CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

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CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons


Noteworthy is a compilation of interesting news items presented in summary form. In this issue: Airbus Targets Chinese Demand For Storage And Recycling 1 Aviation industry jobs have not only rebounded from the pandemic slump, but they have also soared 30 percent from pre-Covid levels 2 Over 70% of workers regret quitting their jobs 3 The number of working Americans testing positive in drug tests hit a two-decade high in 2021 8 Hybrid work isn't working for many 9 Business Aviation is red hot 4 J...

Posted By Jeanne Meade | 4/1/2022 1:24:57 PM


There is no doubt that the movement of OEMs into the aftermarket in the last 15 years has caused tectonic change in the MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) and Distribution ecosystem. Such evolution is not uncommon, but unfortunately there appears to be ample evidence that more than a few of the OEMs are unfairly leveraging their monopolistic positions to withhold reasonable access to their repair/overhaul manuals (Instructions for Continued Airworthiness) from independent MROs. Independent ...

Posted By Roy Resto | 1/31/2022 9:27:58 PM


A banal cliché overheard during political campaigns is ‘working together’. I figuratively roll my eyes at the lack of creativity in that diluted, overused utterance. Fortunately, despite cynics, there really are examples in governance where that term bore fruit. Every government organization has its head; the Administrator, or Director for example. An oft heard refrain among those leaders is that the goals of the organization can’t be met without the active participation of industry; in other wo...

Posted By Roy Resto | 12/2/2021 4:50:59 PM

Labor Shortage Mitigation Strategies

Before getting started, I’d like to offer some advice to those already on the job market, or considering placing yourself on the market, or if your firm is in discreet discussions with an applicant: Obtain your training records from your previous or existing employer. It’s always a good idea to have copies of your training records, but more so in the dynamic employment market we find ourselves in today, especially since your furlough may come unannounced. My clients frequently hire ‘experienced’...

Posted By Roy Resto | 10/1/2021 9:56:13 AM

NOW!: Distributors/MROs Need to Establish Contact with Emerging Technology Companies

Who among us has not experienced that feeling in our lifetime of having missed an early opportunity to get on board with something new? At this very moment that same feeling should be sending out alarms! We are on the cusp of a revolution in air transportation of cargo and passengers. Now is the time for Distributors and MROs to aggressively forge ties with the emerging firebrands of this movement, and to creatively develop new methods to support it while the distribution of spares and performan...

Posted By Roy Resto | 8/2/2021 12:42:52 PM


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