3 Big Impacts to Aircraft Maintenance in 2017

3 Big Impacts to Aircraft Maintenance in 2017

For many reasons, aviation is in a constant state of change. From new technologies to expanding global markets, aviation industry professionals are often faced with the unknown. While these fluctuations will always affect aviation, 2017 presents its own unique set of changes predicted to impact aircraft maintenance and related structures. China Is Taking on Major Aircraft Manufacturers Earlier this month, Chinese aerospace manufacturer Comac launched a test flight of its C919 jetliner. This historic event…

Prescriptive Maintenance: The Next Generation of MRO Efficiency

Prescriptive Maintenance: The Next Generation of MRO Efficiency

The term “prescriptive maintenance” is derived from the principle of prescriptive analytics. This concept is a step past predictive maintenance. One of the differences between predictive vs prescriptive maintenance, is that prescriptive not only supplies the possible outcomes in a situation, it also gives the best avenue to pursue based on analysis of those outcomes. This mode of strategy basically allows computing models to “think” for themselves, removing the guesswork for MROs and optimizing efficiency…

Predictions for the Future Profitability of Airlines (and the Role Played by Aircraft Parts Suppliers)

Predictions for the Future Profitability of Airlines (and the Role Played by Aircraft Parts Suppliers)

Earlier this year, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told investors that he did not believe the airline industry would continue to see losses: “We, like other businesses will have good years and bad years, but the bad years will not be cataclysmic. They will just be less good than the good years.” He expressed a similar sentiment following the release of recent 3rd-quarter earnings. This positive outlook is a shift from traditional beliefs, which decry…

MRO Strategies for Tackling “Rightsizing” Within the Aviation Industry

MRO Strategies for Tackling “Rightsizing” Within the Aviation Industry

In an effort to combat growing operating costs, a competitive market and the economic fluctuations of recent years, many airlines have turned toward “rightsizing” as a method for maintaining profits. Rightsizing in the aviation industry refers to the constant reorganization of fleets to meet demand fluctuations. For example, an airline might have a fleet made up of both regional jets and larger aircraft with the goal of utilizing the planes that best meet efficiency standards…

Aircraft Manufacturing: Benefits of the Lean Process in Retooling and Retraining

Aircraft Manufacturing: Benefits of the Lean Process in Retooling and Retraining

Thanks to a steady stream of rapid advances in technology (and little end in sight with airliners on the cusp of electric-powered flight and hypersonic planes), the aerospace industry is in a constant state of flux. Each new aircraft model, engine improvement or component type means retooling aircraft manufacturing facilities and retraining staff and MROs. But what obstacles are faced during the transition process, and how are manufacturers working toward addressing these challenges? Potential Challenges…

Rapid Advances in MRO Technology

Rapid Advances in MRO Technology

MRO providers are essential parts of any successful airline. Accurate and highly efficient MRO teams are a major influencer on flight schedules, aircraft delivery and safety. It is no surprise that a position of such importance embraces technology at a rapid pace. Let’s look at a few of the advances that have been made to maintenance and repair providers in recent years. The Internet of Things (IoT) Utilization of IoT as a part of MRO…

Kapco kart Is Here! Visit Today!

Kapco kart Is Here! Visit Today!

Kapco Global’s E-Commerce Platform Is Ready to Take Your Order. Introducing Kapco kart! Each year, the number of businesses that use the Internet to conduct product research and make purchases online increases. Recent projections estimate spending on global business-to-business e-commerce to grow to $6.7 trillion by 2020, representing 27% of total manufacturing trade. Distributors and suppliers from any industry who ignore this trend do so at their own peril. At Kapco Global, one of the…

Aviation Buyers, Your Life Is About to Get Easier!

Coming Soon: Kapco kart – The Aviation Industry’s Most Efficient Part Ordering Website In the aviation industry, time matters. Supply chain management is critical to meeting deadlines, and airline and MRO buyers are one of the most important links in the chain. For years, the Kapco Global E-Sales site has provided airline and MRO buyers with the support they need to efficiently purchase parts. And while Kapco Global’s E-Sales site is renowned for being comprehensive…

MRO Europe – Get Prepped for One of the Biggest Conferences of the Year

MRO Europe – Get Prepped for One of the Biggest Conferences of the Year

October 13-15, 2015, the biggest names in the MRO industry will convene in London’s ExCeL convention center for Aviation Week’s MRO Europe. As one of the year’s foremost opportunities for networking and business development, this conference is a must for global MRO businesses and their affiliates, and as such, Kapco Global will be there. But this conference, featuring scores of exhibitors representing the leaders in aviation MRO services and technology, is more than just a…

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