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Volume 20, June 2018 | Contents

Currency converters bookmark
Transforming a passenger aircraft into a freighter may not be easy, but the investment can pay real dividends. Bernie Baldwin reports on some of the conversion programmes available
Easy jet bookmark
As Widerøe’s Flyveselskap of Norway continues the first season of Embraer E-Jet E2 operations, Ian Goold considers recent industry experience with the E-Jet E1 and notes planned differences in maintenance requirements for the new sibling
Editorial comment - June 2018 bookmark
This is a trying time for engine manufacturers. Firstly, following the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 incident on 17 April, the FAA issued a second AD on 2 May that fully adopted the inspections recommended in CFM’s Service Bulletin issued on 20 April, which EASA formerly adopted through issuance of its emergency AD on that same day
Getting bigger bookmark
The new Beluga XL, due to fly this summer, has increased capacity to cope with increased Airbus production rates and A350 wings. Ian Harbison reports from Toulouse
In transit bookmark
Spectre Cargo Solutions will take its first Boeing 737NG freighter in June but, as President Kevin Casey explains, the freighter market is still in a state of flux
Landing gear maintenance bookmark
When it comes to maintaining landing gear, skill shortages are a significant challenge currently being experienced by MRO organisations in the context of a growing industry, as Mario Pierobon discovers
Maintaining a power dynasty bookmark
Bernie Baldwin reports on the maintenance of two generations of powerplant for two generations of Airbus A320 Family
Making good bookmark
AerFin is building on the success of its Embraer E-Jet BeyondPool programme winning major airline customers. Ian Harbison reports
Moving the market bookmark
President and CEO Christopher Whiteside explains how he is shifting his AJW Group to a new business model
New dawn bookmark
Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited has recovered from the trauma of last year and is now looking forward to an ambitious future. Ian Harbison reports from Luton
June 2018