West Star Promotes Dan Sies To Falcon Supervisor

West Star Aviation announced the promotion of Dan Sies to Falcon maintenance supervisor at their East Alton, Ill. (ALN) facility. Sies has more than 20 years of aviation experience starting with West Star in the Citation department and then transferring to Falcon in 2006 as an AMT dead for the past four years. “Dan is…

SAE International Publishes New Standard to Improve Aerospace Engine Supply Chain Quality and Control

SAE International announced today the publication of a new technical standard, SAE AS13100: AESQ Quality Management System Requirements for Aero Engine Design and Production Organizations, to simplify and harmonize the various requirements of aerospace engine manufacturers into a single set of requirements to improve understanding, efficiency and performance of aerospace engines. “With the globalization and…

8tree’s Research Center in Germany Achieves ISO9001 Certification

“Every crisis presents an opportunity. Although the aviation sector – one of 8tree’s core markets – was adversely impacted by the COVID-19, our intention was to emerge stronger coming out of the crisis. The ISO9001 certification sends a clear message to our customers and stakeholders saying ‘8tree is still here – stronger than ever,’” says…

Turtles Fly Too Takes Turtle Rescue to the Next Level

Turtle rescue group, Turtles Fly Too has grown and expanded its efforts over the years. Founder Leslie Weinstein has made it a personal goal to help as many of the endangered sea turtles survive as possible. Starting years ago, Weinstein has grown a network of volunteer pilots who fly turtles to rehab centers, and then…

Duncan Aviation Receives TCCA and EASA Approval for ACA Ionizer Installation Packages for Challenger Aircraft 

Duncan Aviation announced it has recently added to its efforts to keep aviation enthusiasts safe in their aircraft by securing approval from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for two Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs). Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) departments created an installation package…

GAMA Welcomes Five New Memberships

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the addition of Airbus Corporate Jets, Hartzell Engine Technologies and Incora as Members, Beta Technologies as an Associate Member, and Toyota Motor North America as an Associate Member EPIC. Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is headquartered in Blagnac, France, and was founded in 1997. They manufacture a modern and…

Duncan to Locate Repair Station at New Chantilly Air Near Washington, DC

Duncan Aviation is opening its newest Satellite Repair Station in the Washington, DC, area at Chantilly Air’s newly completed Jet Center. This latest endeavor will offer complementary services to maintenance and avionics customers in and around the Manassas Regional Airport (HEF) in Northern Virginia. Located roughly 30 miles from downtown Washington, DC, Chantilly Air’s new…

Human Factors Training Back On in South Carolina

Human Factors training has proven to be an effective countermeasure against human error in the workplace. The Aviation Consulting Group’s (TACG) Aviation Human Factors Initial course creates an in-depth understanding and awareness of the factors that contribute to human error; errors that lead to accidents and incidents that cost billions of dollars’ worth of damage…

Carlos Miller, VP Aerospace and Defense, Pioneer

Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Electrochem Solutions, a Precious Metal Plating Company in Silicon Valley

Pioneer Metal Finishing (Pioneer), a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners (Aterian), announced the acquisition of Electrochem Solutions (Electrochem). Founded in 1982 and based in Union City, Calif., Electrochem is a metal finishing company in Silicon Valley. Electrochem provides a range of highly technical finishing solutions including gold plating, silver plating, anodizing, electroless nickel, and…