At this year’s Paris Air Show, attendees were privy to tons of new and exciting aircraft. Lockheed Martin announced the latest in the C-130 family, the C-130J-SOF, or Super Hercules, designed for the operations of U.S. Special Forces and now available to U.S. allies. Boeing introduced the 737 Max 10, the biggest version in the […]
At its best, the aerospace supply chain works as a well-oiled machine, delivering parts and securing aircraft services at exactly the right time. At its worst, disruptions in the supply chain can equate to millions of dollars in losses. So how can aviation partners and MROs keep the supply chain running at its best?
For many reasons, aviation is in a constant state of change. From new technologies to expanding global markets, industry professionals are often faced with the unknown. While these fluctuations will always affect aviation, 2017 presents its own unique set of changes predicted to impact aircraft maintenance and related structures.
China Is Taking on Major Aircraft Manufacturers
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 […]
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 […]
In an effort to combat growing operating costs, a competitive market and the economic fluctuations of recent years, many airlines have turned toward “rightsizing” as a method for maintaining profits. Rightsizing in the aviation industry refers to the constant reorganization of fleets to meet demand fluctuations. For example, an airline might have a fleet made […]
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. […]
MRO providers are essential parts of any successful airline. Accurate and highly efficient MRO teams are a major influencer on flight schedules, aircraft delivery and safety. It is no surprise that a position of such importance embraces technology at a rapid pace. Let’s look at a few of the advances that have been made to […]
Kapco Global’s E-Commerce Platform Is Ready to Take Your Order. Introducing Kapco kart!
Each year, the number of businesses that use the Internet to conduct product research and make purchases online increases. Recent projections estimate spending on global business-to-business e-commerce to grow to $6.7 trillion by 2020, representing 27% of total manufacturing trade. Distributors and […]
Coming Soon: Kapco kart – The Aviation Industry’s Most Efficient Part Ordering Website
In the aviation industry, time matters. Supply chain management is critical to meeting deadlines, and airline and MRO buyers are one of the most important links in the chain. For years, the Kapco Global E-Sales site has provided airline and MRO buyers with […]