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  • 2014.07.17

    FL Technics to support Garuda Indonesia at Gatwick Airport

    FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is further expanding its cooperation with Asian Pacific carriers. Recently, the company has signed a three-year long Line Maintenance Agreement with Garuda Indonesia which is the national carrier of the world’s fourth most populous country located in Southeast Asia.

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  • 2014.05.20

    FL Technics Line Russia wins “Russia’s Leader 2013” award

    FL Technics, a global provider of comprehensive aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is proud to announce that one of its subsidiaries – FL Technics Line Russia – was recognised as the Russia’s Leader 2013, according to the Union of the National Business Ratings. The company was rated as #1 in the “Transport and inventory wholesale” category.

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  • 2014.05.15

    Saudi aviation liberalization must be supported by higher safety standards

    Enjoying the largest domestic market in the Middle East, the aviation industry in Saudi Arabia still hasn’t managed to replicate the rapid growth of its GCC neighbours because of the regulatory impediments. Nevertheless, as a result of the long-awaited reform, the GACA expects Saudi annual traffic to reach 100 million passengers per year by 2020. However, the increasing scope of operations still presents a lot of challenges, including those regarding aviation safety standards.

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  • 2014.04.30

    Increasing composite application to raise HR-related MRO expenses

    Spurred by high fuel costs and the need to cut weight, the aviation industry has seen the use of composites reach an all-time high. With the introduction of Boeing 787, Airbus A350, A320neo, 737MAX and other new generation aircraft, the MRO industry is currently gearing up to service an increasing number of airliners employing a much higher share of composite materials than they represented some 20 years ago.

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  • 2014.04.15

    China's declining competitiveness opens new opportunities for younger market players

    In order to compete with powerful OEMs many engine and component MROs must concentrate on developing innovative solutions and seek new ways to increase efficiency. Most airframe providers, however, seem to be faced with no such challenges. According to the recent projections, the value of the global airframe MRO market is to reach $17.5 billion in 2014. This indicates a stable and sustainable growth within the segment.

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  • 2014.03.31

    FL Technics Training joins European Aviation Maintenance Training Committee

    FL Technics, a global provider of aviation technical training services, is delighted to announce its acceptance to become a member of the European Aviation Maintenance Training Committee (EAMTC). By joining the EAMTC the company has expressed its commitment towards supporting the organization on its mission to promote European aviation safety standards through training both regionally and globally.

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  • 2014.03.31

    The popularity of narrowbody aircraft to increase the demand for modernization

    During the last few years the global aviation industry has demonstrated an impressive growth thus naturally prompting the development of the aircraft maintenance market. TeamSAI forecasts that this year the global MRO market will be worth approximately $60 billion and should reach almost $90 billion by 2024. The airframe MRO segment is expected to account for about $18 billion whilst around $9 billion are to be spent on maintaining narrowbody aircraft alone.

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  • 2014.03.19

    Fleet-related dynamics in the Asia Pacific to influence the demand for qualified technical personnel

    The last several years have been especially favourable for the aviation industry in the Asia-Pacific, especially so for the local low cost carriers. According to the latest estimates, at the moment there are 47 LCCs in the region, operating around 1,000 aircraft and accounting for about 20%...

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  • 2014.03.10

    Locatory.com revolutionizes aircraft spare parts search with Artificial Intelligence

    While the immense importance of spare parts to the aviation industry suggests that this MRO segment should be one of the most advanced, some of the processes related to the procurement of aircraft spares and components are still largely underdeveloped and conducted manually. However, Locatory.com is here to change all that. Meet Amber A.I., a one of a kind Artificial Intelligence-based tool for aircraft parts procurement and logistics management in the aviation MRO market.

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  • 2014.03.06

    Is Middle Eastern in-house engine MRO on the road to overcapacity?

    Due to the on-going rapid fleet expansion process in the region, the engineering divisions of airlines based in the Middle East as well as third-party MRO providers have been building up their engine overhaul capabilities. Moreover, the local players are ambitious enough to project the possibility of not only becoming independent from the providers in Europe or Asia, but also of grabbing the slice of the global aftermarket. However, despite the expansion of the Middle East-based airlines, some experts believe that the new facilities may prove to be incapable of attracting sufficient number of customers in order to survive.

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