Bally Ribbon Mills Provides Fully Berry-Compliant Polyester Webbing for Seat Belts, Retractors and Tie-Down Applications

Offering low minimum runs and customized designs to meet performance properties, Bally Ribbon Mills, a manufacturer of specialized engineered woven fabrics, announced it has expanded capabilities for producing polyester webbing that is fully compliant with the Berry Amendment. This standard requires the Department of Defense to give preference to domestically produced fabrics and clothing. Webbing…

West Star Granted Approval for Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

West Star Aviation has been granted approval for their Aircraft Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program by the United States Department of Labor as a registered program in Illinois. Currently there are 37 apprentice mechanics, of which 73 percent are based in the Alton, IL (ALN) location. Moving forward, this allows West Star to be eligible for…

Strata Delivers First Pilatus PC-24 Flap Track Fairings Shipset

Strata Manufacturing (Strata), a composite aero structures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, is celebrating the delivery of its first shipset of flap track fairings for the PC-24, the twin-engine Super Versatile Jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The delivery of the first shipset of flap track fairings comes within eight months…

Aerospace Maintenance Firm Relocates Following Multi-Million Pound Investment

To make way for the eagerly anticipated Coventry and Warwickshire Gateway Development scheme, CFS Aero has moved its facility and 40-strong workforce to a larger 30,000 sq. ft. unit with an additional 10,000 sq. ft. mezzanine factory space, following a seven-figure investment from Frontier Development Capital (FDC) and Warwick District Council. This new facility will…

Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

Genesys Aerosystems announced a new product line, the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR). The Genesys Digital Radio is a family of remote-mounted, software-definable radios. They feature combined VOR/localizer/glideslope navigation, marker beacon, and VHF communication with a frequency range of 118-136 MHz or 118-156 MHz, and 25 or 8.33 kHz channelization with transmit power of 16 or…

Precision Aviation Group Acquires World Aviation Corporation

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry announced the acquisition of Toronto, Ontario-based World Aviation Corporation (WAC). WAC specializes in the rewind and repair of rotary and static electrical (air and oil-cooled) generator and motor sub-components. “We are excited about the acquisition of…

FAA Releases Important Information for Applicants Pursuing Mechanic, Parachute Rigger, and Dispatcher Certifications

The Regulatory Support Division (AFS-600) recently awarded a new airman knowledge testing contract called the Airman Certificate Testing Service (ACTS). The ACTS contract is a comprehensive, best-practices approach aimed at enhancing the overall quality of FAA Airman Knowledge Testing. As a result, there are several enhancements going into effect on January 13, 2020, that are…

Tailwind Acquires Quality Aircraft Accessories

Tailwind Acquires Quality Aircraft Accessories

Tailwind Technologies recently acquired Quality Aircraft Accessories, Inc. (QAA), an aftermarket stocking distributor for many general aviation accessory manufacturers, with a primary facility in Tulsa, Okla. and a growing location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition, QAA is an unlimited FAA Part 145 Class 1 and Class 2 Repair Station for piston engine and airframe…