Rolls-Royce Completes Acquisition of Siemens’ Electric and Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Propulsion

Rolls-Royce has completed the acquisition of the electric and hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion activities of Siemens (formerly known as the eAircraft business), following a period of employee consultation. Rolls-Royce says the execution of the deal, announced in June this year, underlines the fit of these activities to their strategy to “champion electrification” and will help accelerate…

Cutter Aviation Promotes Higgs to Manager of Aircraft Services

Cutter Aviation announced the promotion of Godfrey Higgs III to manager of Aircraft Services at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado. Higgs is responsible for managing all aspects of maintenance operations, including the successful implementation of maintenance projects and cost-effective utilization of department resources. Higgs joined Cutter Aviation in July 2018 as a maintenance technician for…

West Star Aviation Announces Retirement of Bob Rasberry

West Star Aviation Announces Retirement of Bob Rasberry

After nearly 20 years, Robert (Bob) Rasberry, chairman of the board at West Star Aviation, is retiring. Rasberry will continue with West Star’s board of directors as chairman emeritus and join Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a middle-market equity investment firm and parent of West Star Aviation, as a senior advisor supporting NEP’s continued interest in…

Piper Aircraft Apprenticeship Program Offers Chance to Earn While Learning Manufacturing Career Skills

Piper Aircraft Apprenticeship Program Offers Chance to Earn While Learning Manufacturing Career Skills

Piper Aircraft has begun an apprentice program and their first group of apprentices has started their two year-program. The first nine apprentices, who started work in August, will shadow skilled aircraft assembly workers and learn all aspects of fabrication and assembly of aircraft during the two-year initiative. Additionally, they attend technical classes and receive hands-on…

Textron Aviation Opens New Parts Facility in Australia

Textron Aviation Opens New Parts Facility in Australia

Textron Aviation opened an aircraft parts warehouse in Australia to support its fleet of business jets, turboprops and piston aircraft. The parts warehouse will be co-located at Essendon Fields Airport with Premiair Aviation Maintenance, a Textron Aviation Authorized Service Facility. “With Premiair established as our new ASF for Australia, we are enhancing our regional parts…

Duncan Nabs SmartSky STC For Challenger

Duncan Nabs SmartSky STC For Challenger

Duncan Aviation has received FAA approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that will allow installation of SmartSky’s air-to-ground connectivity system for Challenger 601, 604, 605 and 650 aircraft. SmartSky’s network brings new, high-performance Wi-Fi to business aircraft, powered by a mix of advanced 4G LTE and 5G technologies. Among the many engineering services Duncan…

Werner Aero Services Acquires Boeing 737-800 MSN 28221

Werner Aero Services has acquired a Boeing 737-800, MSN 28221. The aircraft has entered the disassembly process and components will become available shortly to support B737 customers worldwide. The spare parts will be used to supplement Werner Aero’s asset management programs and are also available for lease or outright sale. “We are expanding our Boeing…

SR Technics Appoints Jean-Marc Lenz as New CEO

SR Technics Appoints Jean-Marc Lenz as New CEO

SR Technics announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Lenz as new chief executive officer beginning in early September, 2019. Lenz succeeds Frank Walschot. SR Technics says Jean-Marc Lenz and Frank Walschot worked side by side for many years, and Lenz played an active role in business operations, quality, safety and Lean CI. Walschot is expected to…

Lufthansa Technik Component Services Expands Tulsa Capabilities

Lufthansa Technik Component Services Expands Tulsa Capabilities

Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS) in Tulsa, Okla. continues to grow by expanding into additional capabilities. Recently, the company received the approval of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The Chinese authority has approved LTCS as an “adequate organization to accomplish maintenance of components.” Additionally, LTCS has become the 33rd design department of Lufthansa…