• 2015.01.30

    FL Technics Training supplements its EASA Part 147 certificate with Embraer 190

    FL Technics Training, a global provider of aviation technical training services, is delighted to announce further expansion of its EASA Part 147 certificate by supplementing it with a new Embraer ERJ-190 type training. 

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  • 2015.01.23

    Latin America still not prepared to meet the demand for aviation technicians

    During the last few years, the aviation industry in Latin America has been subject to impressive growth rates. Currently operating a total of nearly 1 600 aircraft, Latin American airline fleets have expanded substantially during the last years, and are expected to grow by another thousand aircraft in another decade, TeamSAI projects. However, while new aircraft and constantly rising demand spell good news for operators, this appears to not be the case for maintenance providers.

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  • 2015.01.15

    FL Technics becomes Aeroflot's approved AOG/CRIT spare parts supplier

    FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is delighted to announce the start of a new cooperation with Aeroflot – the flag carrier of the Russian Federation. Under the cooperation the company will act as the carrier’s approved supplier of various spare parts in both scheduled and AOG situations.

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  • 2015.01.07

    FL Technics will provide Base Maintenance support for Turkish Pegasus Airlines

    FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is further expanding its client base in Europe and Asia by signing a Base Maintenance agreement with a Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines. Under the agreement, FL Technics will provide Base Maintenance support for the carrier’s Boeing 737 NGs. 

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  • 2014.12.19

    Aircraft dismantling: is it still profitable?

    As the number of airlines switching to quieter, larger and more efficient aircraft grows, Honeywell estimates that the number of current generation narrow-bodies sent for dismantlement has increased by 40% over the past three years. Moreover, as next generation aircraft come into service the discarded numbers are likely to increase even further. However, while the activity in the segment increases, the actual profitability of such business is in question.

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  • 2014.12.17

    Worldwide demand for F-16 MRO to remain strong

    Forty years after the first flight of the F-16 prototype, the Air Forces worldwide are increasingly counting on the F-35 to replace the planes they're flying today. However, with F-35 being 7 years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget, the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is currently enjoying an unexpected renaissance. As a result, the average age of currently operated military aircraft is increasing and the machines are becoming increasingly expensive to maintain and operate.

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  • 2014.11.25

    FL Technics to add Airbus A330 to its capability list

    FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, continues to expand the scope of its activities in the global market. Following the expansion of its total hangar capacity to over 30 000 sq. m., the company‘s management has confirmed plans to introduce Airbus A330 aircraft type to its EASA Part 145 certificate. The certification is expected to be carried out by summer 2016.

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  • 2014.11.24

    PMA parts: the future of aircraft MRO?

    The rising MRO costs continue to be the reality of aircraft operators all over the world. According to IATA, over the past decade airlines have experienced an annual increase in spare parts prices of around 3-5% per annum. As a result, today maintenance materials and parts account for about 4% (roughly a total of $120 million) of total air carriers’ operating costs. Unsurprisingly, managing budgets when it comes to spare parts supply remains one of the key issues for the market players. However, with OEMs getting an increasingly tighter grip over the aftermarket, is there a way out?

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  • 2014.11.20

    Facing the shortage of MRO specialists: new technicians in just three years and other decisive actions to be made

    For quite a while now the global MRO industry has been generating an extraordinarily high demand for qualified specialists. In turn, the prospects for talent in the field have reached new heights placing aircraft mechanics on the list of top 200 most desired careers and winning them the 10th position on the top 20 High-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs. However, despite the needs and financial resources available, the number of professionals on the market is still insufficient with only as few as 2500-3000 new aircraft mechanics welcomed to the industry each year. Obviously, there’s an unarguable need for firm action, but what kind of action?

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  • 2014.11.13

    Digital aircraft documentation: one size to fit all

    Currently up to 40% of the world’s aircraft fleet is leased and the figure rising. This has granted carriers more flexibility in fleet planning and better financial ratios. However, when it is time for an airline to return the equipment to its lessor and prepare it for the next operator, the process can stretch out to several times the normal period, and costs mount as time passes.

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