Pentastar Aviation is now offering maintenance services at Key Air’s FBO facility at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC) in Connecticut, following signature of an agreement earlier this spring. The company is operating out of a 20,000-sq-ft facility, with room to expand as demand dictates. The new location is Pentastar’s first foray into East Coast operations and joins the company’s facilities in Van Nuys, Calif., and its headquarters location in Waterford, Mich.
Pentastar Aviation has entered into a partnership with Oxford, Conn.-based FBO operator and aircraft charter and management provider Key Air to operate a maintenance facility at Waterbury Oxford Airport (OXC). Based at Oakland County International Airport near Detroit, Pentastar operates a 130,000-sq-ft Part 145 repair station at its FBO and will set up an East Coast repair facility in one of Key Air’s 20,000-sq-ft hangars.
Atlantic Inertial Systems (AIS) has introduced a new generation of ruggedized solid-state inertial MEMS (micro electromechanical systems). The system improves noise performance and halves the bias of a current inertial measurement unit or single-axis rate sensor. This makes them compatible with long-endurance missions, the company claims.
According to a leading supplier of advanced microelectronics, design engineers in the defense industry should follow the automotive industry and be more willing to adopt commercially available technologies.
Researchers at the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park and at the Sadeghi mechanical engineering laboratory have developed tiny wireless sensors resilient enough to survive the harsh conditions inside jet engines.