P&W invests $85M in Singapore maintenance hub | EDF Renewables wins O&M contract for 3 sites in Texas | Airport donates damaged Cessna to maintenance training program
January 15, 2019
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P&W invests $85M in Singapore maintenance hub
Pratt & Whitney has put $85 million into its Singapore maintenance facility that services the PW1000 engine. This month, the engine received its European Aviation Safety Agency and Singapore certification.
MRO Network (1/10) 
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EDF Renewables wins O&M contract for 3 sites in Texas
Phoenix Wind Repower has arranged a multiyear deal for EDF Renewables North America to provide operations and maintenance services for three wind farms totaling 430 megawatts in Texas.
Renewable Energy Magazine (1/8) 
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Airport donates damaged Cessna to maintenance training program
Meridian Regional Airport in Mississippi has given a 1978 Cessna 152 aircraft to the aviation maintenance program at Hinds Community College. "It will be an invaluable training tool for our students, and we look forward to putting it to good and appropriate use," said instructor Ward Marsh.
The Meridian Star (Miss.) (1/10) 
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American reveals updated Tulsa facility
The American Airlines maintenance facility in Tulsa, Okla., has unveiled a new tail slot that allows the space to house American's much larger planes. "This will allow us to service the new generation of American's aviation fleet, which secures jobs for thousands of people in our community for years to come," said Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum.
KTUL-TV (Tulsa, Okla.) (1/9) 
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N.C. airport leads state in cargo operations
North Carolina's Piedmont Triad International Airport leads the state's public airports in cargo operations and aircraft-maintenance jobs, according to a new report from the N.C. Department of Transportation. The airport has more than 25,000 employees and moves 303,500 tons of cargo per year, generating $5.86 billion in annual economic impact.
The News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) (1/7) 
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Technology & Trends
White paper: 3 technologies shaping factories of the future
White paper: 3 technologies shaping factories of the future
(Pixabay)
Early manufacturing adopters of digital technology, or "lighthouse" factories, are using connectivity, flexible automation and artificial intelligence to become more productive and eliminate pain points, according to a white paper from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Co. The research identified 16 leading manufacturers from an initial list of more than 1,000.
McKinsey (1/2019),  World Economic Forum (1/10) 
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Air Force Reserve aircraft maintenance app debuts
The Air Force Reserve has introduced the Battle Record Information Core Environment, or BRICE, app to help aircraft maintainers. The iOS app allows maintainers to update maintenance data in real time, eliminating several steps of data entry.
Air Force Link (1/7) 
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Leadership & Management
Column: Proactive maintenance starts with EAM
Manufacturers' resolutions for the new year should include moving their maintenance programs from reacting to emergencies to a proactive approach that decreases downtime, writes Nick Castellina, director of industry and solution strategy at Infor. The way to start is to implement an Enterprise Asset Management system for monitoring plant assets, he says.
Manufacturing (1/8) 
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Column: Focus on the most important safety areas first
Safety leaders can improve performance, reduce frustration and build a stronger safety culture by focusing on the most critical areas, writes ProAct Safety founder and CEO Terry Mathis. "When we focus on the urgent at the expense of the important, we tend to neglect the things that can make the greatest difference," he writes.
EHS Today (1/9) 
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SMRP News
Early bird deadline for Peru Symposium is January 25
Time is running out to take advantage of early-bird rates for SMRP's first international Symposium, March 5-7 in Lima, Peru. Don't miss this two-day event filled with networking opportunities, educational track sessions, general sessions and more. Register by January 25 for a combined savings of $150 on Symposium attendance and hotel rates. Please note that this event is conducted entirely in Spanish. Register now!
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Register for next week's data quality improvement webinar
Join functional subject matter expert and Project Manager at GE Digital Manjish Naik in SMRP's upcoming live webinar titled "CMMS Data Quality Improvement Best Practices Work Process" on March 26 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Tune into hear Naik discuss common data quality issues, ways to resolve them and work processes for best practices. Go here to register.
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