West Star announces its first Aft Canted Bulkhead Modification for a Citation 680 at their East Alton (ALN) facility. This modification can be performed at any of the three full-service West Star Aviation Textron Aviation Inc. Authorized Independent Service Facilities.
The Av8 Group Announces Expanded Facility, Increased Capabilities and Unique Focus On Overhaul Value
The Av8 Group announces it has substantially expanded its primary overhaul shop and office headquarters in Houston, TX to accommodate its growing capabilities as part of an increased effort to deliver more value to its overhaul customers. The company added an additional 9,000 sq. ft. to their overhaul shop and office space, bringing its total footprint to 30,000 sq. ft.
Airbus Partners with Snap-on to Provide Tooling Certifications for its New FlightPath9 Training Program
Airbus estimates the aviation industry will need to hire 640,000 new technicians in the next 20 years, according to its recently released Global Market Forecast for 2019-2038.
Elliott Aviation, a business aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul services provider, and Garmin’s leading retrofitter, announces it has delivered three Garmin G5000 equipped Citation Excel/XLS aircraft in the past month. Elliott Aviation is currently leading the industry with three delivered, and 15 scheduled Garmin G5000 installations for the Citation Excel/XLS.
Duncan Aviation to Sponsor Webinar on November 13 about Honeywell Flight Deck Upgrades for Aging Aircraft
Over time it becomes difficult to support legacy avionics, and Honeywell has options to avoid obsolescence issues. In this free, 30-minute interactive webinar, Duncan Aviation Regional Avionics Sales manager Michael Kussatz and Regional Avionics Sales manager John Spellmeyer will be joined by Mike Lempke and Ed Borger from Honeywell to discuss flight deck upgrades for aging aircraft.
West Star Aviation announces its partnership with Madison County Career and Technical Education Office, along with Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) for a Federal Apprenticeship Event for National Apprenticeship Week at its East Alton, IL (ALN) facility on November 14 and 15, 2019. This special event will allow students to inquire about aviation maintenance careers and explore the local opportunities available with the new AMT Apprenticeship Program, in conjunction with the 2-year Aviation Maintenance Technology program at SWIC.
ARGUS International, Inc. announces its awarding of the ARGUS Gold Unmanned Operator rating to Volans-i, making the organization the first unmanned delivery operation to earn the prestigious aviation rating. The CA-headquartered autonomous drone delivery solution serves the commercial, defense, and humanitarian sectors both within the United States and abroad.
xCraft Enterprises, a manufacturer of purpose-designed drone systems which gained fame with a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank, has announced the appointment of legendary aviation and space pioneer Burt Rutan to its Board of Directors. Rutan, a world-renowned aeronautical engineer will provide expertise in the design, prototyping and production of xCraft flying robots for commercial, industrial and defense applications.
StandardAero Achieves FAA Certification of San Antonio RB211-535 Test Cell; Now Processing Engines for Multiple Customers
StandardAero announces it has received FAA approval for acceptance testing of the Rolls-Royce RB211-535 turbofan engine at its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in San Antonio, Texas. This achievement, which followed a test cell correlation effort undertaken in partnership with the engine manufacturer, marks StandardAero’s attainment of full capability on the RB211-535, in support of the life-of-type maintenance services partnership signed with Rolls-Royce in 2018.
AOne Parts & Logistics purchases a Learjet 45 airframe for purpose of dismantling and removing all components and material to be used for resale. The Lear 45 (45-207) is a non-incident-related airframe that went in for a scheduled maintenance event which was not completed. The decision was made that this Lear 45 would not fly again and that the engines and airframe could be repositioned and reutilized more effectively as a non-flyer.