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Two directors were recently appointed to PAMA's Board of Directors, each will serve two-year terms:
Alan Stolzer is the Dean of the College of Aviation on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach campus, where he is responsible for the academic and administrative oversight of college. He is Professor of Doctoral Studies and teaches Safety Management Systems (SMS) in ERAU's Ph.D. in Aviation program.
Ron Zilderbrand spent his career developing state-of-the art programs for the aviation industry and his aviation experience and entrepreneurial success extends across decades, as the founder of AeroEngine Protection Corporation (AEPC), Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), Zilberbrand Group, LLC, Pyxis Aviation Group, LLC and The Jet Collection, LLC.
Hoversurf says the FAA has signed off on the first eVTOL to be approved for general use in the U.S. and orders are now being taken for the Scorpion 3 from the Watsonville, California, company. It costs $150,000 and the first one has been sold to the Dubai Police. The single-seat quadcopter has been accepted as an ultralight by the FAA, which means no pilot certificate is required. The device is said to be able to go up to 60 MPH with about 20 minutes of endurance.
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A group of more than 100 high ranking people recently gathered in Washington, D.C., to "discuss the shortage of pilots and mechanics facing the industry."
Hallelujah, we're saved. To be clear, that sentence should be read as dripping with sarcasm.
"The aviation community has always come together to tackle its most pressing challenges, and today we need to do it again," FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell said at the start of the agency's Aviation Workforce Symposium: Ensuring America's Pilot & Mechanic Supply.
When complying with the 2020 ADS-B mandate, you'll still need a fully functional Mode A/C transponder. That means a transponder-based ADS-B solution is often the best choice for aging aircraft that haven't seen a transponder upgrade since the Reagan era. If the aircraft flies above 18,000 feet, there's no choice but to go with an ADS-B transponder.
Heavily saturated with participants in 2018, the commercial engine aftermarket is perceived as a tough environment for independents, big and small.
Capacity across global shops is tight, and pressures exist around performance for all participants. To alleviate problems around capacity, many engine shops are looking at their processes to enhance turnaround times.
Traxxall has brought on Jet Linx as a client using its maintenance and tracking inventory management modules across all of the Jet Linx locations. The business aircraft sales, charter, and management company's full adoption of Traxxall's system began in July when Jet Linx migrated its fleet to the maintenance tracking system.
University of Connecticut engineering hopefuls took to the skies and got a different view of the Storrs campus Thursday.
Kicking off the first Lockheed Martin-UConn Day to celebrate their long-standing partnership involving studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, two Sikorsky helicopters landed in the middle of the Student Union Quad.
Metrojet's MRO facility in Hong Kong has received approval from Aruba's Department of Civil Aviation to conduct maintenance on Gulfstream and Bombardier business jets registered in Aruba. The approval is expected to help foster regional growth of P4-registered aircraft, since Aruba offers aircraft registration through domicile for foreign operators.
Boeing 737NG operators must conduct more frequent inspections of engine fan blades as regulators move to mandate a CFM International-recommended reduction in the repetitive-check interval needed to ensure cracks are not forming at the blade roots.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published an airworthiness directive requiring operators to inspect CFM56-7B-series fan blade dovetails every 1,600 cycles, or nearly twice as frequently as the previous 3,000-cycle interval.
Lufthansa Technik AG and MTU Aero Engines AG laid the cornerstone for their new joint venture EME Aero in Jasionka, close to Rzeszów city — symbolically launching one of the biggest and most advanced GTF MRO service centers worldwide.
Pratt & Whitney GTF engines power five regional and narrowbody aircraft platforms, with the A220 and the A320neo family from Airbus and the Embraer E190-E2 already in commercial service.
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