D.O.M. News

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By Bill Brinkley AP/IA/AME A long, long time ago, back in the days of iron men and wooden airplanes, a ritual began. It occurs when a pilot approaches a mechanic to report some difficulty with his aircraft. All mechanics are aware of it, which leads to the conclusion that it’s included somewhere in their training, and most are diligent in practicing it.
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The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) Board of Directors announces the selection of Dale Forton as president. The selection of Dale as president comes after two years of reinvigorating the organization’s leadership structure and refocusing on the strategic plan.
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In a focused effort to continue to enhance and grow the aviation maintenance professional, a meeting was held on April 6th between members of the AMTSociety, National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) Maintenance Committee, and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA). With a spirit of camaraderie never before seen in our maintenance industry, all parties agreed to move forward in a positive and proactive manner in order to show a united front to our members and colleagues and take command of our industry.
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The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association Foundation (PAMF) announce a new scholarship grant, thanks to the generous support of Sporty’s Pilot Shop. This is an opportunity for any PAMA member to expand their credentials by studying for a Recreational Pilot Certificate. The Sporty ‘s Recreational Pilot grant will provide $5,000 towards classes for Recreational Pilot certification to any aviation maintenance professional who is also a PAMA member and works on aircraft under 6000 lbs.
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Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP®) announces that its ATP Navigator® online service, the industry’s first single source, online solution, is now available for aviation maintenance professionals. This online service is focused on new technologies that bring increased productivity and reduced operating costs through single source maintenance technical publications, regulatory research, compliance tracking and other next-generation technologies supporting aviation maintenance processes.
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Ron Hall was presented with the 2011 AEA Lifetime Achievement Award during the Opening Session of the 54th annual AEA Convention & Trade Show on March 23 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV. Hall grew up in the small town of Winfield, KS, about 45 miles southeast of Wichita. It was there that Hall was introduced to the basics of electricity and electronics.
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Mid-Continent Instruments announces that the company has been selected as Kannad’s mid-western factory-authorized repair and factory-authorized warranty repair center for the company’s line of standard and compact 121.5 MHz and 406 MHz digital emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). Technicians at Mid-Continent Instruments have recently completed extensive on-site training from Kannad representatives on the operation, troubleshooting and repair of the company’s aviation ELT products.
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Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul Group (ERO) company, has unveiled a dedicated website for its F1RST SUPPORT command center. The website – FirstSupportAOG.com – gives visitors an overview of First Support capabilities, locations, contact information, downloads and video tour of the operation.
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Signature Flight Support announces that it has launched its new maintenance brand, Signature TECHNICAir™. This new division of Signature Flight Support consolidates all of the Signature-owned maintenance facilities under one unified brand, including the former Executive Beechcraft locations at Kansas City Downtown Airport (MKC); Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS); New Century Air Center Airport (IXD) and Signature locations at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA (BED); St. Paul Downtown Airport (STP) and the newly acquired Yellowstone Jetcenter in Bozeman, MT (BZN).
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Max-Viz announces the approval of the of the Max-Viz EVS-1500 dual field of view (optical zoom) infrared Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on the Gulfstream III thru V series aircraft (STC # ST01790LA).
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Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) announces its factory-owned service centers have, once again, received the coveted Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Maintenance Technician Program. All eight Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) maintenance centers in the U.S., including Little Rock, AR; Tampa, FL; Atlanta, GA.; Indianapolis, IN; Wichita, KS; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; and Mesa, AZ, met the requirements for the FAA’s highest distinction for excellence in aircraft maintenance training.
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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently expanded its Product Support organization with the opening of a state-of-the-art In-Flight Support Center. The tools available in the center will help Gulfstream’s Technical Operations department troubleshoot in-flight situations faster. This department runs a call center, with more than 40 technical/system specialists available to support customers.
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Northrop Grumman Corporation announces it has received the Diamond Award for Excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the company’s ongoing commitment to maintenance training and safety during a ceremony held at the company’s Rolling Meadows facility on April 14. The Diamond Award for Excellence is the FAA’s most prestigious maintenance training honor. Northrop Grumman’s Rolling Meadows FAA Certified Repair Station began operation in May 2009 and was established to meet regulatory requirements for customers operating aircraft under civil aviation rules.
05/01/2011 - 12:00
GlobalParts.aero, the Hawker Beechcraft parts specialist based near Wichita, has received International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 + Aerospace Standard (AS) 9120 certification for the company’s Quality Management System. This distinction follows on the heels of the company’s earlier accreditation to the Aviation Suppliers Association ASA-100 Quality System Standard. GlobalParts.aero thus joins a relative handful of aerospace parts distributors holding both of these coveted recognitions.
05/01/2011 - 12:00
Conklin & de Decker has released the latest Aircraft Cost Evaluator for 2011. The Aircraft Cost Evaluator delivers the most up-to-date variable, fixed and benchmarking cost data and is the most extensive operating cost database available to the aviation industry. It is part of the family of aircraft operating cost, performance data and acquisition data products developed by Conklin & de Decker addressing more than 500 jet, turboprop, helicopter and piston aircraft. 
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Duncan Aviation announces Arjen Groeneveld as the company’s Regional Manager for Europe. In this position, Groeneveld, who lives in the Netherlands, will travel the region to interface with aircraft operators, management organizations and other service providers with the goal of maintaining and building relationships within the region.   Groeneveld has 22 years of experience and a thorough understanding of aircraft maintenance derived from positions in the aerospace research, commercial airline and aircraft leasing industries.
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