Maintenance http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Sustainability goals create interest in dehumidification systems http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/maintenance/sustainability-goals-create-interest-in-dehumidification-systems <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">CTT System AB’s Anti-Condensation dehumidification system reduces aircraft weight and emissions. Already in over 3,000 aircraft worldwide, the system is becoming increasingly sought after as the industry focuses on sustainability.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Today, low-cost airlines focus and want to reduce their carbon footprint and our system is one of the most efficient solutions in terms of investment,” said Ola Häggfeldt, director sales and marketing .</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“With the aviation industry focusing on sustainability, the Swedish company CTT Systems sees renewed market interest for their dehumidification system, Anti-Condensation. The system prevents the build-up of condensation in the aircraft, which otherwise risks increasing the aircraft's weight; when the cabin air is moist, water accumulates in the insulation mats, which over time can make the aircraft between 200 to 400 kilos heavier. The extra weight means dramatic increases in fuel consumption and emissions; with an added weight of 200 kilos on a standard passenger aircraft, 21 tons more fuel is required, while carbon dioxide emissions increase by 66 tons each year.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">He adds: “The math is simple; our system is a very efficient way to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint. In addition, our partners have shown that the reduced humidity in the intermediate space (areas between cabin lining and the fuselage) means that the electronic equipment does not require maintenance to the same extent - so that is also a saving.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b>Low-cost carriers among the customers</b></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">By incorporating CTT's system, the moist air is passed through a dehumidifying turbine and out through piccolo ducts routed along the length of the crown area to create a dry air barrier. First launched over 20 years ago, the system has been installed in over 3,000 aircraft, either as retrofits or OEM installations. The new market interest comes mainly from low-cost airlines that have not been as advanced in sustainability efforts in the past and are now looking for ways to reduce their emissions.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“In the past, the focus has mostly been on ROI and that our system will be a good economical investment, which it also is. Today, with sustainability so high on the agenda, airlines are seeing new value in the product in addition to the economical investment, and we have seen increasing interest recently - particularly from low-cost carriers who need to improve their climate work. Our system is a relatively inexpensive solution that delivers a big impact over time. The strong interest is not surprising,”Häggfeldt concludes.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-26T12:00:00Z">Fri, 26/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">CTT Systems, which specialises in absolute humidity control products for aircraft, </span>has said it has seen more interest in dehumidification systems as sustainability becomes paramount.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/12/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-duhckivchbzg3aavqltkdcuqjphpxcw-i0ldicmdurw" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-DUHCKiVChbzg3aAVqLTKDcuqjPhPXCW-I0ldiCMDUrw" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/dehywilucndxowiyijxf.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:08:05 +0000 eNethersole 64102 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero TATV Newsround: major breakthrough in development http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/general-aviation/tatv-newsround-major-breakthrough-in-development <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/newsaround" hreflang="en">Newsaround</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:01:40 +0000 cbrown 64099 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Etihad welcomes aircraft mechanics to its workforce http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/maintenance/etihad-welcomes-aircraft-mechanics-to-its-workforce <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">This comes after successfully receiving the Category A in Aircraft Maintenance license, approved by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Eight UAE national aircraft mechanics, half of whom were female, were recognised at a graduation ceremony held at Etihad Engineering’s hangar. They have completed a two-year programme including theoretical classes and practical workshops. The engineers gained in-depth practical experience in various aircraft maintenance areas, working at the Etihad Engineering facility near to Abu Dhabi International Airport.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Commenting on the event, Dr Nadia Bastaki, Chief Human Resources, Organisational Development &amp; Asset Management Officer at Etihad, said: “After careful analysis of the workforce demands at Etihad, critical roles were defined within the organisation, and one of the key roles is the aircraft mechanic. As a result, the Aircraft Maintenance Programme was introduced in 2019, aiming to develop skilled Emirati mechanics who will play a pivotal role in maintaining the safety and efficiency of Etihad Airways’ fleet.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We are very fortunate to have eight qualified joiners in our cadre of UAE national graduates, and very proud that half of this technical batch are UAE National females. I’d like to welcome them to our Etihad family and look forward to their achievements and progression as they take their first steps in the aviation industry. This programme has been very successful, and we currently have 30 trainees in the pipeline. This is a great opportunity for individuals with strong technical skills and an interest in taking a hands-on role in the national carrier of the UAE.