Spirit Aeronautics partners with the FBI on the design and installation of Leica’s Citymapper-2 sensor package into the Bureau’s Cessna Caravan 206. The Citymapper-2 system offers the world’s only hybrid oblique imaging and LiDAR airborne sensors and is specifically designed for airborne urban mapping that captures the highest resolution images of entire cities for terrestrial survey data.
To ensure Duncan Aviation’s customers remain well-informed when it comes to the latest mandates and regulations, two of the company’s avionics experts write a book about flight data recorders (FDRs) and cockpit voice recorders (CVRs). FDRs and CVRs record bits of information from the aircraft and its systems or from the pilots in the cockpit to help investigators learn more about aircraft incidents and accidents, including the events leading up to them.
Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) announces its new small gas turbine that has been specifically developed to power hybrid-electric flight is set to begin testing. The engine is part of a turbogenerator system that is being developed for the advanced air-mobility market. This includes electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for urban air mobility and commuter aircraft applications up to 19 seats.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces further expansion of its completions and outfitting operations at St. Louis Downtown Airport. This growth augments the expansion announced in spring 2022 at the Gulfstream St. Louis Service Center in Cahokia Heights, IL, and was made possible with support from the State of Illinois through its Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credit program. The agreement stipulates a goal of making a significant capital investment, creating 200 jobs and retaining nearly 500 jobs.
FEAM Aero, a provider of aircraft line-maintenance services in the United States, achieves a significant milestone by securing a new authorization rating that enables them to support all airframe types weighing above 12,500 pounds. This upgraded repair station classification encompasses Class 2 composite construction and Class 4 all-metal construction for large aircraft with a gross takeoff weight (GTOW) of more than 12,500 pounds.
Textron Aviation Unveils New Hiring and Learning Center to Prepare the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow
Textron Aviation announces the next phase in its ongoing commitment to workforce development and growing world-class talent: its state-of-the-art Hiring and Learning Center. Intentionally designed for the diverse skill development and training needs of its current and future workforce, the more than 100,000-square-foot facility will be located on Textron Aviation’s East Wichita Campus and serve as the centralized hub for the company’s hiring, training and talent development initiatives.
Jet East, a Gama Aviation Company offering full-service capabilities and 24/7 mobile maintenance, announces the appointment of Shellie Lewis as the company's Gulfstream product director. With an impressive career spanning more than 35 years in the aviation industry, Lewis brings a broad spectrum of experience and expertise to his new role.
FDH Aero ("FDH"), a global provider of supply-chain solutions for the aerospace and defense industry, announces that it has formally established the FDH Aero Electronic Products Group (“FDH EPG”) division through the combination and integration of three of its existing brands. The strategic initiative streamlines and fortifies the company’s offerings in electrical and electronic components for the aerospace, defense and space markets. The announcement coincides with the Paris Air Show, where FDH Aero will be unveiling the new division for industry professionals in attendance.