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Narrowbody aircraft MRO: is undercapacity on the horizon?

2014.06.19

With the prospect of new single-aisle jets to replace B737s and A320s still at least 15 years away, the heavy maintenance industry is preparing to offer continued support for the existing fleet. As a result, in the 2014 the airframe MRO of Airbus’ and Boeing’s popular jets will account for over $7 billion worldwide. However, due to rapidly increasing demand for heavy maintenance of these aircraft, the MRO industry is equivocal about the actual capacity it can offer, especially as concerns adequate supply of qualified workforce to handle the work.

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FL Technics Training signs a technical training agreement with Aeroman

2014.06.17

FL Technics Training, a global provider of aviation technical training services, is delighted to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement with Aeroman, the Latin America’s leading MRO provider. According to the agreement, FL Technics Training will support the Salvadoran MRO provider with the introduction of Boeing 737 NG aircraft type to its capabilities and other aviation training courses.

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FL Technics Training receives approval in El Salvador

2014.05.19

FL Technics Training, a global provider of aviation technical training services, is delighted to announce the receipt of the Aviation Technical Training Organization Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of El Salvador. Under the approval, FL Technics Training is now eligible to provide EASA Part-147-certified Base, Type and Specialized technical training courses for carriers, MROs and other players of the Salvadoran aviation market.

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Will North American re-fleeting reduce its HR-related challenges?

2014.05.16

With almost 45% of all global retirements over the next ten years forecasted to come from North America, the region’s commercial aircraft fleet is expected to undergo a significant makeover. However, while the overall fleet growth is limited to 0.6%, the replacement rate has serious implications for MRO providers, especially as concerns the demand for appropriately trained technical personnel. Despite the fact that the changing fleet composition in the U.S. implies slower MRO growth, the HR-related needs within the segment are still in need of careful planning.

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Increasing composite application to raise HR-related MRO expenses

2014.04.30

Spurred by high fuel costs and the need to cut weight, the aviation industry has seen the use of composites reach an all-time high. With the introduction of Boeing 787, Airbus A350, A320neo, 737MAX and other new generation aircraft, the MRO industry is currently gearing up to service an increasing number of airliners employing a much higher share of composite materials than they represented some 20 years ago.

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