Taiwan TADTE Delegates Learn International PMA Strategy

At the Taipei Aerospace & Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE) 2017, which was held from 17-19 August in Taiwan, Aviation Maintenance’s very own Legal Spin columnist Jason Dickstein presented a seminar entitled: Strategies for Success: Partnerships and Other Methods for Taiwanese companies Seeking to Enter the U.S. Aviation Parts Market.” In his introduction, professor and department…

Fleeing From Hurricane Irma

Although we usally report on Embry-Riddle in terms of their engineering courses connected to MRO, this story is worth telling. In a last-minute bid to escape the expected ravages of Hurricane Irma in Florida, 62 flight instructors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida flew a fleet of small airplanes to two locations in Alabama.The pilots…

Majority of GA Aircraft Still To Fit ADS-B

Figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have revealed that as of September 1, over 40,000 aircraft in the United States are flying with rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment onboard. However, according to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimate, this still leaves between 100,000 to 160,000 general aviation aircraft still to be…

CRMA Invests €8 million to Expand Capacity

CRMA, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, has launched an €8 million expansion plan called Project Apollo to extend its capacity by 25 percent. It currently specialises in the regeneration of mechanical components, engine assembly repairs and component maintenance. Investment has added 2,500 square metres of additional surface area and new, ultra-modern equipment. Recent projects include…

StandardAero to Close Associated Air Centre

StandardAero will close its its large transport category VIP completions center at Dallas Love Field at the end of the year. StandardAero has concluded that it is no longer economically viable to operate its Associated Air Center (AAC). A statement from the company said: “Current and future work volumes do not support the fixed costs…

Nordica Selects StandardAero for Engine / APU MRO

Regional Jet OÜ, operating as Nordica Airlines, has chosen StandardAero to provide MRO services for Honeywell RE220 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its CRJ-700 & 900 fleet aircraft as well as Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW127M turboprop engines powering its fleet of ATR-600 aircraft. “This new partnership is important for StandardAero and our selection…

PIA Ready to Open New $1.3M Teaching Facility

On Wednesday, September 20th, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) will host the expansion ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Youngstown-Warren branch. In 2016, PIA invested $1.3 million in its purchase of the site and construction of a new two-story teaching facility at its Hangar 3 site. This new facility includes electrical and welding classrooms, an aeronautics…

Epcor Adds Prognos for APU to Predictive Maintenance Portfolio

Prognos for APU joins Prognos for engines and Prognos for aircraft expanding the range of predictive maintenance solutions launched by AFI KLM E&M. Designed, built and marketed by Epcor, the Group subsidiary specializing in MRO services for Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). Like its predecessors, Prognos for APU uses ‘Big Data’ technologies to monitor the performance…

Amber Aviation Awarded AOC; Already Has CCAR 145

Amber Aviation has obtained an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), which allows the company to operate business aircraft under CCAR Part 135 regulations. It also has its Maintenance Organization Certificate (CCAR 145). Founded by China business aviation pioneer Chang Qiu Sheng in February this year, Amber Aviation and…

Universal Completes Insight Integration on Cessna Citation VII

Following FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for InSight, Universal Avionics has gained an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the new display system installed on the Cessna Citation VII aircraft. FAA STC No. ST02654LA covers the installation of the InSight Display System, Engine Interface Unit (EIU), TAWS Class A, and UNS-1Fw SBAS-Flight Management System…