Failure to maintain control during go-around proves fatal

The Cirrus SR20 was captured on airport surveillance cameras as the pilot attempted to land in Bolingbrook, Ill. A review of the video revealed that the plane touched down multiple times about halfway down the runway.

During the go-around, witnesses reported that they observed the SR20 depart the runway and make a left turn at low altitude. It descended with the wings level as it flew over a few buildings. It then hit a tree and a light pole, and then hit terrain next to a bank building. [Read more…]

Ametek partners with Kellstrom

WILMINGTON, Mass. – The Sensors and Fluid Management Systems (SFMS) business unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has appointed Kellstrom Materials as its exclusive partner for providing authorized AMETEK surplus products and exchange services.

Kellstrom Materials, a provider of aftermarket parts, repairs, logistics, and supply chain management solutions, will maintain an inventory of overhauled AMETEK SFMS line-replaceable units (LRUs), enabling operators to reduce aircraft downtime and maintenance costs.