AINmxReports » January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010 - 9:13am

An online composites maintenance technology course begins March 1 and is hosted by Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and Wichita Area Technical College through the National Center for Aviation Training. The course, sponsored by the FAA, focuses on critical composite materials maintenance and repair safety issues, according to NIAR.

January 27, 2010 - 9:10am

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Blackhawk Modifications held a celebration ceremony at the engine manufacturer’s Montreal headquarters earlier this week highlighting Blackhawk’s 500th PT6A engine sale and the company’s 250th customer. Blackhawk began offering modifications to improve aircraft performance with PT6A upgrades in 1999. Dan Rogers of Franklin, N.C., is the 250th customer, with an upgrade to his Piper Cheyenne II.

January 27, 2010 - 9:07am

Aggressive cleaning of aircraft landing gear may shorten the life of landing gear components, according to Duncan Aviation accessory tech representative Jerry Cable. Water, dirt, debris and foreign objects can act as electrolytes, he said, “producing a corrosive environment,” and possibly leading to premature removal of components.

January 27, 2010 - 9:05am

American Eurocopter said it will close its company-owned and -operated Long Beach, Calif. service center by the end of June. The center opened in November 2007 at the Daugherty Skyharbor Complex. When it opened, Eurocopter said the center was designed to support more than 200 client aircraft based in the region by stocking a large parts supply, employing based and traveling maintenance technicians and providing pilot and maintenance training.

January 27, 2010 - 9:03am

Jet Support Services (JSSI) management and technical services representatives volunteered their time to help deliver supplies to earthquake-damaged Haiti. JSSI purchased 20,000 pounds of critical supplies and helped volunteers in the Corporate Aircraft Responding in Emergencies (Care) network to load and prepare donation flights out of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida.


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