Jennifer Harrington has joined AIN as a staff editor. Jennifer is a private pilot, and she put in five years as a newspaper reporter before serving as an aviation weather forecaster for the U.S. Navy.
Support for officially designating May 24 national AMT Day continues to grow across the U.S. and is already being celebrated by many in the industry.
“AMT day is an important day at Banyan,” Don Campion, the company’s president, said during its second annual AMT Day celebration. The Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport MRO offers comprehensive aircraft maintenance services.
With the sheer numbers of aircraft and engines bought and sold this week at the 47th Paris Air Show, it is no wonder that everyone who is anyone in the world of aviation considers this a can’t miss event. And that doesn’t even take into account the many other sales and aquisitions that took place.
NBAA is gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary at this year’s annual meeting and exposition in Atlanta. The convention, which will also honor the centennial of manned flight in Georgia, will run from September 25 to 27. Organizers expect to build on last year’s record-breaking event by filling more than 1 million sq ft of exhibit space at the Georgia World Congress Center.
French aerospace equipment maker Zodiac is selling its marine business to boost its aerospace activity. This process may see it taking over one of the three European factories for which Airbus is seeking partnership arrangements under its Power8 reorganization plan. With the same goal in mind, Zodiac has strengthened the family-owned group’s senior management team.
The FAA has awarded Executive Jet Management (EJM) its Diamond Award for excellence in maintenance, safety and human factors training for the 13th straight year. The company received the award for having 25 percent or more of its maintenance technicians qualify for an individual training award in any given year.
Dale Meiler, lead maintenance inspector for Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, is the recipient of the ATP/NATA General Aviation Service Technician’s Award. The annual honor is given in recognition of the outstanding performance of a licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic or radio repairman who has practiced his or her craft for 20 or more years.
For the second year in a row the Gulfstream Service Center in Dallas has received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its excellence in base maintenance of the NetJets G200 fleet.
The Bell 429 has received its production rotor blades. They replace the prototype blades that supported the first flight on February 27. In addition, engineers have loaded new software for the cockpit displays. Bell said the new software is more representative of the production aircraft.
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer released mixed first-quarter delivery numbers last month. The company delivered 25 aircraft, of which five were business jets.