Henry Canaday

Henry Canaday has been a business and aviation journalist for 15 years, with recent emphasis on aviation maintenance and airline information technology. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as an energy economist with both Federal agencies and the private sector.

Articles by Henry Canaday
AJW supports Primera blades 
AJW Aviation has signed a CFM International CFM56-7 fan blade exchange agreement with Denmark’s Primera Air.
AerSale gets EASA nod, tax break 
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted Part 145 certification to AerSale’s aircraft heavy maintenance and storage facility in Roswell, New Mexico.
Kenya expands reliance on AFI KLM E&M
Kenya Airways has selected AFI KLM E&M to provide component support for nine Boeing 787s scheduled for delivery between March 2014 and the end of 2015.
Lifetime Power 
Engines form the largest portion of maintenance cost, and maintenance is by far the largest portion of engine lifecycle cost. So choosing a maintenance strategy for engines is a critical determinant of airline success.
AAR acquires Sabena assets, Mesa prospects 
AAR is acquiring inventory and customer contracts from Sabena Technics Brussels in the first week of April.
Lufthansa Technik profit up on cost cutting 
Lufthansa Technik Group (LHT) reported a 2013 operating profit €404 million ($562 million), up 23.2% from €318 million the previous year.
LHT unit gets SWISS business 
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has entrusted its entire spare-part logistics to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) as part of a three-year agreement.
Gogo gets second STC 
Gogo has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from FAA to install Ku-band satellite equipment on Airbus A330s.
DAC International gets approval for electronic flight bag 
DAC International has received parts manufacturer approval (PMA) from FAA its electronic flight bag system, which includes RPU, display and tray assemblies.
Fokker earnings up, but services shrinking 
Fokker Technologies had revenue of €762 million ($1.05 billion) in 2013, down 1% from the prior year.
AFI KLM E&M takes over Barfield 
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has acquired full control of Barfield from Sabena Technics.
Thai signs for Airbus MRO tool 
Thai Airways International has signed a letter of intent with Airbus for development of Airbus Smarter Fuel Efficiency and Smarter Mobility solutions.
HAECO sales up, profit down in 2013 
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. (HAECO) posted revenue of HK$7.4 billion ($953 million) in 2013, up 28% from HK$5.8 billion in 2012.
AMECO Beijing modification work increases 
AMECO Beijing reports that modification accounted for one-third of its airframe overhaul business in 2013.
FL Technics starts Bombardier CRJ work 
FL Technics Jets has done a C check on its first Bombardier CRJ200, operated by Belavia of Belorussia.

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