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Hi All,

Thanks to Hatrack over on HC for the below presentation by John Linn & Dennis Roach to the 2019 Airlines for America NDT Forum :graduated:

Moving SHM into Routine Use - Progress in CVM Applications

 

 

http://a4andtforum.com/wp-content/uploads/...Routine-Use.pdf

 

Good Stuff!!

I particularly like the fact that they "Anticipate Installations in 1st Q 2020" of WiFi applications. :biggrin:

Cheers

Dr_Dazmo

 

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Hi All,

Saw this and thought it was interesting from a SMN perspective.

 

 

Cheers

 

Dr_Dazmo

 

 

 

https://www.mro-network.com/maintenance-rep...al-mro-invoices

 

Airbus May Rescind Royalties Proposal For MRO Invoices

 

Airline and MRO industry sources say Airbus plans to rescind its unpopular proposal to charge royalties on MRO invoices.

 

The deadline for MROs to sign the agreement accepting the royaltiesâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢ policy is Oct. 31, with industry sources saying most do not plan to sign it.

 

This puts Airbus in an uncomfortable placeâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚it angered airline customers, jeopardized the aftermarket business that it is trying to expand and instigated mistrust in part of the aftermarket community about the OEMâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s Skywise platform, which is a key part of Airbusâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢ aftermarket solutions that it is trying to grow.

The controversial proposal started because Airbus was concerned that MROs performing third-party maintenance on its aircraft and using technical documentation in AirbusWorld were not paying enough for its intellectual property (IP).

 

Airbus notified MROs via letter that it planned to start charging a royalty fee of 0.5% on total gross invoices in 2019, retroactive to Aug. 1. Due to short notice, however, the OEM decided not to charge in 2019 and instead impose a 1.25% fee in 2020 (instead of the original 1.0%), 1.5% in 2021 and âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“to be determinedâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ in 2022.

 

Airbus told Aviation Week on Sept. 25 that âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“Airbusâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢ strategy is to collect remuneration for the usage of its IP by the users and the MRO organizations that are the main beneficiaries of its IP,âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ in which it invests significantly.

 

Airline and MRO sources say they have not received official communication from Airbus about the rescinded royalties policy, but several say they expect to receive the letter âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“imminentlyâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ or in the next couple days.

 

 

Airbus is not confirming that it is backtracking on the royalties policy.

 

However, it did tell Aviation Week on Oct. 24 that âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“Airbus is in discussions with MROs and airlines about our technical data policy. The content of these discussions is confidential.âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ

 

MROs are alarmed by the proposal on many frontsâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚from being double billed for parts it buys from Airbus to the auditing processâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚but they could not speak publicly without potential recourse from the OEM.

 

Airlines from around the world also expressed their concerns about the royalties to Airbus. Operators already pay to access necessary maintenance data and know MROs would have to pass on the royalty charge to them to cover the cost. As one major airline said, âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“We donâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢t see the fees as appropriate.âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ Another said Airbus âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“handled [the situation] very poorly.âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ

 

Throughout this process, Airbus has not clearly communicated its royalty fees proposal to the industry, which has fueled resistance by airlines and MROs.

 

Even if Airbus tables its royalties proposal for now, do not expect the issue to be resolved permanently.

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Hi All,

Looks like global Operators are continuing to find B737-NG cracks.

Cheers

Dr_Dazmo

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/10291787/ryanair-grounds-boeing-737-ng-planes/

RYANAIR has grounded at least three of its Boeing 737 NG planes over a cracking issue that's affecting airlines around the world.

 

Since the beginning of last month, around 50 planes owned by airlines around the world have been grounded.

 

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Hi All,Seen reports in the past about future estimated aircraft demand from China, but obviously India is no slouch either!

CheersDr_Dazmo

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/indust...ow/71936779.cms

 

New Delhi: To cater to growing travel demands, India would need around 2,400 aircraft in the next 20 years and around 85-90 per cent of them would be narrow-body, a senior executive of global aerospace giant Boeing said on Wednesday.

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Hi All,

More B737-NG cracks, and before the FAA recommended inspection cycles. :weirdsmiley:

 

Dr_Dazmo

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-08/lion...g-737s/11687598

 

Indonesian carrier Lion Air reports cracks in new Boeing 737s in more bad news for Seattle-based company

 

Indonesian carrier Lion Air has found structural cracks in two Boeing 737 NG planes that have taken fewer flights than a US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) threshold for checks, Indonesia's aviation safety regulator says.

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Hi All,

Saw this and thought it was interesting.

 

Cheers

Dr_Dazmo

 

https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcri...transcript.aspx

It goes without saying that these are very exciting times at Gogo as we scaled our operations in support of Delta Airlines' desire to provide free internet service to its passengers as we make great progress on our Gogo 5G product initiative and as we work with our satellite partners on new and exciting ways to serve the aero IFC market. It's also exciting to see a nice bounce back on our Business Aviation division as OEMs made some nice catch-up orders in the quarter and some of the ADS-B congestion cleared up in the aftermarket. And perhaps most exciting. Today we expect to sign a contract with a very prestigious EMEA airline install Gogo 2Ku and live TV on a significant portion of their wide-body fleet. A formal announcement will be forthcoming.

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