Safran to Support Dutch Cougar Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a multi-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to support its Makila-powered AS532U2 Cougar Mk.II helicopter fleet. Following a public tender, the contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement to support over 40 Makila 1A2 engines until their end-of-life. Air-Commodore A.R. Laurijssen, Commander of RNLAF Logistics…

Bowman Appoints Standards Manager

Bowman Chief Technology Officer Jun Choi has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Korpus as manager of the company’s Standards Business Unit. Korpus was formerly a project manager and support engineer for Bowman with responsibility for new standards design and team management.  He also managed Bowman’s Quality System for ISO17025 and worked with Bowman engineers and…

Safran to Support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support contract with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), to support 276 NH90 engines owned by BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) in Germany and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA). The RTM322 engines will be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP) under…

Mecmesin Launch Online Store for North American Market

Mecmesin, a designer and manufacturer of force, materials and torque testing equipment for quality control, have announced the launch of their new web store. Customers in the USA and Canada can choose from Mecmesins’ range of digital force gauges, digital torque testers, manual test stands plus their cutting edge VectorPro Lite data acquisition software and…

ATP Acquires Flightdocs

ATP announced that they are acquiring Flightdocs creating of one of the largest providers of software solutions and information services in the aviation industry. With the Flightdocs acquisition, ATP says they will deliver powerful, cloud-based software solutions for aircraft maintenance tracking, troubleshooting, recurring defect analysis, inventory management, and flight scheduling – combined with a robust…

OU Launches Aerospace and Defense Graduate Programs

The Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma is launching new graduate business programs in aerospace and defense. The College will offer an Executive MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Aerospace and Defense through its Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, beginning fall 2020. Information on these programs can be found…

Bristow Completes Merger with Era

Bristow Group Inc. and Era Group Inc. announced that they have completed their merger. The newly combined company will use the Bristow Group name and will remain a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. The newly combined company’s common stock will begin trading under the stock ticker “VTOL” beginning on June 12,…

Human Factors Training: Why The Stigma? by Bob Barron

TACG Human Factors Courses Offered in July

TACG is offering Human Factors Train-The-Trainer, Initial, and Recurrent courses starting on July 13th in Myrtle Beach, S. C. “As always, our courses are a day at the beach!” says Dr. Bob Baron. “Come to train. Stay to play. Bring the family.” For more information, please visit their events page at- www.tacgworldwide.com/Courses/Courses-At-Our-Location

MRO Insider Adds Latin American Affiliate InterXtra

MRO Insider announced it has added the company’s first affiliate for Mexico and Latin America. The InterXtra team, including Luis Sanders, will work both sides of the MRO Insider business. “Working with Luis and the InterXtra staff has brought tremendous value,” Andy Nixon, co-founder of MRO Insider, explains. “They have already signed up numerous XA…