HANGAR HOME HAPPINESS

HANGAR HOME HAPPINESS

After my engagement dissolved, and she and I sold our house near Dallas where we’d lived several years together (cue the music: All of My Exes Live in Texas), I rented an apartment while I dreamed of what my next significant place should look like—and as a pilot, those dreams had an aerial view. A…

Diverse Lineup Ready for 2019 AMC By Steve Staedler

Diverse Lineup Ready for 2019 AMC By Steve Staedler

Mechanics will be in attendance travel from all over the world. Although they don different uniforms and speak diverse languages, they all share one thing in common – a passion for aviation maintenance. And there’s no better place to witness the fervor they have for their craft than at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented by…

Big Friendly Giants

The MRO giants are embracing technological change and finding new ways to efficiently and effectively run their businesses. The challenges are plenty. Material costs are rising, labor costs may be increasing as the mechanic shortage grows and the challenge of managing maintenance for legacy aircraft while welcoming next gen aircraft creates a unique dichotomy. Growth…

Engine MRO: Are Times Too Good? Mind the Parts and Labor Pinch Plus Macro Issues by Charlotte Adams

Engine MRO: Are Times Too Good? Mind the Parts and Labor Pinch Plus Macro Issues by Charlotte Adams

As the U.S. economy rebounds, global air traffic mushrooms, and aircraft production sizzles, engine MRO enjoys the best of both worlds – deferred aircraft retirements plus demand for work on newer powerplants. Maintenance providers, including traditional MROs, are adding capacity, expanding cooperation with OEMs, enlarging global networks, customizing workscopes, and acquiring smaller players to increase…

Expanding with Flying Colours

Expanding with Flying Colours

Flying Colours will be adding more than 140,000 square feet to its North American footprint as it continues an ambitious expansion and embarks on its largest infrastructure growth to date. Plans are currently being finalized for the groundbreaking of a brand-new hangar by the end of fall 2018 at the Peterborough, Ontario, Canada facility. The…

Western European MRO: Amid Growth, Angst

Western European MRO: Amid Growth, Angst

In this second part of our two-part series looking at European MROs, we turn our attention to Western Europe (see part one, focused on Eastern European MROs, in the June/July issue). Long-established MROs lead the vanguard of change and innovation not just in the region, but worldwide. Yet, challenges exist, including a lack of skilled…