Power Flow Upgrades Tuned Exhaust for Cessna 172 and 177 

Power Flow Systems announced refinements for two tuned exhaust systems that were developed for the Cessna 172 Skyhawk and Cessna 177 Cardinal.  Both systems’ “classic” versions since 2003 originally featured ball joints where the tailpipe connected to an intermediate pipe coming out of the collector. The purpose of the ball joint is to dampen the…

Air France to Begin Phase-Out of Entire Airbus A380 Fleet

The Air France-KLM Group announced May 20, 2020 they will begin the “definitive end of Air France Airbus A380 operations,” due to the current COVID-19 crisis and its impact on their anticipated activity levels. Initially scheduled by the end of 2022, the phase-out of Airbus A380 fleet fits in the Air France-KLM Group fleet simplification…

Textron’s SkyCourier Marks First Flight

Textron Aviation completed the successful first flight of its new twin utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier. The flight is a signifies  movement toward entry into service for the clean-sheet aircraft. The flight also marks the beginning of the flight test program to validate the performance of the Cessna SkyCourier. “Today was an exciting day for…

Air Plains Services Introduces Improved PMA Airbox Support Bracket  

Air Plains Services has gained Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration for an improved Cessna 172 airbox support bracket providing a tighter fit and longer service life than the original part. “Our new, adjustable airbox bracket, developed after decades of experience replacing factory brackets, removes a lot of the stress that came…

De Havilland Component Solutions Program to Provide Value-added Dispatch Availability and Cost Predictability for Dash 8-400 Aircraft Customers

De Havilland Aircraft recently introduced the De Havilland Component Solutions (DCS) program. It is now available to provide component management support to Dash 8-400 aircraft operators. Building on the services previously available under the Smart Parts program, the company says the program will minimize aircraft life cycle costs and provide optimized supply chain solutions, guaranteed…

Commsoft Announces Restructuring for Future Growth

Communications Software (Commsoft) has announced a management restructuring program which will position the company for future international growth. Patrick Cusk joins the Commsoft team as president. Cusk is also vice president of Operations at Valsoft Corporation (which acquired Commsoft last year) and has a background in vertical software applications, structured finance and commercial law. John…

BriskHeat Partners with GMI to Distribute Composite Repair Products

BriskHeat Partners with GMI to Distribute Composite Repair Products

BriskHeat is partnering with GMI AERO to distribute two composite repair products used by aerospace mannufacturers. Designed for the repair of high-performance aircraft structures, the Anita bonding console is a portable system for smart patch repair bonding in the field. Optimized for ease of use by shop technicians, the Anita EZ09 features a large touch-screen…

Stertil-Koni Debuts Heavy Duty Shop Equipment Line

Stertil-Koni Debuts Heavy Duty Shop Equipment Line

Heavy duty vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni announced liftoff for its expanded line of shop equipment – in this case several key systems engineered specifically for the aviation sector. Two of the initial products in the expanded Stertil-Koni line of heavy duty shop equipment work in conjunction with one another to assist technicians in performing brake…

IAI, Microsoft, and Soroka Medical Center Collaborate to Create “Cockpit” System for Patient Data Collection in the COVID-19 ICU

IAI, Microsoft, and Soroka Medical Center Collaborate to Create “Cockpit” System for Patient Data Collection in the COVID-19 ICU

As part of the mobilization of state-owned companies in cooperation with Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (MAFAT) and the State Companies Authority to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Microsoft, and Soroka Medical Center have collaborated to develop a supervision system that makes it possible to collect data on…