PPG AEROCRON aerospace electrocoat primer qualified by U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has qualified PPG AEROCRON™ aerospace electrocoat (e-coat) primer to provide corrosion resistance and enhanced topcoat adhesion for aircraft parts. The Air Force initially will coat test parts on a PPG e-coat system that it installed at its Advanced Technology and Training Center in Middle Georgia. The Air Force has issued Airworthiness Circular AC-19-02 to announce the primer’s qualification for coating parts used on the outer surface of aircraft. The PPG e-coat primer will be added to Air Force Technical Order 1-1-8 – “Application and Removal of Organic Coatings, Aerospace and Non-Aerospace Equipment” – which will provide Read more

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EDM complete state-of-the-art Airbus A350 cabin trainer project with Japan Airlines

©EDM complete state-of-the-art Airbus A350 cabin trainer

EDM, one of the leading global providers of training simulators to the civil aviation and defense sectors, has announced that the installation of Japan Airlines’ Airbus A350 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) has been completed in Tokyo, Japan. Japan Airlines’ new simulator is one of the most advanced that EDM have produced to date. This CEET has been designed and manufactured to represent the Airbus A350, which the airline has recently taken delivery of. The A350 CEET build was extensive both externally and internally, whereby all interior panels for the Cabin Trainer were replicated to truly increase the fidelity of the simulator. This Read more

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Egyptair and AeroMobile introduce Inflight Mobile Connectivity

Panasonic Avionics Corporation subsidiary, AeroMobile, a leading inflight mobile connectivity provider, has launched mobile connectivity onboard EGYPTAIR Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This launch marks a significant time for EGYPTAIR; considered Africa’s pioneer and leading airline, and the flag carrier of Egypt, as it responds to the ever growing demand for connectivity from travelers.       With this launch, EGYPTAIR has achieved a major milestone by initiating the deployment of mobile and internet connectivity across its entire fleet of Dreamliner aircraft. In addition to the onboard Wi-Fi and live TV service, passengers will be able to access the AeroMobile network to connect Read more

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SR Technics wins engine services contract with Ukraine International Airlines

Ukraine International Airlines ©AirTeamImages

MRO service provider SR Technics, has been awarded a seven-year exclusive engine maintenance contract with Ukraine International Airlines (UIA). The agreement covers a minimum of 34 CFM56-7B shop visits. Meanwhile, work began on the first engine in the SR Technics engine shop in Zurich in August of this year. UIA and SR Technics have had a continuous partnership since April 2017, when the airline signed a five-year contract for integrated component services with SR Technics for UIA’s Boeing 737NG fleet. SR Technics was able to secure the new engine services contract with a competitive commercial offer.

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Rolls-Royce and Volo Aero MRO sign ten-year T56 engine support agreement

Rolls-Royce and Volo Aero MRO have signed a ten-year agreement covering the support of T56 single engine piece part maintenance repair and overhaul services. With over 18,000 engines manufactured since 1953 and more than 230 million flight hours accumulated, the T56/501 engine continues to be the leader of large turboprop engines for both military and commercial use. They are maintained by the Rolls-Royce authorized MRO Support Network, providing affordable, reliable support solutions. The AMC Network includes nine approved, licensed maintenance centers around the globe. Volo Aero MRO is an FAA- and EASA-certified MRO based in Massachusetts, offering in excess of 50 Read more

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SkyUp selects Acro’s Series 3 Ultra seat

SkyUp selects Acro Series 3 Ultra seats ©Acro

SkyUp Airlines has selected the Series 3 Ultra seat from Acro Aircraft Seating for eight of its aircraft, comprising six B737-800 and two B737-700 aircraft. SkyUp Airlines, the Ukranian charter and low-cost airline, which began its flight program in 2018, is the latest airline to join Acro’s expanding roster of customers.  Acro’s Series 3 Ultra seat will now feature on SkyUp’s flights from Kiev, Ukraine to Tbilisi, Batumi, Erevan, Larnaca, Barcelona, Naples, Turin, Alicante, Paris, Nice, Sharjah, Praha, Tel-Aviv, Lviv and Kharkiv. Additional routes are scheduled for later in 2019  to Georgia, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, France, Israel, Armenia, Czech Republic Read more

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Airbase wins contract to manufacture seat covers for Acro

©Airbase to manufacture Ultra-Leather™ seat covers for Acro

Airbase, part of Trenchard Aviation Group, has won the contract to manufacture Ultra- Leather™ seat covers for Acro, a leading innovator in aircraft seating. This contract has resulted from Acro’s commission to provide new seats for Spirit Airlines, an American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. Spirit Airlines is the seventh-largest commercial airline in the United States, operating scheduled flights throughout the United States and in the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, and South America. Airbase, located close to London Gatwick Airport, has over 20 years’ experience of managing aircraft cabin interiors, including soft furnishings, carpets and dry cleaning. With its Read more

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Everette Mash joins C&L Aerospace

Everett Mash

Everette Mash has joined C&L Aerospace as Senior Vice President of Aircraft Sales, focusing on expanding business in the regional aircraft sales and brokering division. Before joining C&L, Mash headed Twin Otter Holdings, LLC. for 13 years where he purchased, refurbished, sold, and leased Twin Otter aircraft worldwide. He also previously worked at Jet Aviation as Director of Aircraft Sales and Embraer as the Director of preowned aircraft sales handling all the preowned trade in aircraft for the new ERJ145 family of regional jet aircraft.

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Jet Aviation opens new Teterboro hangar and renovated FBO

©Jet Aviation ribbon-cutting ceremony in Teterboro, NJ

Jet Aviation has officially opened its new 40,000 ft² hangar and completely renovated FBO in Teterboro, NJ. Built to meet growing demand for long-range business jets, the new hangar can accommodate most large aircraft. The construction is part of Jet Aviation’s efforts to expand and improve its global FBO network of 35 locations. The company is investing heavily to ensure its facilities are designed and equipped to meet all the business aviation needs of its global customers. Jet Aviation invested more than US$25 million in its Teterboro facility, including a complete renovation of its FBO and construction of a new Read more

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UPS Flight Forward obtains FAA certification – now fully-fledged drone airline

©UPS Flight Forward attains FAA’s first full approval for drone airline

UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF), the UPS drone delivery subsidiary, has taken a major step forward in the drone delivery space having obtained certification from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate the first fully-fledged drone airline in the U.S. The Part 135 Standard certification permits UPSFF to fly an unlimited number of drones with an unlimited number of operators piloting them. Certification also allows it to carry loads in excess of the current limit of 55 pounds and to fly at night. No sooner has certification been awarded than UPSFF launched a Matternet M2 quadcopter from WakeMed’s hospital campus in Raleigh, Read more

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