Purchasing is hard, memory alloys, freight costs, & autonomous tech - Skylink Brief for 11/03/2017

Purchasing is hard, memory alloys, freight costs, & autonomous tech - Skylink Brief for 11/03/2017

Here are the notes from the Skylink TV Weekly Brief broadcast for 11/03/17. (You can watch this on our Skylink TV).

Used Parts Market Growing, But..., Things People & Firms Say They Do, But..., & Part Prices Still Stable- Skylink Brief For 10/27/17

Used Parts Market Growing, But..., Things People & Firms Say They Do, But..., & Part Prices Still Stable- Skylink Brief For 10/27/17

Here are the notes from the Skylink TV Weekly Brief broadcast for 10/27/17. (You can watch this on our Skylink TV).

The Disturbing Truth: How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

Disturbing Truth About How Airlines Are Maintained Today The search is over. We bring you the best aviation stories from this week. Why AOGs drive airlines crazy, whether lithium batteries can be made safe, the truth about airplane maintenance, and how to stay positive.

Never Forget Your: Quote

"To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home." — Anonymous

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Never Forget Your: News

Why AOGs drive airlines crazy and how to minimize their impact — “AOGs are a thorn in your spine. They give you an overwhelmed feeling deep in the pit of your stomach. A feeling you can't outrun. This is why planning and knowing your operational downside is important."

To the rescue: Can lithium batteries be made safe for flight? — “Today more than 18 carriers have banned the bulk transport of lithium batteries as belly cargo on passenger planes, and some have banned the cells on all shipments, including freighters."

The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today — “In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth."

The world needs aviation — how flying keeps us grounded — “Technology has made it easier than ever to turn our attention inward, with often depressing results. Aviation may seem like the ultimate activity for the confident individual, and yet learning to fly has a unique ability to make us humble."

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Never Forget Your: Relief

The Stress Free Benefits Of On-Demand Expendables — "You've labored over cutting POs, making sure the part number was right, and ensuring you have the right condition without overspending. Making things easier is your operational priority. Find out how through these benefits."

Stay Positive — Thinking negatively can drag down our moods, our actions and even our health. Learn ways to stay positive.

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Never Forget Your: Events 

NAAA 49th Annual Convention & Exposition

  • December 7-10, 2015
  • Savannah, Georgia

AOPA New Year's Day Fly In

  • January 1, 2016
  • Nappanee, Indiana

MRO Middle East

  • February 3-4, 2016
  • Dubai, UAE

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Weekly Aviation Round-up: The Future of Airline Seat Reclining

Aviation Weekly Roundup

The best aviation stories from this week. The future of airline seats, Dynamic Airways fire, Jetblue drops cargo, and how to reduce your stress.

Never Forget Your: Quote

"You can teach a monkey to fly an aircraft, but not to fix it." -Unknown

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Never Forget Your: News

The Future of Airline Seat Reclining or Not — "To recline, or not to recline, is a troublesome question. Recent events in the U.S. air travel market prove that it is a volatile issue for some passengers, leading to aggression onboard."

Dynamic Airways Fire Caused by Faulty Fuel Line Connection — "While initial reports based on eyewitness accounts attributed the source of the fire to be the aircraft’s left Pratt & Whitney JT9D engine, investigators have not found any evidence 'of an engine uncontainment' or other failure.”

JetBlue Drops Cargo Business to Add More Human Cargo on Each Plane — "JetBlue officially got out of the cargo business about a week ago, and one of the factors leading to that business line’s cessation was the airline’s move to place”

Shaheen 737 Heavily Damaged During Landing — "A Boeing 737-400 aircraft operated by Pakistani carrier Shaheen Air International has suffered severe damage upon landing at Allama Iqbal International airport in Lahore.”

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Never Forget Your: Relief

How To End The Day After A Stressful AOG —  Stress is common and a big part of your aviation life. It grabs you tight, suffocating your every move. Most days are made up of you scrambling to resolve the next urgent issue. One after the other. Try these tips...

Take 10 Relaxing Steps Now —  You're stressed we know it. A stress free life is a healthy life so do us a favor...

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Never Forget Your: Events  

Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

  • November 17-19, 2015
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

9th Annual Flight Operations Conference 

  • December 1-2, 2015
  • Rome, Italy

MRO Latin America 

  • January 21-22, 2016
  • Lima, Peru

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In The News: Airbus And Boeing Have New Patents, Electric Airplane, And Top Airline Amenities

How To Properly Manage Aircraft Component TATs (2)  Airbus And Boeing’s New Patents That Will Change The Way We Fly

Airbus and Boeing have filed for multiple patents recently. I don't want to spoil them, but one involves a touch screen window. Check the original article here.

Original article by Daisy Carrington


An Electric Airplane Exists?

Airbus will begin producing the first electric airplane. There are two models coming out and they will be available in late 2017 or 2018! See the original article here.

Original article by AirInsight


Top 10 Airline Amenities You Didn't Know About

Have you ever wanted to see your favorite band, or sip on Turkish coffee while flying? Find out the top 10 things airlines have to offer. Click here to see the original article.

