Tailwind Acquires Quality Aircraft Accessories

Tailwind Acquires Quality Aircraft Accessories

Tailwind Technologies recently acquired Quality Aircraft Accessories, Inc. (QAA), an aftermarket stocking distributor for many general aviation accessory manufacturers, with a primary facility in Tulsa, Okla. and a growing location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition, QAA is an unlimited FAA Part 145 Class 1 and Class 2 Repair Station for piston engine and airframe…

STS Aviation Group Acquires Airbase Services

STS Aviation Group (STS), has acquired Airbase Services Inc./Les Services Airbase Inc. (Airbase), an aircraft interiors maintenance, repair and management specialist based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. With this acquisition, STS formally enters the Canadian MRO market with Airbase’s four Transport Canada approved facilities in YUL, YYZ, YWG and YVR. The sale is being publicized…

FAA Approves Southern Utah University’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Program

FAA Approves Southern Utah University’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Program

The federal government has given final approval to Southern Utah University’s expansion of its aviation program. On December 31, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration granted final approval for a Part 147 certificate allowing SUU to offer Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses to students upon successful completion of the academic program requirements and independent testing by…

Honeywell, iTrace and Securemarking Combat Counterfeit Activity in Aerospace with Blockchain

Honeywell, iTrace and Securemarking Combat Counterfeit Activity in Aerospace with Blockchain

Honeywell is working with iTRACE and SecureMarking to bring transparency and increased security to the e-commerce market of aerospace products via blockchain technology. This first-of-its-kind process in the aerospace market will greatly simplify the complex regulatory and supply-chain landscape in the industry. Under the new process, the moment a part comes off the Honeywell assembly…

Textron Aviation Adds Three Company-Owned Service Centers in Asia

Textron Aviation Adds Three Company-Owned Service Centers in Asia

Textron Aviation is strengthening its Asia Pacific (APAC) service offerings with the acquisition of Premiair Aviation Maintenance, an Australian Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service provider. Previously named an Authorized Service Facility (ASF), Premiair now joins the Textron Aviation company-owned global support network to service Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker products at service center locations strategically…

New GA Terminal Approved for Wittman Regional Airport

Supervisors of the Winnebago County Board approved three resolutions to move forward with the construction of a new General Aviation (GA) terminal facility at Wittman Regional Airport during last night’s County Board meeting. The terminal project has been in the works for several years as operating costs of the existing terminal have risen. Two existing…

Southwest Opens its Largest Hangar for Technical Operations at Houston’s Hobby Airport

Southwest Airlines officially opened a new maintenance facility at William P. Hobby International Airport and the airline says this underscores its commitment to safety while investing in the city. The 240,000 square foot maintenance complex, now the largest in the airline’s network, includes offices, training facilities, warehouse space, and a 140,000 square foot hangar. This…