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Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has been named "Leading Independent MRO Organization" at the 2016 Aviation Week MRO of the Year Awards, part of the MRO Americas conference being held in Dallas this week. Each year, Aviation Week editors select the best MRO and aviation aftermarket entities around the world for value-adding achievements and innovations. ATS earned the 2016 award for its technical fleet integration service, dubbed Skyline.
Hartzell Engine Technologies announced its acquisition of Sky-Tec — a manufacturer of aircraft starters and solenoids — at Sun 'n Fun.
Adding solenoids to its portfolio, HET will extend its reach to the Lycoming engine market, while enhancing its product offerings with Sky-Tec's starters.
Representatives of Soloy Aviation Solutions announced that they have reached an agreement to purchase the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Tradewinds Turbine Bonanza conversion package.
"We are extremely excited to have been successful in reaching an agreement with Don Brooks, the current owner of the Tradewinds Turbine Bonanza STC," stated James Cowan, CEO Soloy Aviation.
Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced during the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in and Expo, that Safe Flight’s SCc Angle of Attack (AoA) system is now standard on all Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft and optional on the Cessna Skylane 182 and Cessna Turbo Stationair 206.
"Textron Aviation is constantly looking for innovative solutions for our piston customers and making the SCc Angle of Attack system standard on all Skyhawk aircraft is a great example of bringing the latest technology to our products," said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft.
Bombardier's commercial aircraft division has extended its authorised service facility with Slovenian MRO Adria Tehnika covering CRJ series aircraft.
Under the terms of the five-year contract extension, Adria Tehnika will provide base and other maintenance services on all forms of the aircraft type, including modifications and upgrades.
Hudson Valley News
Planning for the Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum's Spirit of the Aerodrome Gala is moving ahead rapidly and it will be the most elaborate event that the Aerodrome has ever undertaken to kick off an airshow season.
The Gala will be centered around the Aerodrome's recently completed and thoroughly accurate reproduction of Charles Lindbergh's famed Spirit of St. Louis, which will celebrate its public debut with a demonstration flight and a 1920s themed fundraising cocktail party at the Aerodrome.
General Aviation News
According to author Jeffrey Madison: I once was the instructor for a high fashion student. Her day-trading job had recently netted her a lot of money. Her hard work paid out handsomely and she wanted everyone to know it. If that meant stepping out of the pilot's seat of her own airplane in stylish high heels, so be it.
Her determination to train in haute couture stressed out more than a few flight instructors at the FBO where I worked. They were frustrated by her lack of progress — the result of poor rudder control — and her dismissal of the many other dangers of flying in heels.
McClatchy via Aviation Pros
United Airlines reached tentative agreements on new contracts for nearly 30,000 employees represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers.
If ratified by IAM union members, the seven contracts would cover customer service agents, baggage handlers, call center employees and other positions with the Chicago-based airline through 2021.
The U.S. airline market just got a little smaller. Alaska Air is buying Virgin America in a deal worth about $2.6 billion, the companies announced recently. Alaska Air said it will pay $57 in cash per share for the nine-year-old airline, a 47 percent premium on Virgin's closing price, causing the share price to spike about 40 percent before the opening bell.
Richard Branson's Virgin Group owns a majority stake in the airline, but the English billionaire was less than happy with the sale. "I would be lying if I didn't admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another," he wrote in a blog post.
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