Covering industry news and events from Aircraft and MRO suppliers and manufacturers

The AVSpares blog is the go-to place to find all news, blogs and events related to Aviation and the AVSpares platform. Whether it’s new features being added to the AVSpares platform, the latest news from a manufacturer or blogs about how to improve the cost and efficiency of buying or selling Aircraft Parts or MRO services, you’ll find it all on the AVSpares blog.

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The Biggest Advancements in Aircraft Engineering History 


Throughout the decades, there have been great strides in advancing technologies used in aircraft engineering. However, you may be wondering what the most ground-breaking discoveries were that sculpted the modern commercial jets we know today.   In this blog, we will discuss some of these achievements and the impact they had on the airline industry.  The […]

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What Are the Most Expensive Parts of a Plane?


The airline industry is highly lucrative with planes like the Airbus A380 costing around $276,000,000 (£227,755,200.00). However, the vast assortment of expensive aircraft parts that make a plane fly is staggering.   In this article, we discuss some of these airplane parts and their specific purposes.    The Integrated Drive Generator  The IDG (Integrated Drive Generator) is the least […]

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How to Start a Career in Aircraft Engineering 


Aircraft engineering is a highly rewarding and exciting career. Aircraft engineers are responsible for the maintenance of planes and their systems – whether it’s conducting research, running diagnostics, troubleshooting, upgrading systems, reporting, or repairing faults, it’s a role where no two days are the same.  There is a shortage of aircraft engineers – the aviation […]

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Airplane Batteries: Why Lead Acid Batteries are Used


You may have heard of lead acid batteries but, have you ever wondered how they are used in avionics?   In this blog, we will discuss how these airplane batteries work, and what their roles and purposes are in the aerospace industry, so keep reading to learn more!  How Do Lead Acid Batteries Work?  Before finding […]

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A Brief History of Aerospace Technology 


The aerospace industry is no doubt one of the largest in the world. Estimated to be worth around $900 billion, the aerospace industry employs around 95,000 people in the UK alone.   But what has the journey been like for the industry? Let’s reverse time and take you through some of the most important moments in […]

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How Sustainable Aviation Fuels Are Transforming the Industry


It’s no secret that air travel is a highly sensitive and controversial topic when it comes to the climate. The industry is under intense scrutiny to reduce it’s CO2 emissions, with many calling for people to give up flying altogether to help decrease the impact on the planet.  It’s estimated that aviation is responsible for […]

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The Importance of Avionics 


How important is avionics? You may be wondering if it’s the be-all and end-all in the aircraft industry, but to first answer that question, let’s delve a bit deeper into exactly what avionics is. What is Meant by Avionics?  Avionics is an abbreviation for aviation electronics, which includes navigation, radio, and the monitoring of aircraft […]

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The Airbus A380: How Much Did It Cost to Build? 


The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner, yes, even larger than the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. The A380 weighs over 550 tonnes, has four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines and can carry up to 850 passengers.   With all of these features, you might be wondering just how much the Airbus A380 cost to build? […]

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MRO Aviation: What Does It Stand For?


Aviation is a complex industry. There are a lot of aircraft parts to consider when making sure that your aeroplane is safe and performs to the best of its capabilities. As a result, you could hear terms and phrases that you’re unfamiliar with – one of which may be ‘MRO’. Explaining the Term ‘MRO’ MRO […]

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What are the Different Types of Aircraft Brakes


When aviation was a relatively new means of travel, pilots relied on three things to land safely: slow speeds, the soft surface of the airfield and the friction by skidding the tail to reduce speed upon landing. Nowadays, with the advancement of avionics, several different braking systems ensure a safe landing of commercial jets and the now […]

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MRO Europe: Come and meet the AVSpares team at MRO Europe


Over the past few years, the Covid pandemic has been the bane of many events worldwide, with MRO Europe being no exception. Having returned to Paris in 2021, 2022 marks the return of the show to the ExCeL London. With MRO Europe heading back to London, the team here at AVSpares are incredibly excited to […]

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We’ve launched our latest service – AVSpares Assist


As most users of AVSpares know, we’re always looking to simplify and improve the service we offer. And so we’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of our latest time saving service – AVSpares Assist. What is AVSpares Assist? AVSpares Assist is a new department we’ve launched which will source items on behalf of our users. […]

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One of the greatest airshows returns – Farnborough International Airshow 2022


Since its first show in 1948, the Farnborough International Airshow has been the global trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries. All the major brands including Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Gulfstream and Lockheed Martin attend the show to demonstrate their aircraft. After a 3 year hiatus (due to the Covid pandemic), 2022 marked the return […]

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RFQ SmartMail – respond to more Aircraft Part and MRO Service RFQs in less time.


Here at AVSpares, we understand that time is money. And that the process of buying and selling aircraft parts, aircraft tooling and MRO services can be slow. As a result, we’re excited to announce our latest AVSpares feature – RFQ SmartMail. We believe the RFQ process should be quick and painless, without any hurdles placed in the way.

So, what is RFQ SmartMail? Let’s dive right in…..

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Meet the AVSpares Managing Director, Stefan Fletcher


Welcome to our latest blog post. This week introduces a new theme for our blog posts – interviews. And to kick this new theme off, we’ve interviewed the Managing Director of AVSpares, Stefan Fletcher. We find out how he got into the aviation industry, what interest he has in Aircraft spares and MRO services as […]

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Hello World! We’re AVSpares, an Aircraft parts, tooling and Aviation MRO marketplace


Welcome to our first AVSpares blog post. We felt this would be a great opportunity to introduce ourselves, tell you a little about our history as well as our ideas and future vision for turning AVSpares into the go-to platform for searching, buying and selling aircraft parts, aircraft tooling as well as MRO services.

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