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Maintenance: Demand for top mechanics set to grow
Financial Times
Private aviation is an opulent business that does not like to get its hands dirty, yet one that much depends on maintenance, repair and overhaul, or MRO, for its success. This is nowhere more so than in the U.S., the world's largest consumer of such services. The requirement for skilled staff is expanding.
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AVM Summit USA — Early Bird deadline extended
Aviation Maintenance Magazine
Extended Early Bird Discount by 24 hours to Oct. 22.

We are having such a great response to the AVM Summit USA, from a broad industry cross-section, that we have decided to give you the opportunity to benefit from the Early Bird Discount by extending it by 24 hours.

Please take advantage of this great opportunity and extended Early Bird Deadline, which can save you up to 20 percent on conference delegate fees, by booking your delegate place TODAY. Click here to go direct to online registration.

If you wish to check out the full conference program, you can at, or click here for the MRO track or click here for the BizJet track.

We look forward to welcoming you to the AVM Summit USA, Orlando, Fla., for some great opportunities for you to meet an network with your peers, colleagues and friends, whilst getting up-to-speed with the latest developments in MRO.

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How to repair a Dreamliner
Aviation Week
Work to potentially return Ethiopian Airlines' stranded Boeing 787 to service appear to have got underway at London's Heathrow Airport. Although the cause of the July 12 incident has not yet been disclosed by U.K. air accident investigators, contractors have begun assembling scaffolding frames around the aircraft in preparation for work on the aircraft which was damaged by fire hours before it was due to leave for Addis Ababa.
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Honeywell nearing launch of touchscreen-enabled avionics
Aviation Week
Honeywell is close to announcing customers for a new line of touchscreen-enabled avionics for the next-generation air transport and business aviation cockpits. Although development work continues and the company has not yet announced specific touchscreen components or the platforms involved, a logical fit for the airline market would be a center console touchscreen display using resistive touch technology for Embraer's E2 upgrade for the E-170/E-190 regional jet families.
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Helicopter Foundation International offers scholarships
Helicopter Foundation International is offering several scholarships in an effort to bolster the ranks of rotary-wing commercial pilots and maintenance technicians. The application window closes Nov. 30. Full details and applications are available at the website. "Helicopter Foundation International has long recognized the need for qualified commercial helicopter pilots and helicopter maintenance technicians," the organization said on its website.
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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.

United Airlines signs up for Harris-FAA NextGen Avionics program
Executive Biz
United Airlines has pledged to use digital avionics equipment as part of the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic modernization initiative, for which Harris Corp. serves as the prime contractor. The goal of the FAA's NextGen Data Communications Integrated Services program is to integrate data and voice messaging communications between air traffic controllers and pilots, Harris said recently.
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Resilience Capital Partners acquires Avionics International Supply
Crain's Cleveland Business
Private equity firm Resilience Capital Partners said it has acquired Avionics International Supply Inc. of Denton, Texas. Resilience Capital said did not what it paid for Avionics International Supply, which is a wholesale distributor of avionics and aviation parts and provides maintenance, repair and calibration services for avionics test equipment. Resilience Capital said the acquired company will be part of its API platform.
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Helicopter donated to Northern Lights College aircraft maintenance program
Aircraft maintenance engineering students at Northern Lights College in Canada have a new training tool to learn on, and yes, it can fly. Thanks to the generous donation by the Dwyer family of Valleyview, Alberta, a Hughes 300 helicopter has been added to the school's fleet.
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