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…

The Technologies Disrupting the Aerospace Industry in 2018

The Technologies Disrupting the Aerospace Industry in 2018

The aerospace industry can be a bit of a contradiction. It is an industry built on (and, indeed, requiring) innovation, yet it can be surprisingly resistant to change. Some of that resistance is well founded, as the standards in aerospace are some of the most stringent and exacting in any industry; and the safety, security and feasibility of any new technology needs to be thoroughly vetted before it can be implemented on a wide scale….

The GDPR and How Your Company Can Comply

The GDPR and How Your Company Can Comply

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a sweeping European Union regulation that was approved in April 2016 and becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018. While it is a European Union regulation, it protects the data privacy of all European citizens, which means that any company throughout the world that is holding or interacting with data from a European citizen is subject to its strictures. These include fines of up to $23.5 million, or 4%…

Checking In on the 2018 Aerospace Industry Outlook

Checking In on the 2018 Aerospace Industry Outlook

With record growth in 2017, the 2018 aerospace industry outlook is strong. But learning what factors are affecting the industry moving forward will help you to target your priorities to align with the most important drivers of growth in 2018 and beyond. This post provides an update on the 2018 aerospace industry outlook, after the four major aircraft manufacturers – Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier – posted their 2018 Q1 earnings reports.   What Made 2017 Such a Great…

How U.S.-China Tariffs Could Affect the Aviation Industry

How U.S.-China Tariffs Could Affect the Aviation Industry

China has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of trade tariffs with a list of 106 items of U.S. goods that China will impose with a 25 percent tax if the U.S. tariffs move forward. Included in this list are U.S.-built aircraft, namely Boeing. Fears of how these tariffs may affect the global aviation industry have already driven down stock prices. So, how high are the stakes in this potential trade war? According to…

Technological Collaboration in Aerospace

Aerospace is not necessarily an industry well known for collaboration. Though the continued success of aviation relies heavily on transparency, communication and many different parties working together, aerospace has a much more ingrained culture of mergers and acquisitions than of good old-fashioned cooperation.  However, one notable area that has seen lots of enthusiastic collaboration in the past few years is technology. From sharing data that increases safety and efficiency to sharing expertise that is revolutionizing…

MRO Europe Conference Highlights Challenges and Opportunities for MROs and Aerospace Distributors

The recent MRO Europe conference saw major players in the global aviation community coming together to share best practices, learn about innovations, and plan for the future of MROs and the aerospace industry. As we have emphasized in previous posts, the aerospace industry is experiencing some exciting growth and changes right now: new technologies, continued consolidation and emerging markets, to name just a few. At this year’s MRO Europe conference, we were excited to hear…