Women of the Coast Guard Aviation Maintenance Technician Specialty

Photo Essay by David Lau U.S. Coast Guard aviation maintenance technicians (AMT) are responsible for inspecting, servicing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing a variety of aircraft components. AMTs also fill aircrew positions such as flight engineer, flight mechanic, loadmaster, dropmaster, sensor-systems operator and basic aircrewman. The Coast Guard AMT specialty consists of 1,606 enlisted members, 96…

Sherwin-Williams Looking for Great Paint Jobs for 2019 Calendar

Sherwin-Williams is looking for the best finished aircraft, from general and commercial aviation to helicopters to classic and custom-painted planes, to be featured in its 2019 Aerospace Coatings Calendar. The calendar recognizes the outstanding work of MROs and aircraft painters across the country that rely on Sherwin-Williams brand products in their repaint and OEM facilities.…

AWAM Scholarships are Open for Application

The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM), a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 to support and promote women in the aviation maintenance industry, is offering multiple scholarships with an application deadline of November 1, 2018. The AWAM scholarship program was established in 2002 and through the generosity of corporate sponsors and private…

Jenoptik Makes Heated Floor Panels for Aircraft

An aircraft must operate in extreme outside temperatures of –50°C. This is where Jenoptik’s Heated Floor Panels come in – providing heat in cabin areas susceptible to cold for passenger and crew comfort. A newly developed extremely lightweight composite panel structure with self-regulating PTC heater technology allows for uniform heat distribution, hence, effectively preventing overheating…

Keep Workers Safe as Temperatures Soar

At the height of the summer months, with temperatures edging up in to the 90s, it is a good time to remember that those who work outside in the elements or in hangars without climate control need to be careful about heat-related illnesses. OSHA has guidance on their website about the various kinds of heat-related…

CAN-MD Completes Successful Test on GE H80 Turboprop Engine

The Dytran/Sage Controller Area Network – Machinery Diagnostic (CAN-MD) development team reports successful results from their sensor-based machinery diagnostic platform initial testing. A testing campaign at GE Aviation Czech was recently completed, validating the effectiveness of the system for full time vibration health monitoring (VHM) in small turboprop applications. The test series was conducted via a…

Midwest Aerospace becomes UH1OPS Newest Sponsor

Owners and operators of Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters can quickly source FAA-approved Bell new and overhauled components through the new sponsorship with UH1OPS by Midwest Aerospace. The company says it provides 24/7 AOG services and a full line of UH-1 components. “UH-1 owners and operators now have access to hundreds of quality parts at affordable…

Former FAA-Designated Airworthiness Rep Sentenced in Aircraft Parts Fraud Case

On June 22, 2018, Edward Carl Fernandez was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, for falsely representing the airworthiness condition of numerous commercial aircraft parts. Fernandez was sentenced to six months’ home confinement, three years’ probation, 100 hours of community service, a $5,000 fine and forfeiture of $38,850. Fernandez pleaded guilty on February 22,…

MRO Software Market Predicted to Grow Steadily

The global MRO software market in aviation is estimated at $4.08 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $4.93 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.85 percent from 2017 to 2022. A significant increase in digitalization of MRO activities and the high demand in aviation maintenance software services from MROs are projected to…

Straube’s Aircraft Services Publishes “Sky Paint” for Aircraft Painting Tips

Since its founding in 1985 Straube’s Aircraft Services has always prided itself in being an innovative leader in providing custom aircraft painting services. Following in the footsteps of company founder Jim Straube, his son Jeremiah Straube recently published and released a new E-brief publication entitled, “Sky Paint.” The idea behind “Sky Paint ” is to…