Airbus launches advanced indoor inspection drone to reduce aircraft inspection times and enhance report quality

Airbus launches advanced indoor inspection drone to reduce aircraft inspection times and enhance report quality

At MRO Americas, Airbus is demonstrating for the first time a drone-based, innovative maintenance tool – Airbus’ Advanced Inspection Drone – for use inside a hangar, which accelerates and facilitates visual checks, considerably reducing aircraft downtime and increasing the quality of inspection...
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Boeing to test clear air turbulence warning system

Boeing to test clear air turbulence warning system

The technology has the potential to substantially reduce injuries to crew and passengers by giving pilots enough time to either avoid the turbulence or warn passengers and cabin crew to fasten their seatbelts. Clear air turbulence can be caused by...
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A Turbulent Year for Engine Leasing

A Turbulent Year for Engine Leasing

Global and industry-specific events have conspired to create considerable uncertainty for asset managers. With so many uncertainties currently besetting the industry, it is very difficult to pick out definite long-term trends and to make any predictions for th...
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Airbus Continues To Stretch A330 Capabilities

Airbus Continues To Stretch A330 Capabilities

Airbus insists it is not discouraged by Hawaiian Airlines’s move to ditch its order for six A330-800s in favor of Boeing 787-9s, saying its aircraft—specifically the newly launched higher weight version—offers unbeatable benefits in terms of operational ...
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A380 MRO Market Will Be Steady, But Future In Doubt

A380 MRO Market Will Be Steady, But Future In Doubt

While the Airbus A380’s long-term future remains in doubt due to a dwindling backlog, there is no question about what the next decade or so will bring: a steady flow of heavy checks. Factoring out engine overhauls, the A380 aftermarket...
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Healthy Projections For The 787 Aftermarket

Healthy Projections For The 787 Aftermarket

Boeing a new generation aircraft, it is a a long-held belief that the Boeing 787 will be a lot less maintenance-intensive than some of its older predecessors. With the sheer number of 787s set to enter into service over the next decade, estimated...
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Safe Flight Developing Tailstrike Warning System

Safe Flight Developing Tailstrike Warning System

Safe Flight Instrument has been granted a U.S. patent for a system that aims to prevent tailstrikes, and resulting aircraft damage, on takeoff or landing. Tailstrike damage might be readily apparent, in some cases causing extensive structural damage, or could....
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Aircraft MRO Market To Grow 3.8% Annually in Near Term

Aircraft MRO Market To Grow 3.8% Annually in Near Term

AIRCRAFT MRO MARKET SIZE STATUS AND OUTLOOK (2012-2022) An increase in the number of airline passengers will also cause prominent growth in the business and general aviation sectors, and subsequently the MROs that service all of these aircraft, from 2017...
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Man And Machine

Man And Machine

After several years of testing, Lufthansa Technik has industrialized its automated inspection technology First reported on by MRO Network in 2015, AutoInspekt is a robot designed to perform digital crack inspections on engine components with the help of high-...
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In-service Bombardier Bizjets Get More Upgrade Options

In-service Bombardier Bizjets Get More Upgrade Options

Bombardier Business Aircraft today announced a dozen new product enhancements for Learjet 40/45s, Challenger 300s and 604s, and Globals, including avionics upgrades that elevate situational awareness or meet regulatory compliance, as well as cabin improvements...
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