NTSB Public Hearing Held on Southwest Fan Blade Failure

The NTSB held a pubic hearing yesterday, Wednesday, November 14 as part of the agency’s ongoing investigation of the fatal, April 17, 2018, Boeing 737/CM International fan-blade-out and depressurization accident on Southwest Airlines flight 1380. There were two panels; CFM56-7B Fan Blades: Design and Certification, Consequences of the Fan Blade Out, Inspection Intervals and Procedures,…

Magnetic MRO Cuts Paper Consumption, Shifts to Biometric e-Signatures

Magnetic MRO made a significant step towards becoming a fully paperless MRO. The company has decided to digitize paper-based aircraft maintenance work orders, as well as introduce biometric e-signatures for aviation mechanics and other certifying staff. “Paper documents made their job back in those days when there was no other reliable alternative for keeping track…

GA Telesis Signs Repair Management Agreements with Three Eurasian Customers

GA Telesis (GAT) announced their Component Solutions Group (CSG) Istanbul customer support office has signed repair management agreements in the 3rd quarter with three leading Eurasian-based airlines and MROs for repair management services utilizing GAT’s iGEAR program. The contracts will support 80 Airbus and Boeing single-aisle and twin-aisle aircraft as well as Bombardier and Embraer…

Wencor Group Announces Acquisition of Silver Wings

Wencor has acquired Silver Wings Aerospace, a certified 145 repair station specializing in electric power and hydraulic component repair with unique capabilities in used serviceable material (USM). “We are pleased to welcome Silver Wings leadership and their employees to the Wencor team. This partnership aligns with our strategy to drive ATA chapter depth and proprietary…

Kawak Aviation Earns FAA Part-145 Air Repair Station Certification

Kawak Aviation Technologies has earned FAA Part-145 Air Repair Station certification #4KWR258D that enables it to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul services on Precision Aircraft Solutions Boeing 757-200 cargo door hydraulic components. Kawak is the sole manufacturer of cargo door hydraulics for the Precision Aircraft Solution 757-200 cargo aircraft and will now be the first…

Air Astana E190 Makes Emergency Landing After Maintenance Check Flight

Air Astana E190 Makes Emergency Landing After Maintenance Check Flight

An Air Astana Embraer 190 made an emergency landing at a military airbase in after a C-check, the airline said. The aircraft spiraled out of control and the crew stated to ATC that “the aircraft had become ‘completely uncontrollable’ and asked for assistance” according to reports. ATC tapes confirm the pilot declared a Mayday before…

Fly Jamaica Crashes in Georgetown, Guyana, All Survive

A Boeing 757 carrying 118 people operated by Fly Jamaica was forced to turn around inflight due to a mechanical problem. The aircraft made what is being described as a crash landing at a Guyana airport. The aircraft was headed to Toronto and news reports say at least six passengers were injured. It has been…

FAA Issues Emergency AD for Boeing 737-8 and -9

Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-23-51 has been sent to owners and operators of the Boeing Model 737-8 and -9 airplanes. The AD states that it was “prompted by analysis performed by the manufacturer showing that if an erroneously high single angle of attack (AOA) sensor input is received by the flight control system, there is a…

GA Telesis MRO Services Group Reports Record Q3-2018 Performance

GA Telesis is reporting a record third quarter for the company. This marks the third consecutive quarter in which the MRO Services group established a new performance benchmark. All operational and financial metrics improved on both a quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year basis, according to the company. “We have the best team in the industry that fully…