Avotek Brings Back the Out of Print Textbook Helicopter Maintenance

Avotek has decided to bring back the out-of-print textbook, Helicopter Maintenance. This industry book has been used by many professionals and schools throughout the years and is a solid resource in the helicopter maintenance training field. Joseph Schafer, the author, wrote it for those who want to explore maintaining rotary wing aircraft. If you have…

JSSI Acquires Aviation MRO Software Specialist Tracware to Enhance Technology-Enabled Services

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) has acquired maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) software specialist Tracware. JSSI says the move will enhance its growing suite of technology-enabled services. This is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions for JSSI, which includes Conklin & de Decker and S3 Aero Specialists. Tracware provides affordable, high-quality aviation process…

The Angelus Corporation Breaks Ground On New Global Headquarters

The Angelus Corporation, a provider of aerospace and defense solutions, celebrated the groundbreaking of its new global headquarters in Pewaukee, Wisc., during a ceremony on September 17. The Angelus Corporation is expanding its facilities to support market growth and foster new business opportunities. With plans to expand product and service offerings in the future, additional…

Aviation Blade Services, Inc. Joins First Aviation Services Inc. Family

Aviation Blade Services, Inc., a provider of helicopter rotor blade repair, overhaul and modification, announced that it has been acquired by First Aviation Services Inc., a component maintenance, repair and overhaul for military, corporate and regional aircraft. Aviation Blade Services (ABS), based in Kissimmee, Florida, is best known for its expertise in the UH-60 Blackhawk…

MRO Insider Launches Virtual DOM

Aviation maintenance quoting website MRO Insider has announced the launch of a new feature – Virtual DOM. Flight departments now have the ability to select maintenance oversight, including squawk/invoice review by a team of experienced maintenance directors including Thoroughbred’s president/founder Nathan Winkle. “By teaming up with Nathan and his team at Thoroughbred, we now provide…

World Fuel Services Corp. to Acquire Universal Weather and Aviation’s UVair Fuel Business

World Fuel Services Corporation announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company has signed a definitive agreement with Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (“Universal”) to acquire Universal’s UVair fuel business. The total purchase price of approximately $170 million, a portion of which is payable over three years, will be funded through cash-on-hand and liquidity available…

Baron Launches New API Website for Aviation

Baron, a provider of weather intelligence, announced the launch of the new Baron Weather API for Aviation website, now optimized for development. Baron Weather API for Aviation makes it easy to integrate quality-controlled, industry-leading weather data into a range of devices and services, including location-based smart phone and tablet apps, websites, desktop applications, multi-function displays,…

High School Students Graduate from Hallmark University’s Aero CHI Program

San Antonio, Texas-based Hallmark University began its free Aerospace College Head-start Institute (Aero CHI) program two years ago with a group of NEISD high school students, training them in aerospace education during the early mornings of their school days. Today these students have completed their high school training program, having saved themselves more than $10,000…

FAA Reports “Letter of Compliance” Elimination

On July 24, ARSA received a response from the FAA regarding the association’s joint effort with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to purge agency guidance of a requirement for repair station applicants to submit a “letter of compliance.” The agency’s letter reported that its “‘Part 145 Letter of Compliance’ policy” was removed from the Flight…