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Hi All,

Thanks to Hatrack over on HC for the below link!

 

https://aviationweek.com/mro/podcast/podcas...itoring-sensors

 

Some of my favourite bits from David Piotrowski - Delta TechOps:

 

"We have a variety of applications in with both Boeing and Airbus, to basically do the same thing for a specific task, use structural health monitoring as an alternate inspection, and with that is going to be a huge savings for our operation."

 

"We literally have dozens of applications across all fleet types. This literally is a stepping stone to wider applications and accelerating the implementation of more efficient maintenance practices."

 

"There are other applications, the 737 aft pressure bulkhead is probably the most likely and we have actually installed sensors on 20 different aircraft and have worked with Boeing on applying for an AMOC (alternative method of compliance to do those inspections. Literally the aft galley is in the way of the inspections. And so when you need to do that inspection, it's a significant burden, it takes three to five days of maintenance and being out of service[/b]. Using the structural health monitoring option, we can route the monitoring lines to a convenient location and l[b]iterally can do it in probably 30 minutes to an hour[/b]."

 

Cheers

Dr_Dazmo

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American Airlines Says Travel Bookings Have Recovered to 90 Percent of Pre-Pandemic Levels

 

American Airlines is seeing a staggering increase in travel bookings in comparison to its record low numbers throughout 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

On Monday, the Texas-based air carrier — which lost more than $8.9 billion last year — said in a regulatory filing that net bookings are at 90 percent of the company's pre-pandemic 2019 average, with 80 percent of seats onboard being filled.

 

"Due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order to require a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the U.S. at the beginning of 2021, the Company experienced softness in its bookings at the beginning of the first quarter," American Airlines said. "However, as infection and hospitalization rates have materially declined and vaccine distribution has increased during the quarter," the company says it has experienced an increase in bookings.

 

The airline went on to say that it expects the upward trend to continue.

 

Air travel has sharply increased in recent weeks as more Americans get vaccinated. On Sunday, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened 1.57 billion passengers, the highest number since March 2020, according to Reuters.

 

 

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Hi All,

Positive news from SMN today that the POD testing data for the Gogo B737-800 2Ku Wifi STC has been submitted to the FAA. :biggrin:

FAA feedback is expected prior to the end of Q2 21 for review of the test data and to return any follow up questions.

 

Cheers

Dr_Dazmo

 

 

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Dazmo, from that article it looks like the race is on. The article is more focused on A.I. than current technologies. It mentioned CVM only to show that some research was conducted. The way I took this article was "Hey with have this & that, but over here we have Robotics and Automation.".

 

Don't mention the FAA process to adoption. The article is where it should be, in the recycle bin.

 

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Hi All,

Some more relatively recent positive news out of AEM:

 

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/verticalmag...-program/%3famp

 

 

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) has announced they have been awarded certification under Canada’s Controlled Goods Program (CGP). This accreditation will permit AEM to examine, possess, and transfer controlled products and technology that have military or national security significance.

 

Designed to strengthen the defense trade controls in Canada, CGP is a Federal Government program that manages the proliferation of military assets including weapons, satellite GPS systems and communication equipment. As AEM prepares to launch multiple new airborne communication solutions suitable for defense markets, obtaining CGP certification was an important step.

 

“We recognized the controlled goods certification as a need from our customers who engage in highly sensitive projects around the world with government agencies, military, and the like” said Brian Wall, CEO of AEM. “This designation allows AEM to facilitate products and services in these highly regulated sectors.”

 

AEM already provides products, services, and support to the Canadian and US defense industries in various product categories, and their industry-leading equipment can be found on military aircraft across the globe. Participation in CGP will expand AEM’s capabilities and allow them to better support the needs of their growing list of defense customers.AEM expects to be fully compliant with all program requirements and ready to participate in projects with controlled goods requirements at the latest by August 31st, 2021.

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that link is just a picture of an icon. No text, no content. !!

SMN getting a mention form posters on another site . So other people are looking at SMN and other aspects of its model

read its 4C a couple of days ago, its not really operating cash flow positive because if you back out the grants its negative.
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Interesting industry subject with plenty of long term growth room with the buildings, bridges etc areas to move into. I think mines are probably a big market potentially also together with oil and gas industries, I guess the oil industry is slowly dying out though...

 

Looking forward, I could see these solutions taken up voluntarily, followed by mandations into law further down the track. (eg, required in new buildings in certain areas or buildings taller than X stories etc). Think, Miami, Florida and recent disaster

 

 

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