR = FAST & FLEXIBLE

ATR = FAST & FLEXIBLE

ATR is working hard to ensure its customers stay flying through COVID-19 and into the future with an interesting series of initiatives Laurent Caballe, VP Products and Services, says around 60 percent of the ATR 42/72 fleet has remained flying during the pandemic. This is partly a reflection of a…
“FIRE! LEFT ENGINE!” HOW SHORT CUTS TO PROCEDURES LED TO A NEAR-DISASTER

“FIRE! LEFT ENGINE!” HOW SHORT CUTS TO PROCEDURES LED TO A NEAR-DISASTER

There is no doubt that fatal airline accidents, especially those involving maintenance, have decreased significantly over the last two decades. That’s a good thing for three reasons: (1) Less people are killed; (2) Increased public confidence in aviation maintenance, and (3) the resources that were once tied up in the…

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EAP Hires Hubble

Engine Assurance Program (EAP), a fast-growing hourly maintenance program for operators of Honeywell, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney engines, has added 27-year industry veteran ...

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Joy Finnigan, Editor-in-Chief

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A Very Important Attribute

FAA Administrator Steve Dixon announced on November 18, 2020, as we were going to press, that he was rescinding the order that grounded the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft 616 days after it was taken from the skies. What a long, strange trip it has been. Before saying anything else, let us take a moment and acknowledge the 346 lives that were lost aboard both Lion Air Flight 610…