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The programme includes up to 24 months of foundational Maths, Science and English studies at Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), including 13 months of on-the-job training. After several intensive assessments and completion of the GCAA logbook, the aircraft mechanics receive their “release to service” Category A license from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). </span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">By obtaining CAT A qualification, the mechanics are eligible to progress towards the Aircraft Technician level upon completing two years of work experience, and then progress their way up to Aircraft Engineer after gaining more experience and undergoing specialised examinations.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-25T12:00:00Z">Thu, 25/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Etihad has welcomed its first graduates from the Aircraft Mechanics Development Programme.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> <div><a href="/training" hreflang="en">Training</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/12/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-qvlphyzvffwy-wmzld7vu-f9zfwvix3r9ph3e-sy14y" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-qvlphYzvFfwy_WMzlD7Vu_F9ZFWvix3R9ph3E_sY14Y" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/_52I2967.JPG" width="2679" height="1583" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:17:39 +0000 eNethersole 64088 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Joramco celebrates successful Dubai Airshow http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/joramco-celebrates-successful-dubai-airshow <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The focus of the event was on the strong recovery of aviation and associated industries following the COVID-19 downturn. Having had consistent demand during the pandemic, the company expects a surge in MRO needs as flights return to normal, in particular for their widebody maintenance services.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">CEO Fraser Currie said: “Joramco is accelerating out of the pandemic, our hangars are full, and we are ready to expand and develop our capabilities. We are planning to increase our footprint, and will be announcing more detailed plans very soon. The Dubai Airshow was a great success, and we were delighted to catch up with so many of our customers and suppliers and make new connections. We were also pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership with Ryanair.”</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-24T12:00:00Z">Wed, 24/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Joramco, the Amman-based maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) successfully participated in the Dubai Airshow 2021.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-3" id="vote--3" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-3" action="/taxonomy/term/12/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--6--description" id="edit-vote--6" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--6--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--3" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-x78avwgkmd2gjjbtbysa4jimdtyrqq1ocfegjshn3hm" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-x78AvwGkMD2GJjBTBySA4jImDtYrQq1OcfEGJshn3hM" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_3" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/EHPL2503.jpg" width="4436" height="3648" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:49:47 +0000 eNethersole 64080 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero DC Aviation Al-Futtaim strengthens maintenance team http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/maintenance/dc-aviation-al-futtaim-strengthens-maintenance-team <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Stephen McAteer as director of maintenance and Post Holder – Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) and Christopher Rosewarne as Head of Maintenance and Post Holder – CAR 145.</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Stephen McAteer brings with him over 30 years’ experience in aircraft maintenance and CAMO including military, regional airlines and for the past 12 years corporate jet operations. He has 12 years’ experience at Director and Post Holder level and currently is in his third Corporate Jet VIP operator post. He brings with him a wealth of experience and diversified skillset with safety, compliance, efficiency, transparency and attention to detail to ensure business and customer satisfaction at all times.</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Chris Rosewarne has nearly 40 years’ experience in aircraft maintenance and CAMO including military, commercial and Corporate Jet operations. Prior joining DCAF Chris has been involved in a number of different roles with Execujet Middle East. His role at DCAF will be to focus on enhancing customer relationships, providing excellent service levels and adding value to customers.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-24T12:00:00Z">Wed, 24/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has strengthened its management team with the appointment of two new members.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/12/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-svnbzanzapht3-umaspelqecs9ba7qmawtmzvr2iwfi" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-SvNBzAnzaPhT3_UMAsPelQeCs9BA7qmawTMzVr2IwfI" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/DCAF_MX.jpg" width="2091" height="1568" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:40:09 +0000 eNethersole 64079 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Gulf Air completes EASA audit process http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/maintenance/gulf-air-completes-easa-audit-process <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Gulf Air has maintained its ongoing certification to carry out maintenance on Airbus A320 family and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner including their associated engines and various fitted components. This will allow Gulf Air to expand its maintenance capability to include more regional and European airlines that operate to and from Bahrain International Airport.