Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems, LLC (Stevens) announces that its Greenville, S.C. (GYH), location has recently acquired a Hass VF-2SS Super-Speed high-performance vertical CNC machine, giving it capabilities to manufacture parts in-house. The capability will serve all four Stevens locations and will decrease customer costs and downtimes when immediate or lower cost parts needs arise, or when vendor lead times and price points can be improved.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing announces its official recognition as and transition to CAF Airbase Georgia, effective Feb. 18, 2021. The group has achieved the designation of Airbase within the organization as a result of tremendous growth and awarded accomplishments over the last 35 years.
Elliott Aviation, a provider of aviation MRO services, hires Todd Wheeler as director of maintenance services of its Des Moines, IA, facility. Wheeler rejoins Elliott Aviation with over 30 years of aviation experience, with half of his career dedicated towards performing inspections, maintenance and repairs on P&W PT6, JT15D, PW300 and PW500 series engines during his tenure with Dallas Airmotive.
West Star Aviation is awarded two AMT Gold Awards of Excellence for its East Alton, IL (ALN), and Grand Junction, CO (GJT), facilities, along with two Diamond Awards of Excellence at its Denver, CO (APA), and Perryville, MO (PCD), locations. These were first-time awards for each facility, except PCD, which was awarded for the second consecutive year.
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announce the launch of “EBACE Connect” — a new virtual programming series that will gather business aviation’s most compelling and authoritative voices to engage the industry in a vital conversation around the issues and trends shaping the future of business aviation.
Are you down in the trenches starting your shift, and need something to help pass the time. Cancelled for Maintenance provides hours of entertainment to make the daily grind go faster. The podcast is hosted by Six, Man Bear Pig (MBP), and Shoreline — aircraft maintenance technicians that are sought after for their advice and ability to get things done. They share their stories of success and the antics they got up to. Cancelled for Maintenance touches on topics ranging from the everyday to the unexpected found in the field.
Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) earns FAA/EASA approval for an inexpensive repair solution to a corrosion problem plaguing operators of several mid-size jets using Honeywell HTF7000 engines. The problem is a significant and recurring corrosion on the thrust reverser (TR) doors. Aircraft operating the HTF 7000 engines include: Challenger 300/350, Gulfstream G280, Embraer Legacy 450/500 (now Praetor 500/600) and the Citation Longitude.
TRAXXALL, a provider of maintenance tracking, announces that Jim Coates has joined the TRAXXALL team as an aircraft maintenance analyst. Reporting to the director of operations, Coates' mandate is to support clients by ensuring that they have the best experience and derive maximum value from TRAXXALL’s powerful maintenance tracking system.