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  • 2015.09.02

    FL Technics receives EASA Part 145 certificate for Sukhoi Superjet 100-95

    FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is delighted to announce the extension of its EASA Part 145 certificate by adding Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 aircraft type to its capabilities.

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  • 2015.08.05

    F-35 not prepared to run the show despite being officially ‘ready’

    After being developed for more than 14 years, costing more than $400 billion to make and 7 years too late, the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet has finally been officially approved ‘ready for combat’ by the U.S. Marine Corps. This immense milestone in the development of the world’s most expensive weapons program has once again spurred the debate on the jet’s capabilities and its readiness to take the throne from the legendary F-16. Nevertheless, it seems like this debate could be far from over as there might be some challenges waiting ahead.  

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  • 2015.08.03

    FL Technics partners with B&H Worldwide to double the pace of its global parts deliveries

    FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced the start of a new cooperation with B&H Worldwide, a market leader in the aviation parts logistics industry. Under the cooperation, FL Technics will expand its London-based aircraft spare parts stock and reduce the time of delivery by half.

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  • 2015.07.22

    Body extensions in aircraft MRO are already here, but is everybody ready?

    Today, MROs are faced with an unprecedented numbers of aircraft, which means that servicing the entire aviation industry has become more challenging than ever. As a result, wearable technologies have recently started to become essential components for the future of MRO. The availability of Android watches and Google Glass, despite them being commercial flops, allowed technologists to experiment with use cases and form factors. However, it’s the launch of next-generation devices in that – although not guaranteed to be any more commercially successful – points to a more interesting wearable market future…and more headache for the training providers.

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  • 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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  • 2015.06.30

    FL Technics Training adds Fuel Tank Safety (Phase 2) course to its Online Training platform

    FL Technics Training, a global provider of aviation technical training services, is delighted to announce further extension of its online EASA-compliant training platform. From now on, the company’s corporate and individual customers can order a Fuel Tank Safety (Phase 2) specialized training, dedicated to personnel involved directly in the aircraft and fuel tank maintenance works. Accessible instantly from any location in the world in the world, the course takes just about 5 hours and will be available already this week.

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  • 2015.06.29

    FL Technics becomes an exclusive representative for Aviointeriors in 16 countries

    FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has been selected to act as an exclusive representative of Aviointeriors, one of the top world leaders in the aircraft passenger seat market segment. As of June 2015, the company shall represent the supplier in multiple in Russia, CIS, the Baltic States and several European states, including Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria.

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  • 2015.06.19

    Training and retaining Generation Y in aviation maintenance

    With the ever-growing requirements for maintenance of the global aviation fleet, appropriate and timely maintenance training remains one of the most pressing issues uniting the minds of aviation industry around the globe. On the one hand, the so-called millennials, or Generation Y, currently making up around a third of the global workforce, might make the industry’s adaption to new technologies easier, as they have more experience using computers than wrenches. On the other hand, however, as they usually expect to stay in a job for less than three years, retaining the new workforce might appear to be the real challenge.

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  • 2015.06.01

    MRO IT: what kills IT implementation projects in aviation?

    Despite multi-billion investments into new aircraft technologies and sophisticated equipment, the aviation industry remains quite conservative when it comes to day-to-day operations. This is particularly topical for the aircraft maintenance segment, where many players have reported struggling with un-LEAN processes and, surprisingly, the IT software which is specifically designed to facilitate these processes. Why are half of all software implementation projects in the aviation industry doomed to failure? What do MRO executives commonly miss when selecting MRO software? What kills the best IT implementation projects? 

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  • 2015.05.28

    Attracting composite professionals from outside aviation – the fight is on

    One much discussed technology that has brought significant change into the aviation industry is definitely composites. For instance, they constitute, by weight, 53% of the Airbus A350XWB's structure. As a result, apart from reduced weights, Airbus suggests the airliner will create just 40% of the corrosion-related inspection and maintenance burden of a traditional aluminum aircraft. However, when it comes to maintenance of such machines, MROs need to transform their product and service offerings substantially to qualify for this work, thus facing continuous challenges, especially in the area of maintenance training.

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