The aviation aftermarket is a complicated, fragmented, global business. Listen as Aviation Week’s MRO editors explore the ins and outs of the industry.
info_outline Airline Procurement Changes: Air France’s Perspective 06/19/2020
Airline Procurement Changes: Air France’s Perspective As Air France adjusts its fleet and starts to ramp up flying, what does this mean for its procurement needs? Thomas Sonigo, Director of Procurement, OEM/MRO, at Air France, talks with Lee Ann Shay about what this means for MROs, including contracts and pricing.
info_outline COVID-19 Podcast: How MROs Can Access Financial Assistance 04/09/2020
COVID-19 Podcast: How MROs Can Access Financial Assistance The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the U.S. sets aside more than $60 billion for aviation companies in grants and loans, and small businesses could be eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program. Christian Klein, executive VP for the Aeronautical Repair Station Association, talks with Aviation Week editors Sean Broderick and Lee Ann Shay about how MROs can access these funds—and what the next steps could be.
info_outline COVID-19 Impact on MRO: Latest Effects And What’s Next 04/01/2020
COVID-19 Impact on MRO: Latest Effects And What’s Next Aviation Week MRO editors discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the aviation aftermarket—and how some schools and companies are adapting.
info_outline Former RAF Pilot Rebuilding An MRO 01/18/2020
Former RAF Pilot Rebuilding An MRO After entering administration in 2015, ATC Lasham’s aging MRO facility was taken over by 2Excel Engineering, which sought to re-energize the UK-based site. Company co-founder and accountable manager Chris Norton talks to James Pozzi about the turnaround of its fortunes.
info_outline Celebrating Aviation Maintenance Technicians 05/21/2019
Celebrating Aviation Maintenance Technicians In honor of National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day, ARSA’s VP of operations Brett Levanto talks with Aviation Week’s Lindsay Bjerregaard about the importance of recognizing the work AMTs do and industry efforts to improve the profession.
info_outline Delta Air Lines CEO’s View on MRO, A220 and NMA 04/11/2019
Delta Air Lines CEO’s View on MRO, A220 and NMA During the MRO Americas Conference, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian provided his opinion on a range of issues—from Delta’s investment in new MRO capabilities to the Airbus A220’s performance and Boeing’s new midsize airplane (NMA)—with Aviation Week Network Editor-in-Chief Joe Anselmo.
info_outline How Sensors Will Affect Nanomaterial Development 03/11/2019
How Sensors Will Affect Nanomaterial Development Nanomaterials are coming. In this podcast, Alain Dupuis, VP industrial development for Unabiz and Vivek Varma, head of operations for Cyient Singapore, speak with Lee Ann Shay in Kuala Lumpur about the impact new sensor and material development will have on MRO.
info_outline Supporting Next-Gen Engines and Growing Revenues 02/23/2019
Supporting Next-Gen Engines and Growing Revenues Delta Technical Operations opened a 150,000-lb. thrust engine test cell on Feb. 21 that it says has the highest thrust rating in the world. With its first Trent XWB visit finished and its ramp up to support next-gen Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney engines, Don Mitacek, Delta Airlines Technical Operations senior vice president and Jack Arehart, VP MRO Services, talk with Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay in Atlanta about how it is preparing its business for $1 billion annual revenues.
info_outline Independent Engine MRO Thrives In An OEM Dominated Market 02/12/2019
Independent Engine MRO Thrives In An OEM Dominated Market Mansoor Janahi, acting CEO of Turbine Services & Solutions, a Mubadala company based in Abu Dhabi, speaks with Lee Ann Shay and James Pozzi at MRO Middle East in Dubai on Feb. 11.
info_outline How Industry 4.0 Is Transforming MRO 11/07/2018
How Industry 4.0 Is Transforming MRO Understand the way Industry 4.0 is transforming MRO and glean tips on incorporating the latest disruptive technology. Lee Ann Shay, Aviation Week’s chief editor MRO, speaks with Van Espahbodi, managing partner and co-founder, Starburst Accelerator; Ken Nguyen, chief architect, Asia research and development, Oracle; and Akkireddy Challa, director, aerospace sector, EON Reality during MRO Asia-Pacific in Singapore.
info_outline Airbus, Boeing and Embraer on Aftermarket Competition 10/16/2018
Airbus, Boeing and Embraer on Aftermarket Competition As airframe OEMs ramp up production of next-gen aircraft, Philippe Mhun, senior VP of Airbus Customer Services; Mike Fleming, VP of Commercial Services for Boeing Global Services; and Frank Stevens, VP of Global MRO Centers for Embraer join Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss how they are also ramping up their aftermarket services.
info_outline MTU's Market Strategy and Challenges 07/05/2018
MTU's Market Strategy and Challenges Leo Koppers, SVP of sales and marketing for MTU Maintenance, discusses MTU's MRO strategy, capacity challenges and the overall state of the MRO market today with Aviation Week's MRO editor, James Pozzi.
info_outline Get Beyond Simply Checking the Diversity Box 06/27/2018
Get Beyond Simply Checking the Diversity Box Diversity benefit companies in multiple ways. How can the aviation industry do a better job recruiting and tapping into a more diverse workforce? Get tips from FedEx Express VP air operations safety & airworthiness; Greg Jones, United Airlines chief diversity officer; and Cheryle Jackson, AAR senior VP global business development, who speak with Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay after a panel held at AAR on “IAWA Connect Chicago–The Importance of Diversity & Women in Aviation.”
info_outline The Adoption of Additive Manufacturing 04/12/2018
The Adoption of Additive Manufacturing Aviation Week’s chief editor MRO, Lee Ann Shay, is discussing additive manufacturing or 3D printing for non-flight critical parts at airlines with Scott Carpenter, Manager, Engineering Materials, Processes and Configuration Control for Southwest Airlines and Ramesh Ramakrishnan, Sr. Principal Engineer, New Business and Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Delta Air Lines.
info_outline Can A Bill Help the MRO Workforce Shortage? 03/30/2018
Can A Bill Help the MRO Workforce Shortage? A group of bipartisan U.S. senators introduced a bill on March 7 to address the aviation maintenance workforce shortage, which could become acute in the next few years without action. But can this bill make a difference? Aeronautical Repair Station Association execs Christian Klein and Brett Levanto join Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss.