A Rare Look Inside the Vault Where Rebuilt Jet Engines Prove They Can Fly
Wired's Flight Mode takes you inside Delta's tech ops facility in Atlanta where engineers tear down engines, put them back together, and run tests on them. This sort of maintenance and testing is the reason a jet engine is likely to go 30 years between failures.
New appointments on the APRA Board
Peter Bartel, having served as Chairman of APRA Europe for 4 years, has stepped down and Professor Carsten Bucker will take over as the new Chairman. Carsten Bucker is the Managing Owner and President of BU Power Group GmbH and was Vice Chairman of APRA Europe the last 4 years.
Car parts: non-genuine doesn't mean no good
Les McMaster, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association, explains the differences as well as benefits and disadvantages between aftermarket and genuine parts. He concludes that aftermarket parts "are made to fit and perform as well as, and in some cases better than, the original and cost less."
Vacuum repair business is largest of its kind, owner claims
Mark Branum, president of Augusta-based America's Remanufacturing Company (ARC), discusses being the largest small appliance remanufacturer in the world. ARC was founded in 2002 as a remanufacturer of vacuums, and now has contracts where it takes in returns from major retailers, employs 82 people, and remanufacturers 300,000-350,000 appliances a year.