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Kellstrom Aerospace Partners with Valcor Engineering and their wholly-owned subsidiary Electroid (16554) to Offer 100%-Yield Overhaul Exchange Program for Boeing 737NG OEM Air Separation Module (ASM) Part Number 2030157-102

Kellstrom Aerospace announced an aftermarket partnership with Electroid, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valcor Engineering Corporation to offer a 100% yield overhaul exchange program for OEM Air Separation Module (ASM) Part Number 2030157-102, which is the original equipment installed on production Boeing 737NG aircraft manufactured after 2008. The Air Separation Module is an integral component of the On-Board Inert Gas Generator System (OBIGGS) for fuel tank inerting to protect against explosions by sources of ignition such as electrical shorts, bonding failures, mechanical failures of fuel pumps and lightning protection. The 100% yield overhaul exchange program on P/N 2030157-102 ASM offers the OEM part number in overhauled condition with a dual release FAA/EASA 8130-3 airworthiness release. The companies say this offering represents the best value solution for continued airworthiness of the Air Separation Module requiring no retrofit of alternative Part Numbers, no aircraft…

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Q&A WITH AERO NORWAY CEO GLENFORD MARSTON

Q&A WITH AERO NORWAY CEO GLENFORD MARSTON

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ATR = FAST & FLEXIBLE

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There is no doubt that fatal airline accidents, especially those involving maintenance, have decreased significantly over the last two decades. That’s a good thing for three reasons: (1) Less people are killed; (2) Increased public confidence in aviation maintenance, and (3) the resources that were once tied up in the…

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FAA Administrator Steve Dixon announced on November 18, 2020, as we were going to press, that he was rescinding the order that grounded the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft 616 days after it was taken from the skies. What a long, strange trip it has been. Before saying anything else, let us take a moment and acknowledge the 346 lives that were lost aboard both Lion Air Flight 610…