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In recent years, there has been a profound juxtaposition that has been forming within the aviation industry. On the surface, we see the story being shaped, as airlines march in step with the rhythm of digital technology. Robotic assembly, additive manufacturing, blockchain, connectivity, all the tech industry buzzwords are being imagined into the latest fleets of aircraft. 
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As the world’s metropolises look towards passenger drones as a promising alternative to the traffic congestion on the streets, new opportunities and challenges are shaping an entire industry from scratch. But just how far is urban air mobility (UAM) as of today?  
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By combining the power of global satellite communication and the networking strength of IoT technology, the connected aircraft promises to bring about significant operational enhancements across the board. Just how much can inflight connectivity affect the bottom line and how do the benefits manifest themselves? Find out in this article.
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Experts have called the aviation industry a perfect match for blockchain networks, promising an incorruptible, digital and highly efficient way of keeping track of parts and materials, amongst many other things. Is it just another buzzword or can blockchain actually provide tangible benefits for the aviation industry?
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Aircraft maintenance technicians are projected to be a scarce resource in the coming years – and the shortage of labour couldn’t have come at a worse time, as the industry prepares to tackle the future challenges associated with accommodating a significantly larger, newer and more advanced global fleet. How should airlines and MROs prepare aircraft maintenance challenges ahead? Find out here.  
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Although this year’s MRO Europe in Amsterdam is successfully completed, the top themes from the conference will undoubtedly continue to be discussed in the MRO and airline business in the years to come. What was on everyone’s lips this year? We bring you the voice of the people.
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The area of aircraft maintenance has moved quite slow compared to the speed of technological developments. While new technology has been embraced to better detect damaged parts or optimise repairs processes, aircraft maintenance is still overwhelming human and dependent on touch maintenance. Five future MRO technologies being explored today, though, threaten a paradigm shift in the industry.
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Over the next decade, 11.900 commercial aircraft are expected to retire, adding pressure on the MRO traceability of the future heavy asset teardowns. What are the things to consider from both a regulatory and operations standpoint? 
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Over the last years, Wi-Fi has become an almost essential element of air travel. The opportunities for providing a truly connected customer experience, though, go beyond Wi-Fi. What should we be considering for the future of aircraft connectivity and what are the connectivity challenges ahead? We’ve got the answers below.
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Predictive maintenance is making its way into the aviation industry and along with it comes a series of prognostics and health management solutions (PHMs) that can unlock a number of benefits for airlines and MROs. Where lies the true value and what are the key considerations? Find out here.
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This blog is driven by Satair Marketing & Communication with input from both internal and external contributors.