Wanted: UTC looking for Performance Engineer

UTC Aerospace Systems is looking to recruit a new performance engineer who will be responsible for performing static / dynamic loads, retraction and vibration analysis for landing gear and flight controls in response to regulatory / customer requirements and UTAS performance methodologies. Applicants (view details here) will need a bachelors degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and must have a minimum of 5 years experience in analysis tools and techniques. [Read more…]

Micro AeroDynamics celebrates 25 years, 19,000 VG kits

The Beech Baron was one of the earliest aircraft to be flight tested for vortex generators by Micro Aerodynamics.

ANACORTES, Wash. – Micro AeroDynamics reached a couple of milestones this fall, completing 25 years in the business and shipping its 19,000th STC approved Micro VG kit. Flight testing at the company’s headquarters in Anacortes has produced 75 STCs allowing Micro VG retrofits on a total of 750 aircraft models. They are in use all over the world.

“We’ll be adding to the list of STCs in the future, as conditions warrant,” said Anni Brogan, president. “Meanwhile, we’ll continue to enhance the safety margins of the fleet one aircraft at a time.”

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Business flying ticks up

Ed Bolen

Ed Bolen

Speaking at the opening session of the European business aviation conference in Geneva, held May 19-21, Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association, said he is pleased all indicators are up for business flying.

Announcements of new products from Gulfstream and Dassault, Bolen said, are welcome signs of confidence of the underlying strength of the bizav industry.

Fabio Gamba, CEO of the European Business Aviation Association, echoed Bolen’s comments, stating that he believes the worst years of the global economic downturn are over. He predicted 2014 is going to be a “positive and exciting” year.