Media Newsletter

Our newsletter covers the latest on HYDRO, our products, and our solutions every three months.

Newsletter Issue #12

April 2020 – June 2020 (Quarter 2.2020)

Effective January 1st 2020 HYDRO delivers the full range of airframe tools for the 70-seat ATR 72 as well as the 50-seat ATR 42 aircraft. With supplying airframe tools from HYDRO, ATR benefits from a worldwide supply chain that is second to none, unrivaled lead times, and comprehensive service. ATR propeller aircraft remains the perfect solution for airlines that wish to operate short-haul flights at very low operating costs thanks to its perfected turboprop technology.

Our new leasing options make high quality Ground Support Equipment affordable for everyone. Leasing is the most flexible financial option available. There is no deposit required, you only pay the monthly charges, and at the end of the vesting period, you simply give your equipment back, lease it further for a reduced rate or pay a special price to buy it.

When an aircraft is almost "reaching its age" and has completed its useful operational service as passenger jetliner, it can either be scrapped or repurposed. Converting passenger aircraft into a freighter is a way to extend the economic life of an aircraft. What aircraft models are used for conversion? Which process does a conversion include? And how can cargo conversion kits alleviate the global shortage of air cargo capacity in times of Corona?

In collaboration with the outstanding safety team from Liftsafe Group of Companies, we now offer recertification, repair and replacement of HYDRO products to OEM standards in Canada. Our service-center in Toronto is part of a network of 12 service-center worldwide. From proof-load testing to complete full service management, we provide a customized care solution that ensures the ongoing operation readiness of your equipment.

Georg Lambrich talks about his roles as Head of the Airframe Tooling Business Unit and Key Account Manager for Airbus/SatAir, about the business models in airframe tooling, about how a company becomes a superior OEM-supplier of airframe tools, about the main challenges in make-to-print production, and about the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the business.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. HYDRO is proud to be a tooling supplier for Pratt & Whitney for more than 10 years so far. The engine manufacturer, headquartered in Connecticut in the USA, gives its Excellence Award every year to suppliers with an annual average delivery performance that exceeds 90 %. 2019 was the first year that HYDRO was recognized with the Excellence Award for outstanding performance.