D.O.M. News

10/01/2011 - 12:00
If you hold a mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings, you know that you need an inspection authorization (IA) issued under FAR 65.91 in order to perform and sign off on an annual or progressive inspection, or to inspect an aircraft and return it to service after a major repair or major alteration. In order to obtain an IA, a mechanic must meet the eligibility requirements of Section 65.91(c). Section 65.93(a) incorporates those same requirements for renewal of an IA. An IA is issued for a two-year period and expires on March 31 of odd-numbered years.
10/01/2011 - 12:00
By Brad Townsend, past NBAA Maintenance Committee chair
10/01/2011 - 12:00
Jet Aviation St. Louis has entered an agency agreement with Mexican-based Aero Stern as the company’s sales representative for Central and South America. This partnership will help Jet Aviation cultivate relationships with aircraft operators in these regions and promote its maintenance and refurbishment offerings.
10/01/2011 - 12:00
West Star Aviation announces that by utilizing a QR code, its iPhone app, “Experience On Call” is now even easier. In addition to being available to download free from the Apple App store, the “Experience On Call” app can be accessed by scanning the QR code, which will be displayed on West Star Aviation literature.
10/01/2011 - 12:00
10/01/2011 - 12:00
Sikorsky Helitech, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, announces the signing of an agreement with FlightSafety International to provide maintenance training for customers in the Asia Pacific area. The three-year agreement is the first of its kind to offer Pratt & Whitney Canada Aircraft Engine maintenance training in the region. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
09/27/2011 - 15:14
AviIT, Inc. the makers of The eMan Solution, the industry's first-ever technical publication management and delivery solution announce the immediate release and availability of "The eMan Solution" for the iPad. Sam Sprute, Director of Maintenance for Metro Aviation states,
09/27/2011 - 12:34
Do you know a great flight instructor (CFI), mechanic (AMT), avionics tech or FAASTeam representative who should be nominated for an award? Nominations for next year's 2012 General Aviation Awards are due to your local FSDO this Friday, 30 September 2011.  The awards program is an industry / FAA partnership to recognize and promote professionalism.
09/26/2011 - 11:57
Savannah, GA  — Scott Neal, 45, a 17-year Gulfstream veteran and top sales executive in both the Eastern and Central U.S. sales regions, has succeeded Larry Flynn as head of the company’s worldwide sales and marketing organization. Flynn became Gulfstream president on September 1, 2011.
09/23/2011 - 08:17
Atlanta, Ga., September, 21, 2011 –Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today it has formed an alliance with MASCO Service Corporation of Southlake, Texas.  Through this new alliance, Professional Aviation Associates (PAA) and MASCO can offer operators worldwide support for component exchange and overhaul services.  PAA will represent MASCO through their worldwide sales team and offer international operators MASCO’s repair and overhaul capabilities and stock exchange units to support their immediate requirements. 
09/23/2011 - 08:12
 Middletown, Del., September, 22, 2011 –Delaware Economic Development Office officials along with Summit Aviation employees celebrated the unveiling of Summit’s new 78,000 square-foot expansion today. 
09/23/2011 - 08:00
From the FAA - In a Special Airworthiness Bulletin issued last week, the FAA has approved a new fuel—100VLL (very low lead)—for use on aircraft currently operating on 100LL.
09/21/2011 - 16:04
Chesterfield, MO, September 16, 2011 –West Star Aviation, Inc. recently announced Jeff Messmer has been appointed Operations Manager at their newest facility at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) in Chesterfield, MO. 
09/10/2011 - 02:34
NBAA is pleased to announce its call for speakers for presentations at the Association's Maintenance Management Conference in Nashville, TN from May 1 to 3. Proposals for presentations on topics such as regulatory compliance, safety, leadership and the latest aircraft technologies are welcome. Proposals are due by September 30. Learn more. http://www.nbaa.org/about/rfp/
09/10/2011 - 02:33
East Alton, IL –West Star Aviation’s East Alton (ALN)  location has been appointed an Authorized Service Center for Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft models. West Star Aviation’s St. Louis location (SUS) is also included under the appointment of ALN as a service center.
09/10/2011 - 02:31
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a new rule to enhance aviation safety by requiring scheduled airlines to install ice detection equipment in their existing fleets or to update their flight manuals to make sure crews know when they should activate their ice protection systems.  The new rule targets scheduled airlines with aircraft weighing 60,000 lbs or less.
09/10/2011 - 02:30
Austin, TX – Castleberry Instruments and Avionics announced that its repair station has earned FAA full Class 1, 2, 3 Radio, Class 1, 2, 3, 4, Instrument and Limited Airframe ratings. These upgrades enable Castleberry to add all Avionics, all Instruments, as well as Installations and certain Aircraft certifications to its current service offerings. “Earning these ratings will make us a one stop shop to our customers” said John Semerjibashian, Sales & Service Manager Castleberry Instruments.


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