Reliability engineering

September 4, 2013 - 11:54am

Part-specific training is not required for work performed under a repair station certificate, the FAA confirmed in response to an Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) request for clarification.

July 2, 2013 - 7:18pm
Hang gliding

Rod Machado, a prolific aviation author and educator, is a voice of reason when it comes to how we can improve aviation safety, and his recent comments in response to an FAA notice on new training standards put a fresh spin on an old problem.

June 26, 2013 - 1:15pm

Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that Atlantic Aero in Greensboro, N.C., and Western Aircraft in Boise, Idaho, have received AS9110 quality system certifications. Now all three Greenwich AeroGroup maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service centers are AS certified. The internationally recognized AS9110 standard focuses on MRO services and is an offshoot of the AS9100 standard that addresses the aviation industry. “We are extremely pleased with these achievements,” said Greenwich AeroGroup senior v-p Jeff Mihalic.

May 22, 2013 - 12:11pm

Today at EBACE, Nextant announced the sale of a second 400XT to Prague-based business jet operator Time Air, which was the first European customer for the remanufactured Beechjet 400A. Time Air managing director Martin Prazsky praised its 400XT, which has flown 600 hours in the first nine months, for having low operating cost and high dispatch reliability. In taking a second aircraft Time Air also becomes the first European fleet operator of the Nextant.

May 15, 2013 - 11:23am

The world commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market will reach a value of $49.2 billion this year, according to recent market research conducted by Visiongain. The commercial aircraft MRO market is forecast by Visiongain to experience growth over the next decade, providing numerous business opportunities.

April 22, 2013 - 2:50pm

Although the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General (IG) believes the FAA has made progress on safety issues, it says the agency must expand and enhance the reliability of its key data sources. A DOT report issued last week says, for example, that the FAA faces challenges with establishing an effective risk-based oversight system for repair stations and aircraft manufacturers.

April 4, 2013 - 12:10am

MRO Exchange has launched MROmarketplace.com, an online site that facilitates the procurement of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul projects by maintenance repair organizations and other aircraft service providers.

The site “provides MROs and aircraft owner-operators with an online platform to expedite the RFP/RFQ/RFT process, enabling them more quickly to identify the most suitable worldwide transactional partners for maintenance, repair and overhaul work required on aircraft,” said Vince Mariano, CIO.

March 12, 2013 - 11:04am

Aircraft window specialist ATG has been awarded contracts to supply its Powertech MS2 Window Shade Systems for two BBJ interior projects. Delivery of the two aircraft is slated for the third quarter.

March 5, 2013 - 1:05pm

Aviation insurance underwriter USAIG (Booth No. N1916) is highlighting additions and improvements to its Performance Vector aircraft operator safety initiative, which focuses on human factors elements that may lead to aviation accidents.

February 5, 2013 - 3:01pm

Major suppliers of indigenous Indian aerospace and defense equipment should ensure at least 50 percent of the equipment is procured from original suppliers, while the rest could be outsourced, an industry seminar in Bangalore was told on Monday. “Multiple vendors often come with allied issues, resulting in poor product support.

 
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