WHILE THE TREND toward increased outsourcing of maintenance, repair and overhaul activities is undeniable and proving to be an effective strategy for many airlines, there is a significant challenge to the growth of the trend, according to experts who spoke to Airline Procurement. That challenge relates to the inherent confusion and disjointed systems that exist in most MRO organizations.
House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has called FAA reauthorization “one of my highest priorities” and pledged to push for “transformational” aviation legislation next year....More
American Airlines (AA) chairman and CEO Doug Parker has chastised the US political system for treating the airline industry like a vice rather than a business that fuels the economy and warned that the fast growth of major Gulf carriers is an increasing threat to US carrier global competitiveness....More
Privatization of the US’s air traffic control (ATC) system will be considered as part of the FAA reauthorization legislation Congress will take up next year, according to a House of Representatives member....More