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Fleet-related dynamics in the Asia Pacific to influence the demand for qualified technical personnel

2014.03.19

The last several years have been especially favourable for the aviation industry in the Asia-Pacific, especially so for the local low cost carriers. According to the latest estimates, at the moment there are 47 LCCs in the region, operating around 1,000 aircraft and accounting for about 20% of the region's seat capacity

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Locatory.com revolutionizes aircraft spare parts search with Artificial Intelligence

2014.03.10

While the immense importance of spare parts to the aviation industry suggests that this MRO segment should be one of the most advanced, some of the processes related to the procurement of aircraft spares and components are still largely underdeveloped and conducted manually. However, Locatory.com is here to change all that. Meet Amber A.I., a one of a kind Artificial Intelligence-based tool for aircraft parts procurement and logistics management in the aviation MRO market.

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Is Middle Eastern in-house engine MRO on the road to overcapacity?

2014.03.06

Due to the on-going rapid fleet expansion process in the region, the engineering divisions of airlines based in the Middle East as well as third-party MRO providers have been building up their engine overhaul capabilities. Moreover, the local players are ambitious enough to project the possibility of not only becoming independent from the providers in Europe or Asia, but also of grabbing the slice of the global aftermarket.

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African aviation industry: global ambitions call for global workforce standards

2014.02.28

With the increased consumer spending and a new middle class on the rise, Africa's long-term economic growth rate is expected to maintain an average of 4.4% a year, which is well above the world’s average. Accordingly, the rising investments and the improving climate of trade foster the demand for air travel to and from the region. Unfortunately, Africa has suffered a history of high airline failure rates, poor infrastructure and an accident rate that is 8 times the global average.

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Middle Eastern fleet development: it’s not the size that matters

2014.02.27

Fuelled by the oil prices of around $124/b and a solid performance in the non-oil producing sectors aviation in the Middle Eastern continues on its path of staggering growth. It has already outpaced the global average with regard to traffic numbers. One of the main drivers of such a success remains the aggressive fleet expansion strategy of such major carriers as Emirates, Qatar Airways or Etihad Airways. However, as the new machines are being delivered, local carriers are beginning to face the challenging maintenance-related reality.

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