GREEN HELPS ALICE OUT OF THE RABBIT HOLE

GREEN HELPS ALICE OUT OF THE RABBIT HOLE

In June 2019, Green Worldwide Shipping Los Angeles team was presented with an opportunity from the Aviation Logistics Network (ALN) to participate in a bid to move an aircraft prototype from La Havre, France to Prescott, Ariz. After a highly competitive three-week bid process, Green Worldwide Shipping was awarded the opportunity and after multiple revisions…

“Fatigue, Work Cards and Lock Nuts: A Recipe for Tragedy”

“Fatigue, Work Cards and Lock Nuts: A Recipe for Tragedy”

Jeff Guzzetti is the president of Guzzetti Aviation Risk Discovery (GuARD), an aviation safety consulting firm that he formed following a 35-year career with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other agencies. During his 18 years at NTSB, Guzzetti was a field investigator, “go-team” engineer and Deputy Director. He then…

ROTORCORP – THE LITTLE PARTS COMPANY THAT COULD

ROTORCORP – THE LITTLE PARTS COMPANY THAT COULD

Iean Casey, an Atlanta-based real estate broker in a previous career, joined his California-based brother ­— a helicopter pilot and mechanic — to create a helicopter parts company that has grown to become the world’s largest distributor of parts for Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters. Rotorcorp is based at Fulton County Airport, just west…

Human Factors Hotspots

Human Factors Hotspots

Human Factors (HF) training is required by many regulators on a global basis. In the U.S., however, HF training is not currently mandated by the FAA. Maintenance facilities that conduct activities strictly under FAA regulations do not require human factors training (although it is highly recommended). However, since a U.S./EASA bilateral agreement in 2011, if…

Engine MRO Boom: Perfect Storm of Demand

Engine MRO Boom: Perfect Storm of Demand

According to the Oliver Wyman MRO Forecast 2019 engine MRO will have some ups and downs over the next decade. “In the first five years, new engines are expected to lengthen the interval between shop visits with less need to replace life-limited parts and to conduct other scheduled maintenance,” that forecast predicts. They say that…

BIZJet OEMs go all in on New-Gen Tech

BIZJet OEMs go all in on New-Gen Tech

By combining new designs with advanced metals and composites, and integrating cutting-edge technologies, today’s business jet manufacturers are taking great strides in increasing the reliability and reducing the maintenance requirements of their new-generation offerings. Whether its avionics capabilities, cabin connectivity, range, speed, fuel efficiency or any of a host of other performance-enhancing advancements, the past…

Textron Aviation's Kriya Shortt Talks shop

Textron Aviation’s Kriya Shortt Talks shop

Kriya Shortt is the senior vice president of Global Customer Support for Textron Aviation. Last month at the NBAA convention in Las Vegas, Nev., Aviation Maintenance editor-in-chief, Joy Finnegan had the opportunity to sit down with her and discuss the challenges and opportunities of leading the global support effort for Textron Aviation, which now encompasses…

Cracks in the System

Cracks in the System

With this issue, safety expert Jeff Guzzetti will begin a series of in-depth analyses of accidents that had maintenance as a cause. Guzzetti is the president of Guzzetti Aviation Risk Discovery (GuARD), an aviation safety consulting firm that he formed following a 35-year career with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

Art at 40,000 Feet

Art at 40,000 Feet

With thousands of privately owned aircraft and business jets in the worldwide fleet, how do you make yours standout? To find out, one owner pulled together a crack team of experts including a scheme designer, an experienced paint shop and the paint manufacturer, to come up with something really unique. And the results are amazing.…