Sherwin-Williams Calls for 2021 Aerospace Coatings Calendar Entries for its Annual Calendar Project

Calling for the finest aircraft paint schemes and exterior finishes in the sky, Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings announces it is accepting submissions for its annual calendar to showcase the best-finished aircraft of the year. Whether it’s a newly painted business jet, regional jet, commercial airliner or cargo aircraft – single/twin engine, kit plane, sport plane, helicopter…

GlobalParts.aero Welcomes Back Scott Toom as Director of Business Solutions

GlobalParts.aero announced that Scott Toom has rejoined the company as the new director of Business Solutions. An industry veteran, Toom began his aviation career at Raytheon Aircraft in 1995 and later joined APPH in Wichita, Kan. before joining GlobalParts Group in 2012.  Toom’s roles have included responsibilities for data analytics, inventory management, supply chain, operations,…

Nottingham-Based Filtertechnik Wins Test Rig Contract from Meggitt

Following a competitive tendering process, Nottingham-based Filtertechnik, a manufacturer and supplier of filtration solutions for oils and process fluids, has secured a contract with Meggitt, valued at over £500,000 ($622,000), to design and manufacture complex rigs for testing and certifying heat exchangers for the aerospace sector. This is one of the largest single orders Filtertechnik…

200TH Gulfstream G280 Enters Service

Gulfstream Aerospace announced its 200th super-midsize Gulfstream G280 business jet has entered service. “This is a tremendous milestone in the history of Gulfstream,” says Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Every Gulfstream model is distinctive and unique in its own way, and the G280 is no different. As when it entered the marketplace in 2012, the G280’s…

Airbus to Layoff 15,000 as a Result of COVID-19 Crisis

Airbus has announced plans to adapt its global workforce and resize its commercial aircraft activity in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This adaptation is expected to result in a reduction of around 15,000 positions no later than summer 2021. The information and consultation process with social partners has begun with a view to reaching agreements…

Safran to Support Dutch Cougar Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a multi-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to support its Makila-powered AS532U2 Cougar Mk.II helicopter fleet. Following a public tender, the contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement to support over 40 Makila 1A2 engines until their end-of-life. Air-Commodore A.R. Laurijssen, Commander of RNLAF Logistics…

Aviation Institution on Maintenance Host STEM Summer Camp

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) will be offering a glimpse into the world of aircraft maintenance through its annual Jet Tech Summer Aviation Maintenance Camp at select campuses. Camp participants will spend time in AIM’s hangars, classrooms, and labs, learning about the basics of aviation maintenance. Topics covered will include aircraft systems and powerplants, ground…

FAA Statement about B737MAX Certification

The FAA and Boeing are conducting a series of certification flights this week to evaluate Boeing’s proposed changes to the automated flight control system on the 737 MAX. The aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle at 9:55 a.m. today for the first round of testing. The flight is expected to take several hours. The…