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Baker Aviation Maintenance receives Falcon FAA approvals
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Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, recently received FAA Ops Specs approval to maintain Falcon 10, 20, 50, 900 and 2000 series aircraft. In 2012, Baker Aviation Maintenance received its FAA Repair Station certification and specializes in airframe maintenance for Hawker, King Air, Beechjet, Citation, Learjet, Challenger and Gulfstream aircraft.
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Turbulent times
The Record
If Tommy Cheers can't fix it, it probably can't be fixed. That's the opinion the aviation business owners and recreational flyers who have gotten to know the 72 year old at California's Stockton Metropolitan Airport, describing him as part of the fabric there over decades of helping keep planes in the air. And they are all worried that a looming eviction from the home of his business at the airport for the past 30 years might be a problem that Cheers can't fix.
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Aircraft maintenance tips: Spring cleaning
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
The snow has melted in the northern parts of the country and previously dormant hangar doors are starting to open. Flying season is here. But, before you jump back into the air, it's wise to take some time to prepare your airplane for the busy flying season. Aircraft are meant to be flown, and they can deteriorate quickly when sitting for long periods of time. So, it pays to do a thorough cleaning, inspection and preventive maintenance as an introduction to the flying season.
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Winner Aviation Corporation names new vice president of maintenance
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Neil Gallagher of Aurora, Ohio, has joined Winner Aviation as its vice president of maintenance. In this newly created position, Gallagher will be responsible for the growth of the maintenance division by expanding Winner Aviation’s product line of aircraft maintenance services for both their current and prospective customers as well as developing new products and services.
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2nd round of Tacoma Narrows Airport master plan meetings scheduled
Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald
Pierce County, Wash., officials will hold their second set of public meetings on Tacoma Narrows Airport's master plan update on June 5. The county and stakeholders will discuss the airport's inventory and aviation forecasts. Topics will include existing facilities and land, financial information, demographics, trends and projections of operations.
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Mike Pompeo introduces bill for FAA small-plane rules
Lawmakers and industry groups are working to reverse a downward trend in one of the few manufacturing segments that the United States still dominates: General aviation. Many of those small- and medium-sized planes, which are used for everything from business travel to crop dusting, are built in America’s heartland, especially in Wichita, Kan., represented by Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo.
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FAA's concerns hold up use of wildfire drones
The New York Times
As wildfire season begins in Western landscapes that were covered in smoky haze for weeks at a time last summer, the federal government’s firefighters are exploring the use of small remote-controlled drones with infrared cameras that could map a fire’s size and speed, and identify hot spots, a particular danger. With a maximum wingspan of about 52 inches, the drones would supplement and perhaps replace manned surveillance aircraft, potentially reducing the risk to both pilots and firefighters.
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