Teal Group announced the results of its market analysis for the turbofan industry, predicting a total of 40,989 turbofan engines will be built in the 10 years spanning 2004 and 2013. Teal estimates the value of the engines to be about $160 billion, up 1 percent from last year’s 2003-2012 market forecast.
Aviation International News » June 2004
TDG Aerospace has introduced the Universal Fault Interrupter (UFI 3000), designed to prevent ignition sources resulting from arcing events in aircraft electrical systems.
CAE SimuFlite has inked a deal with Dassault Falcon Jet to develop and deliver a technical training curriculum for maintenance technicians, beginning the second half of this year. Training will be available for the Falcon 50/50EX, 900/900EX and 2000/2000EX. Next year the program will extend to earlier Falcons.
Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) has launched its newest software platform–Navigator V. The new program improves a maintenance organization’s ability to cut the cost and time associated with accessing and compiling regulatory data. It streamlines user interface and simplifies work flow when accessing a complete and current collection of regulatory documents.
Dassault Falcon Jet has named four new field service representatives (FSR) in the U.S. “The decision to make these assignments is part of a global strategy designed to strengthen service levels to all Falcon operators,” said Gerry Goguen, DFJ’s senior vice president of customer service.
Duncan Aviation has appointed Scott Shefke as Bombardier Challenger technical representative. He will serve as the technical advisor to Challenger customers and Duncan Aviation’s Challenger teams. “In the last three years, our Challenger business has grown to a point where it became obvious we needed to support customers with a dedicated technical representative,” said Rich Baeder, Duncan’s vice president of aircraft and FBO services.
Who’s the best choice when a flight department manager position opens up? For the past 50 or so years, the people who usually got the nod were pilots, whether or not they were the best candidates.
“Because it is there.”
Eurocopter is making further strides toward its aim of certifying a helicopter to make IFR approaches to a hover, over a given point on the ground and at a defined height. By the end of this month, a second phase of flight tests involving a specially modified EC 155, currently under way near the OEM’s Marseille headquarters in southern France, will be complete.
Tail-rotor failure appears to be the culprit in the May 4 crash of a Eurocopter AS 350 news helicopter in New York City. But the NTSB said that tail-rotor control continuity could not be determined because of the extensive damage caused when the helicopter slammed onto a rooftop in Brooklyn, N.Y. The WNBC-TV helicopter, N4NY, crashed into a four-story building before breaking in two and falling onto a two-story building.