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In no other occupation is there a requirement to be actively engaged, I feel it is wrong to have the requirement on aircraft technicians with an inspection authorization and quite possibly could be challenged in court, when compared to other safety sensitive occupations.
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Jason Figarsky is the director of maintenance for Talon Air Inc., a Part 135 operation at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, N.Y. He is also the general manager for Talon Air Maintenance Services, the company’s Part 145 repair station. D.O.M. magazine sat down with Figarsky to learn about what it takes to manage these operations. Early interest in things mechanical
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Hello Joe, I have not spoken to you in some time. I always read your magazine however, and usually agree with what you have to say, until the Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
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In this installment of Legal Corner I would like to discuss an issue that continues to create problems for airmen: the alcohol related driving offense, also known as driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) (this would include similar charges such as driving-under-the-influence (DUI) and operating-while-intoxicated (OWI)).
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Employee selection is the choosing of one individual in preference over others on the basis of characteristics that the employer believes an employee should have in order to be successful in a specific job. The key question is: can a candidate’s suitability for a job be forecasted? If available techniques cannot produce an accurate evaluation of a candidate that possesses the desired characteristics, then management is handicapped in achieving its objective to pick the applicant who is best qualified for the job.
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Giving your employees a timely, accurate evaluation is an important part of being a manager. Granted, with most managers, myself included, doing evals isn’t one their most favorite things to do. Still, they are a necessary evil. It is a necessity in order to tell your employees “where they stand” and how they can improve.
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What is on-the-job training (OJT,) and what differentiates it from other forms of maintenance coursework like formal aircraft maintenance initial coursework? The primary difference between OJT and other methods of training is the hands-on practice, while most other methods rely on a theoretical approach. This is not to say these other methods are impractical. They can be, but OJT is definitely “where the tire meets the runway.”
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JDA Aviation Technology Solutions (JDA) and Northwest Data Solutions (NWDS) announce a partnership to provide a full suite of Safety Management Systems (SMS) for air carriers, airports and maintenance repair overhaul (MRO) organizations, in advance of pending FAA regulations that will mandate such SMS systems. The JDA/NWDS team will allow all aviation operators, especially those with limited safety staff and resources, to take advantage of outsourced SMS services provided by JDA and NWDS, including a Virtual Safety Office (VSO) and Safety Analyst Mentor (SAM) service.
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The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) announces the addition of Dominion Aviation Services, Inc., of Richmond, VA, and DB Aviation, Inc., of Waukegan, IL, to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registry (IAS). There are now 25 operators that have completed the IAS audit and achieved Registered status with the ACSF.
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BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Dallas Airmotive has received authorization from Honeywell Aerospace to supply turbofan engine and APU support services for the Asia Pacific region. Included will be Major Periodic Inspection (MPI) services on TFE731, engines, and line authorizations on CFE738 and HTF7000 engines and APUs (36 series, RE100, RE220). The Asia Pacific region encompasses the area from Midway Island in the Pacific to Western India and includes China and Australia.
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After a full opening day of flying on Monday, July 25, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, the excitement continues into the evening as the legendary rock band REO Speedwagon performs its classic hits in concert, courtesy of Ford Motor Company. The performance, free of charge to all AirVenture guests that day, will be held adjacent to the Ford Motor Company Hangar immediately following the afternoon air show.
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Duncan Aviation announces paint expansion plans for its Lincoln, NE facility.  The expansion, set to begin this spring, will add a new aircraft paint facility with 45,000 square feet to the existing 440,000 square-foot facility located on the east side of the Lincoln Airport. Ground-breaking is tentatively scheduled for May 1 and the expansion is scheduled to be complete by April 30, 2012.
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ExecuJet Middle East announces that its Embraer Legacy Authorised Service Centre agreement has been extended for their base maintenance capability in Dubai. This now covers up-to and including a 24 month (L4) inspection on the Legacy 600 and 650. ExecuJet is now the only Embraer Legacy Approved Maintenance Centre to carry out base maintenance in the Middle East region.
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The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announces that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and the X2 Demonstrator Team have been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy, “for demonstrating a revolutionary 250 knot helicopter, which marks a proven departure point for the future development of helicopters by greatly increasing their speed, maneuverability and utility.”
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Banyan’s avionics team recently completed work on a Sikorsky S76, Augusta 109, and an American Eurocopter AS-350. Upgrades included Garmin GNS-430W, GMX-200, Avidyne EX600 and Honeywell MK-22 EGPWS Safety Package installations. “We’ve been providing rotorcraft services for several years and have decided to become more aggressive in marketing our capabilities in this market,” says Brian Wilson, Banyan’s director of avionics.
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Superior Air Parts, Inc., announces that it has begun the next phase of its product reintroduction efforts by beginning the delivery of production quantities of new Millennium Cylinders to its global dealer network. The first new Millennium shipments included cylinders for Lycoming O-235 engines and the Teledyne Continental O-200 and IO-550 engines. The company has now added cylinders for Lycoming’s O-360/IO-360 and O-540/IO-540 as well as the Continental O-470/IO-470 and IO-520/TSIO-520 engines. 

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