Lessors Still Wary Of PMAs, Eager For Digitized Records

Lessors Still Wary Of PMAs, Eager For Digitized Records

Lessors own about half of the commercial aviation aircraft fleet. Lessors have been playing an increasing role in commercial aircraft financing and operations, with operating leases now accounting for nearly half of the world’s fleet and well over half of...
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Investigator calls for take-off acceleration monitoring

Investigator calls for take-off acceleration monitoring

The British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has called for a simple data-driven system to detect if aircraft are accelerating normally on take-off, following its investigation into a serious incident involving a Boeing 737. Collected and summarized f...
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Lion Air Boeing MAX Crash Report Details Auto-Trim Issues

Lion Air Boeing MAX Crash Report Details Auto-Trim Issues

Preliminary report by the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee into the Oct. 29 crash details the maintenance timeline for the MAX 8. The report confirms that the pilots struggled with the automatic trim as it responded to faulty inputs, althoug...
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Lion Air Aircraft That Crashed Experienced Tech Problems on 4 Previous Flights

Lion Air Aircraft That Crashed Experienced Tech Problems on 4 Previous Flights

Faulty equipment and Indonesian carrier Lion Air’s own safety failures had pilots fighting for control of their Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it plunged into the Java Sea on Oct. 28, killing all 189 people aboard. It’s clear already that...
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MHI’s Engine Unit Joins PW1100G MRO Operation

MHI’s Engine Unit Joins PW1100G MRO Operation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines, the engine entity of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is to join the MRO operations for the International Aero Engines developed PW1100G-JM engine. The company, based in Aichi Prefecture, announced the agreement with IAE...
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Shift To Mobile MRO Software Continues

Shift To Mobile MRO Software Continues

Trax has been shifting more of its MRO software users to its eMobility solution in 2018, according to managing director Chris Reed. Going mobile itself brings benefits, and it is usually associated with a movement toward paperless operations with digital...
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BOEING COMPLETES “FINAL BODY JOIN” ON FIRST FLIGHT TEST 777-X

BOEING COMPLETES “FINAL BODY JOIN” ON FIRST FLIGHT TEST 777-X

Boeing has finished building the fuselage section of the first 777-X flight test aircraft. Boeing vice president and general manager of the 777X program Josh Binder said the project was progressing on schedule. Flight tests for General Electric GE9X engines...
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Unique Method to Reduce Aircraft Weight Developed at NUST MISIS

Unique Method to Reduce Aircraft Weight Developed at NUST MISIS

Russian scientists and engineers from NUST MISIS have managed to find a way to reduce the weight of aircraft engine parts by 20%. According to experts, this weight reduction is fundamental for the aircraft, becoming a ton lighter. This weight...
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Research shines a light on structural testing

Research shines a light on structural testing

Future aircraft structural inspections may become as simple as shining a sophisticated ‘torch’ at the wing, based on research being done in the US. Staff at Rice University, in Texas, have developed a way to tell the strain on an...
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A330-900 secures ETOPS with engine-life restrictions

A330-900 secures ETOPS with engine-life restrictions

Airbus has secured extended twin-engined operations (ETOPS) approval for the A330-900, the initial variant of the A330neo – although the clearance carries a restriction. The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered aircraft has been cleared for 180min ETOPS by the Eur...
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