MRO outlook report: tech eases challenges

June 16, 2023
Three years post-COVID, the MRO industry faces a backlog of work with unprecedented challenges and opportunities moving forward, Walker Jaroch reports for Aircraft Maintenance Technology.

FORT ATKINSON, Wis., - It’s been three years since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and the MRO industry is well on the path to recovery. MROs are still dealing with the lingering effects of the pandemic, but new technology and years of experience doing business in the pandemic age has brought a sense of optimism, Walker Jaroch reports for Aircraft Maintenance TechnologyContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

16 June 2023 - Jaroch and AMT spoke with a handful of experts in the field at this year’s MRO Americas trade show, held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Phil Bathurst, president & CEO, Aspire MRO said that manpower is still the biggest challenge facing the MRO industry, but technology is helping to close the gap.

Aspire, for example, has gone completely paperless as a way to optimize operations. What that’s allowed Aspire to do is fill some positions with people who aren’t licensed because they're not doing jobs that require licenses.

“We're completely paperless. Being part of completely paperless, everything you're gathering is in your system. Rather than having one of my mechanics walk away from the airplane, walk over and get tooling or walk over and get materials, it's delivered to him by a non-mechanic,” explained Bathurst.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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