The term “prescriptive maintenance” is derived from the principle of prescriptive analytics. This concept is a step past predictive maintenance; it not only supplies the possible outcomes in a situation, it also gives the best avenue to pursue based on analysis of those outcomes. This mode of strategy basically allows computing models to “think” for […]
Additive manufacturing is the process of creating an object by stacking ultrathin layers of materials on top of one another. This technology, which is 3D printing on a large scale, has the potential to revolutionize the way planes and aircraft parts are made. In fact, the global aircraft MRO market is predicted to expand steadily […]
Predictions for the Future Profitability of Airlines (and the Role Played by Aircraft Parts Suppliers)
Earlier this year, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told investors that he did not believe the airline industry would continue to see losses: “We, like other businesses will have good years and bad years, but the bad years will not be cataclysmic. They will just be less good than the good years.” He expressed a […]
Recently, The Wall Street Journal investigated FAA plans to overhaul ACARS, the decades-old software used by air traffic controllers around the world. This software communicates with aircraft systems, and it is heavily relied upon for scheduling, maintenance and other operations. While a cyber attack would pose little immediate threat to planes in flight, entire airports […]
Thanks to a steady stream of rapid advances in technology (and little end in sight with airliners on the cusp of electric-powered flight and hypersonic planes), the aerospace industry is in a constant state of flux. Each new aircraft model, engine improvement or component type means retooling aircraft manufacturing facilities and retraining staff and MROs. […]
The cost of oil has the potential to play a very large role in all of our daily lives, influencing everything from personal finances to the performance of global economies. For the last several years, we have seen a rapid decrease in price, with barrel figures returning to lows reminiscent of the 1990s. However, these […]
Late last year, Emirates announced an aggressive fleet retirement schedule aimed at decommissioning 26 planes, comprised primarily of Airbus A330-300 and A340-300 models and six Boeing 777-200 ERs. Similarly, American Airlines announced plans to retire all of its Airbus A330-300 aircrafts by 2018. With whole fleets entering retirement, two questions can be asked: What factors […]
In the 1930s, Japanese researchers studying the Toyota manufacturing model developed a new strategy aimed at eliminating inefficiency and excess waste at each stage of the manufacturing process. This model, known as lean manufacturing, relies on continual feedback, process evaluation and “flow,” and it has been a major influence on today’s manufacturing principles. However, the […]
One of Kapco Global’s most popular stories in 2015 was our Commercial Aviation Growth Outlook blog. Now that 2016 is underway, we look forward to what this new year will bring. Overall, experts and forecasters are anticipating a strong year for growth and profits in 2016 commercial aviation.
Low Oil Prices Will Continue to Foster Growth […]
Last week Kapco Global’s new e-commerce site, kart, was launched and so far it has been a huge success. The overwhelmingly positive response to the site’s improvements has been great, and we welcome all of our new customers!
This week, to further support our launch efforts, we thought it would be interesting to take a look […]