Used Aircraft Parts are Ready to Take Over the Market

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the aviation industry, but it goes far beyond cancelled flights and empty airports. As airplanes are grounded and the number of passengers on each flight continues to remain low, every corner of the industry is affected. In fact, according to Aviation Analysis Firm Oliver Wyman, domestic travel revenue isn’t expected to return to 2019 levels until the second half of 2022, with international travel revenue not expected to…

COVID-19 FAA Flexibilities for Scheduled Maintenance

The FAA released an InFO (Information for Operators) notifying operators of temporary changes to the FAA scheduled maintenance requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the global community shutdowns, the COVID-19 healthcare crisis has significantly reduced all travel, lowering the demand for passenger flights. While less aircraft use can mean less needed maintenance in some areas, like a check done after a certain number of flight hours, some maintenance protocols are unaffected. For example,…

Material Planning: Make Inventory More Effective

  How can companies in the aerospace industry prepare their inventory before beginning production? Material planning, also referred to as Material Requirements Planning (MRP), is a helpful system used by many manufacturing companies to forecast and prepare their inventory for production and customer demand. Using material planning also makes it easier to effectively account for inventory ordering time and production lead time. Material management can make any company more efficient and productive. While important across…

5 Main Parts of an Aircraftpart

An aircraft looks and operates like one enormous machine. However, it’s actually made up of several parts that are designed to work seamlessly in unison. Without even one of those parts, the airplane would be unable to perform optimally, if at all. Whether you’re studying for the AFOQT or simply want to learn more about how planes are designed, having a grasp of the main parts of an aircraft is basic and essential knowledge. To…

Aviation Terms – Aeronautical Glossary

Aviation Terms – Aeronautical Glossary

  Whether to satisfy a casual interest in aviation or address the need to learn about it for your profession, it’s understandable to have a tough time memorizing the formal definitions of aviation terms. The world of aviation practically has its own language. To master it, use a list of common, and not-so-common, terms compiled by Proponent as a study aid. By making time to read and practice this vocabulary regularly, a dedicated hobbyist or…

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

The Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Industry includes parts, services, forecasting and more to ensure that an end product is always ready to perform when needed. The components of this industry cover preventative, corrective, and predictive maintenance to protect both the product and the consumer/business every step of the way. From dealing with historical data to predict needed maintenance, to acting quickly and accurately to AOG needs, MROs are vital to the success of aviation….

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…

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