Maintenance

3D printed spare parts – a market worth US$400 billion

For several years, industry analysts have been predicting that 3D printed aircraft spare parts will be the next great technological leap in engineering. With Oliver Wyman – a leading international man...


A small jet engine accident, a big bill

As with almost everything in aviation, engine maintenance is an expensive, but necessary procedure, and one that must be carried out regularly. While it is easy to account for downtime and costs when...


Forgotten screwdriver tip leads to Jetstar Airways A320 incident on takeoff

A forgotten screwdriver tip left in Jetstar Airways A320 engine caused an incident on takeoff back in 2020, Australian investigators reveal in a report....


Aircraft reactivation: has how we store aircraft changed?

Commercial aircraft operate on a framework of near-continual use. But indefinite parking of aircraft has presented a challenge. Is the industry taking notice?...


Are drones the future of MRO?

Several companies have presented drone solutions for the MRO industry. But this innovative technology wasn’t adopted as quickly as one might have predicted....


BA expedites Boeing 787 nose-gear modification after repeated incident

British Airways will accelerate a security fix to avoid the repetition of a nose-gear retraction incident that damaged one of its Boeing 787-8s.    ...


Storm Aviation buys UK line station network from SR Technics

Storm Aviation, buys the majority of the United Kingdom-based line station network from MRO service provider SR Technics....


Fingermind: MRO industry needs innovation to rationalize itself

The MRO sector, much like the rest of the aviation industry, focuses its energy on rationalizing costs. As a consequence of the ongoing crisis, experts already point to another issue that the industry might be facing soon — a shortage of skilled technicians. Since 2000, Fingermind has offered its customers digitization solutions for aeronautical maintenance. Today, Christophe Remy, the CEO of the Paris-based company, trusts his software wil...


Exclusive with Testia: when VR meets maintenance

Teddy Canadas, Chief Commercial Officer at Testia, presented to Ina Hladyshava from AeroTime the innovative solutions for maintenance that his company offers....


How to get a plane in the air without taking off

Qantas Airways can lift an Airbus A330 and even larger planes off the ground using giant hydraulic jacks....