Satair Invests in UK with New Facility Near Heathrow

Satair’s UK operation is growing. A multi-million pound investment has resulted in the opening of a brand new facility close to London’s Heathrow Airport. The new facility, at Space Waye, North Feltham Trading Estate, became fully operational in March and has six times the area and 11 times the cubic capacity of the previous Heston,…

WinAir Wins London Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award

Aviation maintenance software firm, WinAir, has been chosen as the winner of the London Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year award. WinAir was presented with the award during the London Business Achievement Awards gala celebration. WinAir Commercial Manager Kyle Vergeer, accepted the award on behalf of the company. During his speech, Vergeer expressed his…

Private Equity Firm New Heritage Capital Invests in Flying Colours

Private Equity Firm New Heritage Capital Invests in Flying Colours

Canada-headquartered Flying Colours announced that Boston-based private equity firm, New Heritage Capital, has become a minority stakeholder in the business. The transaction, structured using Heritage’s Private IPOsolution, was ratified and signed by Flying Colours President John Gillespie, and Heritage Partner, Judson Samuels, at the end of January. Flying Colours says it will retain its management and operational…

Lufthansa Technik and Pepperl+Fuchs Found Start-Up 3D.aero

The two German companies, Lufthansa Technik and Pepperl+Fuchs, have founded an equally owned joint venture called 3D.aero. They say the aim of the new company is to research, develop and sell innovative automation solutions for the aviation industry. The JV will work on solutions for the digitalization of workshops. Its headquarters are at the ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg-Finkenwerder, one of the…

Duncan’s Tooker Receives Master Mechanic Award

Duncan’s Tooker Receives Master Mechanic Award

Bob Tooker, a sales representative for Duncan Aviation’s Parts and Rotables Sales and a long-time aircraft technician with Duncan Aviation, was recently honored as a recipient of the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. The award was presented by Nebraska Aviation Mechanics Seminar committee and the FAA in January. The award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of…

StandardAero to Provide PW127M Engine MRO Services for Far Eastern Air

StandardAero was recently awarded an exclusive, eight-year agreement to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation’s (FAT) fleet of ATR72-600 aircraft. “StandardAero is proud to partner with Far Eastern and we welcome our first long-term Taiwanese PW100 customer to our global family,” said…

Mechanics Retiring Faster Than They Are Being Replaced - ATEC Report’s Key Conclusions

Mechanics Retiring Faster Than They Are Being Replaced – ATEC Report’s Key Conclusions

The Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) has compiled information about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certificate holders, the educational institutions that prepare the majority of those individuals for careers in aviation maintenance, and the companies that employ maintenance professionals. The organization does this on a yearly basis and this year’s findings…