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Maintenance for training aircraft at Naval Air Station Kingsville just got easier, officials said.
Rolls-Royce hosted a grand opening for a Service Delivery Center at the base to support aircraft used for training.
The Service Delivery Center is the first facility of its kind opened by Rolls-Royce in the United States. It will provide on-site support to repair engines and manage service operations for Rolls-Royce F405 (Adour) engines, which power the T-45 Goshawk two-seat training aircraft, according to a Rolls-Royce news release.
Blackhawk Modifications, the leading provider of engine upgrades for turboprop aircraft, announced the continued growth of their portfolio of worldwide certified engine upgrades with the European Aviation Safety Alliance (EASA) approval of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine upgrade for the Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan.
Lancair has delivered the first piston-powered Evolution, equipped with a fadec-controlled Lycoming iE2 engine rated at 350 horsepower. The piston Evolution is designed around the same carbon fiber airframe as the turbine version, minus the firewall forward section.
With a 168-gallon fuel tank that is necessary to feed the turbine-powered Evolution, the range of the piston Evo borders on the ridiculous.
Trine Aerospace & Defense recently completed an A to D checklist on a Learjet 55, a 2A+ on a Falcon 20, Phase A1-6 on Learjet 35s, and multiple inspection Docs on CE-525, CJ 2s and CJ's. The company also has commitments to perform a 12-year inspection on a Learjet 35A, a 12-year/12,000-hour inspection on Learjet 55 and a C check on a Falcon 20.
The MRO said the projects underscore its renewed dedication to business aircraft maintenance, modification and engineering with a distinct focus on legacy airframes, including Learjet, Citation and Hawker.
Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced that it now offers a PT6A Flat Rate Overhaul Program as part of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) PT6SMARTSM Maintenance Solutions initiative. P&WC’s PT6A Flat Rate Overhaul Program is a limited time, industry-wide program available through its designated overhaul facilities (DOFs) that sets a fixed-rate pricing structure for overhauls on PT6A-21, -27, -28, -41, -42, and -114 engine models.
L&L Special Furnace Co. Inc. delivered a floor-standing, dual-chamber box furnace to an aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul station in Oklahoma. The top chamber, which has working dimensions of 16 inches wide x 15 inches high x 32 inches deep, is used for heat treatment of various steels and alloys up to 2200°F. The bottom tempering chamber, which has working dimensions of 14 inches wide x 12 inches high x 32 inches deep, can be used to temper various steels.
PRNewswire via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Electronics manufacturer uAvionix has introduced the smallest and lightest ADS-B receiver ever made. The new "pingRX" weighs 1.5 grams and requires 1/100th the power of conventional ADS-B receivers. It implements "Sense and Avoid" capabilities for small drones operating in the National Airspace (NAS).
General Aviation News
With a goal of "perpetual flight," Daniel Preston and a small group of engineers and professors are working to design an unmanned, autonomous, solar-powered electric airplane that can achieve that milestone of staying aloft around the clock...even during the longest, darkest night of the year.
And why, you might ask, would you need such a plane?
General Aviation News
In response to our call for seaplane stories, Eric Ziegler sent us this one: "When I was a pre-pilot with about eight hours of land time, my wife and I visited her brother, who lived in Thibadoux, Louisiana. He worked for the gas pipeline company there, and frequently inspected small concrete data islands in the swamp. He invited me along for such a trip in a float C-180. Our first takeoff exhilarated me — so smooth."
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