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
Avtrade to expand warehouse further 
Avtrade, which started work on a new storage, distribution and office building in January 2013, was granted permission for an extension to the new warehouse building by the Mid Sussex District Council.
MRO Digest March 5, 2014 
Briefs from the March 5, 2014 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
ST Aerospace has solid year 
ST Aerospace reported revenue of S$2.088 billion ($1.64 million) in FY2013, up from S$2.026 million in the prior year.
SIA Engineering supports SilkAir 
Singapore’s SIA Engineering Co. has signed a S$350-million ($275.6 million) services agreement with sister company SilkAir, covering a broad spectrum of MRO and fleet management for new Boeing 737NGs.
Lufthansa Technik signs components contracts with Emirates, Luxair 
Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has inked a seven-year contract for component supply for Luxair’s Boeing 737NGs, in addition to base maintenance services on the aircraft during the winter of 2014 and 2015.
Fokker performs Russian modifications 
Fokker Services, part of Fokker Technologies, has received an order from Russia’s VIM Airlines to introduce its Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) 7.1 on VIM Boeing 757s.
Flybe approved to train on regional aircraft 
Flybe Aviation Services’ technical training team has achieved compliance with the latest standards of European Union commission regulations, recognized by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
MRO Digest – Feb. 26, 2014 
Briefs from the Feb. 26, 2014 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
New NDT device for 787 composites 
Boeing has included a procedure for using Imperium's ultrasonic imaging device, the Acoustocam, in its 787 Dreamliner Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) manual.
Rockwell partners with Russian firm 
Rockwell Collins has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Transas Aviation, a division of Transas Group, to exploit forward-fit and retrofit avionics opportunities for Russian aircraft.
AMECO Beijing finishes very productive year 
Starting an overhaul layover improvement program in 2012, AMECO Beijing has reorganized its overhaul departments and reduced turnaround time by 10% annually in two successive years.
ATR adds to Latin support agreements 
Avianca has selected ATR to maintain and repair its new ATR 72-600s for 10 years.
HEICO profit, revenue up strongly in quarter 
HEICO’s net income increased 38% to $27.5 million, or 41 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of its fiscal 2014, up from $20 million, or 30 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
Leasing Trends 
Aircraft leasing companies have seen rates rise, deals increase and airlines’ confidence in the future grow in the past year. Airbus A320-family rates have particularly strengthened, after a sharp drop. Carriers appear to be up-gauging a bit, seeking bigger jets, perhaps because fuel prices emphasize scale economies in trip costs.

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