I am excited to welcome you to the September/October issue of MRO Management. I have very much enjoyed putting together my first issue as editor of this highly specialised and insightful title.
You’ll notice that we have introduced many new regular features. These include our ‘Innovation Spotlight’ piece featuring Honeywell’s Forge platform which provides solutions for connected maintenance, flight operations and flight efficiency, and our ‘In my View’ column, which in this issue discusses the future of the Rolls-Royce RB211-535 engine in the MRO market.
On pages 18-20, you can find a detailed interview with Brian Sartain, AAR’s SVP repair and engineering services, who explains how AAR has adapted its ways of working to meet the demands of the current market. In our landing gear feature on pages 22-25, we look into the challenges hard landings bring and examine how industry specialists are working to limit corrosion.
We also look into the latest trends in the paints and coatings sector and explore the innovative solutions the industry is offering to the market [see pages 38 to 41 for more details].
In our aircraft manufacturer feature on pages 36-37, we catch up with Airbus to learn about the current projects for the company and its subsidiaries, including the launch of Airbus parts logistics subsidiary Satair’s new and innovative automated storage system in its logistics centre in Hamburg that has significantly increased productivity at the German facility.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue – and please remember you can also find even more exclusive stories and industry insight on our aviation news website aviationbusinessnews.com.