Aviation International News » May 2010

May 5, 2010 - 6:25am

Jet Support Services (JSSI) opened its new European headquarters at London-area Farnborough Airport on April 8. The new operation will be led by JSSI president and CEO Louis Seno, who has relocated to the UK from the group’s Chicago headquarters.

May 3, 2010 - 11:12am

Edelman Leather is introducing an addition to its line of fine leathers for aircraft interiors– one with a little more hair than usual. The New Milford, Conn.-based company is calling it the “leather fur rugs” line. The particular breed of cow from which the hides are taken is without the distinctive markings typical of some breeds and is an overall beige, gray, brown or black of varying shades.

May 3, 2010 - 11:12am

Edelman Leather is introducing an addition to its line of fine leathers for aircraft interiors– one with a little more hair than usual. The New Milford, Conn.-based company is calling it the “leather fur rugs” line. The particular breed of cow from which the hides are taken is without the distinctive markings typical of some breeds and is an overall beige, gray, brown or black of varying shades.

May 3, 2010 - 11:11am

In Buddhist paintings, the Buddha is often shown seated on a Lotus flower, symbolizing the beauty born of ugliness and suffering.

May 3, 2010 - 11:09am

HighTech Finishing has introduced several unique decorative plating finishes at the request of clients. “Oil-rubbed Bronze” was based on an inquiry from Airbus for a specific appearance. According to Rick Niefield, v-p of marketing at Houston-based HighTech, “it combines our electroplated product with a ‘cold staining’ process to achieve the desired look.”

May 3, 2010 - 11:08am

In a joint effort, Ruag Aviation’s completion and refurbishment specialists and List components and furniture have outfitted the first Global 5000 to include true stone flooring in the entry and galley areas, as well as in the crew and passenger lavatory.

May 3, 2010 - 7:15am

Eurocopter and Pawan Hans Helicopters, an India-based operator, have signed two memoranda of understanding to create one training and one maintenance, repair and overhaul joint venture in the country this year. The MRO facility will be located “in a key Indian metro” and serve the local fleet of Dauphins. Pawan Hans is Eurocopter’s largest single customer in India and an approved Dauphin maintenance center. R.K.

May 3, 2010 - 7:02am

AgustaWestland on March 31 officially opened its “operational flying training center” (OFTC) at Newquay Cornwall Airport in South West England. The OFTC can provide services from basic helicopter pilot training to “advanced operational helicopter flying training.” Because the training center was devised for military and public services pilots, it is also able to train rear crew for rescue winch and medical missions.

May 3, 2010 - 7:01am

The FAA and the National Park Service are developing an Air Tour Management Plan for Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000. Five air-tour operators currently conduct air tours in the area and are limited to a combined 114 tours per year. The public comment period ends this month.

May 3, 2010 - 7:00am

Eurocopter is offering continuing airworthiness management under the EASA’s Part M rules. The manufacturer can thus provide airworthiness maintenance on behalf of operators, for their in-service aircraft.

 
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