Back to the (Electric) Future Howard Fuller

Back to the (Electric) Future Howard Fuller

There is an ancient Chinese curse that I’ll paraphrase: “May you live in interesting times.” In aviation right now, we are indeed living in such an era. The airlines are largely grounded and being an A&P Mechanic is not the guarantee of industry respect or lifelong employment it once was. In General Aviation, one can…

European MROs Struggle Against the Pandemic

European MROs Struggle Against the Pandemic

Europe’s maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses have entered uncharted territory in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic severely hobbles the aviation industry with plummeting aircraft capacity and shrinking fleets, experts agree Europe’s MROs will be among the hardest hit globally. The next few years will likely be challenging at best, forcing managers to muster all their…

BIZAV MODS: NOW'S THE TIME

BIZAV MODS: NOW’S THE TIME

When there is a market downturn, business jet aircraft owners look to breathe new life into their asset. Or, instead of buying new, they might consider a used aircraft and then take it in to personalize it. Air medical operators — so important in the current health crisis — are actively considering future projects. We…

Lubrication Considerations for Grounded Aircraft

Lubrication Considerations for Grounded Aircraft

The aviation industry is facing a challenging time as travel restrictions persist and airplanes are grounded in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. According to fleet data estimates, approximately 9,000 aircraft are now in short-term parked status and more than 3,000 aircraft have been put in long-term storage worldwide. As airlines grapple with…