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Aircraft mechanic saves the day for war veteran
KSLA-TV
A McCarran International Airport mechanic took time away from working on planes and lent a helping hand to a wounded warrior. The picture that captured it all has now gone viral and is stealing the hearts of many. "It was nice to give something to an individual who gives a lot to his country and his community," said American Airlines Lead Mechanic Keith Duffner. In the photo that's gone viral, you can see Duffner working hard to fix the prosthetic leg of Afghan war veteran Taylor Morris. "Made his trip a little easier, that was a nice thing to do," said Duffner.
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The murky world of avgas prices
AVweb
According to author Paul Bertorelli: If I were to break down the quest for an unleaded avgas into seasons, I think we're in the long, hot summer phase. From here until two years from now, progress may be like watching the grass grow. At AirVenture last month, the only meaningful activity was that Shell showed up to talk about its entry in the 100-octane sweepstakes without revealing much detail.
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DynCorp International and NASA make history with WB-57 aircraft rebuild
Intelligent Aerospace
DynCorp International and NASA engineers, mechanics and logisticians working on the NASA Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support program have made aviation history by reconstructing a WB-57 aircraft 40 years follows its last mission. The restored jet, now identified as N927, had been retired from military service in the summer of 1972 and stored in "The Boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
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Lovers of aviation spend their golden years restoring vintage planes
The Daily Herald
Pete Graven got hooked on aviation as a young boy, listening to stories from his uncle, a WWI fighter pilot. Jim Jackson was among the first mechanics to work on the B-29 bomber during WWII. Norm Constan spent nearly four decades with the Boeing Co., delivering airplanes. Now, in their golden years, these volunteers spend a day or two a week at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, fixing vintage aircraft at the Museum of Flight Restoration Center.
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TIMCO names Jim Sokol president of MRO services
Aviation Pros
TIMCO Aviation Services, a subsidiary of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, announced that Jim Sokol has been named president of MRO services. In this role, Sokol will have responsibility over all of TIMCO's airframe maintenance operations, including multi-hangar facilities at Greensboro, North Carolina, Lake City, Florida, Macon, Georgia and at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. In addition, he will oversee the operations of TIMCO's line maintenance network and its engine services center.
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BOC Aviation orders Boeing planes worth $8.8 billion
Reuters
BOC Aviation, the leasing arm of Bank of China, has placed the biggest order in its 20-year history for 80 Boeing medium-haul passenger planes, weeks after lessor SMBC Aviation ordered 115 Airbus jets. The shopping spree by leasing companies comes as they ride a boom in aviation financing and see strong demand from airlines. Seeking to keep lean balance sheets, airlines are increasingly turning to lessors to upgrade fleets to fuel-efficient aircraft.
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Heater AD targets GA aircraft
AVweb
A new proposed airworthiness directive issued by the FAA affects up to 6,000 general aviation aircraft, mostly — but not limited to — Pipers and Cessnas, equipped with Meggitt (Troy) Inc. combustion heaters. The required inspections would cost about $425, the FAA said, and if repairs are needed, the cost could rise above $6,000.
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