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February 8, 2007, 4:23 AM

The FAA has bestowed its highest award, the Diamond Award for Maintenance Excellence, on Raytheon Aircraft Services Indianapolis. The Diamond Award is the FAA’s highest honor for training and recognizes professional technicians and their employer.

February 8, 2007, 4:21 AM

Transport Canada has approved Alteon Training, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, to be an approved training organization for maintenance training under CAR Standards 566.10 and 566.18.

February 8, 2007, 4:19 AM

Stevens Aviation Denver has received FAA approval to add new airframe and powerplant ratings to its repair station certificate.

February 8, 2007, 4:18 AM

Expeditors International of Washington has teamed with Bombardier Aerospace to establish super warehouses with Caterpillar Logistic Services as part of a sustained program to improve Bombardier’s parts availability, tracking and shipping operations.

February 8, 2007, 4:17 AM

The New York Aviation Management Association and the Long Island Business Aviation Association, with support from NBAA, were instrumental in having legislation enacted in New York that eliminates the sales tax on general aviation aircraft maintenance and storage.

February 8, 2007, 4:15 AM

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has appointed Industria de Turbo Propulsores S.A. (ITP) of Spain as a designated overhaul facility for selected PW200 turboshafts.

February 8, 2007, 4:13 AM

Thunder Aviation signed an agreement to become Atlantic Turbines’ newest service network facility. It will support the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A and JT15D.

February 8, 2007, 4:11 AM

Jet Aviation and Airbus signed a service center agreement for Airbus Corporate Jetliner support.

February 8, 2007, 4:09 AM

West Star Aviation is developing “16g” cockpit, cabin and lavatory seats for the Cessna CitationJet line. The seats meet the emergency landing dynamic test requirements of FAR 23.562, which prescribes a 16g tolerance.

February 8, 2007, 4:07 AM

The FAA has announced it will delay further the compliance date for a recent Handbook Bulletin for Airworthiness (HBAW), affecting aircraft maintenance program requirements, to allow an existing industry working group to consider the issue.

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