FlightSafety Intl. Announces 4000th Master Technician

Joe Ping, manager, Aircraft Maintenance, Global Integrated Services – Aviation, Cummins Inc., is the 4,000th aircraft maintenance technician to successfully complete the Master Technician training program. Ping earned his Master Technician certificate following completion of a comprehensive multi-year training curriculum for the Gulfstream G280 aircraft. “We are very pleased and proud to congratulate Joe Ping…

AerSale Expands MRO Capabilities with Avborne Acquisition

AerSale has acquired aircraft component repair specialist Avborne. Avborne, is a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 145 repair station in Miami, Florida. Avborne has been providing highly technical and specialized repair services covering a broad range of commercial and military aircraft systems, including hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, and landing gear components. AerSale says Avborne’s in-house engineering…

Anne Rigail Appointed CEO of Air France

Subsequent to the proposal of Benjamin Smith, CEO Air France-KLM, and the approval of the Air France-KLM Board of Directors, the Air France Board of Directors has appointed Anne Rigail as CEO of Air France, following their meeting on December 12, 2018. Previously EVP Customer at Air France, Anne Rigail will assume her new role…

DSI and Honeywell sign Licensing and Exclusive Global Master Distribution Agreements

Diagnostic Solutions International (DSI) and Honeywell International have signed a licensing agreement and an exclusive global master distribution agreement for Diagnostic Solutions International to manufacture, market, distribute, sell and support Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) Systems and Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) products in the worldwide marketplace. Through this partnership, Diagnostic Solutions International assumes responsibility, with limited…

JetSmart Signs V2500 Maintenance Service Agreement

JetSmart has signed an eight-year service agreement, with optional extension to 10 years, with IAE International Aero Engines to maintain its current fleet of V2500-powered A320ceos. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines , a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, Pratt…

Clinkenbeard Expands Operations

On Dec. 3 Clinkenbeard relocated to a 40,000-square-foot facility in South Beloit, Ill. The new facility is twice as big as the previous facility and includes space for engineering, machining, a mechanical mockup build shop, and a foundry pattern shop. In addition, several upgrades to the business have recently been made. For example, a DMG…

Tuskegee Airman DeFour Dies at 100

Another Tuskegee Airman died Saturday, December 8, 2018 in New York. He was 100 years old. Wilfred DeFour served as an aircraft technician during World War II. CNN reported that DeFour attended a ceremony last month for the renaming of a Harlem post office in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen were the…

Southwest Flight Slides Off End of Burbank Runway

A Southwest Airlines flight skidded off the runway after it landed and could not stop Thursday morning, December 6, 2018. The airport is equipped with a system precisely for the purpose of stopping a skidding aircraft called an Engineered Material Arresting System. The system slows the aircraft and hopefully stops it before departing the paved…