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EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Joy Finnegan


jfinnegan@avmain-mag.com European Contributing Editor Thierry Dubois,


news@avmain-mag.com Contributing Editors


Charlotte Adams James Careless Kathryn Creedy Jason Dickstein David Doll John Goglia David Jensen Paul Lombino Ramon Lopez


Douglas Nelms Tom Scarlett Dale Smith David Schober


COVER STORY


18 I Leveraging Lean By Charlotte Adams


Can Lean work in the highly complex world of MRO? Learn how a number of major players in the industry are using Lean to maximize efficiency everyday.


28 I Mx Software By James Careless Maintenance software is as necessary as the tools in the tool crib. Aviation Maintenance takes a look at some of the unique software offerings on the market today.


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34 I Cessna’s Kelly Reich By David Jensen Kelly Reich has recently become Cessna’s vice president of product support. He has a big job and big plans. Read David Jensen’s interview with Kelly and get to know him.


38 I Light Sport Caveats By David Schober David Schober reviews the rules for light sport maintenance and provides some red flags to watch out for when conducting maintenance on these fun aircraft.


44 I First ACB Arrives Afghanistan By Staff Sgt. Joe Armas The 1ST Air Cavalry Brigade’s maintenance team works hard to prepare their aircraft once they arrive in country and continue their mission of readiness throughout deployment.


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Cover photo: Legos and pizza parties – what do these have to do with Lean? Find out in our cover story on page 18. On the cover, Lufthansa Technik uses numerous methods such as correct tool placement and proximity to the user, to make processes more efficient.


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Aviation Maintenance (ISNN 1090-221X) is published bi-monthly by Aerospace & Security Media Ltd, 5590 N Diversey Blvd APT 209 Milwaukee, WI 53217. Application to mail at Periodicals postage paid at Milwaukee, WI and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER send address changes to Aviation Maintenance 5590 N Diversey Blvd APT 209 Milwaukee, WI 53217. The editor welcomes articles, engineering and technical reports, new product information and other industry news. All editorial inquiries should be directed to Aviation Maintenance; Email: news@avmain-mag.com. Subscriptions: Free to qualified individuals involved in the aircraft maintenance industry. All other prepaid subscriptions, see www. avmain-mag.com. Content may not be produced in any form without written permission.


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