Get a head-start on your Annual conference experience by joining us Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, for IECA's Pre-Conference Workshop Program. IECA will be offering six half-day workshops, providing you the practical education you need to get the job done. Browse pre-conference courses offered.
Due to misinterpretation of legalese, CFM International has undertaken efforts to clarify its aftermarket actions regarding its agreement with the International Air Transport Association. Under the agreement, CFM waived the license fees of certified MROs, said that it will not remove repairs from maintenance manuals, and stopped forbidding the use of non-OEM parts or repairs in engines.
Developing a monitoring program for predictive maintenance includes determining which components of a system have the largest effect on production, in what ways they could fail and how they look without flaws. An AI monitoring system can quickly analyze a stream of data with multiple variables, comparing data from optimal run cycles with real-time data from dozens of other components to predict machine failure.
Airlines are using sensor data from planes to detect potential problems with engines and pneumatic systems, but it will take time before the technology fulfills its promise, writes Jon Hemmerdinger. Transmission costs and "limited computational power" are among the factors that keep airlines from fully using the data that's streaming out of newer planes.
Showcase your industry expertise at SMRP's first international event, the SMRP Peru Symposium on March 6-7 in Lima, Peru. The call for track session and workshop abstracts is open through this Friday, Sept. 21. Click here for more information on submission guidelines.
Take advantage of iconic facility tours offered during the SMRP 26th Annual Conference, Oct. 25 in Orlando, Fla. Learn about unique maintenance, reliability and physical asset management programs through available tours at University of Central Florida, Disney and Kennedy Space Center. SeaWorld and Lockheed Martin tour waitlists are also available. Register today!
While some people speculate emerging technology will make humans obsolete, robots and other forms of technology actually will create more work for human beings than they eliminate, according to a report from the World Economic Forum. Jobs lost to technology will total 75 million over the next four years, but 133 million additional jobs will be created, the report predicts, with much of the new work concentrated in cloud technology and data analytics.
Volkswagen Group is using HP's new Metal Jet printer in an attempt to pioneer production-scale 3D printing. The technology uses a process in which parts are produced in successive layers using a powder and binder, offering a fifty-fold productivity improvement over older 3D methods.
Scientists at Virginia Tech have found a way to make a surface 90% ice-free by using technology inspired by the chemistry of ice itself. Instead of special chemicals or coatings, the team has created an aluminum surface with grooves designed to absorb air moisture.
Battery power limits the flight duration of drones, but the Russian company Global Energy Transmission is offering a solution in a form similar to in-flight refueling. The company's midair recharging system consists of a gazebo-like frame that transmits power to as many as six drones at a time, providing roughly 25 minutes of power after a six-minute recharge.