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Aero Norway Continues Investment with the Addition of Plasma Spraying Machine

Aero Norway, the specialist CFM56 repair facility has further expanded its capabilities with the addition of a new plasma spraying machine.  The Oerlikon MultiCoat Pro advanced thermal spray platform, offers increased efficiency as well as multiple thermal spray processes in one system including plasma spray and HVOF (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel). “The introduction of the new machine has also allowed us greater physical flexibility with in our internal repair equipment as it has a reduced footprint, and enables us to offer HVOF related repairs in addition to the plasma repairs,” says Neil Russell, chief operating officer at Aero Norway. “This is a substantial investment that was initiated in 2019 / 2020 as part of our strategy to identify which parts needed to be brought in house and grow our repair back shop accordingly.” The advanced thermal spray system platform – MultiCoat Pro combines multiple thermal spray processes in one system which will allow Aero Norway’s…

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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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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…