S7 Technics Inspects B737NG Tanks and Painting Center Completes 100th Order

S7 Technics maintenance, repair and overhaul Tolmachevo (Novosibirsk) airport facility has successfully performed scheduled base maintenance activities on one of Globus Airlines’ Boeing 737-800s. Fuel tank structure inspections involving Flight Length Sensitive (FLS) tasks were successfully completed in addition to the C-checks + 6-Year. With the initial B737NGs first entering commercial service more than 20…

Twin Commander Aircraft Supports Fleet with Free Upgrade Kits

Twin Commander Aircraft is offering two free upgrade kits for Service Bulletin 241. FAA Airworthiness Directive 2013-09-05 is a mandatory maintenance item for owners of Twin Commander 690/A/B models. Owners who have not yet complied with Service Bulletin 241, the AD’s compliance method, can now receive a free kit from Twin Commander Aircraft. The kit…

2019 Aviation Technician of the Year

2019 Aviation Technician of the Year

Jon David Monti of Gardnerville, Nevada has been named the 2019 Aviation Technician of the Year. From an early age, Monti showed a propensity for all things mechanical with an interest in disassembling and improving everything he touched. Understandably, he would choose to major in Mechanical Engineering for his collegiate studies. He was also infatuated…

2019 National GA Award Honorees Named

Every year for more than 50 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have recognized aviation professionals for their contributions to general aviation in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance/avionics, and safety. Recipients of the 2019 National General Aviation Awards are: Gary Dale Reeves of Decatur, Texas—2019 Certificated Flight…

StandardAero Certifies New Seat Configurations for Embraer 135/145 Aircraft

StandardAero, via its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), was recently awarded a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for 30- and 42-seat configurations for Embraer EMB 145. The company had previously received an STC for a 30-seat configuration for the Embraer EMB 135. Both 30-seat configurations allow companies to use these aircraft…

Archein Aerospace Debuts Advanced Avionics Upgrade Service

Archein Aerospace Debuts Advanced Avionics Upgrade Service

Archein Aerospace has received its 145 Repair Station Certificate for avionics maintenance and installations (M&I). With a focus on HUD/EVS, ADS-B and FANS, Archein says it is positioning itself as a first of its kind center of excellence for these technologies with a stated advantage of faster return-to-service via its Hyper-Maintenance, engineered, production-based process. Michael…

HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment Doubles The Fireproof Standard

HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment Doubles The Fireproof Standard

Baker Aviation, the distributor for the HOT-STOP ’L’ Fire Containment Kits, has released successful test results of the high intensity flame powerplant fire penetration test (FAA AC 20-135) of 30-minutes, twice the required time to be considered FIREPROOF, as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations 14 CFR 1.1. “This is an intense powerplant flame…

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow Achieves ISO Certification

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow Achieves ISO Certification

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM) has been certified for compliance with the ISO 9001-2015 international standard. The company says the implementation of a quality management system (QMS) was a strategic decision aimed at enhancing their performance, reducing risks and providing a firm basis for its sustainable development. The company says the QMS implemented has already improved…

ARSA Engages FTC on Maintenance Manual Availability

The FAA’s inconsistent enforcement of maintenance manual threatens competition in the aviation aftermarket, ARSA told the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a letter submitted April 29. ARSA says its submission was made in conjunction with the FTC’s Nixing the Fix Initiative, the centerpiece of which is a July 16 meeting to examine ways in which…