Aircraft Maintenance Technology

APR-MAY 2018

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C O V E R S T O R Y CONTENTS: APRIL/MAY 2018 C O L U M N S EDITOR'S VIEWPOINT 4 Leadership By Ronald Donner ARSA INSIGHT 50 Telling You What You Already Know By Brett Levanto D E P A R T M E N T S 49 ADVERTISERS' INDE X 49 CL A SSIFIED ADVERTISING ON THE COVER: ExecuJet's Lanseria facility in South Africa. EXECUJET BUSINESS AVIATION 24 Steady Growth, Consolidation Characterize Global Business Aviation MRO Market Steady, although not spectacular, growth characterizes the global business jet MRO market over the ensuing five years — all the while, the industry steadies itself to adapt to the seemingly irresistible gravitational pull exerted by continuing consolidation. Such is the consensus of nine geographically diverse business aircra maintenance leaders. By Ronald Donner and Jerome Greer Chandler F E A T U R E S AIRLINE 6 Supporting the Industry on Maintenance Investigation: Boeing MEDA in the Last Decade By Maggie J. Ma and Anja Koschinski COMMERCIAL MRO 14 AMT Exclusive: An Interview with AAR's David Storch By Ronald Donner AIRLINE 20 It's a Matter of Communication (Between Pilots and Mechanics) By Tahlia Fisher COMMERCIAL MRO 32 Why a 'Local First' Approach to Component MRO May Cost More By Christopher Whiteside GENER AL AVIATION 36 GE Aviation's Strong (Turboprop) Footprint in Europe By Marino Boric FROM THE FA A 44 Just Culture Stories: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly By Dr. Bill Johnson 14 36 PROFESSIONALISM Take a Look at Communication By Bob Hobbi ONLINE EXCLUSIVE 3

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