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Precision Aviation Group Acquires Keystone Turbine

Precision Aviation Group Acquires Keystone Turbine

Joy Finnegan

Precision Aviation Group (PAG) announced the acquisition of Keystone Turbine Services (KTS) of Coatesville, Penn. KTS specializes in providing complete OEM-approved aftermarket Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for operators of the Rolls-Royce M250 series of gas turbine engines, along with related Honeywell and Triumph accessories plus component, spare parts, and field service support. “We…

Bell Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Manufacturing Technology Center

Joy Finnegan

Bell Textron Inc. celebrated the start of operations at the state-of-the-art Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) with a small gathering and ribbon cutting ceremony. Bell leaders and employees as well as local North Texas community leaders, including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, were in attendance. This event marks the next milestone in the center’s development before…

Robinson Helicopter Company Service Center Targets Post-Pandemic Online Parts Sales Growth

Joy Finnegan

Rotorcorp has announced the addition of Cody Stidham as the newest member of their leadership team. Stidham will serve as Rotorcorp’s e-commerce manager and will report directly to the CEO Sean Casey. In this position, Stidham will be responsible for the overall website and e-commerce performance of the company serving Robinson customers world-wide. Stidham has…

MTI Instruments’ PBS-4100+ Series Training Now Eligible for Credit Under Bill O’Brien Technician Awards Program

Joy Finnegan

MTI Instruments’ training course on the PBS-4100+ engine vibration measurement and balancing system is now credit-eligible under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards Program. With the new credit designation, MTI Instrument’s course, “Vibration Analysis and Engine Balancing Using the PBS-4100 System,” can earn an eligible individual up to 16 hours…

Kaman Measuring Announces New KD-5100+ High Reliability Sensor System for Fast Steering Mirror Control

Joy Finnegan

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products announced the KD-5100+, an upgraded higher reliability version of Kaman’s legacy KD-5100 measuring system. The KD-5100+ retains the proven performance of the KD-5100 system while incorporating upgrades to the circuit layout, ground connections, and sensor connectors. The upgraded system also features higher reliability diodes and capacitors. The KD-5100+…

Summit Aviation Adds New Partner for Interior Work

Joy Finnegan

Summit Aviation announced that it is now partnered with New Jersey-based Cabin Crafters Inc. (CCI) to support fixed and rotor wing interior refurbishments. Cabin Crafters has specialized in quality aircraft interiors for more than 35 years. As the first Federal Aviation Administration certified repair station specializing in aircraft interiors CCI is a pioneer and leader…

GROB Systems Introduces New Universal Machining Center

Joy Finnegan

GROB Systems announced the availability of its new universal machining center, the G150, rounding out the company’s universal machining center range of products. The modular G-series system has continually set the bar for productivity and process safety. The G150 is positioned for the precision engineering, medical technology, mold and die, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries…

StandardAero to Acquire Signature’s Engine Repair and Overhaul Business

Joy Finnegan

StandardAero has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Signature Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business.  The transaction is expected to close mid-2021, subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. Like StandardAero, ERO is an engine MRO provider primarily for business jet and rotorcraft platforms made…

Safety Expert and AVM Contributor Jeff Guzzetti Comments on Kobe Bryant Crash

Joy Finnegan

Safety expert Jeff Guzzetti appeared on NBC News Channel 4 in Los Angeles discussing the Kobe Bryant crash in advance of the NTSB meeting this coming week to discuss their final report. Probable cause of the tragic Kobe Bryant helicopter crash will be released at that meeting. Guzzetti provided commentary to the local LA NBC…

Riwal Adds All Electric JLG Boom Lifts

Joy Finnegan

Riwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental and sales specialist, has taken its first delivery of the new 100% electric JLG EC boom lifts. The new articulating boom lifts are the JLG EC450AJ, with a working height of 15.77 meter, and the JLG EC520AJ with a working height of 18 meter. Both machine models…

CHI Aviation Embarks on Group-Wide Digital Transformation with Ramco

Joy Finnegan

Global Enterprise software specialist, Ramco Systems announced that it will implement its Aviation M&E MRO Suite v5.8 for America’s leading Heli Operator and MRO provider, CHI Aviatio and its four operating and three asset-holding entities in the U.S. Ramco says their business partner, ROTA Technology, played a key role in the win and will be…

Ace Aeronautics Earns STC for Electro-Optical Sensor Mount

Joy Finnegan

Ace Aeronautics, (ACE) announced the issuance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) # SR01957WI for the Ace Aero HD Sensor Mount for the UH-60/S-70 family of helicopters. The Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor Mount will allow operators of the Black Hawk to add a nose mounted EO/IR sensor to their fleet of…