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.

Experts see boom in aircraft retirements 
Aircraft retirements will reach 1,000 aircraft a year within a decade, ICF International principal Richard Brown said at an Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association’s (AFRA) annual meeting.
SR Technics, Swiss-AS offer joint AMOS interface solution 
MRO provider SR Technics and maintenance software maker Swiss AviationSoftware (Swiss-AS) have integrated system interfaces between SAP and AMOS.
MRO Digest June 18, 2014 
Briefs from the June 18, 2014 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
GKN foresees better winglet, component production 
GKN Aerospace has completed a two-year structures technology maturity (STeM) program to create an advanced winglet using innovative automated processes.
FL Technics trains Aeroman 
FL Technics Training has signed a cooperation agreement with Aeroman that will have FL Technics Training support the Salvadoran MRO provider with the introduction of Boeing 737NG and for other aviation training courses.
TIMCO modifies Bombardier CRJs 
TIMCO Aviation Services, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co., has begun interior-modification work on the first Bombardier CRJ200 in a fleet operated by a leading North American airline.
Southwest joins Boeing AHM users 
Southwest Airlines has selected Boeing Airplane Health Management (AHM) to enhance operational efficiency in maintenance and engineering.
SkyWest may do maintenance checks in Boise 
Utah-based SkyWest is considering Boise for a $20- to $30-million maintenance building.
MRO Digest June 11, 2014 
Briefs from the June 11, 2014 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
Willis Lease Finance Corp. finds partner in China 
Willis Lease Finance Corp. and China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Corp. have launched CASC Willis Engine Lease Co., a 50/50 joint venture.
Tapestry cuts weight, power burden for JAL 
B/E Aerospace has introduced its LED Tapestry Lighting System as part of Japan Airlines’ launch of JAL SKY NEXT service, which includes revamped cabin interiors.
HAECO adds component shop 
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. (HAECO) has opened a new component MRO facility at Xiamen Airlines called HAECO Component Overhaul (Xiamen) Limited.
MRO Digest June 4, 2014 
Briefs from the June 4, 2014 issue of ATW’s MRO Digest
Turkish Technic signs component support contract with Air Arabia 
Turkish Technic and Air Arabia have signed a component support contract comprising component supply and repair on an ATA Chapter basis.
LATAM builds maintenance hangar at Miami International 
LAN Cargo, an affiliate of LATAM Airlines, has broken ground on a 98,242-sq.-ft. maintenance hangar at Miami International Airport in Florida.

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