Unified Approach Needed For Workforce Development

Unified Approach Needed For Workforce Development

Airline MROs are making efforts to maintain a pipeline of technical talent by both attracting and retaining staff. In general, large airlines pay higher wages to mechanics, which means they have fewer problems filling positions than regional carriers or third-party...
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Analysts See a Healthy Aftermarket Future, but Challenges Identified

Analysts See a Healthy Aftermarket Future, but Challenges Identified

Industry experts from CAVOK and AeroDynamic Advisory analyze the commercial MRO market at MRO Americas 2019. The commercial aftermarket’s positive state of health is tipped to continue for years to come, but analysts have warned factors such as access to...
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Big Data Pioneers Counsel Patience and Urgency

Big Data Pioneers Counsel Patience and Urgency

Increasingly attention is turning to how to realize the benefits of big data, and more importantly, how to overcome profound barriers to implementation such as culture, ambition and misunderstanding, according to a panel of analytic executives from manufacture...
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Cybersecurity Defenses Require Attention To Detail

Cybersecurity Defenses Require Attention To Detail

To prevent intrusions and data breaches, aerospace companies need to follow the same tested cybersecurity protocols as other businesses. Layer Security. Encrypt All Data.. Monitor Suppliers. Control Mobile Devices. Search for Weak Spots. Use AI. Know Your Data...
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Overhead Bins Stir Lots of Flyer Anxiety: Digital Tech Is Here to Help

Overhead Bins Stir Lots of Flyer Anxiety: Digital Tech Is Here to Help

Even many seasoned travelers have overhead-bin anxiety. Boeing and Airbus, along with some of their suppliers, may have solutions for the carry-on crunch. One fix is decidedly low-tech though effective: Both manufacturers are promoting bins that hold more bags...
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The dollar drain—the reality of ground damage

The dollar drain—the reality of ground damage

At the 2018 Ground Damage Stakeholders’ Conference, a spokesperson from Airbus invited delegates to chip in with suggestions on how an aircraft could be made safer to handle. It was an eye-opening session, and many thoughts, some trivial, some major,...
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Passenger Demand Moderates in February

Passenger Demand Moderates in February

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February 2019 showing total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to February 2018. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increas...
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New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

The airline retail ecosystem appears to be overcoming the New Distribution Capability-related teething troubles and is finally getting the technical details right. Travel agencies will begin to see some real benefits from International Air Transport Associatio...
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Collins Aerospace Launches Industry’s First μLED Reading Light for Aircraft Cabins

Collins Aerospace Launches Industry’s First μLED Reading Light for Aircraft Cabins

Collins Aerospace, the first aerospace company to apply μLED technology to the cabin, unveiled its brand new μLED Reading Light at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany. This innovative lighting solution builds on the company’s portfolio of...
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Boeing Details 737 Max Updates

Boeing Details 737 Max Updates

Boeing specified software and flight deck display updates for the 737 Max. The updates center on the maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) and related systems and equipment. One of the principal changes involves the angle of attack sensors, in...
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