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Volume 17, December 2015 | Contents

Bright new start bookmark
Air France Industries is moving into its new aerostructures repair centre, Hélios, at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport
Change for good bookmark
Pratt & Whitney has transformed its engine overhaul centre in Singapore, not only to increase its competitiveness but also in anticipation of new power plants in the pipeline
Change in the air bookmark
EFW is not only transitioning from Airbus A300 to A330 and A320/321 freighter conversions, but also from a majority shareholding by Airbus to one by ST Aerospace
Editorial comment - December 2015 bookmark
As expected, this year’s Dubai Air Show did not produce vast amounts of orders for new aircraft. However, it did provide evidence that there is a shift in the region’s MRO market and that some new players have emerged, both at a company and national level.
Hang tough bookmark
Maintenance hangar space goes hand-in-hand with MRO growth trends across the globe. Ian Harbison speaks to a number of the key players and learns of the latest developments
Learning online bookmark
Part-147 maintenance training organisations are continually looking to innovate their approach. Recently, this has included the emergence of online programmes that cover all 17 syllabus modules for the aircraft maintenance engineer licence. Mario Pierobon discovers more
Mixed messages bookmark
The GE CF34 has reached a point in its life where some of the aircraft it powers are either retiring or moving to new markets, while others remain in production. Ian Harbison spoke to two MRO providers about the challenges
New-age maintenance bookmark
The increasing use of composite materials on the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787, coupled with a greater dependency on electrical power, are the principal technological developments of these new-generation aircraft. Ian Goold speaks to some of the main industry players
Steady as she goes bookmark
The Boeing 737NG and 777 programmes are still some way off, and though there have been no major changes in the freighter conversion market recently, there has still been plenty of industry activity. Ian Harbison reports
Stop and go bookmark
Wheels and brakes require regular maintenance, which provides good business opportunities for those in the sector. Ian Harbison talked to two providers for their view of the market
December 2015