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The objective of the audit, which is performed once every year, is to obtain assurance that Gulf Air’s planes, engines, associated systems and component maintenance activities are carried out in conformity with the European Civil Aviation regulations and standards as well as complying with additional requirements specifically drafted for organisations located outside the European Union (EU) or non-member states. The audit also assists to ensure that these activities are performed in accordance with Gulf Air’s internal policy and procedures that are pre-approved by EASA. Focused on Gulf Air’s Technical Division, the EASA audit includes inspections on the airline’s processes and procedures, competencies and workmanship, as well as adequacy of manpower with various expertise including the management team, facilities and environment, availability of equipment and tooling, materials, technical manuals and documentation that are required for the type of aircraft, engines and components to be maintained by Gulf Air.</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Gulf Air’s Acting chief executive officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “This is a testimony of Gulf Air’s strength and adherence to EASA’s regulations and we are glad to maintain our certification year after year. I would like to thank our Bahraini chief technical officer, Jamal Abdulrahman Hashim, and his team of engineers and technicians for their hard work and continuous commitment in serving the National Carrier.” </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">He added: “The routine audits are performed twice every 24 months and we welcome EASA every time to assist us in preserving the status of being professional with high standards to maintain not only our fleet but also the equipment of other airlines.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-23T12:00:00Z">Tue, 23/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Gulf Air has recently completed an audit process successfully for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" action="/taxonomy/term/12/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--10--description" id="edit-vote--10" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--10--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--5" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-2qtem6pfgwmpkxskh8ub8esd2ovn55ghqjj-z8sxqxw" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-2QTEM6PFGWMPKXSkh8UB8ESd2ovn55GhqJj-z8SXQxw" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-5" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_5" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/Gulf%20Air%20Flies%20Daily%20to%20Kuala%20Lumpur%20Starting%20from%20July%202020.jpg" width="926" height="550" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:19:34 +0000 eNethersole 64071 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero IATA focuses on standards for ground handling post pandemic http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/maintenance/iata-focuses-on-standards-for-ground-handling-post-pandemic <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“There will be challenges as ground handling operations ramp up to meet growing demand as the aviation industry’s recovery from COVID-19 progresses. Overcoming labour shortages, ensuring safety with strict adherence to global standards and digitalisation and modernisation will be critical to achieving a scalable restart,” said Monika Mejstrikova, IATA’s director of ground operations.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Labour</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Ground handling providers are facing severe skills shortages and challenges in retaining and recruiting staff.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Many skilled employees have left the industry and are not coming back. And recruiting, training and accrediting new staff can take up to six months. So, it is critical that we retain current staff and find more efficient ways of onboarding new personnel,” said Mejstrikova, who also outlined a number of priority solutions.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">To retain skilled staff, governments should include ground handlers in wage subsidy programmes</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">To speed up training processes, the use of competency-based training, assessments and online training formats should be increased, and training requirements harmonised</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">To increase the efficiency of staff utilisation, a training passport should be developed that would mutually recognise skills across ground handlers, airlines and/or airports</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Safety</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Global standards are the foundation for safe operations. Two key tools for ground handlers are the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) and the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO).</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">IGOM:&nbsp; IATA called for the ground handling industry to accelerate the global adoption of IGOM to ensure worldwide operational consistency and safety. To support this, IATA has launched the IGOM portal. A user-friendly online platform where airlines and ground handlers can share the results of their gap analysis between company procedures and IGOM, offering a global benchmark for harmonisation and driving efficiency.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">ISAGO:&nbsp; IATA urged governments to recognize ISAGO in their regulatory frameworks for oversight. This will deliver significant benefits, including greater harmonization, Safety Management System (SMS) implementation by the ground handlers, and reduction of duplicate audits that providers are facing.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“The aim is for global adoption of IGOM and ISAGO. The IATA online portal will give a boost to this effort,” said Mejstrikova.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Digitalisation and Modernisation</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Digitalisation can drive process improvements that will be critical to improving both sustainability and productivity. A key driver of digitalisation/modernisation is the CEDAR initiative (Connected Ecological Digital Autonomous Ramp) which focuses on:</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Digitalisation of aircraft turn around</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Modernisation of ground support equipment and processes</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Enhanced stand design</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Harnessing data to improve safety and efficiency is crucial for the ground handling industry. CEDAR is the blueprint to address this. The overall aim is to be able to make data-based operational decisions that will cut costs, improve performance and contribute to the industry’s net zero commitment,” said Mejstrikova.