“The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) has been quite clear…it does not see the need for security rules at contract repair stations,” Edward Wytkind, president of U.S. trade union the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, wrote in a letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
AINmxReports » August 29, 2012
The recently published 2012 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook prediction of demand for 185,600 pilots and 243,500 new aircraft technicians in the Asia-Pacific region through 2030 has a potentially significant impact on the U.S. industry.
The Philadelphia U.S. Attorney’s Office has indicted Flying Tigers of Lancaster, Penn., its president Jay Stout and his son Joel Stout, with various crimes, including conspiracy, fraud involving aircraft parts, wire fraud and obstruction of justice. Also indicted was Howard Gunter, a former FAA certified mechanic and inspector, on charges of conspiracy and fraud involving aircraft parts.
For the seventh consecutive year Bell Helicopter has been named number one in helicopter product support in the AIN Product Support Survey.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has appointed Premium Jet Aircraft Maintenance at Afonso Pena International Airport (SBCT) in Curitiba, Brazil, as an authorized service center to support the Hawker 125 and 400 series.
ATP has added McCauley propeller overhaul manuals to its list of publications available through a subscription that includes one year of revisions. Publications are accessed through the ATP Aviation Hub Online Service with an iPad or the NavigatorV Desktop Platform. With the ATP Aviation Hub Online Service, updates and revisions are automatically incorporated into McCauley overhaul manuals daily, supporting the currency, regulatory compliance and safety efforts of maintenance operations.
Spectrolab has selected Triumph Instruments of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as an authorized service center for the Starburst, Nightsun and Nightsun XP searchlights. Triumph Instruments provides instrument support services to general and business aviation, rotary-wing and air transport customers. It holds unlimited instrument ratings for FAA Class 1, 2, 3, and 4; limited radio, accessory and specialized services; EASA 145 aircraft instrument repair capabilities; and provides repair, overhaul, exchange and sales.
Skyscapes, a new basecoat/clearcoat exterior paint developed by Sherwin-Williams Aerospace, now has two complete coatings, including pretreatment, corrosion protective primer, topcoat and clearcoat. Both are certified with SAE International’s Aerospace Material Specification 3095 (AMS 3095). One system includes Alodine, 483987 primer and Skyscapes basecoat/clearcoat. The second system is Alodine, 483787 chrome hazard-free primer and Skyscapes basecoat/clearcoat.
James Fitzgerald has joined Mxi Technologies as vice president of sales for the Americas. Fitzgerald will be responsible for strengthening Mxi’s presence and increasing market share in the Americas. This appointment coincides with Mxi’s increased business-focus on the region and the execution of go-to-market strategies for the Maintenix software product. Before joining Mxi, Fitzgerald was with Ramco Systems, where he most recently held the position of president of global aviation solutions.
A proposed airworthiness directive for certain Cessna 525 air conditioning (A/C) compressor motors was prompted by reports of smoke and/or fire in the tailcone. The AD requires inspection of the number of hours on the A/C compressor hour meter, inspection of the logbook and replacement of the brushes or deactivation of the system until replacement of the brushes. When the brush wears down, the rivet in the brush contacts the commutator, causing sparks and excessive heat build-up within the motor assembly.
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