Deadline to Apply for WAI Scholarships is November 12

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a current WAI member and submit the application by November 12, 2019. More than 100 individual scholarships are available in areas ranging…

Piper Crashes into Townhomes in Atlanta Suburb

A Piper PA-28 crashed shortly after taking off from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019, according to Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) spokesperson Kathleen Bergen. Fortunately, no one was at home at the time of the crash and all residents have been accounted for. However, two men, who were the only two onboard the…

Twin Cessna Crashes into Residential Neighborhood in New Jersey

A twin engine Cessna has crashed into a residential neighborhood landing on a house. The plane, a Cessna 414 crashed in Colonia, New Jersey catching a house on fire. FAA and NTSB have both said they will investigate the crash. The time of the accident was around 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 29. Firefighters were on…

Sherwin-Williams Introduces Hands-On Aircraft Coatings Repair Videos

Sherwin-Williams is introducing a hands-on application repair video series geared toward aircraft refinishers, technicians and shop managers to enhance understanding of the repair process. The video series demonstrates best practices and repair methods for OEMs, MROs and paint shops to maximize efficiency. The methods featured are proven to help deliver consistent and reliable repairs, benefitting…

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…