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Join us Wednesday June 13th, 2018, for the First State Chapter's 13th Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by West Star Aviation at the Deerfield County Club in Newark, Delaware. Attached is the Registration Form for this year's event. The cost includes Lunch, Best Ball Round of Golf, Golf Cart, drinks (including beer) throughout the day, Dinner, Door Prizes. If you wish to put your own team together, please note that on the registration form.
This week at the 2018 NBAA Maintenance Conference in Albuquerque, manufacturers and service providers alike had the opportunity to showcase their products and discuss hot topics in the aviation industry. In a series of breakout sessions, conference attendees heard directly from companies such as Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), Bombardier, and Dassault Falcon.
In Honeywell's session, senior tech support engineer James Lee and spoke about the company's products, services, and software solutions.
US Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), James Inhofe (R-OK), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bill to improve training programs at aviation maintenance technician schools. If enacted, the statute would require Federal Aviation Administration promulgation of a new part 147 within six months. The regulation that governs aviation maintenance technician schools has not been significantly revised since it was re-codified into the Code of Federal Regulations in 1962.
General Aviation News
True Blue Power has introduced a 2,000-watt, AC-to-DC voltage converter.
The TC2000 is ideal for aircraft with AC electrical systems that require 28-volt DC power, according to company officials.
The voltage converter delivers 28-volt DC power to in-flight entertainment systems; interior and exterior lighting; and in-seat, cabin and cockpit USB power.
Honeywell has completed the first sale of Jet ConneX, the global, high-speed connectivity service targeted toward the business aviation aircraft market segment, in Latin America. The service, which is powered by Inmarsat's Ka-band satellite network and runs on Honeywell's JetWave hardware, was selected alongside the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan and several GoDirect services to support flight planning, weather monitoring, future maintenance and more.
U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), James Inhofe (R-OK) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced a bill to improve training programs at aviation maintenance technician schools. The legislation requires the FAA to modernize curriculum for schools certificated under 14 CFR part 147, which has not been updated in five decades.
A new program that launched recently in Wichita, Kansas, will provide technical training for high-school students to prepare them to step directly into jobs in the aviation industry. Aviation Pathway is a joint effort involving Textron Aviation, Wichita Public Schools, and WSU Tech, a technical college based in Wichita. Staff at Textron approached public-school officials to propose the project.
General Aviation News
According to author Ben Visser: In a previous column, CYA, the FAA and the new unleaded avgas, I discussed the problems the FAA may have with the new proposed unleaded 100 octane avgas.
In addition to the lower octane characteristics of the avgas, one of the big concerns is exhaust valve recession.
I received a number of responses to the column, both positive and negative. The best email was from Larry Wheelock, who commented about the example of possible valve recession in Franklin engines.
One of the top two strategic threats facing repair stations is finding and retaining maintenance staff, and the issue is adversely affecting their businesses, according to a new industry survey.
MROinsider recently signed an agreement with New Zealand's FlightCert to create new options for operators to manage aircraft maintenance. Michigan-based MROinsider brings pilots, owners, operators, and MRO providers together to improve the customer experience. FlightCert offers services in the same field, so the partnership will serve to increase the quality of aircraft maintenance services.
The Highland County Press
Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc., was honored at the Ohio Aviation Association Annual Conference as the 2018 Airport Business of the Year, an honor bestowed upon a business that has demonstrated support of OAA's mission and goals and has made a significant impact on their community and workforce.
| || Trade Shows & Conventions Events|
|May 06-10, 2018
||AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 — Aerospace Medical Association
|May 14-18, 2018
||2018 NHA Symposium
|May 16-17, 2018
||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|June 4-29, 2018
Aviation English for Flight
||ERAU Miami Campus||June 13, 2018
First State PAMA, Golf Outing
|June 21, 2018
||Regional Forum in White Plains, NY
||White Plains, New York|
|June 25-29, 2018
AIAA Aviation 2018 - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
|July 9-14, 2018
APSCON 2018 — Airborne Public Safety Association
|July 16-22, 2018
||2018 Farnborough Airshow
||Farnborough Airport, United Kingdom|
|Aug. 14-16, 2018
Latin American Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (LABACE2018)
||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Sept. 11-12, 2018
||Preparing Together: Aviation Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery Conference
|Sept. 16, 2018
||TEB PAMA, golf outing
|Sept. 26-28, 2018
||UAA's Collegiate Aviation Education Conference & Expo
|Oct. 1-4, 2018
||Public Safety Drone Expo 2018
|Oct. 2-4, 2018
||2018 CHC Safety & Quality Summit
||Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas|
|Oct. 16-18, 2018
||NBAA-BACE 2018 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition - National Business Aviation Association
|Oct. 19, 2018
||2018 Florida International Air Show
||Punta Gorda, Florida|
|Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018
||NBAA2018 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition — National Business Aviation Association
||MRO Latin America
|Feb. 10, 2019
||MRO Middle East Summit
|Feb. 11-12, 2018
||MRO Middle East
||MRO East Asia
||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|April 9-11, 2019
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