Commercial

Lufthansa Technik Renews Commitment to Apprentice Training

Lufthansa Technik Renews Commitment to Apprentice Training

Joy Finnegan

After one of the biggest aviation industry crises, Lufthansa Technik’s apprentice training program this year has returned in terms of numbers to roughly where it was in 2020: 186 young people will begin  their apprenticeship at the German locations of the company. Furthermore, a  total of 23 dual students were taken on, i.e. school graduates who combine their…

Empire Screen Highlights Wide Range of Warning, Danger and Safety Decals

Empire Screen Printing, a leading manufacturer of screen-printed products, highlights its warning, danger, and safety decals that keep people safe by warning them of potential hazards. The application of these products is in line with Empire’s own commitment to the safety of its employees, with its proven safety record as an organization. These warning, danger,…

Atlas Air Worldwide to be Acquired by Investor Group Led by Apollo Together With J.F. Lehman & Company and Hill City Capital for $5.2 Billion

Joy Finnegan

Atlas Air Worldwide, a provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo together with investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company and Hill City Capital in an all-cash transaction with…

Virgin Galactic Appoints Mike Moore as Executive Vice President, Spaceline Technical Operations

Joy Finnegan

Virgin Galactic Holdings, a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, announced that former Delta Air Lines executive Mike Moore has been appointed executive vice president, Spaceline Technical Operations, effective August 22. Moore will lead Virgin Galactic’s technical operations and maintenance team in charge of ensuring the company’s vehicles are ready for flight. As part…

MAAS Aviation Welcomes Malachy McEnroe to the Team as Chief Financial Officer

Joy Finnegan

 MAAS Aviation, aircraft painting and exterior coatings specialists, announced the appointment of Malachy McEnroe as chief financial officer. An experienced international CFO and board member, McEnroe has worked in finance and business for over 25 years, most recently in the international logistics equipment leasing sector. He has extensive experience in growing international businesses, spearheading transformation…

Hummingbird Aero to Expand in Ireland

Hummingbird Aero, an industry-leading provider of aerospace systems development services based in Irvine, CA, announced Tuesday, July 19th the formation of Hummingbird International, to be based in the Republic of Ireland. According to a Memorandum of Agreement, signed at the Farnborough Air Show, Hummingbird International will be formed as a partnership between Hummingbird Aero LLC,…

Amglo Touts Q4559X Aircraft Landing Light’s Durability, Long Life 

Joy Finnegan

Amglo, manufacturer of specialty lamps since 1935, announced the availability of the Amglo Q4559X halogen aircraft landing light. This highly engineered lamp produces the highest light output on the market for increased visibility by day and night for aircraft approach, landing and takeoffs. As aircraft lighting must be able to operate in all types of…

AAR’s Corporate Safety Management System Program Recognized by FAA

Joy Finnegan

AAR received official recognition from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its corporate Safety Management System (SMS) program, making it the first independent third-party MRO organization to implement this system.  The corporate SMS program provides a platform for all employees to proactively identify and report hazards, perform risk analysis and mitigation, and share best practices….

AAR Implements Airvolution Digital Repair Cycle Management Tool with Textron Aviation Defense

Joy Finnegan

AAR CORP. announced the implementation of Airvolution — AAR’s customizable, cloud-based, end-to-end repair cycle management (RCM) tool focused on optimizing the administration of aircraft component repairs — at Textron Aviation Defense. Airvolution was designed by AAR to meet the demands and challenges of the aviation supply chain by enhancing aviation repair teams’ management efficiencies, reducing operational costs,…

AMETEK MRO Muirhead Avionics Introduces the SDR-OMNI All-in-One Avionics Flight Line Test Set

Joy Finnegan

Muirhead Avionics, a brand of AMETEK MRO and one of the largest independent avionics repair facilities in Europe (excluding Spain & Portugal), has secured exclusive distribution rights for the SDR-OMNI All-in-One Avionics Flight Test Set in Europe. Manufactured by Tel Instruments (TIC), the SDR-OMNI Flight Line Test Set provides avionics technicians with a comprehensive suite of radio…

MTU Boasts Nearly $600 million in Contracts from Farnborough Orders

Joy Finnegan

Germany’s leading engine manufacturer, MTU Aero Engines brought in orders totaling to nearly $600 million. “This amount underscores once again how much our industry is recovering. Airlines have great demand for state-of-the-art aircraft with propulsion systems with good fuel efficiency,” says Reiner Winkler, CEO of MTU Aero Engines AG. New orders for the geared turbofan…

Satair Expands Material Business With the Acquisition of VAS Aero Services

Joy Finnegan

Satair and VAS Aero Services, have signed an agreement under which Satair acquires VAS Aero Services, through its U. S. subsidiary, Satair USA, Inc. VAS will continue as a separate enterprise, with operational sites and offices in Boca Raton, Fla., Kent, Wash. and London (UK), expanding Satair’s global footprint and aviation aftermarket service capabilities. The…