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Volume 18, March 2016 | Contents

Coming of age bookmark
Having just passed its 18th year in the air, one Boeing 777 has logged more than 90,000 flight-hours. Ian Goold considers the experience of MROs in maintaining the mighty twin-aisle twinjet
Constant change bookmark
GE Aviation is adapting its maintenance business as its portfolio of engine types reaches different stages of maturity. Ian Harbison finds out more
Copy shop bookmark
3D printing technology appears well situated to generate significant efficiencies in the aircraft technology supply chain, in particular within the aftermarket business relating to parts that may be out of stock or discontinued. Mario Pierobon finds out more
Doctors of philosophy bookmark
Maintenance operations today are highly complex and call for sophisticated management strategies. George Marsh explores how they have changed as new aircraft and technologies have been introduced
Editorial comment - March 2016 bookmark
As the industry heads to Dallas in April for the MRO Americas show, it seems to be in a fairly buoyant mood. However, as this issue of MRO Management shows, it is also at a very interesting crossover point.
Empire of the sun bookmark
French and Dutch colonies in North America were generally further north and west of Florida, but AFI KLM E&M has set up a modern network of trading posts in the Sunshine State. Ian Harbison reports from Miami
Front line bookmark
Panasonic Technical Services uses an airside base to respond to the inflight entertainment and connectivity needs of its airline customers. Ian Harbison reports from London Heathrow
Looking after business bookmark
Rolls-Royce is continuing to expand its service offerings to customers as the engine fleet changes and matures. Ian Harbison visited the company in Derby, UK
On the edge bookmark
Corporate mergers can be a challenge to subsidiaries that fall outside the new core business. Ian Harbison spoke to Peter Somers, President of Fokker Services
Power packs bookmark
The nacelle repair business is undergoing a transformation. Customers with older aircraft expect flexibility, while newer aircraft need different repair philosophies entirely
March 2016