The FAA is expected to grant a supplemental type certificate within a few months to Donaldson subsidiary Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) of St. Louis for an inlet barrier filter system for the Bell 430. Operators have been requesting engine protection offered by the inlet filter system, according to AFS business development director Robert Stenberg.
AINmxReports » December 10, 2008
According to the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is gearing up to ask lawmakers to include in an upcoming economic stimulus bill a moratorium on the use of foreign repair stations by U.S. air carriers. Such a moratorium, ARSA explained, could mean that “U.S.
The Nordam Group board of directors promoted Bill Peacher to CEO of the Tulsa, Okla. manufacturing and maintenance company. Peacher, currently COO of Nordam Repair Group, takes over as CEO on January 1 from current chairman and CEO Ken Lackey, who remains with Nordam as executive chairman. “I am optimistic about the long-term future of this industry,” Peacher said.
Newly appointed StandardAero vice president of business development for business aviation Claude Chidiac wants his new employer to offer the best customer service possible. “The ultimate goal is to make the execution flawless and to get StandardAero to be the number-one [service provider] as far as customers are concerned,” Chidiac said.
French helicopter turboshaft manufacturer Turbomeca has completed a $33 million research program that opens the door to a massive collection of usage and maintenance data on helicopter engines. The idea is to have engines sending an exhaustive set of data, after each flight, to a centralized server.
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