Highlights from 2018 mro europe and helitech international gas zombies

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This year and especially this fall was a remarkable one for the aviation business not only in the US but even, or especially, in Europe. gas bloating nausea Many tradeshows were scheduled and AMT covered them all. This report highlights some of our activity and impressions from this year’s MRO Europe and Helitech International, both held near one another in Amsterdam/Holland. 2018 MRO Europe

According to the organizer of MRO Europe, the event attracted record crowds at RAI Amsterdam – the Amsterdam fairgrounds located really convenient and close to the city center. More than 9,000 registered attendees from 105 countries, 447 exhibitors and some 800 airline attendees. MRO Europe is the largest gathering of the aviation maintenance community in Europe which offered plenty of opportunities for networking and showcased many offerings presented by hundreds of exhibitors. Product developments were announced/showcased and important news were made, and last but not least, important contracts were signed.

Frank Stephenson, head of product design at the German VTOL Lilium GmbH spoke passionately about the Lilium’s eVTOL aircraft and about innovation in vertical mobility, and integration of diverse systems and technologies. According to him this big advancement in mobility will enable high-speed personal connectivity as an on-demand service with dynamic pricing, which will – according to him – be way faster and even cheaper than today’s taxis.

Walking through the exhibition halls I found of great interest the friendly general layout and the existence of special interest areas. The show organizer created a Part 21 Pavilion, several regional pavilions, and the "New Exhibitors Showcase". For the first time, MRO Europe hosted the Part 21 Pavilion, a designated area within the exhibition hall where MROs, airlines, and lessors requiring Part 21J (design) and Part 21G (manufacturing) services could meet companies that hold these approvals. Booth number 6080 was "New Exhibitors Showcase" which was populated by newcomers in this business. Impressions of the industry

The MRO sector appears in good (excellent) health, and this growth is for some in the field possibly a problem, as like always, after a vigorous growth a recession might occur. To prepare for this seems for many in the market a real problem as today subjects fight the opposite problem, the lack of qualified personnel. Lot of activities relating to mergers and acquisitions where I could permanently hear the word: partnerships.

Way more than in previous years I witnessed discussions on an evolution of a digital revolution. There is an intensive discussion to whom belong the collected data and who and how it is able to be used. Here I expect a longer and even more intense discussion as data streams are rapidly, actually exponentially growing and many subjects are not yet ready and capable to use the data properly. We experience more digitalization but this means even more targets for hackers. gas works park fireworks Many companies seem to be concerned. In the case of the cybersecurity many companies have difficulties identifying where their vulnerabilities lie. Hot Topics

Another "hot" topic of special interest and a sort of a Damocles Sword above the heads of companies from Great Britain was BREXIT. Many market subjects and specialists, 90 percent of them from GB were concerned. Interesting there was not even a discussion on that subject; most of them blocked any discussion saying: "I do not want to comment this". Sessions

Very helpful were the hosted sessions mainly used for product briefings and complimentary content in the "Go Live Theater," a dedicated space located on the show floor. gas pains or contractions These opportunities were open to all attendees and I counted some 20 lectures. I found of special interest lectures from Asssystemas on the possibility to print parts for a cabin and lectures hosted by Inter.Tec/Flitetec on "Reverse Engineering Parts," Honeywell’s Tim Roberts on "Condition-Based Maintenance for Rotorcraft," as on topics like "3-D scanning for Part 21 Design" by Consilio3D Technologies.

At this MRO Europe event we could find a dedicated space for the electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) and urban air mobility (UAM), where most of the activities have been done by industry, particularly startups. There was even a MRO Drone area where attendees could find out more about where and how the drones could be used for maintenance.

A few important features are the secure cloud-based system with flexibility to scale when needed, use of detailed visual graphics, data analytics and reporting for enhanced management effectiveness and informed decision making. The system will save all documentation and email communication by repair order with no storage limitation, cost benchmark and contract pricing Repair cost approval review aids, including and visibility, tracking and management of all assets in the repair cycle. AIRVOLUTION also has the ability to streamline the end-to-end repair cycle process. The full AIRVOLUTION platform will be released in early 2019.

Magnetic MRO services large aviation companies from Europe and even from Africa and has sealed recently important MRO contracts with Austrian Airlines, SAS, and Air Nostrum just to mention some. Recently the company received fresh capital, diversified its business and has brought fresh ideas into the conservative MRO market. Those ideas are something remarkable; during the opening-speech of the MRO Europe in an Airline Keynote Valter Fernades, CEO of TAP Express mentioned how slow new projects are maturing in the aviation business and how difficult it is for small companies like TAP Express to visualize and pursue (for example) new cabin interior lay-outs. What he missed is what Magnetic MRO is offering, new fresh ideas and new software. I was shown on a tablet by Pärtel Peter Kruuv, the interior project manager how easy it is for Magnetic MRO to visualize to small customers’ different interiors colors and seat materials. gas jet size chart Magnetic MRO in 2017 received the Estonia’s company of the year and exporter of the year awards.

APU MRO service provider TurbineAero was represented by Peter Gille, vice president and general manager, who explained to us big changes which recently happened at the company which is headquartered in Chandler, AZ, USA. By mid-May TurbineAero announced definitive agreement to acquire Triumph’s Aviation Services Asia APU Repair Product Line (“RPL”) and in October was the groundbreaking ceremony for a new building in the Free Zone of the Amata City Industrial Estate, Chonburi, in Thailand.

Joachim Lau, sales director Aerospace of Assystem Germany GmbH, introduced the 3-D printing technology summarizing the advantages of ALM parts in aircraft cabins like on-demand production and rapid prototyping. Since 2017 Assystem is supporting the airlines with the identification of potential ALM parts and is providing improved designs, prototyping for fit check and serial parts with Form 1. The company, a first time exhibitor, is offering EASA approved cabin modifications and system integration as well as a small range of products such as “Crew Rest Class 3” and ALM parts.

Satair made several announcements and presented new technologies and processes. Satair and Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) and its optical filters division Lamda Guard of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, signed at the MRO Europe exhibition an exclusive global multimillion dollar distribution agreement to bring MTI’s metaAIR laser glare protection eyewear and visors to global aviation and defense markets.

The Satair/Airbus booth was almost continuously sieged not only because of vast content of offered services; a small 3-D-printing machine attracted special interest. gas efficient cars 2010 Satair is offering Airbus material management seminars, and one in the category of specialized seminars is the "Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Aviation". David Wottke, project manager AM Solutions at Satair was constantly surrounded by a crowd interested in the AM tools manufacturing which was demoed by Thorsten Gribb at the event. Satair is offering not only the 3-D print hardware but is offering customized, three-day worldwide seminars on AM and manufacturing on parts and tools. Student Attendees

One of the largest trade fairs for helicopters in Europe took place from Tuesday, 16 October to Thursday, 18 October 2018 in Amsterdam. Top companies of the industry were represented and presented their latest helicopter and services. Some 4,800 rotorcraft professionals went to Helitech International 2018 from more than 70 different countries encountering some 150+ exhibitors.

Helitech International covered this year more topics than in past years such as the future outlook of the offshore oil and gas sector, improvements in SAR (search and rescue) missions and the latest MRO trends. The conference sessions at Helitech International were also in high demand. For the first time, with great response, Helitech covered the synergies between rotorcraft and UAVs.