Bipartisan Support Continues for Legislation to Convene a Coronavirus Task Force on Aviation Health and Safety
Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) joins Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), as well as Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), in co-sponsoring the Ensuring Health Safety in the Skies Act. The legislation builds on COVID-19 response efforts and influenced a Biden administration executive-order calling for interagency cooperation to develop national public-health recommendations for domestic travel.
West Star announces that its Perryville, MO (PCD), location has been FAA-approved as a Class 4 Repair Station. The facility is one of four full-service West Star locations. With the new approval, all four locations are now FAA-approved as Class 4, which certifies them to service larger sheet-metal airframes, as well as most major corporate airframes and models.
Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems, LLC (Stevens), announces that its Nashville, TN (MQY), location has received the FAA Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” for 2020 as a result of participating in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards Program. The awards program was established to encourage employers and technicians to participate in initial and recurrent training programs.
Concorde® Battery Corporation presents the second event in the 2021 IA Renewal Series with support of the FAASTeam and Westchester Aviation Maintenance Association (WAMA). The Northeast Virtual Aviation Training Day/IA Renewal is an opportunity for mechanics and technicians to earn eight hours of recurrent IA training credit and eight hours of AMT credit.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT), a division of Carlisle Companies (CSL), announces the award of a new supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) for installation of satellite and communication (SATCOM) provisions on Airbus A320 series aircraft.
Responding to an increasing number of voices from across the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces it has made the difficult decision to cancel HAI HELI-EXPO 2021.
HAI will not reschedule this year’s event. Instead, the association will redirect its efforts to producing HAI HELI-EXPO 2022, which will be held on March 7–10 in Dallas, Texas, a city that has traditionally been a hub of rotorcraft operations. HAI HELI-EXPO® has long served as a venue where the international VTOL industry annually gather — to connect, learn, and conduct $2 billion in business.
Jeffery Potter joins King Aerospace as director of interiors. He will be based at the company’s facility in Ardmore, OK. Potter brings extensive experience in green completions and interiors. Over the course of his more than 30-year career, he served in director-level positions for AERIA Luxury Interiors, Gore Design Completions and Associated Air Center.
Volare Aviation Completes Its First Hawker Blended Winglet Retrofit; Becomes Aviation Partners' Installation Partner in Europe
Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) announces that Oxford, UK-based Volare Aviation completes its first installation of API's blended winglets retrofit on a Hawker 800XPi airplane. Volare Aviation is also now appointed an authorized installation partner for API's Hawker 800 series blended winglet retrofits in Europe.
C&L Aerospace, a C&L Aviation Group company, purchases a multi-million-dollar ATR expendable package. As part of the transaction, C&L acquires thousands of new, OEM-certified “S” part numbers to be added to its existing ATR inventory. All parts from the program are now stocked in C&L’s UK, Australia, and Bangor, ME, USA, warehouses and available for sale.