The Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN), a committee of the Rockford (Ill.) area economic development council (RAEDC), is here at the NBAA show highlighting its “white-glove service” to the aerospace industry.
The FAA is proposing a $194,249 civil penalty against ERA for alleged violations of its drug-and-alcohol testing regulations related to pre-employment screening and random testing of existing employees during 2009 and 2010. The OGP helicopter service company has since brought its hiring and drug testing programs into compliance.
CitationAir became the third of the four major jet fractional providers to have a unionized pilot workforce last month, with 52 percent of the more than 350 CitationAir pilots voting in favor of representation. Pilot voting turnout was “high,” International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) 1108 president Mat Slinghof told AIN, and only a simple majority (50 percent plus one vote) was needed for the union to be voted in.
SRT Helicopters (Booth No. 5723), a training organization specializing in disaster relief operations and planning for military, law enforcement and public services agencies in the U.S. and abroad, has completed a year-long disaster response training program at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif.
Jeppesen added fatigue risk management (FRM) functionality to its Crew Management System suite, furthering its work to prevent and mitigate fatigue risk in crew planning and operation. According to the company, the FRM solution takes into consideration crewmembers’ predicted levels of fatigue when generating and maintaining crew schedules.
Hawker Beechcraft has made changes to its executive staff. Clive Prentiss, most recently director of business development for Marshall Aerospace, was named v-p and general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations and global customer support.
DeCrane Aerospace, founded in 1987 by the late entrepreneur Jack DeCrane with the idea of assembling under a single umbrella all aspects of cabin refurbishment and completion, has found a buyer.
Aerostructures specialist GKN Aerospace presented its 2010 supplier awards to five companies yesterday at the Farnborough airshow: All Metal Services, Onamac Industries, High-Tech Engineering, Magellan Aerospace and Doncaster Bramah.
• All Metal Services’ award was in the regional supplier-Europe category, for supplying aluminum cut plate and extrusions.
Pressure to reduce costs is the top priority facing aerospace executives, according to a new survey by global management consultancy Accenture. As a result, companies will be forced to increase the use of external engineering services over the next three years, it finds.
Let’s face it: the aerospace and defense industries do not have good track records when it comes to keeping new product developments on-time and on-budget. And, like many other industries, they suffer from the habitual problems of inefficiencies throughout the sales, production and customer-support chains. Throw in the added pressures of squeezed income levels and rising costs and you have the makings of a major management headache.