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Editorial comment - December 2018

As MRO Management ends its twentieth year of publication, and the holiday season approaches, the industry seems to be in good shape
 

As MRO Management ends its twentieth year of publication, and the holiday season approaches, the industry seems to be in good shape.


MRO facilities are reporting full hangars for the winter season and good forward loading into next year. Some airlines, wanting to experiment with different companies, have even been told there is no room at the hangar if things do not work out and they want to come back.


Technical problems with engines are being resolved, so Airbus and Boeing can stop producing gliders and grounded aircraft are back in the air. Even supply chain issues with engines and interiors have improved and, of course, more flying means more maintenance.


Big data and analytics for predictive maintenance made big strides this year and are already generating benefits for early adopters.


Of course, there are some shadows. Uncertainties in Europe will no doubt be resolved eventually, if common sense can overcome nationalism and the self-serving interests of some politicians. A few airlines disappeared this year and there are more that are in intensive care right now, mainly due to over ambition and under funding. The supply of skilled technical personnel remains a universal problem, which will only be resolved if there is a more coordinated approach from the industry.


Nevertheless, it is fair to say the industry is enjoying a good time at the moment. In that spirit, the entire Air Transport Publications team wishes all our readers and advertisers a peaceful and prosperous 2019.


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