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Lee Ann Shay

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How airlines rate suppliers on their aftermarket service 
Airline customers are concerned about aftermarket support as deliveries of new-generation aircraft and engines ramp up amid service-entry problems and delays.
MRO Americas: American adjusts pre-peak schedule for tech ops 
American Airlines has invested more than $25 billion in its fleet, operation and staff over the last five years and has completed the bulk of integrating US Airways into its operation.
MRO Americas: Frontier Airlines rolls out iPads for maintenance 
Frontier Airlines is in the process of implementing e-mobility across its maintenance group.
Spirit Airlines Airbus A319
MRO Americas: Spirit Airlines to expand fleet, upgrade interiors 
Spirit Airlines is planning a fleet expansion and is “in the market for a fleet order,” according to Spirit VP-technical operations Kirk Thornburg.
Boeing sees $745 billion services market in Middle East 
An aging fleet of widebody aircraft in the Middle East and the need to refresh them will drive higher than average maintenance and engineering growth in the region, according to Boeing.
American Airlines new hangar ribbon cutting
American opens new maintenance hangar at Chicago O’Hare 
American Airlines is expanding its operation at Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)—from gates and a dozen new destinations to maintenance operations.
UK CAA plans for ‘hard Brexit’ 
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) wants to stay within the EASA system after the UK exits the European Union (Brexit) next year, but given that the UK government has not determined how it will exit, the CAA is preparing for a hard Brexit, a scenario where no mutually beneficial deal is reached.
Survey: Airlines find fault with OEMs' aftermarket service 
AeroDynamic surveyed 224 respondents from 130 airlines around the world, asking them to rate aircraft, engine, component and interior commercial aviation OEMs.
Survey predicts jump in airline technology spending 
Airlines are on the cusp of making large investments to make their aircraft more connected, a survey released Tuesday indicates.
SINGAPORE: China Southern, Triumph agree to nacelle MRO JV 
Triumph Aviation Services forged an agreement with China Southern Airlines that has short- and long-term implications for the airline’s nacelle maintenance—and could provide Triumph with a potential footprint in China.
TAP meets mechanic demand with two-prong approach 
TAP Maintenance & Engineering will celebrate its 30th anniversary of ab initio training for mechanics in November, which is a milestone for its EASA pat 147 training school in Portugal.
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Jul 18, 2019

A rough ride for Ryanair

Irish LCC Ryanair really isn’t having a good week, after losing its COO to easyJet, cutting its growth because of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding and facing industrial unrest among its UK pilots....More
Jun 27, 2019

EC’s clear message to the US: Don’t mess with Air Italy

EC Mobility and Transport director general Henrik Hololei’s letter to US State Department under-secretary Manisha Singh couldn’t be clearer: Hands off Air Italy or risk US airlines losing the many benefits and privileges they enjoy as part of the US-EU Open Skies agreement....More
Jun 25, 2019

US Big 3 glosses over UAE Open Skies outcome

Reading the US Partnership for Open & Fair Skies’ press release on the US-UAE joint government policy statement on their Open Skies agreement, the expression "lipstick on a pig" comes to mind. Except it’s more about gloss than lipstick....More

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