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Aviation Week's MRO Podcast

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The aviation aftermarket is a complicated, fragmented, global business. Listen in as Aviation Week’s MRO editors explore the ins and outs of the industry.

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Atitech’s Plans For Alitalia Acquisition
Jun 15 2022
Atitech’s Plans For Alitalia Acquisition
Some of the key takeaways from Aviation Week’s James Pozzi’s interview with Atitech president Gianni Lettieri at the MRO’s Naples facility.
Atitech’s Plans For Alitalia Acquisition
Jun 15 2022
Atitech’s Plans For Alitalia Acquisition
Some of the key takeaways from Aviation Week’s James Pozzi’s interview with Atitech president Gianni Lettieri at the MRO’s Naples facility.
Lufthansa Technik CEO Johannes Bussmann Reflects On His Career
Jun 9 2022
Lufthansa Technik CEO Johannes Bussmann Reflects On His Career
Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay and Lufthansa Technik’s Johannes Bussmann discuss changes over the past 20 years, emerging trends and the future of MRO before he leaves the company at the end of this month.
The State Of Eastern Europe’s MRO Segment In 2022
May 25 2022
The State Of Eastern Europe’s MRO Segment In 2022
A look at how the commercial aftermarket of Eastern Europe is faring so far this year.
Sustainability Essentials: Understanding Next Important Steps
May 13 2022
Sustainability Essentials: Understanding Next Important Steps
Critical initiatives are underway that will influence how sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) mix and proliferate, how SAF and hydrogen will impact engine design and operation, and how aviation companies will manage their supply chains and Scope 3 emissions measuring. Graham Webb, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Sustainability Officer, tells Lee Ann Shay about what needs to be done now to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint.
MRO Americas—Initial Impressions
Apr 29 2022
MRO Americas—Initial Impressions
Aviation Week’s aftermarket editors gather in Dallas to discuss what they saw at MRO Americas and how it is reshaping the way they think about the industry.
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Mick Adams On His MRO Career
Apr 26 2022
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Mick Adams On His MRO Career
Mick Adams, CEO of STS Aviation Services, is being presented with Aviation Week’s Lifetime Achievement Award in MRO at MRO Americas 2022 this week. Adams, whose resume includes leadership roles at Monarch Aircraft Engineering and Etihad Airways Engineering, reflects on his career in MRO in conversation with James Pozzi, MRO EMEA editor.
What To Expect At MRO Americas 2022
Apr 13 2022
What To Expect At MRO Americas 2022
Aviation Week’s editorial team previews the upcoming MRO Americas 2022 event, highlighting trends they are expecting to see at the show as well as what’s new. For more information about MRO Americas, click here
A Big Year for Mexicana MRO
Apr 7 2022
A Big Year for Mexicana MRO
Mexicana MRO is similar to the fabled phoenix in Greek mythology, but may now break the cycle and really flourish. But first, expect two big things to happen in 2022. Aviation Week's Lee Ann Shay, executive editor MRO & business aviation, shares her insights from researching the MRO with James Pozzi, MRO EMEA editor. For more information about MRO Americas, click here.
What Do Russian Aftermarket Sanctions Mean For MRO
Mar 16 2022
What Do Russian Aftermarket Sanctions Mean For MRO
Aviation Week MRO editors unpack the latest developments affecting the aftermarket following the sanctions placed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine in what remains a fast-moving situation.
MRO Middle East Special
Mar 1 2022
MRO Middle East Special
Listen in as executive editor Lee Ann Shay and EMEA editor James Pozzi share what they heard at MRO Middle East 2022 in Dubai. MROs in the region are facing ever more challenges in the supply chain and recruitment remains an issue but the mood was nevertheless buoyant as the COVID-19 crisis subsides.
Magnetic On MRO Opportunities In 2022
Feb 8 2022
Magnetic On MRO Opportunities In 2022
Listen in as Risto Maeots, CEO of Magnetic Group, talks about the company’s rebrand and how it is approaching new aftermarket opportunities in 2022.
Back To School
Aug 18 2021
Back To School
Aviation maintenance training was forced to embrace digital learning during the pandemic. As the industry recovers and restrictions loosen on travel and group settings, will remote learning remain popular? Will the industry embrace investment into new technologies for training? Which focus areas will be crucial for technician training and reskilling as fleets change post-pandemic?
Collins Aerospace’s Aftermarket Plans
Jul 22 2021
Collins Aerospace’s Aftermarket Plans
Will the COVID-19 crisis lead to a different aftermarket for OEMs looking to grow their presence? Collins Aerospace’s Colin Mahoney talks about how the landscape may alter post-crisis.
Air Works Plans Recovery In India And Beyond
Jun 14 2021
Air Works Plans Recovery In India And Beyond
Adversely effected by COVID-19, India’s ambitious MRO industry is planning a long-term recovery. Anand Bhaskar, CEO of Air Works, one of its largest aftermarket players, discusses how it is looking to do this both domestically and overseas.
Cyber Threats on Aviation: Know The Vulnerabilities
Apr 12 2021
Cyber Threats on Aviation: Know The Vulnerabilities
Understand the internal and external cybersecurity threats to aviation companies—as well as the weakest links. Nirav Shah, Republic Airways’ VP information technology, and John Janachowski, AAR’s chief information security officer and VP IT security, talk with Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay about these very real concerns.
Etihad’s Maintenance Plans
Apr 5 2021
Etihad’s Maintenance Plans
With a near 50-50 split of in-house fleet and third-party maintenance work, Etihad Airways Engineering reassessed its strategy to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Frederic Dupont, vice president technical sales and customer service, talks about how the MRO is coming out of the pandemic and how it will approach the market recovery.
Readying MRO Capacity
Mar 27 2021
Readying MRO Capacity
While demand for many maintenance services has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, companies are readying themselves for better days. In a move boosting its capacity, Lithuanian MRO Aviatic recently entered into an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries for a new facility covering services such as base maintenance and passenger to freighter conversion work from 2022 in Siauliai. Povilas Padaiga, CEO of Aviatic and Aurelija Kuezada, director at Siauliai Airport, discuss the need for greater capacity and how resurgent cargo activity is factoring into its plans.
Why Delta Is Testing Airplane Structural Monitoring Sensors
Mar 23 2021
Why Delta Is Testing Airplane Structural Monitoring Sensors
Delta Air Lines installed sensors on the WiFi antenna area of an aircraft to test structural health monitoring. Could this be a step toward moving airframe MRO to a more predictive maintenance model, similar to that used by engines? David Piotrowski, Delta TechOps’ senior principal engineer, talks with Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay about how aircraft mainteannce could shift to data diven, tail-specific maintenance.
Building Aftermarket and Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility
Mar 11 2021
Building Aftermarket and Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility
As advanced air mobility gets closer to becoming a reality, aviation is turning its focus toward building up the ecosystem needed to operate and maintain eVTOLs. In this MRO podcast, the CEOs of Eve and Skyports talk to Aviation Week editors about what vertiport networks will look like and how maintenance wil l fit into the equation.
How Will The Line Maintenance Segment Recover Post-Crisis?
Mar 1 2021
How Will The Line Maintenance Segment Recover Post-Crisis?
Line maintenance across the world was immediately impacted following the outbreak of COVID-19 but the market could start to recover this year. In this MRO podcast, Jacco Klerk, CEO of Direct Maintenance, talks about the prospect of aircraft returning to service and ramping up operations to meet MRO demand.