October 08, 2012
What links the following statements (besides all being subjects covered in this issue)?
•British Airways plans to receive its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 in 2013 (page MRO18).
•Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance's new engine test cell at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport accommodates big engines such as the GE90 (page MRO32).
•Technical Engineering Group in Ireland sees more operators negotiating just-in-time type inventory contracts and incorporating penalty clauses if the supplier fails to deliver when promised (page MRO4).
•Norwegian Airlines selected Boeing's Edge logistics and maintenance support for its 787s, and it is considering similar programs for the Airbus A320NEO and 737 MAX aircraft on order (page MRO4).
•Dutch MRO Samco supports mobile repair teams in Africa from Maastricht (page MRO11).
•Rolls-Royce intends to offer another retrofit kit in 2015 for Trent 700s that should increase the engine's fuel burn (page MRO28).
•Air Maintenance Estonia's narrowbody hangar that opened in August includes an unmanned tool management system with radio-frequency identification (page MRO21).
I wish I could hear your answers right now, but since I cannot, I will guess you said the easiest links are: A. These are all European companies; B. They all involve the aftermarket and services; C. They all have a technology element; D. They improve productivity and/or efficiencies.