Tamarack Marks 100th Installation of Active Winglets

In spite of financial difficulties, Tamarack Aerospace Group has marked the 100th installation of their Active Winglet System at the Sandpoint, ID headquarters. The Tamarack team developed the Active Winglet technology enabling aircraft to use much less fuel, fly farther with greater payloads and a more sustainable carbon footprint. The 100th installation milestone celebrates Tamarack’s…

Bally Ribbon Mills Provides Fully Berry-Compliant Polyester Webbing for Seat Belts, Retractors and Tie-Down Applications

Offering low minimum runs and customized designs to meet performance properties, Bally Ribbon Mills, a manufacturer of specialized engineered woven fabrics, announced it has expanded capabilities for producing polyester webbing that is fully compliant with the Berry Amendment. This standard requires the Department of Defense to give preference to domestically produced fabrics and clothing. Webbing…

West Star Granted Approval for Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

West Star Aviation has been granted approval for their Aircraft Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program by the United States Department of Labor as a registered program in Illinois. Currently there are 37 apprentice mechanics, of which 73 percent are based in the Alton, IL (ALN) location. Moving forward, this allows West Star to be eligible for…

Strata Delivers First Pilatus PC-24 Flap Track Fairings Shipset

Strata Manufacturing (Strata), a composite aero structures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, is celebrating the delivery of its first shipset of flap track fairings for the PC-24, the twin-engine Super Versatile Jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The delivery of the first shipset of flap track fairings comes within eight months…

Aerospace Maintenance Firm Relocates Following Multi-Million Pound Investment

To make way for the eagerly anticipated Coventry and Warwickshire Gateway Development scheme, CFS Aero has moved its facility and 40-strong workforce to a larger 30,000 sq. ft. unit with an additional 10,000 sq. ft. mezzanine factory space, following a seven-figure investment from Frontier Development Capital (FDC) and Warwick District Council. This new facility will…

The Spanish Air Force Buys PC-21 Training System Including 24 Aircraft

The Spanish Air Force, Ejército del Aire, is the third European air force to opt for the Swiss-produced PC-21, as their Next Generation Trainer. Pilatus has committed to delivering a total of 24 PC-21s to Spain. The single-engine turboprop trainer aircraft will replace the Casa C-101 jet trainers used since 1980. The Ministry of Defence…

Elliott Aviation Hires Amber Christianson as Accessory Shop Manager

Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services, has hired Amber Christianson as Accessory Shop Manager at their headquarters in Moline, IL. Christianson will oversee the development of Elliott Aviation’s accessories capabilities, shop flows, and efficiencies. Christianson’s most recent experience includes Contour Aviation, leading the Component Shop and was responsible for operations, production planning, customer…

JPB Système and ITP Aero Extend Supply Contract Until 2029

France-based JPB Système and Spanish aeronautical engine manufacturer, ITP Aero, have agreed to further extend their existing five-year contract. The new deal will see JPB Système supply ITP Aero with its self-locking LULYLOK fittings for single-aisle aircraft application programmes on an exclusive basis, through until the end of 2029. The decision comes six months after…