GE Aviation is pushing the engine design envelope with flight testing of ceramic composite components in the hot section of a GE Rolls-Royce F136 Joint Strike Fighter development engine. The components being tested are third-stage, low-pressure turbine vanes made of ceramic matrix composites (CMC).
AINmxReports » March 25, 2009
In February, the FAA chartered a safety management system (SMS) aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) to seek industry input on new rules that will govern SMSs for operators and repair stations.
A group of experienced former Eclipse Aviation workers appears to have launched a company called Eclipse 500 Services to provide maintenance for Eclipse 500 very light jets. The company’s contact information lists an Albuquerque, N.M. telephone number but provides no information as to the identity of the principals.
Single Point Assist has launched a new AOG subscription service tailored for destinations in Asia and Latin America. Operators can register with the company on a monthly or yearly plan. Upon encountering a maintenance issue, subscribers contact Single Point Assist, which will dispatch a local technician, usually line mechanics from the airline industry, who can quickly diagnose and repair the problem.
JetDirect Aviation this week sold the assets of maintenance provider JetCorp to Flying Colours of Peterborough, Ontario. Current president Bill McLendon remains on board as president of newly named JetCorp Technicial Services, located at Spirit of Saint L St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Mo.