David A. Lombardo

Lombardo covers business aviation maintenance-related issues. He is also a writer and on-air reporter for AINtv. He has over 3000 articles published and is the author of several books on aircraft systems for pilots and on the topic of flight simulation.

He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of Illinois, has taught aviation for over 35 years in industry and as a university professor and academic dean at three different universities. He is also a frequent seminar and after-dinner motivational speaker. 

Lombardo holds an A&P Certificate, ATP, CFI and Ground Instructor ratings. He was a corporate pilot and was a research pilot and flight instructor at the University of Illinois. An FAA Safety Counselor for over 25 years, he was one of the original 13 Counselors appointed to the FAA’s Airworthiness Safety Program for maintenance technicians. 

Latest from David A. Lombardo

Maintenance and Modifications

AAC Receives Approval for Boeing 787 Limited Airframe Rating from FAA

Associated Air Center (AAC) receives approval for Boeing 787 limited airframe rating from FAA
Maintenance and Modifications

Jet Aviation Basel To Provide P&WC Baffle Replacements

The SB is classified as a heavy maintenance input.
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Constant Adds Beechjet Engines to Rotable Program

The company claims the solution is tailored to the client's specific needs.
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Textron OKs Western Aircraft as Authorized Mx Facility

The approval covers the Beechcraft King Air 90, 200/250 and 300/350.
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Ruag Geneva Adds EASA Part 145 Extension

The new approvals cover the Challenger 604 and 605 at Basel.
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AviationManuals Acquires Maximum Manuals

With acquisition, company expands into Aircraft Minimum Equipment Lists.
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FAA STCs West Star Aviation's FANS for Learjet 60

The systems provides Learjet 60 operators access to North Atlantic Tracks.
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StandardAero Delivers Its First Falcon 7X 1C Inspection

During the downtime the company accomplished additional service bulletins and interior modifications.
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Lufthansa Technik To Prep BBJ 787 for Service Entry

Service Bulletin and Airworthiness Directive monitoring are among the engineering services for the bizliner.
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Globalparts, TAS Partner on Inlet Service

GlobalParts recently added the capability to manufacture engine inlets parts and sub-assemblies for Cessna, Hawker and Learjet business jets.
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Hawker Pacific New Zealand Achieves SMS Certification

The company drew on the experience of sister companies in Asia and Australia.
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VTS Jets, LBAS Team on Bombardier Bizjet Mx in Russia

The approval covers Globals and Challengers.
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Williams Taps ExecuJet as FJ44-3AP Maintenance Facility

The operator is the first in Africa to hold such an approval for the Williams engine.
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Ruag Adds Gulfstream G550 to MRO Service Portfolio

Approval adds to capabilities at Munich facility.
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Ontic's Cheltenham Facility Gets Transport Canada Nod

MRO expands its reach in the Canadian market.
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Comlux Is First To Retrofit an ACJ319 with Sharklets

Sharklets bring new look, save fuel and extend range.
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FAI Breaks Ground on New Hangar

Structure slated to support maintenance operation.
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P&WC Launches Oil Analysis Technology Trial

Debris monitoring program heads off potential problems, says the engine maker.
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Clay Lacy Aviation Offers Mx Tech Scholarships

Candidates vie for spot in LA's leading aircraft mechanic school.
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero Houston Completes Falcon 50EX FANS CPDLC

The installation marks the first of its kind at the Houston facility.

FAA OKs FANS-over-Iridium Solution for Gulfstream GIV/V

The aircraft will have FANS communication in remote coverage areas.

Duncan Aviation Offers NexGen Seminars

The meeting will provide practical information about the 2020 mandate.
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier Celebrates 40 Years at Tucson

The facility is the largest in the company's service center network.
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AMAC Aerospace To Upgrade BBJ Oxygen System

The company also took in two smaller aircraft for inspections.
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FAA Confirms Part 145 Parts Documentation Privileges

The new requirements ease burdens for maintenance operators, says ARSA.
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Associated Air Center Receives FAA Boeing 787 Approval

Limited airframe rating allows the company to perform major repairs and alterations.
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TAI-Global Consolidates Service and Parts Providers

The companies will provide support for Black Hawks in private and government sectors.
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ARSA to Congress: Address Skilled Worker Shortage

The paucity of skilled workers for the aerospace industry should be a top policy concern, the association asserts.
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Western-MJets Opens Bangkok Part 145 Repair Station

The company is considering further expansion around the world.
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Constant Aviation Expands AOG Support

Naples and Palm Beach join 15 other nationwide mobile teams.