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Jet Aviation Opens FBO, MRO at Vienna Airport
Aviation International News
Jet Aviation expanded its global MRO and FBO network with the addition of a new facility at Austria's Vienna International Airport. Its business aviation terminal features an operations office, crew lounge and access to a VIP passenger lounge, along with services such as lavatory drainage and aircraft refueling. Jet Aviation Vienna also can provide AOG and line maintenance from its brand-new 43,000-sq-ft hangar.
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Airforms Inc. awarded new engine baffle FAA PMA approval
Aviation Pros
Airforms Inc.'s growing line of replacement aircraft engine baffles now includes components for all Piper PA-44-180 Seminole twin engine aircraft. Airforms' engineering department received the new Part Manufacturing Approval recently through its continued work with the FAA Anchorage Aircraft Certification Office. The new Piper baffles add to an existing product line of over 50 unique FAA PMA engine baffle kits for a wide range of aircraft.
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Honored mechanic Harold Hamp keeps the Sunday pilot flying
The Morning Sun
Down a dirt road three miles west of Elwell, Michigan, sits a strip of grass lined with yellow cones that outline Harold Hamp's FAA-recognized airport. Hamp, who just turned 80, was recently honored by the FAA with the prestigious Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award and an honor for "Fifty Years of Dedicated Service in Aviation Safety." The Charles Taylor award "is named in honor of Mr. Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. The Charles Taylor 'Master Mechanic' Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics," according to the Federal Aviation Administration website.
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Aircraft engine repair company reaching new heights
Sun Sentinel
In some ways, airliners are similar to your car. "After so many miles, you have to bring it in for an oil change or tune-up," said Kimberly Gardner, plant leader at Propoulsion Technologies International of Miramar. "After so many hours running an [aircraft] engine, you basically have to service the engine." That work is creating double-digit growth at Propulsion Technologies, which repairs parts for one aircraft engine line for General Electric Aviation and France-based Snecma. The engine, the CFM56, powers Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft.
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Human factors students ready to keep nextgen avionics grounded in reality
Aviation Today
As new aviation technology and capabilities such as touchscreen displays, Electronic Flight Bags and Enhanced Vision Systems become more commonplace in fixed and rotary wing cockpits over the next 10 years, avionics companies will remain committed to designing these new capabilities around pilot-machine interaction. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, realizing this need for a focus on human factors in NextGen cockpit design, has introduced a new Ph.D. in Human Factors degree program.
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Airlines eye MRO software enhancements
AWIN First via Aviation Week
Internal airline maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations are eying a variety of improvements to their enterprise-resource planning and/or maintenance-management software packages, with document management edging out several other functions as the most sought-after upgrade, an Aviation Week-sponsored survey finds.
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OSHA's ergonomic tips could prevent worker injuries, save time and money
Aviation Pros
With ramp turnover a constant and employee training at a premium, free government resources available on OSHA's website can provide some helpful tips for supervisors and managers looking to reduce the impact on their operations from common workplace injuries caused by the manual loading and unloading of aircraft. OSHA's website has some excellent suggestions — specifically aimed at ramp workers — for preventing common worker injuries that cost companies in terms of time off from work, reduced productivity and worker's comp and disability claims.
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