Marc Bouliane, vice president of Strategic Business Development for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Robert Randall has been appointed to the newly created position of director of Strategic Business Development. In his new position, Randall will lead market development activities with OEMs (airframes and avionics), refocus and expand UA’s proposal process, and contribute to the development of strategic partnerships to complement UA’s offering.
Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specializing in high-performance components for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets, and Lufthansa Technik AG, a leader in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, sign an agreement for the provision of comprehensive component MRO services for commercial aircraft in mainland China.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation announces it has expanded its European sales team with the addition of two new regional vice presidents.
Fourteen trade associations submitted joint comments to the part 147 supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, delivering a powerful message of unity and support for technician education.
The coalition echoed comments previously submitted by ATEC, asking the agency to reconsider prescriptive terms, and pushing for an outcomes-based approach to regulatory oversight. The group reiterated the need for a simplified approach to dual enrollment programs and deference to Department of Education requirements for matters concerning the quality of education.
Aspen Avionics announces it has obtained FAA approval to install its budget-friendly E5 Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) into aircraft without a panel-mount GPS. The E5 is the only flight display in Aspen’s product line approved with this installation configuration, opening the door to many aircraft owners and flight schools with aircraft equipped with dual or single NAV/COMs that want to update their existing steam gauges to glass at an affordable price.
Appareo announces the acquisition of Aerovie, LLC, developer of the Aerovie electronic flight bag (EFB) suite that includes AHRS and synthetic vision, VFR sectional, IFR low/high and geo-referenced approach charts.
Rolls-Royce announces the Royal Thai Air Force as the first international customer to update its C-130H transport fleet with the Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade.
TRAXXALL, a business-aviation maintenance management provider, announces that it has been named a recommended maintenance-tracking provider by Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, the Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker OEM.
Omaha, Nebraska-based Aircraft Specialties, Inc. announces that Aerospares Services, a Mexican aircraft-support company headquartered in Mexico City, will be the company's authorized Mexican sales representative.
Flightdocs announces that it has been named a recommended provider of maintenance tracking services for all Textron Aviation business aircraft. The Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft OEM will now offer Flightdocs as an option for all new and pre-owned factory delivered turboprop and turbofan aircraft, with a free year of service on Flightdocs Enterprise™ Maintenance and Inventory modules. As part of the relationship, Flightdocs can support all customers enrolled in Textron Aviation's ProAdvantage™ program and any in-service Textron Aviation business aircraft.