• 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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  • 2014.11.10

    FL Technics Training spruces up its Online Training with a training management tool for industry employers

    FL Technics Training, a global provider of aviation technical training services, is delighted to announce further extension of its online EASA-compliant training platform. A recently introduced training management tool is designed specifically for MROs, airlines and other industry employers seeking to plan, track and manage the online training of their personnel more efficiently.

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  • 2014.11.06

    Ensuring workforce supply for the Asian MRO market

    Despite high oil prices and currency fluctuations, airlines in the Asia Pacific region managed to earn a net profit of $3 billion in 2013. Moreover, this year they are expected to scoop up $3.7 billion. As, according to Boeing, by 2033 nearly 50% of global traffic will be to, from or within the region, it will need over 13 400 new aircraft to accommodate the growing demand. Taking this into account, the outlook for MRO service providers across the region should be rosy. But is it really?

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  • 2014.10.15

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles MRO: seizing the opportunities

    The still highly controversial UAV segment is continuously evolving and gaining global presence with a significant growth in market share across most regions each year,  According to Teal Group, UAV expenditure will nearly double over the next decade from the existing  global spending of $5.7 billion to $9.9 billion annually, totalling just over $77 billion in the next ten years. However, while the market is steadily growing, the industry is still to address the challenges concerning the appropriate MRO capacities for the new products. 

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  • 2014.10.09

    FL Technics becomes an exclusive representative of Dedienne Aerospace in the CIS region

    FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is delighted to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement with Dedienne Aerospace, the world’s leading manufacturer of Ground Support Equipment and Maintenance Tooling. According to the agreement, FL Technics shall operate as the manufacturer’s exclusive representative in Russia and the CIS as well as Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Lithuania.

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  • 2014.10.08

    FL Technics wins a tender for the rent of 8400 sq. m. MRO hangar in Indonesia

    FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is glad to announce that the company has recently won a tender for the rent of 8400 sq. m. aircraft maintenance hangar at Indonesia’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the busiest airport in the Southern Hemisphere. FL Technics will operate the hangar for at least 5 years and will launch its operation with base maintenance services for Airbus A320 aircraft.

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