Allegiant Air Launches Skywise Health Monitoring

Allegiant Air Launches Skywise Health Monitoring

Airbus took another step in its digital services journey to provide end-to-end maintenance services by launching Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM), which is designed to enable real-time management of aircraft events and troubleshooting. Norm Baker, Airbus senior vice president of digital...
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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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Airbus’ icephobic coatings to reduce time for de-icing planes

Airbus’ icephobic coatings to reduce time for de-icing planes

Airbus is currently developing and testing improved ice-resistant technologies to support current anti-icing systems. This “new” ice-resistant technology is based on the design and manufacture of special coatings that can be applied to the external surface...
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Blocked drains led to disregarded warning

Blocked drains led to disregarded warning

An Airbus crew ignored a stall warning after an instrumentation incident, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found. Water in its pitot tubes had caused the autothrust and autopilot to disconnect, along with multiple other alerts on a Virgin Australia.....
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If You’re Not Using Big Data Results, Are You Behind?

If You’re Not Using Big Data Results, Are You Behind?

 More airlines providers are seeing promising results from predictive big data analytics, using the results to head off component failures and avoid delays. While there is much to do to further link data sources together, big data analytics are producing...
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Family Values

Family Values

Turbine Controls (TC MRO) is celebrating 40 years in business. “Being privately-owned gives the company the flexibility to make smart, quick decisions to better support our customers,” Greenberg observes. As part of each site expansion, there will be addit...
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Little Understood About MAX Technical Failures

Little Understood About MAX Technical Failures

The MCAS relies on data from one of the MAX’s two AOA vanes, with the source changing after each flight. When the MCAS senses the aircraft’s nose is too high, it applies automatic nose-down horizontal stabilizer trim. Flight-data recorder data from...
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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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Additive Metal Repairs Should Come To Aircraft Parts In 2019

Additive Metal Repairs Should Come To Aircraft Parts In 2019

EOS, which makes 3D machines and software pushed so far by additive production technologies. So EOS has been busy, developing its 3D software and interfaces to make it easier for both major OEMs and 3D start-ups to transfer design data...
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