Boeing Announces Seven New Customers for Analytics Solutions

Boeing recently announced new agreements with seven customers for Boeing AnalytX solutions. This brings the total amount of analytics contracts signed this year to 223. Boeing AnalytX focuses on transforming data into actionable insights and customer capabilities, services and products, the company says. Launched in June, Boeing says AnalytX helps their customers make data-informed decisions…

2018 NARA Board Announced

The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) announced its new 2018 Board of Directors and the Products & Services Member Advisory Council, at the recent fall membership meeting held during the NBAA-BACE 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brian Proctor is the incoming NARA chairman and president, and CEO of the Mente Group. “I am looking forward…

GE Aviation and Teradata Form Strategic Partnership to Bridge the Gap Between Aviation Operations and Business

GE Aviation and Teradata, a data and analytics company, have formed a strategic partnership focused on providing business outcomes driven by analytics for the airlines. Through the partnership, GE and Teradata say they will jointly provide products and services to specified commercial aviation markets. This strategic relationship includes joint marketing, sales, services and support across both…

Airbus Boosting Services in Asia Pacific

Airbus Boosting Services in Asia Pacific

Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE), an MRO center based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, partially owned by Airbus since 2011, has become a fully owned Airbus subsidiary, following the acquisition by Airbus of its remaining shares. With this acquisition, SAE becomes an integral part of the Airbus Customer Services network and is set to represent a key…

Aerostar Confirms Lease For New Iasi Facility in Romania

Aerostar S.A has now signed a 49-year lease agreement with the local authorities at Iasi in northeast Romania for 16,000 square meters of land at Iasi International Airport to enable it to build a new MRO facility (full story in AVM June/July issue 2017). The proposed new four-bay MRO hangar, which is expected to be open…

Bismarck Aero Gain FAA Repair Station Certificate

Bismarck Aero Center has been awarded repair station certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to become North Dakota’s newest repair station. Under the repair station certification (title code 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 145), aircraft maintenance facilities are able to provide aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services with more FAA oversight in…

Taiwan TADTE Delegates Learn International PMA Strategy

At the Taipei Aerospace & Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE) 2017, which was held from 17-19 August in Taiwan, Aviation Maintenance’s very own Legal Spin columnist Jason Dickstein presented a seminar entitled: Strategies for Success: Partnerships and Other Methods for Taiwanese companies Seeking to Enter the U.S. Aviation Parts Market.” In his introduction, professor and department…

Fleeing From Hurricane Irma

Although we usally report on Embry-Riddle in terms of their engineering courses connected to MRO, this story is worth telling. In a last-minute bid to escape the expected ravages of Hurricane Irma in Florida, 62 flight instructors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida flew a fleet of small airplanes to two locations in Alabama.The pilots…

Majority of GA Aircraft Still To Fit ADS-B

Figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have revealed that as of September 1, over 40,000 aircraft in the United States are flying with rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment onboard. However, according to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimate, this still leaves between 100,000 to 160,000 general aviation aircraft still to be…

CRMA Invests €8 million to Expand Capacity

CRMA, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, has launched an €8 million expansion plan called Project Apollo to extend its capacity by 25 percent. It currently specialises in the regeneration of mechanical components, engine assembly repairs and component maintenance. Investment has added 2,500 square metres of additional surface area and new, ultra-modern equipment. Recent projects include…