FDC/aerofilter has obtained FAA approval for unrestricted flight in falling and blowing snow conditions for its engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems for the Eurocopter AS 350B/BA/B2/B3/B4 and EC 130B4.
Aviation International News » May 2005
TIMCO Aviation Services has been named a member of the first Airbus maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) network. The Greensboro, N.C. MRO is the only U.S.-owned and -operated company in the network and joins three others located in Macon, Ga.; Lake City, Fla.; and Goodyear, Ariz.
Gulfstream Aerospace is offering a spare parts subscription service that will enable G100 and Astra operators in North, Central and South America and Europe to manage their annual maintenance better.
Lanny Renshaw, TFE731 technical representative for Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation, was recently awarded Honeywell’s 2004 New Solutions Contribution Award. The award recognizes Renshaw’s commitment and contributions to the Spotlight on Excellence program.
Garrett Aviation/Piedmont Hawthorne/ Associated Air Center announced its Garrett Aviation-Springfield, Ill. repair station has been awarded the FAA Diamond Award for outstanding aviation maintenance training.
Aviation high schools and aviation programs aimed at high-school students have been providing the industry with a trained work force for more than 80 years. The goal of the early programs was primarily to serve the needs of the industry by ensuring a steady stream of trained mechanics.
Bob Fore works for AirScan, a contractor to the U.S. government supporting range activities in the Marshall Islands, a vast isolated archipelago sprinkled about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii and 1,400 miles east of Guam. The company is based with the U.S. Army on Kwajalein Atoll, otherwise known as the Reagan Test Site (RTS).
Washington, D.C.’s South Capitol Street Heliport (09W) has been struggling to reopen to at least some pre-approved general aviation rotorcraft since mid-2002, but the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been dragging its feet.
Why do we need something like this R&D center?
Pilots of a Sikorsky S-92A from Norway’s Norsk Helikopter put out a Mayday call one day near the end of March, after being warned of a major drop in main rotor gearbox oil pressure while approaching an oil platform. The pilots made an emergency landing on the Veslefrikk B and none of the 19 people on board was hurt.