AAR Awarded New Additional Worldwide Aviation Support Services Site

AAR received notification from the Department of State awarding the company a new site under the Worldwide Aviation Support Services (WASS) program. Under the task order, the new site in Costa Rica will provide host nation aviation training. “The WASS program continues to perform very well, and we are excited to expand our support of…

A Revised Event Manual for Aerospace Maintenance Competition is Out

The Aerospace Maintenance Council’s Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) presented by Snap-on will take place April 8-11, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The Event Manual—a compilation of everything competitors need to know—now includes new event criteria, team number assignments and the competition layout. Download it now, and refer to the Record of…

Rotary to Airline Convention Set for April 13/14

Rotary to Airline Group (RTAG) is a veteran-run not-for-profit organization designed to help connect transitioning military pilots and maintenance personnel with potential employers. Erik Sabiston, president and founder, says their first event of 2019 will have more than “10,000 square feet of event space hosted right outside the gates of the historic 101st Airborne division.”…

Rolls-Royce Prepares for Expansion in Indianapolis

According to a report in Inside Indiana Business, Rolls-Royce announced a planned expansion to their engine production in Indianapolis. The expansion would accommodate building new engines for the U.S. Air Force, should they win the contract. The manufacturer already has a presence there and says if it is chosen for the B-52 re-engining program, it…

Boeing Grounded Tankers After Tools and Debris Found Inside Fuselage

According to a story in the Seattle Times, Boeing has grounded “767-based KC-46 tankers for the past week after the Air Force expressed concern about loose tools and bits of debris found in various locations inside the completed airplanes.” A company memo at Boeing is quoted saying, “We have USAF pilots here for flight training and…

OGMA to Modify Portuguese Air Force C-130s

OGMA has been announced the prime Contractor in the Avionics Modification Program involving four Portuguese Air Force (PoAF) C-130 aircraft, which will consist of a nearly full replacement of the aircraft communication, navigation and flight control systems and instruments. Such modification will upgrade PoAF C-130 aircraft to the latest CNS/ATM requirements (communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic…

FAA Acting Administrator Elwell to Attend HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta Next Week

Helicopter Association International (HAI) says Federal Aviation Association (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell is scheduled to attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 5, 2019. Administrator Elwell will participate in a “fireside chat” with HAI president and CEO Matthew Zuccaro, where they will discuss a selection of topics relevant to the helicopter…

NTS Acquires Sci-Lab Materials Testing

National Technical Systems (NTS), an independent provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, has acquired Sci-Lab Materials Testing, Inc. (Sci-Lab) of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Established in 1990, Sci-Lab has established itself as a regional leader in qualification testing with a comprehensive suite of…

GDC Technics Announces New Ownership And Strategic Vision

GDC Technics announced a new company ownership structure and shared strategic vision with new partners Oriole Capital Group, Trive Capital and MAZ Aviation. “Over the last five years GDC has made tremendous strides to become the industry leader in aircraft completion and modification services, with engineering and certification capabilities that are unmatched in the industry,”…

Aerospace Welding Minneapolis Celebrates 25 Years of Fabricating

Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (AWI), has completed 25 years of service as a repair station. During the years the company says it has developed a list of PMAs for everything from GA aircraft exhaust system replacements to engine mounts, and carb heat boxes to mufflers. In connection with their sister company Aerospace Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI),…