The FAA issued draft Advisory Circular (AC) 21.93 “Determining the Classification of a Change to Type Design” last year to address the ongoing issue of whether a change to type design falls under the major or minor heading.
Pre-owned business jet prices are down 40 percent from the heights of 2008 and are now on average 15 percent below “market value,” AircraftPost president Dennis Rousseau said in a recently released white paper.
Pratt & Whitney has established a Center of Excellence at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Engineering for research in the field of aviation propulsion systems. The company will work with UConn on fundamental and applied research initiatives that support the design and development of more efficient gas turbine engines.
The Whirly-Girls International presented its 2010 scholarships to seven women at its annual scholarships luncheon yesterday at Heli-Expo 2010.
Together, the scholarships are valued at more than $25,000 in helicopter flight and ground training. Most of the awards were in the form of donations by training facilities, while $12,000 in cash gifts were also added to the fund.
Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Pratt & Whitney have signed a memorandum of understanding under which the school’s students will have the opportunity to enter an overseas industrial training program at Pratt & Whitney’s customer training center in Beijing, China. The six-week program is designed to give students practical training as aircraft maintenance engineers.
An online composites maintenance technology course begins March 1 and is hosted by Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and Wichita Area Technical College through the National Center for Aviation Training. The course, sponsored by the FAA, focuses on critical composite materials maintenance and repair safety issues, according to NIAR.
NBAA has added six courses to its professional development program (PDP). The new offerings in the program’s educational lineup satisfy specific module requirements in the association’s certified aircraft manager program and can be completed in three different ways, according to Jay Evans, NBAA’s director of operations.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Foundation (PAMF) has initiated the “Under Our Wing: Future Aviation Maintenance Professionals” campaign to help strengthen and expand the annual scholarships it provides to qualified students and Professional Aviation Maintenance Association members.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), responding to recent member requests, issued a statement that clarifies FAA regulations that apply to updates of navigational databases used on modern avionics. The FAA changed the Part 43 Appendix A regulations in 1996, according to NATA, and classified database updates as preventive maintenance instead of maintenance.