The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association is soliciting presentation proposals for its 2011 Great Lakes Airworthiness Symposium in Dayton, Ohio, to be held September 29 and 30. The symposium will open with a full day of seminars followed by a welcome reception and a second day of seminars.
GE Aviation plans to create an Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research & Development Center near Dayton, Ohio, to research more-electric aircraft systems. The center, which will also explore other non-aviation uses of more-electric technology, is expected to open in 2012.
The Dayton Air Show again selected Aviation Sales as the preferred FBO for the annual airshow at James M. Cox Dayton International Airport. The show, held July 18 and 19, brought a big boost in business to Aviation Sales, which also owns an FBO at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport. The Dayton facility is the closest to the runway and has a large ramp and hangars available for overnight storage.
On a blustery day on a deserted beach near Nags Head on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, two brothers began humanity’s controlled adventure away from the surface of the Earth that continues to this day.
Dassault Falcon 2000, Stilesville, Ind., April 14, 2006–Falcon N722JB was at FL250 en route from Springfield, Ill., to Dayton, Ohio, when the left engine cowl flew off and hit the horizontal stabilizer, damaging the lower spar. The crew heard a loud noise and thought something had hit the airplane. All the engine and electrical systems seemed normal, but there was a slight difference in airplane sound.
Stevens Aviation’s Dayton, Ohio facility and Jet Aviation’s Bedford, Mass. facility have been designated by Raytheon Aircraft as service centers for the entry-level Premier I. The approval covers heavy and scheduled maintenance, airframe maintenance and engine repairs. There are approximately 25 Premier Is in the field since deliveries started last June.
Stevens Aviation has expanded the line-service center at its Dayton, Ohio facility, doubling the size to 3,000 sq ft. Part of the expansion project was a remodeling effort that adds numerous customer amenities, including an updated flight-planning center. The passenger lounge now features two wall-mounted flat-screen televisions, new furniture, an additional lavatory and, for history buffs, a unique display of aviation memorabilia.
December is the month that aviation honors the Wright brothers for their contributions to aviation, and we certainly all owe them for what they accomplished. However, there was another person at Kitty Hawk who made a great contribution toward powered flight. Lest he be forgotten, I thought a little history would help inform those who might not be aware of Charles Taylor and his many accomplishments.