Archive for October, 2011

The Revolutionary Boeing 787 Dreamliner and its Implications for Aircraft Maintenance

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner,  developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is a long-range, wide-body, twin-engine jet airline, intended as a follow-on to the Boeing 767.  Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft maintenance is expected to be significantly easier than with the Boeing 767, in part because of the use of carbon fiber composites and additionally because of designed [...]


The Brave New World of Jet Engine Maintenance

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Rolls-Royce has a long history of excellence in the automotive and aircraft industries. Mastery of both jumbo jet engine technology and jet engine maintenance  techniques has propelled Rolls-Royce into market leadership in this sector of the aerospace industry. A BBC documentary video was created in 2010, revealing Rolls-Royce jumbo jet engine manufacturing and technology in [...]

Inspecting a CFM56 jet engine – Opening an Engine Cowl

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

  Imagine working on an Airbus A320, doing routine aircraft engine maintenance of a GE/SNECMA CFM56 jet engine. CFM is a combination of two major aircraft engine manufacturers: the French firm Snecma (SAFRAN Group) , and the U.S. firm, GE. This CFM56 jet engine is typically employed  in many current Airbus and Boeing aircraft, commonly [...]