Sensata Technologies Signs Multi-year Distribution Agreement with Proponent

Sensata Technologies Signs Multi-year Distribution Agreement with Proponent

We are beyond thrilled to be among the first to announce that Sensata Technologies has just sealed a multi-year distribution agreement with Proponent, the world’s largest independent aerospace distributor. Get to know Sensata Technologies Sensata Technologies is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions, with operations and business centers in 12 countries, including China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia. Sensata manufactures, tests, repairs, overhauls and offers exchanges on Kavlico-brand LVDTs, RVDTs…

MRO Industry Highlights 2018

MRO Industry Highlights 2018

2018 was another successful year for the aviation industry as a whole, but did that trickle down to the aftermarket? The answer is: decidedly, yes. Continuing low fuel prices have allowed more profitable airlines to plan long-term maintenance more strategically, and strong passenger and cargo demand means older aircraft have continued flying, all of which adds up to a healthier, more stable MRO sector, supporting roughly 26,000 commercial aircraft. Below are some of the bright…

Innovations in the Aerospace Industry 2018

Innovations in the Aerospace Industry 2018

2018 was another stellar year for aviation, continuing the boom driven by rapid service expansions in the Asia Pacific region and increased low-fare flight options worldwide. In addition to the business aspects of the industry, aviation is also experiencing an innovation boom, with disruptive new technologies and new approaches driving unprecedented efficiencies that could change the trajectory of the industry as a whole. In this post, we’re rounding up some of the most exciting developments…

American Recycler Magazine Publishes Proponent Aircraft Recycling Article

American Recycler Magazine Publishes Proponent Aircraft Recycling Article

We’ve written a fair amount about the benefits of aircraft recycling in the past few years, because we think that aircraft recycling and the mindset behind it will have a significant impact on the entire aerospace supply chain over the next 20 years and beyond. These changes will not only affect how aircraft are dealt with at the end of their useful life, but what materials are used throughout the aircraft, and even how the…

Is Your Jet Fuel Vegetarian? Researchers Are Developing a Biofuel Made From Animal Fat

Is Your Jet Fuel Vegetarian? Researchers Are Developing a Biofuel Made From Animal Fat

As aviation continues a historic boom, jet fuel prices continue to rise, and the threats of irreversible climate change loom ever nearer, aviation researchers are looking for sustainable fuel alternatives to increase efficiency and lower the carbon footprint of individual aircraft and the industry as a whole. And sometimes, they find promising solutions in really unexpected places. We’ve heard about a lot of odd materials being used to create biofuels — from algaes and used…

Lockheed Martin Begins Manufacturing, Commits to 3-Year Timeline for X-59 QueSST Low-Boom Demonstrator

Lockheed Martin Begins Manufacturing, Commits to 3-Year Timeline for X-59 QueSST Low-Boom Demonstrator

We’re one step closer to supersonic flight over land, as Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works announced recently that they have begun manufacturing parts for the next NASA X-Plane, the X-59 QueSST (“Quiet Supersonic Transport”) low-boom demonstrator. Lockheed also revealed an updated timeline, committing to delivering the aircraft in late 2021, to begin flight tests in 2022. Even in an industry like aerospace, where innovation is rampant and part of our DNA, it never comes all at once….

What We Know About the Boeing NMA

What We Know About the Boeing NMA

As the end of 2018 draws near, there are many in the aviation community who have just one thing on their mind: What’s going on with the Boeing NMA?! An Introduction to the Boeing NMA For the uninitiated, Boeing’s NMA – shorthand for New Midsize Aircraft – is their entry into aviation’s growing middle market, designed to fill the gap between the 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner, and to compete with the Airbus A320neo…

What Is CORSIA and How Will It Change the Aviation Industry?

What Is CORSIA and How Will It Change the Aviation Industry?

In late June 2018, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a set of standards and recommended practices (SARPs) for implementing the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, more commonly known as CORSIA. (A draft of the SARPs is available here, with finalized language still to come.)   What Is CORSIA? CORSIA is a historic agreement by the ICAO’s 191 member states that sets out a global system for capping net carbon emissions…

The State of Green Aviation – Part 2

The State of Green Aviation – Part 2

This is the second of two posts on green aviation, covering the latest trends and innovations that are making aerospace more sustainable. Read Part 1 here.   What Is Green Aviation? NASA, one of the biggest champions of green aviation, defines it as the pursuit of reductions in noise, greenhouse gas emissions and fuel usage in the field of aviation. While you may not have heard of the term, the aerospace industry spends $15 billion…

The State of Green Aviation – Part 1

The State of Green Aviation – Part 1

This is the first of two posts on green aviation, covering the latest trends and innovations that are making aerospace more sustainable. Read Part 2 here.   What Is Green Aviation? NASA, one of the biggest champions of green aviation, defines it as the pursuit of reductions in noise, greenhouse gas emissions and fuel usage in the field of aviation. While you may not have heard of the term, the aerospace industry spends $15 billion every…

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