Human Interest

April 3, 2007 - 9:10am

Cezar Lima, Embraer’s senior manager for fleet maintenance support, received the Overhaul & Maintenance Award for his outstanding achievement in aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).

April 2, 2007 - 6:05am

The University Aviation Association recognized its 2003 Collegiate Aviation Award recipients during the fall education conference awards banquet in Dayton, Ohio. The organization’s William Wheatley Award was presented to Col. Emmett Johnson, chairperson of the aviation management and logistics department at Auburn University. Other award recipients were Mary Ann Turney, V.L. Laursen Award; Dr. Triant Flouris, Frank E.

March 30, 2007 - 10:34am

Keystone Helicopter, a West Chester, Pa.-based helicopter services company, announced that one of its employees, John Profico, is the recipient of the FAA’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.

March 30, 2007 - 9:55am

The FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive last month to all Robinson R22 owners and operators, calling for them to carry out immediate checks to assess the serviceability of their main rotor blades.

March 28, 2007 - 9:24am

Keith Lewis, an employee of Stevens Aviation Donaldson Center in Greenville, S.C., was named the FAA 2004 Avionics Maintenance Technician of the Year for the southern region. The award is given annually for excellence in avionics maintenance and outstanding community contributions at the district, regional and national levels. Lewis joined Stevens Aviation in 1970 and has 37 years of experience as an avionics technician.

March 28, 2007 - 5:54am

For a pilot, there are many ways to describe heroism; risking one’s health and possibly career to alleviate the suffering of another certainly ranks among the definitions. Dale Hofstetter, 49, a corporate pilot for St. Louis-based Monsanto, did just that in January when he donated a kidney to the son of one of the company’s flight administration staff.

March 27, 2007 - 12:27pm

Organizers of the 2007 European Business Aviation Award, which is to be presented during the seventh annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva from May 22 to 24, have issued a call for nominations. The deadline is April 20. EBACE show promoters the European Business Aviation Association and NBAA jointly organize the award.

March 26, 2007 - 10:06am

Japanese investigators have determined that
a missing support arm bolt caused the nosegear hatch on an All Nippon Airways Bombardier Q400 to jam as it approached Kochi Airport on March 13, forcing the turboprop twin to land on its nose and prompting authorities to ground all Bombardier

March 23, 2007 - 12:28pm

Enstrom Helicopter of Menominee, Mich., is doubling its warranty on all its turbine and piston rotorcraft to two years or 1,000 hours. In addition, the company said all gearboxes are “fully prorated for their published lifetimes.” At Heli-Expo in March, Enstrom announced a single-piece tail-rotor pitch link on the company’s three- to five-seat 480B light turbine helicopter.

March 22, 2007 - 9:16am

ived the FAA’s prestigious Charles Taylor Award, which recognizes lifetime accomplishments of senior aircraft mechanics.

Karl Stuhmer, Raytheon Aircraft’s field representative in the Rocky Mountain region, received the award in recognition of his vast contributions to the aviation community
by helping and teaching both customers and fellow technicians.

 
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