• 2015.07.16

    Storm Aviation launches Airbus A380 training for MRO staff at its new dedicated training facility

    UK based Storm Aviation, one of the leading providers of line maintenance and technical training services in Europe, is delighted to announce the launch of brand new Airbus A380 B1&B2 technical training as well as General Familiarisation courses, available for both private and corporate customers. In addition, the UK Part-145 and Part-147 organization has opened a new group for Airbus A320 B1&B2 and General Familiarisation students.

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  • 2014.10.02

    The ins and outs of importing rare/AOG components to Russia

    During the first 8 months of 2014 Russian airlines carried more than 63 million passengers and 658 thousand tons of cargo and mail, reports the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia. These numbers suggest that the Russian aviation market is developing steadily. As a result, the share of foreign-made aircraft and the need for spare parts in the country are increasing with every year.

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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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  • 2014.05.15

    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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  • 2013.12.05

    FL Technics to launch Line Stations in Ukraine, Georgia and Libya

    FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made solutions for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, successfully develops its Line Maintenance support network by launching two new Line Stations in Lviv, Ukraine and Kutaisi, Georgia. The company also plans to open a Line Station in Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya.

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  • 2013.11.05

    Power-by-the-Hour: cooperation that benefits all parties

    With MRO expenses accounting for up to 20% of the operational costs of airlines the optimization of aircraft maintenance remains on the top of their priority list. An independent MRO provider is expected to grant reasonable savings that would outweigh the benefits of maintaining an airline’s own MRO organization. With considerable financial gains stemming from the so called total care programs no wonder that more and more carriers turn to providers offering integrated services and power-by-the-hour support.

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  • 2013.09.12

    Manpower – an Achilles’ heel for Indonesian aviation?

    In the end of August, 2013 an MRO subsidiary of Lion Air, the largest privately owned airline in Indonesia, revealed its plans to establish a new MRO centre on a Batam island, which is only about 30 km away from the major aviation hub - Singapore. The latest plans reflect yet another Indonesia’s attempt to become the leading player in the Asia Pacific region. But despite its eagerness and drive, it seems that the local industry might just end up following the steps of China which had to pacify the ambitions of its carriers due to the shortage of manpower.

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  • 2013.08.19

    Outsourcing line maintenance: a seasonal trend or a strategic decision?

    The slowly recovering market of commercial aviation is putting the airlines in a difficult position. On the one hand, it is in their best interest to make most of the rising passenger traffic by opening up new routes and increasing the frequency of their flights, especially during the summer season.

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  • 2013.07.24

    Aircraft record management: a call for the revision of standards

    Many aspects of the successful functioning of the aviation industry are largely dependent on keeping literally millions of pages in the form of aircraft documentation up-to-date and readily available.

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  • 2013.07.24

    CFM56 Family success triggers the demand for training in Eastern Europe and the CIS

    During the Jubilee Paris air show Boeing and Ryanair finalised an order for 175 Boeing 737-800 airplanes powered by CFM56-7B engines worth $3.7 billion. Meanwhile, last year the Russian national carrier - Aeroflot – also announced the plans to introduce around 50 Boeing 737 NG to its fleet. These figures indicate a steadily growing demand for the CFM56 Family engines as airlines around the world are renewing their fleets thus building the need for relevant engine specialists, particularly in Eastern Europe and the CIS.

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