MRO

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Agility, Transform Your Business

As demand for air travel continues to rise, the global fleet maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market is seeing some serious growth. The Oliver Wyman 2018-2028 Fleet and MRO Forecast Commentary projects spending to hit $114 billion globally by 2028—that’s a jump of almost 50 percent over 10 years. This is a great opportunity in…

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MRO Airplane Image

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Business Technology

Fluctuating oil prices, labor skills shortage and more complex assets entering service are all part and parcel of this competitive environment that is 2019. Despite the growth in air travel demand bringing opportunities for airline operators, they will face challenges along the way. When looking at the technologies which will help operators maximize efficiency over…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Transform Your Business

The line between the cyber and the physical world is blurring. Military and commercial organizations are trying to keep pace with technologies such as intelligent planning tools, digital twins, augmented reality and the solutions that can manage them—as well as combat threats in new domains. In 2019 and beyond there are three areas we can…

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Military Jet

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

The high cost of developing new equipment and the changing political climate between countries where lengthy procurement projects need a network of stakeholders to agree on a strategy, are all causing military organizations to increasingly look to extend the lifecycle of their aircraft. But life extension programs come with their own unique challenges when trying…

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Airline Maintenance Header

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Airlines face a constant battle to win more passengers, reach new destinations and grow profits. But as new, often lower-cost carriers enter the market and disruptive technologies continue to break new ground, the best way for existing carriers to ensure competitiveness is not just to splash cash on luxury services or drive down fares –…

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Aircraft maintenance workers servicing airplane engine

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Creativity & Innovation

Augmented and virtual reality seem to have existed as buzzwords in lots of industries over recent years—but real-life business use cases have been relatively slow to emerge. Sure, they have proved popular for gamers across the world, but the technology has now taken a step out of the living room and onto the tarmac in…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

With maintenance a major operational cost area for all airlines – according to the International Civil Aviation Organization maintenance now costs more than fuel or crew expenses – there is no escaping the fact that containing maintenance costs is central to unlocking greater profitability in a fiercely competitive market. Effective planning across multiple horizons –…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Charles E. Taylor may not be a household name, but to those in the A&D industry he is known as the father of aviation maintenance. Taylor was the mechanical mastermind behind some of the Wright brothers’ most famous triumphs back in the early 1900s and was a vital contributor to the building and maintaining of…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

In my first blog on the transformation facing military in-service support, I looked at how next generation defense equipment – ranging from simple assets to the more complex – is changing the way military support is delivered and managed. But carefully structured support models will be essential to meet the unique demands of different forces…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

It’s been ten years since I left Mxi Technologies – a lot has changed since then. It’s good to be back as part of the IFS management team. It’s an exciting time in the aviation world. In commercial aviation, the huge growth in passenger numbers is creating fresh opportunities for IFS, particularly in Asia and…

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