DeCrane Aerospace, founded in 1987 by the late entrepreneur Jack DeCrane with the idea of assembling under a single umbrella all aspects of cabin refurbishment and completion, has found a buyer.
Aerostructures specialist GKN Aerospace presented its 2010 supplier awards to five companies yesterday at the Farnborough airshow: All Metal Services, Onamac Industries, High-Tech Engineering, Magellan Aerospace and Doncaster Bramah.
• All Metal Services’ award was in the regional supplier-Europe category, for supplying aluminum cut plate and extrusions.
Pressure to reduce costs is the top priority facing aerospace executives, according to a new survey by global management consultancy Accenture. As a result, companies will be forced to increase the use of external engineering services over the next three years, it finds.
Let’s face it: the aerospace and defense industries do not have good track records when it comes to keeping new product developments on-time and on-budget. And, like many other industries, they suffer from the habitual problems of inefficiencies throughout the sales, production and customer-support chains. Throw in the added pressures of squeezed income levels and rising costs and you have the makings of a major management headache.
Leadership and management skills are crucial in today’s maintenance sector, and speakers at this year’s NBAA Maintenance Management Conference (MMC) underscored that point.
AircraftLogs.com announced reporting enhancements that capture performance metrics for flight departments. The company’s online system can track three broad categories of non-financial metrics–aircraft utilization, passenger data and strategic alignment. With these metrics, flight departments can better understand the utilization of the corporate aircraft while evaluating
the operation’s efficiency.
At a time when some see business aviation as an unnecessary extravagance, a new study sponsored by NBAA, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and others has concluded that over a broad range of uses, business aircraft can materially benefit shareholders.
Air-charter broker and consulting service Aero Resources added a new program for outsourced scheduling and dispatching. The program is designed for Part 91 flight departments that need a contract scheduler/dispatcher but don’t want the expense of a full-time employee.
NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today welcomed the release of a new study that indicates companies using business aviation outperform those without aircraft.
Managing aircraft programs is a complex process that should not be underestimated. This is one of the clearest messages to have emerged in recent years and is evidenced when one considers the 787 supplier issues, A380 wiring problems and A400M delays. It costs the industry vast sums of time and money.