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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 09:33
Textron Aviation announces special type certification (STC) approval of Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) ThrustSense Autothrottle on the Beechcraft King Air 300 series equipped with Pro Line Fusion avionics and new production Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprops. This is in addition to the STC that was received in 2019 for Pro Line 21-equipped Beechcraft King Air 200 series.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:54

As many of you have heard, our long time contributing writer Giacinta Bradley Koontz (Gia) passed away earlier this year. She graced the pages of D.O.M. magazine with her Bench Marks in Aviation History column in each issue of the magazine, highlighting aviation maintenance professionals from the past.

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Clay Lacy Aviation, an Embraer Authorized Service Center, completes its tenth 10-year/120-month inspection on Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft, with five additional inspections underway. Inspections are being completed at the company’s FAA Part 145 Repair Stations at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) and McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) near San Diego.

Clay Lacy Aviation Sets New CleanCheck Standard as Commitment to Enhancing Health and Safety
Clay Lacy Aviation Sets New CleanCheck Standard as Commitment to Enhancing Health and Safety

Clay Lacy Aviation reimagines every aspect and touch point for all operations to ensure a clean, safe and healthy environment today and for the future. Committing to new sanitizing and cleaning procedures and service protocols, Clay Lacy has designed and implemented its CleanCheck Standard to provide customers and guests the highest level of confidence in their safety and health for each phase of the flight experience.

AOne Parts Brings New Trader to the Team in Ex-Army Ryen Schultz
AOne Parts Brings New Trader to the Team in Ex-Army Ryen Schultz

AOne Parts & Logistics announces that Ryen Schultz will be joining the global service and support provider as a full-time trader. Schultz will be involved in all aspects of vendor monitoring, including purchasing, allocating assets for clients and stocking purposes, vendor monitoring, tactical and strategic negotiating of agreements, and maintaining vendor relationships.

Elliott Aviation, Garmin’s leading retrofitter and a leader in business aviation maintenances, repair, and overhaul services, announces a $3,000-per-day guaranteed three-week downtime on standalone King Air Garmin G1000 NXi installations. In addition to the industry-leading downtime guarantee, the company offers free avionics familiarization with all Moline Garmin G1000 NXi installations in King Airs. 

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2020 Canceled

EAA announces that it's annual Airventure Fly-in has been canceled. Here is the notice from EAA's Chairman Jack Pelton.

We Don’t Gamble, We Need A Sure Thing
AirVenture 2020 is officially canceled

My fellow EAA’rs. It is May here in Wisconsin, and unfortunately like many of you across the country, we are still under a stay at home order through May 26. Normally, this is the month when we start our preflight planning for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. By this time, we should have begun ramping up our entire site in preparation for our July convention. Volunteers from across the country and world would have descended on Oshkosh. Together they would have formed work parties, our suppliers would begin start setting up tents and infrastructure. Our EAA staff would be printing wrist bands, campers guides, programs and an assortment of EAA collateral as full-on AirVenture execution begins.

But because of circumstances beyond our control, none of this can happen now. We cannot even get to the hangar so our preflight is left to watching the prog charts. While this certainly makes the ability to prepare for the event a scheduling problem, it does not preclude the bigger issue of predicting what will be the health guidelines in July. Right now, there are three phases that have been defined in Wisconsin as the recommended procedures. As I write this, we are not in Phase 1 yet. Phase 2 restricts gatherings to 50 people. Phase 3 allows for mass gathering with restrictions.

Our convention attracts EAA members not only from the U.S. but around the world. Today we cannot predict when we will be at a point that our event meets the all clear Phase 3 milestone for mass gathering with restrictions. As your leader, I see no clear path to meet our own requirements to insure the health and safety expectations our organization demands for our employees, members, volunteers, exhibitors and attendees. That includes sanitization, separation and personal protection requirements.

My conclusion is, like in any good flight planning, don’t take the risk. Therefore, I have no choice but to cancel AirVenture 2020. Together, we can come back stronger, safer and ready for AirVenture 2021 and create a memorable world class aviation event. Because of our dedicated and enthusiastic EAA members, our Association is strong. We know that at some point this storm will pass. And over the next 12 months we will continue to support all of you as we again, together, grow EAA in the Spirit of Aviation.


Jack J. Pelton
Experimental Aircraft Association
CEO and Chairman of the Board

SIFCO ASC, a leading selective electroplating specialist, is staying operational to support key industries with its vital maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) projects. The steadily increasing impact of the COVID-19 virus is creating an unprecedented situation across the world. To help tackle the pandemic and keep crucial sectors like power generation, oil and gas, aerospace, military and marine online, SIFCO ASC’s sites remain open under social-distancing guidelines.

AviationManuals, a provider of digital operations manuals, is providing guidance for properly updating FBO operations manuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company supports a client base that operates over 4,500 aircraft worldwide, including 62 Fortune 100 company flight departments.

Clay Lacy Launches Aircraft Cleaning and Disinfecting Services
Clay Lacy Launches Aircraft Cleaning and Disinfecting Services

Clay Lacy Aviation now provides comprehensive aircraft cleaning and disinfecting services at the company’s maintenance centers and through its mobile response teams. Wearing full-body Tyvek suits, goggles, gloves and face masks, detailing experts use bipolar ionization equipment and EPA-registered, aviation-approved products to clean and disinfect the aircraft interior. The procedure kills surface and airborne pathogens, bacteria and mold, removes odors, improves air quality, and reduces static electricity, dust, pollen and smoke.

STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and an MRO provider to the global aviation industry, is now AS9110C-certified in the United Kingdom. The certification grants STS Aviation Services the authority to maintain, repair and overhaul both civilian and military aircraft in accordance with aerospace law and global regulatory requirements.


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