MRO NETWORK: Purchasing Trends No One Is Talking About

MRO NETWORK:  Purchasing Trends No One Is Talking About

You hear about major trends every day—the trends that will have a lasting impact on your maintenance and material life.

But among the deep analytical thinking of the brightest minds, there lie what I call sleeping trends, ones that are less “glamorous” yet impact billions of dollars a year.

There are many of these sleeping trends, but here we’ll look at three within procurement. In our world, the procurement stakes are high...

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).

How Aeromar Airlines CEO, Andrés Fabre handles the challenges of leading an airline.

How Aeromar Airlines CEO, Andrés Fabre handles the challenges of leading an airline.

Andres Fabre had a vision. A vision of being the CEO of an airline.

But he wasn’t just born into the role. He had to work hard, create value and transform the people and operations around him.

He started his career in the heat, tossing luggage into carts.

After time, he noticed that wasn’t going to be enough. Not to be CEO. He had to create value for others. He had to WORK faster, harder, and longer.

Andres began to realize something…

Purchasing & Material Team

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and allowing us to get to know you better. We’re looking for the next person who will be a perfect fit to the Skylink team. Is it you? If you think so, read the open role below and let’s get together.

Open Positions 

  1. Purchasing  & Material Manager
  2. Purchasing Coordinator
  3. Material Coordinator  

Who is Skylink?

We’re a dedicated team working together to bring efficient supply chain solutions to international airlines, MROs and military aircraft fleets.

We deliver this by following our “Never Forget Your Wings” mantra. We're their wings when they need them the most. 

Every day we help fleets remain in the air and avoid the complexities of aircraft maintenance.

Since 1986, Skylink has been providing material solutions to the aviation industry. But in 2008 we were reborn. We’ve focused deeply on innovating, relationships and customer service which has been the cornerstone of the Skylink you see today.

As we peak into the future, we are at an incredible point to become a much bigger player in the industry where our team, our customers and our solutions thrive. With 30 years of history behind us we are well positioned for years to come.

At Skylink, we only hire the best, whose values and commitment are #1. It’s your hustle, commitment and service to excellence.

And that's why we want you to join our team!

Where will I work?

You’ll work at our Skylink hub in Sanford, FL, right outside of Orlando, FL. 

It's a little more quiet out here.

You’ll have your own workspace and organize it with what makes you happy and inspires you.

You will work daily with various Skylink teams, clients, and supply chain partners that span every country on this fine planet we call home.


How do things happen at Skylink?

You'll work within your purchasing and material team with your own goals and objectives. 

But we don't believe in silos and each team has direct impact on other teams. That's why cross functional communication and training are very important here. 

Teams are able to make their own decisions as long as they involve people affected in the decision and people who have knowledge in the decision topic.

We are constantly innovating and everyone’s ideas matter. Flexibility and improving is our middle name.

We all work to maximize the value we create for customers and to create “WOW” experiences every step of the way.

What we're looking for

We’re looking for a go-getter who has purchasing and material knowledge, preferably within the aviation industry.  

These awesome team members ensure our material requirements are on time and on budget.

You’ll work closely with customer happiness engineers, content creators, dedicated account manager, warehouse and other supply chain champions to provide efficient supply chain solutions for our customers and potential customers.

In order to thrive and survive you’ll need to know how to negotiate, cut POs / ROs and the importance of expediting and following up. You’ll build close relationships with vendors and OEMs so a positive and engaging personality is infectious and required. We only breathe optimism.

You'll also work on re-stocking high consumption material, monitoring minimum stock levels, creating kits and evaluating material to stock. If you have a lot of experience with aviation material...that's a huge browney point. 

You’ll run into issues every day. Being able to accept problems and then solving them is a big point when working on our team.

As an individual we invite you to be create and innovate. We look for people that have this unique characteristic to join our team and you very well may be that person.

Being organized is essential and having a cross-cultural mentality is a must as we work with many people from all over the world. Even in stressful times you’ll need to keep calm and focus on creating the “WOW.” You’ll be tested to think outside of the box and avoid industry norms. Being organized will help you get through these difficult points.

We strive for a balance of being a team that feels like a family. This means we share feedback regularly, support each other’s self-improvement efforts, and take mistakes as opportunities to learn together. Using your mind to innovate is highly regarded.

If your not afraid to negotiate, your organized and you communicate well you’ll be a perfect person for this role.

What we value

We are deeply passionate about working as a team and going over and beyond for our customers.

Creating “WOW” experiences, be willing to adapt and drive change, hustling and driving maximum efficiency, accepting problems and solving them, building a team-oriented approach, and having passion and integrity are the core values we live by.

If you feel you embody each one of these then you’ll be an AMAZING addition to our team.


  • Technology: You’ll get hooked up with technology that’ll make your life easier so you can do your best work.
  • Salary: We pay competitively with room for growth. 
  • Vacation: Take time for you and your family. 
  • Health insurance: You’ll have the option to take on our health insurance and every year we’ll take on a higher percentage of the payment.
  • Work-space: You’ll have your own work-space so you feel like a champion.
  • Be innovative: Take a portion of the time you work to be innovative, to come up with new ideas and to guide the implementation.
  • Be human: Feel free to be yourself, no absurd dress code and no policies telling you to be someone different.
  • Travel: If you need to visit customer and supply chain partners, travel will be taken care of.
  • Celebrate life: Every month we celebrate the birthday’s and get together over lunch.
  • Healthy living: We strive for a healthy mind and body. Nate Anglin has focused 10 years of his life to bringing this concept to the business world. He’ll help you navigate this often confusing topic for your life if you need guidance.

