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The high price of cooperating with FAA investigations by John Goglia
AskBob
My fellow mechanics this is a cautionary tale based on a true story that could have happened to almost any of us. The details are intentionally left fuzzy as the case winds itself through the FAA enforcement system. This tale begins more than three years ago when certain hapless mechanics were first questioned by an FAA inspector about maintenance they had performed. As these men were used to a cooperative relationship with their local FSDO, they willingly recounted details of the work that they had done in response to informal — and later formal — questions from FAA inspectors.
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Michelin and FAA introduce tire safety training
AviationPros.com
Michelin North America and the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Program have partnered to offer pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians an online tire maintenance course The Impact of Tire Maintenance on Aircraft Safety. The course is available for free at FAASafety.gov.
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Enrollment begins April 10 for Avionics Electronic Technician program
AviationPros.com
Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, will now begin offering an Avionics Electronic Technician program. The only program of its kind in the state and one of the few in the Midwest. The Avionics Electronic Technician Program is a 3 term, 9 month diploma program that will help develop in-depth knowledge of aircraft avionic systems down to the component level.
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Commercial Jet Inc. to invest $12 million in Dale County, Ala., aircraft maintenance operation
Made in Alabama
Governor Robert Bentley, House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield recently joined company and community leaders in announcing that Commercial Jet Inc. will invest $12 million to open a new 400,000-square-foot facility at Dothan Regional Airport in Dale County, Ala. The facility will employ hundreds of people.
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Improvements extend C-5 life
Avionics Intelligence
Using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, Airmen here improved the reliability and life expectancy of the C-5M Super Galaxy. AFSO21 is the Air Force's dedicated effort to maximize value and minimize waste in all of our processes. "We identified the whole process with our Dewars (tank) and fire suppression system of the aircraft as being one of the leading causes of downtime for the aircraft," said Master Sgt. Jay Haller, 512th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electro-environment systems technician.
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GM Willow Run plant redevelopment: Aircraft maintenance firm buys 1 building
AnnArbor.com
The International Turbine Industries, an aircraft maintenance firm, has purchased the former General Motors Willow Run Company Vehicle Operations facility, RACER Trust announced recently. ITI will use the property to expand its jet engine repair and parts sales business. The purchase will create 25 new jobs over the next five years and the company plans to invest $50,000 in repairs and improvements to the building. The company currently has 10 employees.
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Honoring some giants of Alaska aviation, including helicopter pioneer Bishopp
Alaska Dispatch
Cliff Evert will receive the Aviation Entrepreneur Award and enter the Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame at an April 12 banquet at the Princess Riverside Lodge in Fairbanks. Evert is a familiar figure in the aviation community, a pilot whose experience reaches back through 35 years with Wien Airlines and Alaska Star Airlines, beginning in 1943.
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Ramco signs 10 aviation deals in fiscal year 2012-13
AviationPros.com
Ramco Systems, the global aviation software provider on cloud, mobile and tablets continues its successful voyage through the year by signing 10 aviation deals in fiscal year 2012-13. This includes, Aviation majors such as Emirates, GoAir, Air Tahiti, Caribbean Airlines and Hevilift among others.
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