Skytech, which has long been based at Martin State Airport in Baltimore, has moved its maintenance facility to Carroll County Airport in Westminster, Md. Skytech has also opened a new FBO at Carroll County, which is outside the Washington, D.C., special flight rules area and thus much easier for customers to operate from.
AINmxReports » December 2, 2009
SimCom Training Centers is now offering a week-long maintenance training course for the MU-2 turboprop, to be held at MU-2 service centers in the U.S. twice a year. Two classes have already been held this year, and the next is scheduled for spring 2010 at a location to be determined. Training at the service centers allows instructors to combine classroom sessions with hands-on instruction and demonstrations in the service center.
On November 1, a Bell LongRanger operated by Rotorcraft Leasing was taking off from oil-drilling platform High Island A442A in the Gulf of Mexico en route to another platform when the engine lost power and the pilot inflated the pontoons and landed in the water. The helicopter rolled inverted after touchdown, according to the NTSB. The pilot was seriously injured and the passenger suffered minor injuries.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month highlighting continuing morale problems among FAA employees.
After the Transportation Security Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for FAA-certified Part 145 repair station security on November 17, comments from those affected started accumulating in the public docket.
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