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-22T12:00:00Z">Mon, 22/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">IATA is focusing on standards, digitalisation and addressing the skilled labour shortage to build resilience for ground handling activities.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/12/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-w5-jriogwfd7sfuu56k-hiuanpkelcs1sm7ykdnw9xc" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-W5-jRIOgWfD7SFuU56K-hIuANPKelcS1Sm7YKDnw9Xc" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/airport.jpg" width="950" height="624" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:51:07 +0000 eNethersole 64069 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow 2021 - All the best bits of this year's show http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/events/dubai-airshow-2021-all-the-best-bits-of-this-years-show <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/show-business" hreflang="en">Show business</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 19 Nov 2021 06:48:57 +0000 cbrown 64060 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow: Sanad and Saudi Arabian military turbine MRO provider and Middle East Propulsion sign MoU http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/dubai-airshow-sanad-and-saudi-arabian-military-turbine-mro-provider-and-middle-east <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“The Saudi Arabian market is one we would like to expand our reach into and so we’ve started discussions with MEPC,” said Sanad deputy group CEO, Mansoor Janahi. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We’ve got repair capabilities that they can leverage, rather than investing [in them]. “They’ve got capabilities that we can leverage without having to invest. It’s a more efficient use of resources.” Saudi Arabia’s proximity to Sanad’s home base is also an attraction. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Sanad, which is owned by UAE investment giant Mubadala, “started local and has gone global”, Janahi said, but is seeking to expand its worldwide reach further.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We have a leadership position in the region…but we’re looking at three markets to spread our wings into. We’re looking at Africa, because we believe it’s a market that’s underserved; Southeast Asia, given that it’s the fastest-growing air transport market; and the Americas because, at the end of the day, the US is the largest single air transport market globally.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Meanwhile, in another deal announced at the show, Sanad is partnering with the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) to provide the association’s 27 airline members with access to Sanad’s industrial service capabilities.</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The affiliation, which sees Sanad appointed as AACO’s Industry Partner, provides a platform for extensive knowledge exchange and access for AACO’s members, with Sanad expecting to leverage the tie-up to expand regional service partnerships and build on its expertise in servicing OEMs and airlines.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Our partnership with AACO provides its members and Sanad with a mutually beneficial platform to explore greater collaborative opportunities and share knowledge and experience to drive excellence across the aviation sector,” said Janahi.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-17T12:00:00Z">Wed, 17/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Mutual assistance between two of the Gulf’s aerospace companies should help them both increase market share through leveraging each other’s capabilities, one of their senior executives said at the Dubai air show.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/12/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-au6-yao-qourc99qwrfi6rns-9thmuzqofuyiwifcxg" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-au6-yaO_qOURC99qWRFI6RnS-9ThmUZqOfuYIwIFCXg" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/default_images/ta-default-thumbnail_0_2.jpeg" width="1280" height="720" alt="Time Aerospace thumbnail" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 17 Nov 2021 12:31:58 +0000 eNethersole 64050 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow: EgyptAir and Saudi Ground Services sign contract http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/dubai-airshow-egyptair-and-saudi-ground-services-sign-contract <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The agreement will see SGS provide passenger services in the airports’ terminals and ramp services for aircraft.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The agreement was signed at the Dubai Airshow by EgyptAir chairman and CEO Captain Amr Nabil, and SGS CEO Raed Al-Idrissi.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Nabil said that EgyptAir planned to return to its former tempo of services to Saudi Arabia, where it typically operated an average of 100 flights per week to six airports pre-Covid -19.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-17T12:00:00Z">Wed, 17/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">EgyptAir and Saudi Ground Services (SGS) have signed a contract by which SGS will serve the Egyptian flag-carrier in all the kingdom’s main airports, as well as Abha and Qassim.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/12/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-cnu4y3istmjj1bviwakuprkdgegvojhehlfjr6twq58" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-cNu4Y3IStmJJ1bViWakUpRkdgegVoJhEhlfjr6TwQ58" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/egyptair_103_800.jpg" width="950" height="713" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 17 Nov 2021 10:23:52 +0000 eNethersole 64043 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero