Piper Cub Flies into Powerlines

A Piper Cub inadvertently flew into powerlines this weekend near the small Minnesota town of Shakopee. The aircraft became entangled and was left dangling with the pilot, the sole occupant, still inside. A Scott County, Minnesota Sherrif’s office statement said that at “3:57 p.m. 911 Dispatch received a report of a single engine plane that…

AFI KLM E&M Sets Up Teardown Management Subsidiary

AFI KLM E&M Sets Up Teardown Management Subsidiary

AFI KLM E&M has been developing an aircraft teardown business for several years to improve supplies of component and engine spares. In 2018, the group finalized the purchase of two Boeing 777-200ERs. The engines on these aircraft, GE90-94Bs, were checked and returned to conformity, before being made available via their maintenance shops, as an exchange…

Spirit AeroSystems to Acquire Select Assets Of Bombardier Aerostructures and Aftermarket Services Business

Spirit AeroSystems to Acquire Select Assets Of Bombardier Aerostructures and Aftermarket Services Business

Spirit AeroSystems has entered into an agreement to acquire select assets of Bombardier aerostructures and aftermarket services businesses in Belfast, Northern Ireland (known as Short Brothers); Casablanca, Morocco; and Dallas, United States, for $500 million. In addition, Spirit AeroSystems will assume approximately $300 million in net pension liabilities, and approximately $290 million of government grant…

Kaman Receives Boeing Award for the A-10 Re-Wing Program

Kaman Receives Boeing Award for the A-10 Re-Wing Program

Kaman Aerospace has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by The Boeing Company. This new work package is for the manufacture of wing control surfaces and structural assemblies in support of the U.S Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced Wing Continuation Kitting (ATTACK) program. Work for this program will be performed in its Jacksonville, Fla.,…

Turtles Fly Too Charity Saves Sea Turtles

Turtles Fly Too (TF2) has extended its air rescue operations of sea turtles, whales and sea mammals on the Atlantic and Pacific. NOAA Fisheries and US FWS have partnered with TF2. TF2’s air rescue operations will be conducted in the Pacific from Alaska to Mexico. On the Atlantic side, from Canada to the Caribbean. TF2…

Sabena technics Performs First B787 C-Check

Sabena technics has completed base maintenance operations on one of Spanish-based Air Europa’s Boeing 787-8s and inducted another. The first aircraft has left the MRO’s facility on-time after a C-Check. The second aircraft has already arrived at Sabena technics’ premises in Bordeaux, France. “Our teams handled this project with great enthusiasm, hard work and dedication…

TS&S Rebranding as Sanad Powertech

Mubadala Investment Company has announced a new positioning for its wholly owned company, Turbine Services & Solutions Industrial (TS&S). This Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider for gas turbine and rotating driven equipment, has been rebranded as Sanad Powertech. Mubadala says the creation of the company’s new identity follows the recent transition of TS&S Aerospace…

Epic Aircraft Achieves FAA Type Certification

Epic Aircraft Achieves FAA Type Certification

Epic Aircraft announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Type Certification for its E1000 all carbon fiber aircraft design, concluding a rigorous seven-year program. “This is a remarkable accomplishment for our entire community,” says Doug King, Epic CEO. “I want to thank our employees, who have worked so diligently to deliver this exceptional design,…

CAS Components Awarded Five-Year Contract

Certified Aviation Services (CAS) Components signed a five-year agreement with a major cargo carrier. Out of a competitive pool of approved vendors competing for the service contract, CAS was chosen by the air carrier as their component repair shop. This extensive contract requires full coverage on repair and overhaul of high flow pneumatics, air cycle…