​Airbus tests connected interior on A350

​Airbus tests connected interior on A350

Airbus has started flight tests with an A350 featuring a cabin configured with connected Internet of Things equipment. The airframer says that the precise interior features will be revealed “shortly”, but has disclosed that the initial set of connected prototype...
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Why The Airbus A330neo Is Changing Commercial Aviation

Why The Airbus A330neo Is Changing Commercial Aviation

The A330neo series is a brand new aircraft line from Airbus and is an update to their successful A330 line. Much like the A320 upgrade to the A320neo, the A330neo brings a whole heap of new features that airlines and...
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Federal Aviation Administration Considers Calling For Airbus A220 Engine Checks

Federal Aviation Administration Considers Calling For Airbus A220 Engine Checks

The Federal Aviation Administration is considering calling for Airbus A220 checks in light of an issue that led to at least two inflight shutdowns. This will means extra checks and the possible replacement of several Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan...
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Aircraft air conditioning system health state estimation and prediction for predictive maintenance

Aircraft air conditioning system health state estimation and prediction for predictive maintenance

The vast potential of system health monitoring and condition based maintenance on modern commercial aircraft is being realized through the innovative use of Airplane Condition Monitoring System (ACMS) data. However there are few methods addressing the issues o...
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Austrian Airlines Relies on Innovative Drone Technology for Aircraft Inspections

Austrian Airlines Relies on Innovative Drone Technology for Aircraft Inspections

Austrian Airlines has been testing a completely new technology for the purpose of carrying out technical inspections of its aircraft fleet. The aircraft are checked for paintwork or structural damage by autonomous drones developed by the French start-up “Don...
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Rolls Accelerates Trent Blade Swaps, Alters Risk Modeling

Rolls Accelerates Trent Blade Swaps, Alters Risk Modeling

Rolls-Royce is fast-tracking the removal of certain older Trent 1000 blades and modifying its blade-life calculation methods in the aftermath of a Norwegian Air 787 incident. Rolls-Royce is fast-tracking the removal of certain older Trent 1000 intermediate pre...
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First Leap Training Engine Due At Lufthansa Technik This Month

First Leap Training Engine Due At Lufthansa Technik This Month

The German MRO is gearing up for maintenance services on the CFM International Leap engine. The first Leap training engine is scheduled to arrive at Lufthansa Technik’s engine shop in Hamburg later this month as the MRO continues its plans...
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MRO Software Must Collaborate Too

MRO Software Must Collaborate Too

John Stone, vice president product management at Ultramain Systems, explains how this collaboration can work between Big Data analytic and predictive maintenance tools and maintenance and engineering management systems. The maintenance execution systems must a...
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FLIGHT AND FIGHT: THE RACE TO OWN SKY-HIGH INTERNET

FLIGHT AND FIGHT: THE RACE TO OWN SKY-HIGH INTERNET

Inflight internet connectivity is big money for the aerospace industry. Both Inmarsat and Viasat’s global Ka-band systems require a base layer of three satellites, positioned over the equator and thus with some coverage gaps at the poles. Regionally in North...
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MRO Software Must Collaborate Too

MRO Software Must Collaborate Too

Aircraft maintenance is increasingly being planned, managed, tracked and guided by software. To get the most out of these digital MRO tools, software tools with different functions must work together, to collaborate seamlessly, just like MRO employees do. Big...
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