Bouncing, not breaking: resilience as the foundation of safety

Bouncing, not breaking: resilience as the foundation of safety

An engine explodes, peppering the wings and fuselage of a wide-body airliner with turbine fragments propelled out of its core at Mach 2.6. Some systems are eviscerated, some disabled. Of the aircraft’s 22 different systems, 21 are damaged, and 650...
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AirBaltic A220-300 delivers higher-than-expected fuel savings

AirBaltic A220-300 delivers higher-than-expected fuel savings

AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss told ATW the Airbus A220-300 (former Bombardier CS300) has so far delivered higher-than-expected fuel savings. In addition, the launch operator has overcome many technical issues with the aircraft. “We can confirm the fuel burn sav...
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TurbineAero Breaks Ground for Asian Base

TurbineAero Breaks Ground for Asian Base

TurbineAero broke ground for an auxiliary power unit (APU) MRO facility in Thailand that will allow it to consolidate the capabilities it has acquired via acquisition into one place and accommodate its growing business. It hopes to open the facility...
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Growth without discomfort

Growth without discomfort

How do you build your skills as a pilot without putting yourself and others at unnecessary risk? First accept your limits and then train and practice to expand them, says contributor and flight instructor Thomas P. Turner. Some commentators have...
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3-D Printed Parts and New Materials Help Rolls-Royce to Engine Test Success

3-D Printed Parts and New Materials Help Rolls-Royce to Engine Test Success

Rolls-Royce’s Advance3 engine is helping pioneer the future of civil aerospace – with 3D printed parts and the introduction of new materials helping to lead the way. The Advance3 demonstrator is testing a new engine core that will deliver optimum...
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Lufthansa Technik Adds 787 Landing Gear Capabilities

Lufthansa Technik Adds 787 Landing Gear Capabilities

Lufthansa Technik has added overhaul capabilities for Boeing 787 aircraft along with the availability of exchange shipsets for this aircraft type’s landing gears. From a logistics perspective, Lufthansa Technik says it has also developed a new solution ...
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Three Market Forces That Require A&D OEMs to Have MRO Partners

Three Market Forces That Require A&D OEMs to Have MRO Partners

While aviation industry growth presents new opportunities for the A&D industry, it also creates many challenges. Technological innovations are rapidly changing the A&D industry landscape in many ways, from growth in air travel to increasing demand for ...
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Charleston International Airport Installs Indoor Active Shooter Detection System in Airport Terminal

Charleston International Airport Installs Indoor Active Shooter Detection System in Airport Terminal

Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), the leading gunshot detection solutions provider to the transportation industry, and the Charleston County Aviation Authority (CCAA), owner and operator of Charleston International Airport (CHS), announced the airport’s s...
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FAA, EASA Order More Frequent CFM56-7B Fan Blade Inspections

FAA, EASA Order More Frequent CFM56-7B Fan Blade Inspections

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) both have issued updated airworthiness directives (ADs) requiring more frequent CFM International CFM56-7B engine fan blade inspections. The new EASA AD is effectiv...
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Fatigue Crack Led to Propeller Separation

Fatigue Crack Led to Propeller Separation

An undetected fatigue crack led to a Saab 340 turboprop losing a propeller during a scheduled passenger flight in March 2017. The propeller that had separated from the General Electric CT7-9B engine was found four days later in a wooded...
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