CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons
To lawyers and quality geeks, the careful selection of words one uses to communicate is a source of constant musing. Because of this I’m amazed that preflight passenger briefings continue to use a curious mixture of potentially confusing words for the inexperienced passenger. For example, “posted placards”. Huh? What’s a placard? Also, “no congregating around the forward lavatory”. Congregating? Are they expressing a religious restriction? I’m offended. Why not just plainly call a placard- signs...
Posted By Roy Resto | 6/6/2019 11:06:06 AM
As promised, here is part I of 2019’s compilation of Facts, Figures, and Forecasts (F3). I normally would have posted this later this year, but there was a considerable abundance of data, so here ‘tis. By the way many of you have shared your like for this information, so I’ll keep gathering it for periodic postings.
The source citations are at the very end.
Here are the data listings, in this order:
Share of Global Commercial Aircraft Fleet Controlled by Lessors
Average Age at Retirement vs. Ret...
Posted By Roy Resto | 4/1/2019 10:23:34 AM
I detect that I have set a new personal record (woohoo!) for the amount of acronyms in a blog article title at four. If you’re reading this, you probably already have a good handle on what they mean, but more on that later.
Before we get started I wanted to make a suggestion to those of you who are responsible for maintaining those pesky Approved Supplier Lists required by nearly all quality standards. Many of you give automatic approval to firms who are accredited, for example, to the ASA-100, ...
Posted By Roy Resto | 2/1/2019 11:49:16 AM
As promised, here is part II of 2018’s compilation of Facts, Figures, and Forecasts (F3). The source citations are at the very end.
Here are the data listings in this order:
Here’s a listing of the world’s top defense contractors
Level of Chinese aviation expansion revealed by CAAC statistics
Number of successful ejections equating to lives saved by Martin Baker Ejection Seats
Total MRO demand for ATA chapter 25 is $3.7 Billion for 2018 and 2019
Boeing: 128,500 pilots to be needed in China by 20...
Posted By Roy Resto | 12/3/2018 10:47:23 AM
A growing trend I’ve observed in my consulting and auditing activities involves Maintenance Repair and Overhaul MROs) organisations opening up affiliated aftermarket distributorships. For example, an MRO opens up a separate but affiliated firm, and gets that distributor firm to be accredited to the ASA-100. From all appearances there seems to be many benefits for the MRO with this arrangement, and these will be reviewed.
This trend also extends to OEMs, Airlines, and tear-down/disassembly facili...
Posted By Roy Resto | 10/1/2018 9:34:28 AM