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Volume 16, September 2014 | Contents

Bits and pieces bookmark
Managing the technical support of a huge array of widely differing aircraft systems and components is a challenge for UTC Aerospace Systems
Bouncing back bookmark
Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services is expanding with a new hangar in Wilmington, OH, but the investment means a great deal to a local community bruised more than once by the aviation industry. Ian Harbison reports
Business as usual bookmark
The Satair Group has developed a unique position between OEMs and airlines, and being owned by Airbus will not change the way the company operates
Editorial comment – September 2014 bookmark
W e are delighted to announce that Air Transport Publications will hold its first ever event – The Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference – on 5 December at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel at London Heathrow.
Fixing the fixers bookmark
The Flight Safety Foundation, founded in 1947, is an international non-profit organisation whose purpose is to provide impartial, independent, expert safety guidance and resources for the aviation and aerospace industry. Today, membership includes more than 1,000 organisations, with individuals from 150 countries
Going by the numbers bookmark
As many Fokker aircraft are being retired, and those that remain are migrating to a new life in Australia, European heavy maintenance providers are turning their hands to other regional and narrowbody types. James Normile reports
Open & shut bookmark
Lufthansa Technik has established itself as a major MRO player for nacelles and thrust reversers and is looking to expand the business further as the next generation of aircraft arrive in service. Ian Harbison reports
Power curve bookmark
Future aircraft deliveries mean support requirements for the trusty CFM56 engine will continue to grow and develop. Ian Harbison spoke to the OEM and MRO providers to get their view of the market
Power train bookmark
EPCOR is the APU specialist within the AFI KLM E&M group of companies. Ian Harbison reports from Amsterdam
Prime position bookmark
Chrome-free primers are big news right now with Base Coat/Clear Coat systems also rapidly gaining acceptance with airlines. Ian Harbison spoke to three of the main players in the aerospace paints and coatings market
September 2014