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Volume 16, March 2014 | Contents

Bins for burgeoning baggage bookmark
We have all seen it: Passengers struggling to cram enormous bags they can hardly pick up – often wheeled cases – into overhead baggage bins and forcing them closed. George Marsh lifts the lid on the increasing importance of overhead storage and the knock-on effects for maintaining them
Closer and closer bookmark
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is continuing to evolve as an organisation and is developing a network approach between its various operations for greater flexibility. Ian Harbison reports from Paris and Amsterdam
E for expansion bookmark
More global maintenance capacity will be needed to serve the growing fleet of Embraer E-Jets, even though the single-aisle twinjets will require less frequent servicing as inspection intervals gradually extend. Ian Goold reports
Editorial comment – March 2014 bookmark
On 13 January, the US Transport Security Administration (TSA) unveiled its plans for security rules at overseas FAA-approved aircraft repair stations with airside access.
Green shoots bookmark
Environmental issues seem to have made a comeback in recent months, across a range of issues, as Ian Harbison discovers
Holding pattern bookmark
TAP Maintenance & Engineering knows where it wants to go, however, progress is being checked by a number of internal and external pressures. Ian Harbison reports from Portugal and Brazil
Life insurance bookmark
Rolls-Royce has changed the way it classifies some of its engines as they get older and is looking at ways to protect their asset value to the end. Ian Harbison reports
Out of the box bookmark
A new hangar is always good to have but, for Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), it is acting as a catalyst for change throughout the entire organisation. Ian Harbison reports
Power player bookmark
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) looks after over 900 engines from 80 customers on exclusive long-term contracts, with only 5% coming from the Lufthansa Group. Ian Harbison reports from Germany
Prime mover bookmark
The GP7200 is maturing as more Airbus A380s enter service but product improvements are also being introduced. Ian Harbison finds out more
March 2014