December 10, 2018

Inside MRO

A Strategic Approach

SAFETY

Lion Air Interim Report Highlights Confusion and Dysfunction

Inside MRO

Lean Bill of Health

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Inside MRO

A Strategic Approach

Analysis can prioritize long-term benefits versus short-term needs

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SAFETY

Lion Air Interim Report Highlights Confusion and Dysfunction

> AIRCRAFT, UNAIRWORTHY ON PRECEDING FLIGHT, WAS NOT REPAIRED > WHAT PILOTS UNDERSTOOD OF SEVERAL FAILURES IS UNCLEAR

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Inside MRO

Lean Bill of Health

How health-monitoring systems cut operating expenses, and where the technology is heading

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

COMING TO LIFE

> PARTS FOR REMAINING THREE 777-9 FLIGHT-TEST AIRCRAFT AND FATIGUE AIRFRAME IN PRODUCTION > INITIAL WING SPAR FOR FIRST 777-9 FOR DELIVERY TO EMIRATES WILL LOAD IN DECEMBER > ASSEMBLY IS UNDERWAY ON TEMPORARY LOW-RATE INITIAL-PRODUCTION LINE AT EVERETT

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SIMULATION & TRAINING

Training Play

> BOEING DOMINATES LEAD-IN FIGHTER TRAINING > T-X GROUND-BASED TRAINING SYSTEM READIED

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BUSINESS

United Technologies Adds Rockwell, Plans To Spin Off Carrier and Otis

> NO FURTHER DIVESTURES PLANNED, CEOs SAY > NEW UTC COULD SEE $50 BILLION IN REVENUE

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Inside MRO

Lessors’ Leap

As lessors’ share of owned aircraft increases, so does their influence on airline MRO policies

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PHOTOGRAPHY ISSUE

AVIATION WEEK 2018 PHOTO CONTEST

This Aviation Week Photo Contest issue is dedicated to longtime judge Roberta “Bobbi” Baker Burrows, who died on Jan. 10 (see p. 70).
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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Airbus Says It Is Past 'Perfect Storm' in Single-Aisle Production

> MORE AUTOMATED PRODUCTION IS PRESENTING SOME PROBLEMS > A321 ACF COMPLEXITY IS MORE CHALLENGING THAN EXPECTED

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SPACE

NASA InSight Spacecraft Nails Mars Landing

> SEISMOMETERS TO BE PLACED DIRECTLY ON MARTIAN SURFACE > HEAT PROBE TO PENETRATE UP TO 16 FT. BELOW GROUND

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