5 October 2023

MRO magazine feature: Line Maintenance – The Necessary Evil

Aircraft line maintenance is often viewed as a necessary evil within the aviation industry. While essential for ensuring the safety and airworthiness of aircraft, it’s a process that can disrupt schedules, increase operational costs, and pose logistical challenges for airlines. In this article, we will delve into the complexities of aircraft line maintenance, its critical …

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Collins Aerospace's next-gen electric power systems lab, The Grid, in Rockford, Illinois

Collins Aerospace opens ‘The Grid’

Collins Aerospace has announced the inauguration of ‘The Grid,’ a state-of-the-art electric power systems laboratory, representing an investment of US$50 million (£41 million). This cutting-edge facility will serve as a hub for the development and rigorous testing of critical components essential for hybrid-electric propulsion and advanced electric systems. These innovations play an essential role in …

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Airbus A350 for C-check at © Lufthansa Technik Malta

LTM becomes Europe’s premier centre for wide body overhauls

Lufthansa Technik Malta (LTM) has solidified its position as Europe’s centre of excellence for wide-body aircraft overhaul, marking a significant milestone as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. The company is set to expand its services to include base maintenance for Boeing 787 aircraft. With a multimillion-euro investment in training, technical expertise, tooling and materials, LTM …

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Joby Test Pilot Zach Reeder conducting flight tests onboard the Joby aircraft in Marina, CA.

Joby commences manned flight testing with pilots onboard

Joby Aviation (Joby), a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, has expanded its flight test programme to include flying with a pilot on board the aircraft, a critical step on the company’s journey towards commercial operations. Four members of Joby’s flight test team have now piloted flights on …

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Safran equips premium cabins for Japan Airlines’ A350s

Japan Airlines has revealed its new unique premium-economy, business-class, and first-class seats that are fully customised with Safran seats for 13 Airbus A350s. Japan Airlines will be the first airline to offer the latest technologies from Safran Seats for both first- and business-class suites such as Euphony, Safran Seats’ headset-free sound solution developed in collaboration …

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Official inauguration of Boeings office in Jakarta

Boeing inaugurates new permanent office in Jakarta

Boeing‘s opening of its permanent office in Jakarta coincided with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to explore initiatives aimed at strengthening Indonesia’s aviation sector with a focus on flight safety, efficiency and sustainability. “Indonesia is home to one of the world’s largest aviation markets. …

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SITA OptiClimb will reduce Vistara's carbon emissions by 15,000 tonnes yearly

Vistara adopts SITA’s OptiClimb® and SITA eWAS solutions

Vistara, India’s full-service carrier and a joint venture of the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, has become the first Indian airline to deploy both SITA eWAS and SITA OptiClimb® solutions. With this, Vistara aims to significantly improve efficiency in flight planning and operations, reducing fuel burn and thereby reducing carbon emissions by 15,000 tonnes yearly. …

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