Skeyos Celebrates First Year

Skeyos, the online marketplace for aircraft components, marks its first-year anniversary. The company says it will use the occasion to introduce the platform’s latest features and celebrate achievements during the past 12 months. They say their online marketplace is transforming the procurement process in the MRO industry by enabling a streamlined one-stop platform for purchasers…

Revima Acquires Chromalloy France

Revima has acquired Chromalloy’s facility in Saint-Ouen l’Aumône, near Paris, France with the objective of reinforcing its component repair offering. The facility specializes in engine parts repairs and special coatings. Revima says it aims to offer its customers, through this acquisition, significantly enhanced component repair capabilities, serving both Chromalloy France’s legacy market, which supports several…

Bird Strikes More Common Than Thought, Cause a Billion in Damages

A report in USA Today says bird strikes are more common than ever in spite of dramatic accidents like the US Airways “Miracle on the Hudson” event. “Civilian flights based in the USA reported 14,661 collisions with wildlife in 2018, a USA TODAY analysis of Federal Aviation Administration data shows. That’s more than 40 a day, tying…

Garsite Progress Acquires Kansas Operations

Garsite Progress, an entity formed by AFI Partners, announced the acquisition of Garsite and Progress Tank, U.S.-based manufacturers of aviation refueling and liquid waste transportation equipment. “Garsite and Progress have a combined history of 160 years of experience as the industry leaders in both aviation refueling and liquid waste equipment manufacturing,” E.J. Antonio, managing partner of…

Raytheon Wins Retrofit Contract for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Aircraft

El Segundo, Calif.- based Raytheon was awarded $81,224,627 for a modification called P00007 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract (N00019-17-C-0042).  This modification provides for the procurement of 228 configuration components required for completion of Configuration D Retrofit Component engineering change proposals for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. …

StandardAero Maryville, Tenn. Facility Celebrates 10,000th APU Repair

StandardAero’s Maryville, Tenn. facility recently completed and shipped its 10,000th auxiliary power unit (APU) repair since the nearly 25 years it has been providing APU MRO services to the industry. The specific 10,000th repair was on a Honeywell model 36-150RJ APU for a regional aircraft operator. “This recent milestone helps to cement our overall leadership…

Bell Boeing Awarded $144 million for V-22 Support

The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform. This is an 11-month base contract with four one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Texas and Pennsylvania for V-22 aircraft belonging to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and…

Brumitt Appointed VP, Aerospace and Defense of Maine Pointe

Global supply chain and operations consulting firm Maine Pointe announced the appointment of Christopher Brumitt to its industry leadership team as vice president, Aerospace & Defense. He is taking over the role previously held by David Kleine, who recently retired. Brumitt is a seasoned professional who has worked within the implementation consulting industry for more…

Kaman Measuring Announces KD-5100 Differential Measurement System

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products announced the availability of its KD-5100 differential measurement system, which provides resolution to a nanometer of positional change. With its stable design, extremely small size, and low power consumption, Kaman says the KD-5100 is ideal for night vision systems, precision telescope positioning, fast steering mirrors (FSM) for space-based…