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    Increasing aircraft retirements and more cost effective repairs are opening up the spare parts market. Steven Horder gives an insight into how Honeywell Aerospace Trading (HAT) is... Read More
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    Talking Point

    Ask the manager of any MRO facility in the world – whether independent, airline or OEM – what the biggest challenges facing the sector are and he or she will inevitably mention skills.
    An ageing workforce, expanding global fleet and explosive growth in demand for engineers across the world, particularly in developing economies, is leaving firms short of capacity. This was acknowledged by HAECO’s CEO John Slosar last week in explaining the MRO’s 21 per cent slump in profits for the first half of this year.

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    Sarah-Jayne Russell
    22/08/2014 - 14:21

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    Ohio-based Spirit Aeronautics has expanded into offering AOG services.

    UK firm Aviation Spares and Repairs (ASR) has secured a $1m trade facility with bank NatWest...

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    Tom Hart
    16/06/2014 - 16:00
    Airbus Innovation Days: Future factories will speed up certification

    Airbus has, understandably, been concerned by the trend in recent years for certification of new aircraft to take increasingly longer. However, with the A350 the company hopes to reverse the trend and complete certification in one year.

    The A350 XWB production line has been the test bed for a number of novel technologies and techniques that the OEM hopes to roll out in its factories in future. 

    Speaking at the Airbus Innovation Days event last week (June 16–17), Michel Roboam, SVP of manufacturing engineering, described how Airbus plans to make to change how the company’s factories work over the next 16 years. 

    For Airbus the future is in having human-centred, integrated and eco-efficient industrial systems. 

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