The aviation aftermarket is a complicated, fragmented, global business. Listen as Aviation Week’s MRO editors explore the ins and outs of the industry.
Back To School
Aviation maintenance training was forced to embrace digital learning during the pandemic. As the industry recovers and restrictions loosen on travel and group settings, will remote learning remain popular? Will the industry embrace investment into new technologies for training? Which focus areas will be crucial for technician training and reskilling as fleets change post-pandemic?
Collins Aerospace’s Aftermarket Plans
Will the COVID-19 crisis lead to a different aftermarket for OEMs looking to grow their presence? Collins Aerospace’s Colin Mahoney talks about how the landscape may alter post-crisis.
Air Works Plans Recovery In India And Beyond
Adversely effected by COVID-19, India’s ambitious MRO industry is planning a long-term recovery. Anand Bhaskar, CEO of Air Works, one of its largest aftermarket players, discusses how it is looking to do this both domestically and overseas.
Cyber Threats on Aviation: Know The Vulnerabilities
Understand the internal and external cybersecurity threats to aviation companies—as well as the weakest links. Nirav Shah, Republic Airways’ VP information technology, and John Janachowski, AAR’s chief information security officer and VP IT security, talk with Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay about these very real concerns.
Etihad’s Maintenance Plans
With a near 50-50 split of in-house fleet and third-party maintenance work, Etihad Airways Engineering reassessed its strategy to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Frederic Dupont, vice president technical sales and customer service, talks about how the MRO is coming out of the pandemic and how it will approach the market recovery.
Readying MRO Capacity
While demand for many maintenance services has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, companies are readying themselves for better days. In a move boosting its capacity, Lithuanian MRO Aviatic recently entered into an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries for a new facility covering services such as base maintenance and passenger to freighter conversion work from 2022 in Siauliai. Povilas Padaiga, CEO of Aviatic and Aurelija Kuezada, director at Siauliai Airport, discuss the need for greater capacity and how resurgent cargo activity is factoring into its plans.