JSfirm.com, an aviation job website, releases its Hiring Trends Survey for 2021. Of the hiring professionals, executives and business owners surveyed, over 50% are projecting growth in 2021. Additionally, 66% of those surveyed did not cut any jobs in 2020, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
Flying Colours Corp., an international maintenance, repair and overhaul business, begins its first Ka-band installation on a super-mid-size Bombardier Challenger 604. The connectivity system upgrade forms one part of a wider 96-month heavy maintenance check being conducted in tandem with a 192-month landing-gear restoration, along with other maintenance tasks and required service bulletins. The privately owned aircraft is undergoing the work at the Flying Colours Corp. Peterborough facility in Ontario.
StandardAero announces it has appointed Lewis Prebble as president of the company’s Airlines & Fleets division. Prebble most recently served at Rolls-Royce as senior vice president for the Americas, where he led the company’s $1 billion airline-facing jet-engine business and was responsible for delivering comprehensive end-to-end customer services over the entire engine-product lifecycle.
With four different jaw-size widths, the new WV1700 Series vises from Snap-on Industrial are a perfect addition to any work bench in the aviation, wind power, natural resources or manufacturing industries. The vises come with features that make them durable for demanding applications, including an oversized anvil that provides a larger surface designed to take a beating in forming and shaping materials.
C&L Aerospace, a C&L Aviation Group company, signs a contract with Hokkaido Air System (HAC) to purchase the regional airline’s three (3) Saab 340B aircraft. The company will be taking delivery between April 2021 and January 2022. The agreement marks the first Saab purchase for C&L since the conclusion of its ten (10) aircraft deal with Japan Air Commuter in early 2021.
Duncan Aviation announces the delivery of the 100th pair of Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) blended winglets installed on a Dassault Falcon aircraft. On March 30, Two Bear Management’s Falcon 900EX took off from Duncan Aviation's Lincoln, NE, MRO facility sporting the highly visible technology. Improved fuel efficiency and a smoother ride are only a couple of the many reasons the company chose winglets.
Concorde Battery Corporation announces that it has trained more than 2,500 airmen so far this year with its new Virtual IA Renewal Series. Rather than cancel Concorde’s IA recurrent training events in 2021 due to the pandemic, Concorde has pivoted and created Concorde’s Virtual IA Renewal Series that provides the opportunity for airmen to complete the training necessary to renew their IA certificate through virtual classes provided free of charge.