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July 10, 2014, 3:00 PM

The first level-D flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 medium twin received EASA certification this week, thus allowing the manufacturer to use it to train customer pilots. Designed by Spain-based Indra and located at the Helisim training center adjacent to Airbus Helicopters’ factory in Marignane, France, it features a 210-degree by 80-degree continuous field of view. Another EC175 full-motion simulator will be installed in the U.S.

July 10, 2014, 2:26 PM

Time is running out for the Lockheed Martin F-35 to make its international debut. The fleet remains grounded after the engine fire on June 23. “We’re working day and night to provide evidence to the airworthiness authorities, but we haven’t learned enough yet,” said Lt Gen Chris Bogdan, head of the F-35 Joint Program Office.

July 10, 2014, 7:28 AM

The Brazilian Navy gave AgustaWestland a $160 million-plus contract for the upgrade of eight Super Lynx Mk 21A helicopters. The Navy has operated the Lynx since 1978, receiving nine Mk 21s followed by nine Mk 21As. Five of the Mk 21s were later upgraded to Mk 21A.

July 9, 2014, 1:10 PM

MBDA successfully undertook two CAMM (common anti-air modular missile) launches in recent weeks, the company announced. The firings were carried out at the Vidsel overland range in northern Sweden on May 29 and June 5, and were the first seeker-guided launches for the CAMM. Instrumented-only firings of CAMM were conducted in April last year.

July 9, 2014, 12:38 PM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), in association with the Aviation Management Consulting Group, will hold its aviation management workshop on September 16 and 17 in Savannah, Ga. The workshop provides a practical foundation in leadership and management. Subject matter is geared toward leadership, management and decision-making development, best-practice approaches, innovative strategies, and creative techniques from industry experts who have decades of experience leading and managing people and making business decisions.

July 9, 2014, 12:32 PM

Honeywell has named JetSupport’s MRO division an authorized service center. The designation will broaden the MRO’s current maintenance capability, which includes the Citation 650 and Falcons. The initial authorization grants approval to perform maintenance on the Honeywell TFE731 turbofan and APUs. JetSupport plans to add Honeywell’s TPE331 turboprop and avionics products to its authorization.

JetSupport provides MRO services and support for business aviation and special-purpose aircraft.

July 9, 2014, 12:28 PM

GA Telesis has received the “Good to Great” award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. The regional award program honors companies based in South Florida that embody ideas from Jim Collins’s bestselling business book Good to Great. The Good to Great Award highlights companies that have shown exceptional growth and development over a four-year period.

GA Telesis received the award for its double-digit growth and global expansion initiatives over the last few years, including the establishment of both GA Telesis Engine Services and GA Innovation China.

July 9, 2014, 12:23 PM

Jettech gained FAA STC approval to install the touchscreen Garmin GTN 650/750 GPS/navcom (single or dual) in Cessna 525 CitationJets manufactured from 1993 to 1999 (S/Ns 0001-0359). The STC includes Waas approvals and certifies the aircraft for fully autopilot-coupled GPS-LPV approaches. Jettech is offering the STC’d data package through authorized Garmin dealers and will provide full support through the installation process.

July 9, 2014, 12:18 PM

StandardAero marked the redelivery of its 100th PW100 engine serviced for Swiftair during an event held recently at the airline’s headquarters in Madrid, Spain.

The 100th engine serviced represents a milestone for the two companies, which established their partnership in 2000. “Over the past 14 years we have been the main PW100 service provider for Swiftair, and we have seen it grow to become one of the largest ATR operators in Europe,” said Laurens Leijten, StandardAero Swiftair program manager.

July 9, 2014, 12:14 PM

Paradigm Aerospace has added a second paint booth. The new Garmat booth, which provides improved airflow, fresh-air recovery and better lighting, has a 3 million BTU furnace. Both the booth and its adjacent mixing room are explosion proof and equipped with separate fire suppression units. “We are seeing faster dry times and an even higher-quality finished product,” said PAC paint manager Bryan Fisher.

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