StandardAero Certifies Honeywell JetWave Ka-band System for Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000

StandardAero, in partnership with California-based MRO ACI Jet, recently certified another Honeywell JetWaveTM Ka-band satellite communication system, completing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installations on Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000 Aircraft. Honeywell’s JetWave system is a popular offering in the world of in-flight connectivity, utilizing Ka-band technology to replicate the speed and…

CAN-MD Completes Successful Test on GE H80 Turboprop Engine

The Dytran/Sage Controller Area Network – Machinery Diagnostic (CAN-MD) development team reports successful results from their sensor-based machinery diagnostic platform initial testing. A testing campaign at GE Aviation Czech was recently completed, validating the effectiveness of the system for full time vibration health monitoring (VHM) in small turboprop applications. The test series was conducted via a…

Gulf Coast Avionics and Pacific Coast Avionics Gain Whelen Lighting Dealerships

Rick Garcia, president and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics and Pacific Coast Avionics announced that the companies have been appointed authorized dealers for Whelen Engineering’s full line of exterior and interior aircraft lighting products. “Whelen is the undisputed leader in all types of exterior and interior lighting solutions for general and many business aviation aircraft,” Garcia…

Michelin Aircraft to Supply Entire Cirrus Aircraft Line

Michelin Aircraft Tire has been selected as the new original-equipment provider for Cirrus Aircraft ─ manufacturer of piston aircraft and maker of the single-engine Personal Jet, the Vision Jet. All Cirrus Aircraft will now be equipped with Michelin Air tires, including the recently developed Michelin Air tubeless sizes for Cirrus SR Series aircraft. “Michelin is…

Midwest Aerospace becomes UH1OPS Newest Sponsor

Owners and operators of Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters can quickly source FAA-approved Bell new and overhauled components through the new sponsorship with UH1OPS by Midwest Aerospace. The company says it provides 24/7 AOG services and a full line of UH-1 components. “UH-1 owners and operators now have access to hundreds of quality parts at affordable…

PPG Aerospace Sealants Cured with Ultraviolet Light Undergoing Qualification

PPG  has begun qualification and shop trials for a family of aerospace sealants that are cured on demand using ultraviolet (UV) light, allowing for substantial reductions in process time, waste and costs while increasing efficiency, the company says. Based on PPG PERMAPOL polymer technology and known as sealants cured on demand (SCOD), these proprietary sealants…

Airbus Rebrands Bombardier C Series to A220-100 and A220-300

Airbus has rebranded the Bombardier C Series aircraft to the Airbus A220. The A220 family comprises the two models, the A220-100 and A220-300, formerly Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300. Airbus marketers say the aircraft are “fully optimized for the 100 to 150 seat market and perfectly complement Airbus’ existing best-selling A320neo family.” The unveiling occurred at…

Former FAA-Designated Airworthiness Rep Sentenced in Aircraft Parts Fraud Case

On June 22, 2018, Edward Carl Fernandez was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, for falsely representing the airworthiness condition of numerous commercial aircraft parts. Fernandez was sentenced to six months’ home confinement, three years’ probation, 100 hours of community service, a $5,000 fine and forfeiture of $38,850. Fernandez pleaded guilty on February 22,…