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October 16, 2014, 11:35 AM

Even in the wake of revelations that two Dallas healthcare workers had contracted Ebola from a Liberian man in their care, the International Air Transport Association has issued no special guidance to its airline members for containing the potential spread of the disease in airplanes. Rather, it relies on the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which, according to IATA, it shares with its members.  

October 16, 2014, 11:04 AM
NASA researchers inspect the damage to a CH-46 fuselage which was intentionally dropped from a gantry as part of an ongoing series of helicopter crash survivability tests.

OK, so it wasn’t an accident; it’s just that the NASA folks are getting rather good at intentionally crashing helicopters. The latest in its series of engineered rotorcraft crashes was conducted earlier this month when the agency dropped the more than four-and-a-half-ton fuselage of a former U.S. Navy CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter for the second time in little more than a year.

October 15, 2014, 4:21 PM
F135 engine

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract modification on October 14 for a seventh low-rate initial production lot (LRIP) of F135 engines for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The agreement includes the engine maker’s commitment to pay the cost of modifying the fan section in 150 delivered engines following a June engine fire that grounded the F-35 fleet and prevented its international debut in the UK.

October 15, 2014, 11:25 AM

Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic (ES-A) and the Solenta Aviation group of companies, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, have signed a three-year engine services agreement. ES-A will provide comprehensive fixed-wing aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the Solenta Aviation Group’s turboprop engine fleet from its facilities in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya.

October 15, 2014, 11:20 AM

Component Control announced it continues to be the exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions, as endorsed by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). This marks the third year it has received the endorsement.

Component Control’s Quantum MRO and Logistics software provides a best-practices platform for aviation repair organizations to manage MRO processes while promoting adherence to quality and regulatory standards.

October 15, 2014, 11:15 AM

A Bombardier Global Express operator recently wanted Wi-Fi with a smart router and media server that could be used with electronic devices in flight. Duncan Aviation and Gogo Business Aviation, formerly Aircell, developed an STC for integration of Gogo’s UCS 5000 system in the Global Express and 5000.

October 15, 2014, 11:10 AM

Associated Air Center (AAC) has inducted the company’s first Boeing 787-8 to be completed for a head-of-state customer at its facilities at Dallas Love Field.

The composite structure and advanced systems on the 787 require special engineering, tooling and technical capabilities; it’s a whole new ball game,” said James Colleary, president of Associated Air Center. “Our team is up for the challenge and excited to have the aircraft in our shop, where the real work now begins.”

October 15, 2014, 11:05 AM

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is bringing dry media technology to the civilian helicopter market. The company is flight-testing its next-generation non-woven dry media on MD500s equipped with inlet barrier filters and will certify and offer the technology as an option for a range of popular helicopters.

October 15, 2014, 11:00 AM

Jet-Care, a provider of engine condition trend monitoring services, has added the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 to its gas path analysis portfolio. The service targets the detection of engine core deterioration and associated faults by monitoring and trending engine data, enabling clients to monitor the health of their engines efficiently and effectively.

October 15, 2014, 10:55 AM

JetSupport has been granted Garmin’s dealership approval for its products and services. While JetSupport is known mainly for its MRO activities in the business aviation sector, its avionics division provides services for multiple markets, including general aviation, business aviation and regional airlines. As an official Garmin dealer JetSupport can offer modification, installation of new equipment, parts support and cockpit and software upgrades. JetSupport Avionics, which is FAA and EASA approved, is located at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in The Netherlands.

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