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The 4 best ways to ship aircraft parts worldwide

Unlike the process of shipping aircraft parts, shipping a routine parcel like a book or a bottle of perfume is relatively easy. If all goes to plan, the parcel will be delivered in a couple of days without a hitch. However, shipping an urgently-needed and vital aircraft part may or may not be so straightforward,

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Green aviation: recycling aircraft parts

On average, 92% of an aircraft’s bulk is re-used and recycled. It takes over 50 million individual components to make up 1 Airbus A320 aircraft; finding a buyer for that many parts can be a challenge. Currently, only 700 aircraft are retired each year, however, industry analysts predict that by 2038 more than 1,100 airframes

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What recovery looks like: increases in costs and delays in delivery?

The aviation sector is beginning to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, with the world gradually emerging from a pandemic, manufacturers are scrambling to secure raw materials to meet demand. Unfortunately, for many manufacturers, growth is being held up by record supply chain delays. New orders are running ahead of production at the high rate. The

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Reducing environmental footprint

Since 2008 the aviation industry have been following the sector-wide climate action framework. The framework is based on a set of three global goals: short, medium and long-term. Short goal: 1.5% average annual fuel efficiency improvement from 2009 to 2020 Medium goal: Stabilize net aviation CO2 emissions at 2020 levels through carbon-neutral growth. Long-term goal:

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Bargain hunters: buying aircraft parts online

As COVID-19 swept through the aviation industry in 2020 and onwards into 2021, searching for cheaper but reliable aircraft parts became the ‘new normal’ for both airlines and dedicated MRO providers seeking effective aviation solutions. In 2019 used serviceable materials (USM) constituted only US$4.7 billion of the overall market, in 2022 that figure is expected

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Getting your hands on an aircraft part

The airplane recycling process begins with non-destructive dismantling activity. First, some easily removable items such as passenger seats, engines, and other components are taken—eventually, just the shell remains. At that point, a massive excavator demolishes the vast shell of the airplane. Once different parts of the shell are broken down into small pieces, they are

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Digitalization: new opportunities for the aviation market

The commercial and defence aviation industries have a long history of business innovation, technological leadership, and data-driven operations. These operations include aircraft maintenance activities, the parts supply chain, and detailed logistics. However, it is ironic that within such a hi-tech industry like aviation, the majority of the aftermarket services are still not leveraging digital innovation

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