Original article by Huffington Post

In The News: Flying More Economical Than Driving, BER Parts To Art, And A Personal 747 Manson


 Flying Is More Economical Than Driving

It is official that flying is more efficient than driving a car. Moving one person 1 mile consumes 2,465 BTU's in a plane, VS. 4,211 BTU's in a car. Click here to read more.

Original article by Shane Ferro


Turn Your BER Parts Into Art

You probably have a warehouse full of BER aircraft parts that are useless.  Well why not dress up your office with some of those old parts. Click here to get some ideas. I like number 9 the best!

Original article by Julian on Business Pundit


Boeing 747 Refit To Be Personal Plane

We all wonder what it would be like to be wealthy and buy anything we wanted. Well check out what this mystery man did to a 747 he turned into a flying 400 million dollar home! Check it out here.

Original article by Hugo Gye

In The News: Star Wars Themed Plane, Re-designed Interiors, And A Revolutionary Airplane Toilet

  Industry News: Star Wars Themed Plane, Re-designed Interiors, And A Revolutionary Airplane Toilet

Star Wars Themed Airplane

All Nippon and The Walt Disney Company have teamed up to create a one of a kind Star Wars airplane, check it out here!

Original Article by Kevin Polowy


The Future Of Flying For Passengers

Each year cabin interiors get more and more comfortable for the passengers. This year Boeing and Airbus came out with designs for a few modifications that look amazing! Click here for the original post.

Original Article by Mark Wilson


Zodiac Has Revolutionized The Airplane Toilet

Usually toilets aren't very exciting but Zodiac has changed the game. These changes will actually benefit aircraft mechanics more than anyone, in turn saving maintenance teams time and money. Click here for the original post.

Original Article by Marisa Garcia

In The News: Boeing's New Sleep System, Man Falls Asleep In Cargo Hold, Ways To Relax When Flying


Boeing Comes Up With A New Sleep System For Passengers

Boeing has recently been awarded a patent for a new sleep system which secures to each passengers seat allowing for a more comfortable sleep. This system is designed so the passenger would lean forward to rest instead of back in their seat. Click here to read more.

Original article by AOL


Man Falls Asleep In The Airplane Cargo Hold

A baggage handler on an Alaska Airlines flight leaving from Seattle heading to Los Angeles apparently fell asleep in the cargo hold. He woke up shortly after takeoff, and was banging on the floor. The pilot was notified and they landed shortly after. Click here to check out the original article.

Original article by CBS


A Few Ways To Make Your Flight More Enjoyable

Flying can be a stressful thing even for aviation professionals. Even if you aren't completely afraid of flying Click here to read more about how you can calm your nerves when flying!

Original article by Nicola Garrett


In The News: Boeing & NASA Team Up, The Inside Scoop On Flying

The Inside Scoop: Questions You Always Had About Flying Answered! 733342648_4be9245cca

There are thousands of moving pieces in aviation and thousands of questions we all want answered. If you've ever wondered how much jet fuel a plane uses on a flight, or why planes leave long white trails in the sky, or even what happens if the toilet on a plane fills up ...check out this post by clicking here.

Original article written by Chris Kitching

NASA And Boeing Team Up!

Nasa and Boeing have joined forces to come up with more efficient fuel saving solutions for the future. One of these techniques they are looking into is called Active Flow Control Enhanced Vertical Tail Flight. In this experiment they are looking to attaching 31 smaller jets across the back of the planes tail, changing the flow of air. Estimations state that fuel use can be lowered by up to 6% if the flow of air is more streamlined. For more, click here.

Original article by Tyler Lee

Aviation News: Emirates In Orlando, Orient Thai's Safe Landing, TSA Screening List


In the news: Emirates arriving In Orlando!

Emirates 777-300ER Air to Air

Just last week we got some wonderful news that our Orlando International family is growing!

Emirates will begin flying a daily route from Orlando International Airport non stop to Dubai starting on September 1, 2015.

Frank kruppenbacher stated that this move will have about 100 million dollar economic impact on Central Florida.

The president of Emirates Sir Tim Clark had this to say in a recent press release, “Orlando is one of the world’s premier leisure and conference destinations, a dynamic business centre and a destination which Emirates has long wished to serve,” Additionally, “As a growing region, we believe that our service will facilitate further growth for both Orlando as well as central Florida by connecting the city with our global network of 145 destinations across 80 countries; and give customers from Orlando the choice of flying Emirates whilst experiencing our award-winning in flight product and service.”

For obvious reasons this is huge news for us, and we hope you are as excited as we are!

Original post by Richard Bilbao

Additional news: Orient Thai's flight makes emergency landing

We were worried for a moment, but happy to hear that our friends at Orient Thai are all safe.  A flight en route to Chengdu from Phuket had to make an emergency landing after the plane rapidly lost altitude. Oxygen masks were deployed, but the plane landed safely and there were no major injuries.

Original post by Chris Kitching

More news: TSA’s list of suspicious behavior comes out

As It turns out being randomly selected isn't always so random. They do in fact have a list of “suspicious activities” to look out for, all of which are attached to a point system. Get yourself too many points, and you could land  in a screening room. But this is a good thing that our TSA security is watching out for us, just don't be to fidgety or  be whistling next time you’re going through security!

Orginal post by Josh Hicks