Major aviation companies unveil development projects in aviation sector

The Global Investment in Aviation Summit, which will take place on 28-29 January 2019 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, will bring together a group of major international aviation companies along with 2000 participants, investors, aircraft and service providers, operators, and high-level international dignitaries and government officials. The Summit is an initiative of the UAE…

Cobham plc Hosted UK Secretary of State for Defence

David Lockwood, Cobham’s CEO welcomed UK Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson and Michael Tomlinson, Member of Parliament for Mid Dorset and North Poole at their Wimborne facility in December. Employing around 1,000 people on the site at the Wimborne location and the visitors were shown a number of key projects for the Royal…

New 3/8″ Drive Speeder Handle Flex-Head Ratchet from Snap-on

The new 3/8” Drive Speeder Handle Flex-Head Ratchet from Snap-on Industrial is the fastest tool to manually tighten or loosen fasteners. The 3/8” Drive Speeder Handle Flex-Head Ratchet (part number FSLF80) acts as two tools in one with the flex-head ratchet with an offset handle and a speeder. This design makes the ratchet the fastest…

Proudfoot Makes Key MRO Appointments

Proudfoot, an operational transformation consultancy, has expanded with three new team members: Michael Howard, executive vice president, MRO Americas, Aaron Heidel, vice president of Operations, MRO Americas, and Jonathan Robinson, vice president of Operations, MRO Americas. This follows the appointment of managing director, Dennis Santare in April 2018 who is in charge of Proudfoot’s MRO…

IKHANA Nabs EASA and TCCA Approval for Twin Otter High Power STC

IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announced the continued market expansion of our DHC-6 Twin Otter product line with EASA and TCCA approval of our RWMI DHC-6-100HPTM/-200HPTM. The Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) is an approved performance enhancement for the DHC-6-100/-200 series replacing the original PT6A-20 engines with PT6A-27 or -34 series engines. With authorization to operate at…

Ampex Data Systems Announces Long Term Agreement with Collins Aerospace

Ampex Data Systems (Ampex), a Delta Information Systems Company, has signed a long term agreement (LTA) with Collins Aerospace to deliver TuffServ solid state recorders (SSRs), memory storage systems, and mission data loaders for use in Collins Aerospace’s MS-110 airborne reconnaissance systems. The TuffServ SSRs will leverage use of the Ampex Common Compute Environment (ACCE),…

2019 Training Schedule Announced by Sherwin-Williams

Designed for both MRO and OEM instruction, Sherwin-Williams has announced its new 2019 aerospace coatings training program schedule. Classes provide today’s aerospace coatings painting professionals with the continuous training required to stay current on the most up-to-date aviation coatings products and application methods available. Both hands-on and classroom training include instruction for varying levels of…

Sherwin-Williams Introduces 2019 Aerospace Coatings Calendar

Sherwin-Williams found the best-of-the-best, from business jets, general aviation and helicopters, with both classic and custom-painted designs, to feature in its 2019 Aerospace Coatings Calendar. The calendar recognizes the outstanding work of aircraft painters across the country that rely on Sherwin-Williams Aerospace topcoats in their MRO and OEM facilities. “With all the submissions it was…

The Carlyle Group to Acquire Aircraft Engine MRO Provider StandardAero from Veritas Capital

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire StandardAero, a global provider of aftermarket engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the aerospace and defense industries, from Veritas Capital. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory conditions and is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2019.…

AerSale Expands MRO Capabilities with Avborne Acquisition

AerSale has acquired aircraft component repair specialist Avborne. Avborne, is a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 145 repair station in Miami, Florida. Avborne has been providing highly technical and specialized repair services covering a broad range of commercial and military aircraft systems, including hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, and landing gear components. AerSale says Avborne’s in-house engineering…