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Volume 19, December 2017 | Contents

34 = 25 bookmark
GE Aviation is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its CF34 turbofan’s entry into service, an engine that helped change the world of regional airline operations. Ian Harbison spoke to the OEM and MTU Maintenance
Adding flexibility bookmark
Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International is changing its business model to meet market needs
Desert bloom bookmark
Etihad Airways Engineering has been steadily expanding its technical capabilities and its customer base, making it an increasingly important player in the international MRO Market. Ian Harbison reports from Abu Dhabi
Editorial comment - December 2017 bookmark
This issue contains a feature on freighter conversions. In the process of compiling the article, differences emerged between the various interviewees on the importance of e-commerce to the cargo industry
Getting started bookmark
A shortage of new entrants into the MRO industry, especially young people, is a widespread problem. Mario Pierobon spoke to experts in Europe, the UK, and the US
In transit bookmark
The freighter conversion market is changing as new types enter service or continue to develop. Ian Harbison spoke to several of the key players
Pack and go bookmark
Pattonair has developed a transport container that can be stocked to meet various support requirements in the field
Record makers bookmark
Managing technical records through component supply and MRO operations, then providing a coherent, accessible database for compliance and lease return continues to challenge an industry that’s stubbornly holding on to paper. Yet cloud-based, real-time compliance is already here, as Paul E Eden discovers
Spin off bookmark
Taking over sunset products from other OEMs has proved to be a good business for Ontic Engineering
Stop and go bookmark
In June, easyJet signed a 10-year wheels and brakes MRO agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems. Ian Harbison visited the London Service Centre where the work will be carried out
December 2017