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September 13, 2016

SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM

Flight Hardware

InsideMRO Technology

MRO’s Digital Devices

InsideMRO Asia-Pacific

Beyond Fleet Size

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SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM

Flight Hardware

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InsideMRO Technology

MRO’s Digital Devices

Ottawa When it comes to training and day-to-day work, portable maintenance aids (PMA) offer airlines and MROs advantages over older tools—be they classroom instruction or paper-based systems. “By utilizing the latest mobile technologies, mechanics have direct, instant access to aircraft-specific maintenance documentation at the touch of a button, saving crucial time during fast turnround-time or heavy maintenance activities,” says Stephen Roebuck, marketing manager for Airbus’s Smarter Fleet.

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InsideMRO Asia-Pacific

Beyond Fleet Size

Singapore There has been a flurry of Asia-Pacific MRO tie-ups and new joint ventures announced recently, some of which involve large European maintenance companies and others that include OEMs. These plans include Lufthansa Technik’s proposal to establish a narrowbody airframe heavy maintenance facility at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in a joint-venture partnership with Malaysia Airlines Berhad.

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InsideMRO Engineered

Earth, Wind and Fire

United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) manufactures evacuation slides to get passengers out of aircraft quickly and safely after a crash or fire, and life rafts for water incidents. The general manager for evacuation, lighting and propulsion systems, Jim Erickson, says both slides and rafts are subject to rigorous tests, specified by the FAA but conducted by UTAS.

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DEFENSE

The U.S. Air Force’s Top Modernization Plans

Washington The U.S. Air Force has lofty goals for the next decade. The service has already set in motion efforts to modernize its fighter, bomber and tanker forces. Meanwhile, officials are also looking to buy a new fleet of trainers, build an upgraded airlaunched cruise missile and replace the groundbased intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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