Magnetic MRO Expands CAMO Services

Magnetic MRO Expands CAMO Services

Magnetic MRO has gained approval from EASA for continuing airworthiness management organisation (CAMO) services for the Airbus A330, Boeing 777 and Embraer 145 aircraft. The updated approvals grow the company’s reach in the widebody segment. As part of the buyout...
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Evaluation of the effectiveness of an airport passenger and baggage security screening system

Evaluation of the effectiveness of an airport passenger and baggage security screening system

This study presents a method using a fuzzy inference system to assess the overall effectiveness of prohibited items detection during passenger and baggage security screening. The results show that the screening system performance can be improved from medium ...
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Blockchain Could Revolutionize Part Lifecycle Records

Blockchain Could Revolutionize Part Lifecycle Records

Blockchain-secure, tamper-resistant digital records-could revolutionize the way aircraft part histories are recorded and stored, Dan daCosta, the business development lead at air transport IT and telecommunication services firm SITA, said at the NBAA Business ...
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Methods for determining unimpeded aircraft taxiing time and evaluating airport taxiing performance

Methods for determining unimpeded aircraft taxiing time and evaluating airport taxiing performance

The objective of this study is to improve the methods of determining unimpeded (nominal) taxiing time, which is the reference time used for estimating taxiing delay, a widely accepted performance indicator of airport surface movement. For flight operation...
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Circle-to-Land Life-Saving Tips

Circle-to-Land Life-Saving Tips

Circle-to-land approaches get a bad rap. Best case, a circling approach is essentially ending your instrument approach by flying a traffic pattern to the runway of your choice. Your circle-to-land shouldn’t be an improvisational move. Better to fly far enoug...
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XEOS On Track For First Engine Induction

XEOS On Track For First Engine Induction

XEOS, a joint venture company of Lufthansa Technik and GE Aviation, will receive its first engine-a GEnx-2B-in April, at its just-established engine MRO facility near Wroclaw, Poland.The joint venture, in which Lufthansa Technik and GE Aviation hold a 51% and....
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Going Direct: 737 Max Crisis And Its Collateral Casualty, Our Trust

Going Direct: 737 Max Crisis And Its Collateral Casualty, Our Trust

Unlike small planes, airliners hardly ever crash. In the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air 610, the answers we’re coming up with to explain why those two new Boeing 737 Max planes went down are beginning to...
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Airlines Implement Contingency Plans to Maintain Capacity During Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Airlines Implement Contingency Plans to Maintain Capacity During Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Because the Boeing 737 Max is such a new jet, most airlines don’t have that many of them. That means many carriers still may operate a near-normal schedule while the airplanes are grounded. At least two airlines have pulled their...
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An integrated production scheduling and workforce capacity planning model for the maintenance and repair operations in airline industry

An integrated production scheduling and workforce capacity planning model for the maintenance and repair operations in airline industry

MRO companies usually perform exchange programs with customer airlines regarding the expensive rotable modules. We tackle the overhaul and exchange scheduling problem together with the workforce planning for MRO companies with an expedited overhaul option. We ...
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Biometrics in air transport: no flight of fancy

Biometrics in air transport: no flight of fancy

The once-fanciful dream of travelling through airports and flying around the world without needing to show your passport or boarding pass at any stage in the journey is now becoming a reality. The biometric technology driving this is quickly moving...
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