Midwest Aerospace becomes UH1OPS Newest Sponsor

Owners and operators of Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters can quickly source FAA-approved Bell new and overhauled components through the new sponsorship with UH1OPS by Midwest Aerospace. The company says it provides 24/7 AOG services and a full line of UH-1 components. “UH-1 owners and operators now have access to hundreds of quality parts at affordable…

PPG Aerospace Sealants Cured with Ultraviolet Light Undergoing Qualification

PPG  has begun qualification and shop trials for a family of aerospace sealants that are cured on demand using ultraviolet (UV) light, allowing for substantial reductions in process time, waste and costs while increasing efficiency, the company says. Based on PPG PERMAPOL polymer technology and known as sealants cured on demand (SCOD), these proprietary sealants…

Airbus Rebrands Bombardier C Series to A220-100 and A220-300

Airbus has rebranded the Bombardier C Series aircraft to the Airbus A220. The A220 family comprises the two models, the A220-100 and A220-300, formerly Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300. Airbus marketers say the aircraft are “fully optimized for the 100 to 150 seat market and perfectly complement Airbus’ existing best-selling A320neo family.” The unveiling occurred at…

Former FAA-Designated Airworthiness Rep Sentenced in Aircraft Parts Fraud Case

On June 22, 2018, Edward Carl Fernandez was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, for falsely representing the airworthiness condition of numerous commercial aircraft parts. Fernandez was sentenced to six months’ home confinement, three years’ probation, 100 hours of community service, a $5,000 fine and forfeiture of $38,850. Fernandez pleaded guilty on February 22,…

Airbus and THAI Sign MRO Joint Venture

Airbus and Thai Airways International (THAI) have signed an agreement to establish a new joint venture maintenance and overhaul (MRO) facility at U-Tapao International Airport near Bangkok. The accord was signed at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in June by Usanee Sangsingkeo, acting president, THAI; and Eric Schulz, chief commercial cfficer, Airbus, in the presence of…

OEMServices and Whippany Actuation Systems Partner

OEMServices will operate component aftermarket services for Whippany Actuation Systems’ operators in the Middle East, Africa and Russia. The component services provided by OEMServices include a one-stop shop through its worldwide service centers for repair needs and a 24/7 AOG desk and hotline answering operators’ needs within an hour. OEMServices says its expertise will ensure…

Romanian Carrier Just Us Air Chooses Commsoft OASES Software

Just Us Air, a recently established private airline based in Romania, has become the latest member of the OASES user community. Having recently received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Romanian civil aviation authority – Autoritatea Aeronautica Civila Romana (AACR) – Just Us Air has now commenced passenger charter flights from its base at…

Liebherr Uses Trade Show to Highlight Careers Workshop

Liebherr Uses Trade Show to Highlight Careers Workshop

Visitors at the ILA Berlin Air Show got to learn about careers in aviation maintenance and manufacturing with Liebherr-Aerospace. The company highlighted these opportunities during the Career Workshop organized by the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI). An Airbus A350 nose landing gear, more than four meters high showed the way to the Liebherr booth, where…

EASA Certifies Robertson/StandardAero Retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

EASA Certifies Robertson/StandardAero Retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved certification for StandardAero’s retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) system for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 family of light single helicopters. The newly approved CRFT was developed in partnership with Robertson Fuel Systems. StandardAero achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in early December 2017 and has since begun…