The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces it has submitted proposed changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 409: Standard on Aircraft Hangars, addressing the issue of foam fire-suppression systems in aircraft hangars. NATA’s comments were developed through a collaboration with its members and the aviation industry. The Association’s comments were also based on the University of Maryland’s research report, "Review of Foam Fire Suppression System Discharges in Aircraft Hangars," written by Dr. James Milke and undergraduate students from the Department of Fire Protection Engineering, of which Dr. Milke serves as Chair.
Corey Brekke Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that Corey Brekke, maintenance manager in Afghanistan for Columbia Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in the performance of helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant and distinct contribution to helicopter maintenance. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.
Duncan Aviation would like to remind aircraft owner/operators that although there are seven weeks and two business days until January 1, 2020, the reality is, many aviation vendors and shops close for the last two weeks of the year.
JSfirm.com has announced its newest website feature: Skill Check. This will allow all job seekers to take a multiple choice, 10-question Skill Check to refresh their aviation knowledge in any of the 20 aviation-specific categories.
On November 20, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, applauded the committee’s passage of his bipartisan “Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act of 2019” (H.R.4374) as part of a comprehensive bill (H.R.5119) pertaining to safety standards at foreign repair stations.
Transportation Labor Leaders: Lawmakers Must Ensure One Level of Safety, Security in Aircraft Maintenance Industry
John Samuelsen, international president of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), Sito Pantoja, general vice president of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), Mike Perrone, president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), and Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issue this joint statement on the Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act (H.R. 5119):
SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) is implementing Aerogility’s cloud-based predictive maintenance-planning and forecasting solution to plan the maintenance and engineering requirements for its fleet of 125 aircraft. Aerogility will prepare optimized workscopes, initially focusing on powerplant shop visits and operational costs.
West Star Aviation Recognized as Gold Leader by Colorado's Environmental Leadership Program for Fifth Consecutive Year
West Star Aviation is recognized as a gold leader by the Colorado governor's Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) in Denver, CO, for a fifth consecutive year. The Environmental Leadership Program is a state-wide recognition and reward program offering benefits and incentives to members that go above and beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvements.
Aspen Avionics announces it has obtained European Union Safety Agency (EASA) approval for the Evolution E5 EFI. The budget-friendly E5 EFI will be sold through Aspen Avionics authorized dealers and directly to aircraft owners through aviation retailers.
Duncan Aviation announces that manager of Audit Programs, Mike Brown, has accepted a certificate on the company’s behalf from WYVERN Ltd. The certification recognizes Duncan Aviation for having a safety management system (SMS) in place at its repair station in Lincoln, NE.