Avotek-Online Helps AMT Schools Who Want to Offer Online Classes

Avotek says it is doing its part to help schools through this change in direction for instruction. Last year the company launched Avotek-Online and went live with 20 courses aimed at A&Ps. Based on the latest ATEC survey, nearly three out of four A&P schools are working to move toward online learning wherever possible. “We…

Nicrocraft receives PMA-FAA approval for Cirrus SR20 Muffler and Heat Exchanger

Wall Colmonoy announced FAA-PMA certification on Nicrocraft Cirrus SR20 muffler and heat exchanger. “The addition of the new Cirrus SR20 PMA muffler and heat exchanger in Nicrocraft’s product line is important to the flight schools and Cirrus service centers looking for better quality exhaust options,” states Jim Lockbaum, business development manager. Nicrocraft part number for…

Twin Commander Aircraft Hires Andrew Wilson as Technical Service Manager

Creedmoor, North Carolina-based Twin Commander Aircraft has hired Andrew Wilson to the position of technical service manager. Wilson comes to Twin Commander most recently from Dynamic Aviation, the operator of a fleet of aircraft servicing various government contracts. While there, Wilson served as maintenance controller and flight operations support. His stint at Dynamic Aviation followed…

Gulfstream’s 200TH G280 Entered Service

Gulfstream’s 200TH G280 Entered Service

The 200th super-midsize Gulfstream G280 business jet has entered service. “This is a tremendous milestone in the history of Gulfstream,” Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream says. “Every Gulfstream model is distinctive and unique in its own way, and the G280 is no different. As when it entered the marketplace in 2012, the G280’s combination of…

ATR Achieves Milestone in Chinese Certification

ATR Achieves Milestone in Chinese Certification

As part of the validation for the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with modification 5948 in China, a certification flight test took-off and landed from Francazal airport in Toulouse. The flight, which took place on Friday 3 July, is a major step toward ATR type certification validation in China, expected in autumn 2020. The…

VELO3D Qualifies Hastelloy X for Sapphire 3D Metal Printer, Ideal for Additive Manufacturing of Gas Turbine Engines

VELO3D Qualifies Hastelloy X for Sapphire 3D Metal Printer, Ideal for Additive Manufacturing of Gas Turbine Engines

Digital manufacturing innovator VELO3D announced the commercial release of a production process for additively manufactured parts in Hastelloy X. This is a nickel-based alloy, suitable for the laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) process, that is resistant to corrosion, cracking and oxidation. Hastelloy X is most often used to manufacture parts for gas turbine engines for combustion-zone…

Banyan Welcomes Atlantic Jet Refinishing to the Complex

Banyan Welcomes Atlantic Jet Refinishing to the Complex

Atlantic Jet Refinishing is now a part of the Banyan complex at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The recently built state-of-the-art EPA compliant downdraft paint facility utilizes the latest in equipment and technology as well as dual-bay features. Banyan says this new partnership will allow customers the opportunity to perform complete exterior paint refurbishment while undergoing…

Vibrant Brings Its Revolutionary Resonance Nondestructive Testing To Airbus

Vibrant Brings Its Revolutionary Resonance Nondestructive Testing To Airbus

Vibrant announced a partnership with Airbus to employ its Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) on additive manufactured Airbus A350 door latch shafts. Airbus Helicopters recently shifted from manufacturing the parts via traditional machining to more advanced 3-D printing additive manufacturing. Vibrant says their solution is currently under investigation to allow the aircraft manufacturer to save…