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Volume 17, March 2015 | Contents

Breath of fresh air bookmark
Inspecting and repairing fuel tanks remains one of the most dangerous and uncomfortable maintenance tasks, but new technology from NanoVapor offers some relief. Ian Harbison reports
Editorial comment – March 2015 bookmark
As you will see from several articles in this issue, we held a very successful Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference in December. We are now planning on following this with the Cabin Refurbishment & Repair Conference on 1 June at the Radisson Blu Edwardian at London Heathrow
Form meets function bookmark
In early December, Air Transport Publications held the inaugural Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference at London Heathrow. The Chairman, Ian Harbison, reviews some of the highlights from the day’s proceedings
Material help for cabin maintainers bookmark
Part of the evolutionary drive behind the materials used for cabin interiors must be to make life easier for maintainers. This allows MRO to be carried out more efficiently, meaning aircraft can be turned round and returned to service faster. George Marsh has more
Mature reflection bookmark
Almost 30 years after the regional turboprop aircraft family entered service, ATR is planning to extend its design service goal to some 90,000 flight-cycles. Ian Goold reports that the Franco-Italian manufacturer is also preparing less-frequent undercarriage overhauls and corrosion-protection requirements
Middle class bookmark
In March 2014, Lufthansa announced the launch of its new Premium Economy cabin, the first new class to be introduced in 35 years
Mix and match bookmark
MTU Maintenance has developed a hybrid business model to simultaneously meet the demands of several sectors of the engine MRO market. Ian Harbison reports from Hannover
More & more bookmark
ATR has established itself as a leader in the regional airline market, and is adapting its product support for a growing fleet with demanding customers. Ian Harbison reports from Toulouse
Optional extras bookmark
MRO software covers a wide range of applications and it seems that the customer base is just as varied
Quick change bookmark
When TAP Portugal wanted to quickly reconfigure a pair of Airbus A330s, it called on Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to run the project. The challenge was greater than either party had anticipated, but teamwork resulted in success
March 2015