Duncan Aviation Technicians Begin New Powerplant Apprenticeship Program

Duncan Aviation announced that the U. S. Department of Labor has endorsed its new Powerplant Apprenticeship program, and eight full-time technicians will begin their 24-month apprenticeships this month. In spite of everything 2020 has thrown at the business aviation industry, Duncan Aviation continues to take a proactive approach to finding ways to resolve the critical…

Sino Jet: Operating Business Jets During a Pandemic

Sino Jet, an Asia-based business jet operator, has shared insights into their operational environment in 2020. The company commented that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in public perception of business jets from a luxury product to a safe and efficient transportation tool and alternative to commercial options. Despite “third-wave” restrictions now tightening…

Gulfstream Appoints Hassan GM of St. Louis Operations

Gulfstream Aerospace announced Murtaza Hassan has been named general manager of the Gulfstream St. Louis facility. He oversees service center operations, including safety, quality, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. Hassan reports to Joseph Rivera, vice president, Service Center Operations. “We are pleased to welcome Murtaza back to the Gulfstream team,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream…

Trimec Aviation Adds Gogo AVANCE L3 to STC for G200 Aircraft

Trimec Aviation, a certified FAA Part 145 Repair Station (#18TR248C) and authorized full-service maintenance, repair, and overhaul Gogo dealer, has added the Gogo AVANCE L3 to its AVANCE L5 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Gulfstream G200. The AVANCE L3 connectivity solution provides a Wi-Fi experience for customers flying throughout North America at an affordable…

West Star Aviation Names Timothy Spihlman as New Chief Financial Officer

West Star Aviation has recently named Timothy Spihlman to the position of chief financial officer (CFO).  Spihlman will oversee all aspects of the company’s finance functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and corporate strategy. He has 25 years of financial and operational leadership experience in a variety of industries with a focus on…

Rolls-Royce Launches New Electronics Manufacturing Capability at Purdue University

Rolls-Royce has created new engine controls capability near the campus of Purdue University to support the company’s U.S. defense business, including the F130 engine competing for the U.S. Air Force B-52 program. The high-tech controllers, about the size of a laptop computer, are safety-critical technical components that reduce pilot workload and enhance fuel efficiency. Rolls-Royce…

Free Webinar on Safety Performance Monitoring and Measurement

TACG is holding a free Webinar entitled, “Safety Performance Monitoring and Measurement” on Thursday, August 6th at 0900 EDT (GMT-4). The Webinar is approximately one hour in duration and covers critical elements of  Safety Management Systems (SMS). This Webinar will be delivered live (not pre-recorded) by TACG company president Dr. Bob Baron. To register for…

Kaman Measuring Highlights SMT-9700 Position/Displacement System Ideal for Analytical and OEM Applications

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products highlights the availability of its SMT 9700 position/displacement system, which provides high resolution non-contact position/displacement feedback of virtually any electrically conductive target. Kaman says its flexible SMT 9700 features “easy, cost-effective performance customization that provides an excellent fit for customer applications – and at significant cost savings for…

8tree Awarded Innovation Prize

8tree has been recognized for continuous innovations in its design of user-centric technologies that enhance quality and efficiency. The company’s dentCHECK tool – now a standard for damage-mapping within the aviation sector – was awarded the VR-Innovation prize. This was the 20th consecutive year in which the Baden-Württemberg Volksbank & Raiffeisenbanken awarded the prize. dentCHECK…

The Mobile Repair Team Sign Deal with Bombardier

Specialist aviation mobile repair professionals, the Mobile Repair Team announced an exclusive agreement with Bombardier to assist in providing worldwide structural repair support for its fleet of business aircraft. This agreement formalises the long-term relationship for both companies. With extensive experience, The Mobile Repair Team have a strong reputation and knowledge of Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger…