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New maintenance techs short on numbers, skills
AIN Online
In the annual announcements by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer and other aircraft manufacturers about the half-million or so additional pilots who will be needed to fill cockpits over the next 20 years, often overlooked is the need for an even greater number of maintenance technicians: about 600,000 by 2031, according to Boeing's most recent forecast. So if there is already, or will soon be, a shortage of qualified pilots, is there not also a shortfall in maintenance personnel? And not just in commercial aviation but business aviation and civil helicopter operations as well?
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Inside Airbus' business jet for the cost conscious
Wichita Business Journal
These days, everyone is looking to save a buck. That includes those able to spend upward of $90 million on their own private Airbus. And Airbus has answered that call. The company recently rolled out its ACJ319 Elegance, a corporate jet based on its A319 passenger aircraft.
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Frontier targets Washington Dulles for mass expansion
By Matt Falcus
Frontier Airlines has set its sights on Washington Dulles Airport for expansion by announcing 14 new routes from the airport. The airline features low-cost fares that will compete against the existing carriers at the airport, and encourage passengers to fly again after a period of decline. Along with the launch of these services, Frontier also introduced a sale, with flights available for just $15. Demand was so high that the Frontier website crashed. However, a promise that ticket prices in general would be kept "ultralow-cost" should ensure travelers take notice.
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  FAA Approves AD Free Overhauls

C&D Associates announces FAA approval for relief from combustion heater Airworthiness Directives AD2004-21-05 (imposed on Janitrol B series) and AD81-09-09 (for South Wind/Stewart Warner.) A.D.’s no longer apply to units undergoing zero-time overhaul by C&D Associates Inc. As always C&D Associates Inc. heaters remain A.D. free.
 


Production progressing on Honda Aircraft Co.'s $4.5 lightweight jet; first production aircraft unveiled
Triad Business Journal
Greensboro-based Honda Aircraft Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., made a series of announcements recently related to the progress of a $4.5 million lightweight jet that the company expects to begin delivering to customers by early 2015.
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Real-time software for ARM processors in safety-critical avionics applications introduced by Green Hills
Avionics Intelligence
Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., is introducing the Integrity-178 time-variant unified multiprocessing real-time operating system for ARM-based processors. The Integrity-178 tuMP RTOS is for security-critical and safety-critical software systems that are based on modern multicore processors that must meet the demands of the DO-178 standard. The tuMP implementation is an update to Green Hills Software's Integrity-178 single-core product.
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  Now Hiring Mobile Repair Team Technicians!

West Star Aviation is adding talented Aircraft Technicians to our Mobile Repair Teams, which are primarily located out of Colorado, Illinois and South Carolina. If you possess exceptional technical knowledge on a variety of corporate aircraft, enjoy traveling and working in various locations, then submit your resume today!
 


Gulfstream introduces the new G650ER — the world's longest range business jet
GizMag
ln a further enhancement to its largest and fastest business jet, the G650, Gulfstream Aerospace has just announced the new G650ER. An ultra-long-range aircraft, the G650ER can travel up to 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 km) at a speed of Mach 0.85, or up to 6,400 nm (11,853 km) at the higher operating speed of Mach 0.90. This is an increase in range of up to 500 nm (926 km) over the original G650.
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Haitec launches VIP maintenance subsidiary in Germany
AIN Online
Maintenance specialist Haitec is at EBACE 2014 launching a subsidiary for business aircraft, Haitec VIP Maintenance, based at Erfurt airport in Germany. "We have a hangar with 4,300 square meters [46,000 sq ft] dedicated to our VIP customers," said Brett Dutton, senior v-p for VIP maintenance at Haitec. The company already has an EASA Part 145 approval for the Gulfstream G550 and nearly all types of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
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