GlobalParts.aero Welcomes Back Scott Toom as Director of Business Solutions

GlobalParts.aero announced that Scott Toom has rejoined the company as the new director of Business Solutions. An industry veteran, Toom began his aviation career at Raytheon Aircraft in 1995 and later joined APPH in Wichita, Kan. before joining GlobalParts Group in 2012.  Toom’s roles have included responsibilities for data analytics, inventory management, supply chain, operations,…

Nottingham-Based Filtertechnik Wins Test Rig Contract from Meggitt

Following a competitive tendering process, Nottingham-based Filtertechnik, a manufacturer and supplier of filtration solutions for oils and process fluids, has secured a contract with Meggitt, valued at over £500,000 ($622,000), to design and manufacture complex rigs for testing and certifying heat exchangers for the aerospace sector. This is one of the largest single orders Filtertechnik…

Airbus to Layoff 15,000 as a Result of COVID-19 Crisis

Airbus has announced plans to adapt its global workforce and resize its commercial aircraft activity in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This adaptation is expected to result in a reduction of around 15,000 positions no later than summer 2021. The information and consultation process with social partners has begun with a view to reaching agreements…

Aviation Institution on Maintenance Host STEM Summer Camp

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) will be offering a glimpse into the world of aircraft maintenance through its annual Jet Tech Summer Aviation Maintenance Camp at select campuses. Camp participants will spend time in AIM’s hangars, classrooms, and labs, learning about the basics of aviation maintenance. Topics covered will include aircraft systems and powerplants, ground…

FAA Statement about B737MAX Certification

The FAA and Boeing are conducting a series of certification flights this week to evaluate Boeing’s proposed changes to the automated flight control system on the 737 MAX. The aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle at 9:55 a.m. today for the first round of testing. The flight is expected to take several hours. The…

Bowman Appoints Standards Manager

Bowman Chief Technology Officer Jun Choi has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Korpus as manager of the company’s Standards Business Unit. Korpus was formerly a project manager and support engineer for Bowman with responsibility for new standards design and team management.  He also managed Bowman’s Quality System for ISO17025 and worked with Bowman engineers and…

Jamco America Announces Testing Service Capabilities for Entire Product Design Cycle

Jamco America, interior products supplier and turnkey aircraft interiors integrator in the aerospace industry, announced its extensive testing capabilities for a variety of industries including but not limited to: aerospace, automotive, space, defense, and marine product testing. With test facilities that include mechanical properties, static load, fire properties, ballistic, and environmental testing, as well as…

Mecmesin Launch Online Store for North American Market

Mecmesin, a designer and manufacturer of force, materials and torque testing equipment for quality control, have announced the launch of their new web store. Customers in the USA and Canada can choose from Mecmesins’ range of digital force gauges, digital torque testers, manual test stands plus their cutting edge VectorPro Lite data acquisition software and…

Put Recycled Aircraft to Good, Social Use

The increase in decommissioned commercial aircraft and crowded aircraft boneyards are prompting more aviation industry executives to reconsider how best to repurpose those planes in the recycling phase. Sven Daniel Koechler, PhD, managing principal and general manager of North American Aerospace Industries Corporation (NAAI), has taken a staunch view of how much more can be…