Gulf Coast Avionics Wins Garmin’s Platinum Dealer Award for 20th Time

Rick Garcia, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Avionics, announced that the company was awarded Garmin’s 2018 Platinum Dealer Award for its outstanding sales of the company’s aviation products during the recent Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention. “Even though this is our 20th consecutive year, each time we are presented with this prestigious award, it becomes more special…

GA Telesis MRO Services Has New Long-term Agreement with JetBlue

GA Telesis announced a long-term agreement with JetBlue. The agreement, which began in December 2018, covers the repair and overhaul of a variety of components for JetBlue’s fleet of Embraer 190. “We started working with JetBlue in early 2018 and our performance on TAT and reliability led to the execution of a long-term agreement,” said…

American Flight Returns to Airport After Clipping Wing

An American Airlines flight departed for LAX April 11 and returned to JFK airport shortly thereafter. Passengers reported the aircraft swerving on the takeoff roll and possibly hitting a runway or taxiway sign or light at that time. The pilots requested a return to the airport and landed without incident. Once at the gate, damage…

Azul Signs Agreement with Airbus for FHS-Components Program

Azul has selected Airbus’ FHS-Components service for its A330 fleet. The agreement builds on an existing Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) program for Azul’s A320 fleet and becomes Airbus’ first contract in the region to provide components for long-range aircraft. Airbus will be responsible for the day to day management and servicing of the airline’s…

Spairliners Signs with Barfield to Further Expand its EJET Support in the Americas 

Spairliners announced they have entered into a long term agreement with Barfield, a subsidiary of Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, to provide component repairs to support Spairliners Embraer E-Jet fleet. The agreement, effective immediately, comprises in-house repair services of Line Replaceable Units currently performed by Spairliners’ MRO…

Avotek Adds Online Avionics Training

Avotek has launched a new online course for aviation technicians and students preparing to take the Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification exam. Avotek says their goal is to help those wanting to get their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 65 Repairman Certificate to do it quickly and save money. The Avotek-Online AET test prep course…

AFI KLM E&M Selected by Atlas Air for 747 Fleet Support

AFI KLM E&M and Atlas Air signed a contract to organize component support for the U. S. carrier’s fleet of Boeing 747s-400. The agreement covers flight hour closed loop repair services taking in close to 600 part numbers (PN), along with exchange solutions where necessary. With this renewal of their partnership, the two groups are…

Azul and Safran Ink Deal on A330 Thrust Reversers

Safran Nacelles signed a contract with Azul to provide repair services and spares pool resources for thrust reversers that equip the airline’s Airbus A330 jetliner fleet powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. With this long-term agreement, Azul will have access to Safran Nacelles’ global stock of Trent 700 thrust reversers. The Brazilian airline also will…

The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium 2019

Tues 14th May & Wed 15th May Holiday Inn Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium 2019 – General Information: http://bit.ly/generalguidance If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one “must attend” event of the year. Here is your opportunity to engage with multiple professionals, to consider…