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Inside Victorville Airport, 400 Pandemic-Stricken Airliners Face an Uncertain Future

Head through the Mojave Desert and up Interstate 15 just north of Los Angeles, and you’ll find a relatively small, unsuspecting airport with no commercial air service. Airfields such as this one aren’t uncommon in California, but this particular one stands out. ComAv Technical Services, located at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, is one of the largest aircraft storage facilities on the globe with total capacity for over 500 commercial aircraft. The largest leaseholder on the property, the company…

Honeywell Unveils New Cabin Air Catalyst

Earlier this week, Phoenix, Ariz.-based Honeywell Aerospace unveiled a new catalyst for aircraft cabin systems, which will aim to reduce delays and maintenance issues caused by cabin odor events. The new catalyst from Honeywell comes at a time when cabin odor events have seen an increase over the past several…

Opinion: Third Party Suppliers, as Well as the Airlines, Are…

The impact of the pandemic on airlines globally has been well documented. With many airlines reporting 70 to 90 percent reductions year-on-year (YoY) in scheduled flying, airline planners and analyst have been sent scurrying to mitigate the financial and human impacts. But the losses seen by the airlines extend well…

Airline Maintenance Workers Honored Despite Difficult Season for Airlines

As the aviation industry grapples with the economic impact of the novel coronavirus, many airlines took the time to publicly recognize their aviation maintenance technicians (AMT) for their dedication and hard work in providing safe and excellence in air transportation. May 24 is Aviation Maintenance Technician Day, meant to honor…

Photos: Arizona’s Pinal Airpark Houses Airline Fleets from Around the…

Located north of Tucson, Ariz., Pinal Airpark is a small, single-runway airfield that bears witness to some of the world's most iconic jets. The airport has several vendors on-site who manage the storage and reclamation processes for these aircraft. For years, Pinal Airpark has served as a so-called "boneyard," where…

London Stansted Airport Resurfaces Runway During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the majority of airline operations around the globe. London’s Stansted Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the U.K., has taken the time as a chance to keep enhancing its facilities for the future. The airport is spending 11 days to resurface its 3,048-meter runway from…

The Process of Preparing Aircraft for Long-Term Storage

With COVID-19 decimating the travel industry, demand has dropped to almost nothing. Planes have been sent to storage for who knows how long. Many aircraft will be brought into service as demand picks up but some will be kept in storage longer since it will likely take some time before…

Emirates Probing Damage of Airbus A380 During Routine Maintenance

Dubai-based Emirates is currently investigating an incident in which one of its Airbus A380s was damaged during routine maintenance. The incident, which occurred on August 20, happened during an A-check at the airline's maintenance hangar in Dubai. A-checks are performed every 400 to 600 flight hours and are usually lighter…

Emirates Probing Damage of Airbus A380 During Routine Maintenance

Dubai-based Emirates is currently investigating an incident in which one of its Airbus A380s was damaged during routine maintenance. The incident, which occurred on August 20, happened during an A-check at the airline's maintenance hangar in Dubai. A-checks are performed every 400 to 600 flight hours and are usually lighter…

American Files Lawsuit Against Maintenance Unions

Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU). The airline cites that the two unions, which support the carrier's maintenance employees, have organized a work slowdown that has affected…