Let's do this! Contact our careers team today!

Aircraft Escape Slides Deploy Without Warning

Aircraft Escape Slides Deploy Without Warning

Weekly aircraft maintenance round-up. Federal regulators have proposed changes to Boeing 767 jets operated by U.S. airlines and cargo carriers to prevent accidental deployment of the emergency escape slides.

Routine Manual Deviations Have Major Consequences

Routine Manual Deviations Have Major Consequences

With a British Airways B77& starting on fire to Aero Contractors using a ladder to de-board a plan, it's been an eventful couple of weeks. Watch the video, it's not funny. Okay, yes it is. Moving on down, we've been hit with a lot of ADs in December. We included the most significant ones in the aircraft maintenance section. 

Why Mechanics & Pilots Must Communicate after Critical Maintenance

Why Mechanics & Pilots Must Communicate after Critical Maintenance

Most of us, yes, you included, get so caught up in your day that we forget how important effective communication is. Effective being the key word there.

Big MRO Data & a Fan Blisk That's More Reliable

innovative fan blisk spells reliability & maintainability As you all enjoy this holiday season while in the midst of your families, unwind with this week's aviation round-up. New innovative fan blisk for GE Passport engine, Air Force destroys $115 million airplane, converting big MRO data into action, and how to manage your time.

Never Forget Your: Quote

"If the maintenance is robust and properly followed, aircraft have a virtually infinite life." — John Cox

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Never Forget Your: News

Innovative Fan Blisk Spells Reliability and Maintainability — “Among the latest innovations on the GE Passport engine is a unique, 52-inch integrated fan blade and disk, called a blisk, which replaces the traditional fan design that incorporates a hub and individual blades.”

Air Force loses $115 million gunship to a 'sideslip' — “How can you destroy a $115 million airplane without crashing it? Fly it upside down. That's exactly what happened to one of the Air Force's newest gunships, the AC-130J Ghostrider, this year during a test flight.”

Getting Ready For Big MRO Data — “As airframes, engines and avionics generate more data, MROs and OEMs evaluate ways to use it for prognostics, converting big data into action.”

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Never Forget Your: Relief

20% Off Popular Aircraft Maintenance Tape — Who doesn’t like some good ‘ole aircraft maintenance tape? We go through a ton of a few popular models so we want to extend some bulk savings to you. For the items mentioned in this post, you’ll receive up to 20% off list price on ALL case orders.

Time Management Tips — Here are 6 time management tips that can improve your organizational skills and increase productivity. The more of these tools you learn to use, the more you will get done each day.

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Never Forget Your: Events

CAPA India Aviation Summit

  • February 3-4, 2016
  • Mumbai, India

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition

  • April 12-14, 2016
  • Shanghai, China

European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

  • May 24-26, 2016
  • Geneva, Switzerland

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Currency Trouble & How to Stay Calm

Currency Trouble & How to Stay Calm The best aviation news and events now come to you every week. The future of Viva Group, Emirates removes first class, tips for sleeping well on a plane, Brazilian currency plunge effects on Gol, and how to stay calm under pressure.

Never Forget Your: Quote

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." — Henry Ford

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Never Forget Your: News

Viva Group spreads its ambition to Costa Rica and Central America’s barren LCC landscape — “In mid-2015 new reports surfaced that the Viva Group aimed to launch its third airline in Costa Rica by YE2015 with two A320s initially focusing on flights to Central America."

Emirates plane removes first class to fit in the most seats ever — “Emirates launches new two-class Airbus A380 after scrapping first class in favor of expanding economy and creating the largest ever passenger plane."

11 Tips for Sleeping Well on a Plane — “Studies have shown that lack of sleep can decrease brain performance by 20 percent, so it's crucial to anyone crossing time zones to rest as much as possible during the flight. Washington, D.C.–based clinical sleep educator and RN Terry Cralle shared her tips for powering down (and getting at least a power nap) on a flight."

Brazilian Currency Plunge Put Gol in Bad Position — “Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA posted a record quarterly loss and cut its profitability outlook as the real’s plunge increased the financial burden on Brazil’s biggest airline."

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Never Forget Your: Relief

Cut Your Rotable Cycle Times In Half Right Now — “You’ll often hear about how awful turn-around-times (TAT) are. They’re a constant headache, almost as much as an AOG. Learn about the stages where time can be cut in half, and millions can be saved."

How Successful People Stay Calm Under Pressure — Losing your cool at the drop of a hat can cause people to doubt your credibility as a business leader. Try these 6 tips for remaining calm and in control.

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Never Forget Your: Events

Singapore Airshow

  • February 16-21, 2016
  • Changi, Singapore

SpeedNews 6th Annual Aerospace Raw Materials & Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference

  • March 7, 2016
  • Beverly Hills, California

MRO Americas

  • April 5-7, 2016
  • Dallas, Texas


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