Marshall Signs Contract with U.S. Government for Kuwait Air Force KC-130J

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has signed a multi-year contract with the United States Government to support the Kuwait Air Force fleet of KC-130J tanker aircraft. Marshall will do Planned Maintenance Interval inspections, full aircraft repainting and specific overhaul tasks from this year on Kuwait’s three KC-130J – the extended-range tanker version of the C-130…

Ontic Signs License Agreement with Meggitt PLC

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing has signed a new exclusive license agreement with Meggitt PLC for Pneumatic Valves, Digital Analogue Units (DAU), Triplex Transducer Units (TTU), Data Acquisition and Processing Units (DAPU) and Electronic Processing Units (EPU). The aerospace applications for these products include a range of military platforms including the B-1B Lancer, J-85 Engine, AV-8B,…

THOMMEN Delivers First MFDs for the AW129

THOMMEN AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT announced the first deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT displays installed on AW129 helicopters. The company says that thanks to a proven track record in critical flight instruments and to inhouse LCD design, cutting and laminating capabilities, THOMMEN was awarded the task of developing and supplying…

ITP Aero Strengthens its Board and Management

The ITP Aero Board, chaired by Josep Piqué, has added Ben Story, strategic marketing director Rolls-Royce and retired Colonel Diego García Bernabeu. Reflecting ITP Aero’s status as a “corporate entity” within the Rolls-Royce Group, Carlos Alzola has been appointed CEO and member of the ITP Aero Board. He will now report to Warren East, CEO…

TACG Offers Human Factors Training for Maintenance Professionals

The Aviation Consulting Group (TACG) is offering a course in human factors (HF) for maintainers called, “Human Factors Train-The-Trainer for Aviation Maintenance” and it will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC, beginning on January 27, 2020. The Human Factors  Instructor (Train-The-Trainer) course is appropriate for company personnel who would like to learn how to develop…

Ampex Launches Low-cost Network File Server Recorder for Attritable Applications

Ampex Data Systems is meeting customer demand for low-cost data acquisition, recording, and network attached storage (NAS) with the new Common Architecture Recorder (CAR). The CAR shifts ruggedized data acquisition and storage from a capital expense to an operating cost and is ideal for ‘attritable’ systems like unmanned aerial or ground vehicle applications. The low…

Barfield Appoints Mercier as SVP of Ops Doral

Barfield Inc. has appointed Gilles Mercier as senior vice president of Operations of its Doral facilities. Mercier will oversee the operations of the two facilities, manage the teams and further improve the overall performance. “We could not be more thrilled to have Gilles as part of our team. He has the drive, the temperament, and…

Dowty Propellers Opens New Production Facility in UK

Dowty Propellers inaugurated its new facility in Brockworth, England to provide a modern operation for the company’s development, manufacture and support of propeller systems with all-composite blades. Located just outside Gloucester at Brockworth’s Gloucester Business Park, this 183,000-sq. ft. building brings together Dowty Propellers’ primary resources at one site: from the full production process for…

DTi Plans to Help Lockheed Martin Save $6.5M on the F-35A

Device Technologies, Inc. (DTi), a manufacturer of wire protection solutions, says they will help Lockheed Martin save a potential $6.5M by replacing all glued in nylon grommets (MS21266) on their F-35As with Spring-Fast Grommet Edging (M22529/2). The Pentagon’s Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin just wrapped up a $34 billion agreement for the production and…