OTTUMWA, Iowa – For the second straight year, a select group of top aviation technicians emerged from the 2015 Midwest Aviation Invitational held in October. Hosted by Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) at its campus adjacent to the Ottumwa Regional Airport, this event – comprised of 29 competitors – was open to industry personnel, including professional technicians and repairmen, students, and military service members with a focus on aviation maintenance.
Duncan Aviation has moved its Fort Lauderdale operations to a new location.
The Duncan Aviation avionics satellite shop and engine Rapid Response teams now occupy a 31,000-square-foot facility on the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The building boasts more than 23,000 square feet of hangar space, a lobby with direct ramp access and a large parts storage area.
Textron Aviation reports that its company-owned service facilities in Greensboro, N.C., Wilmington, Del., Newburgh, N.Y. and Atlanta, Ga., have received new certifications from the FAA, expanding their capabilities to provide service and support to Beechcraft King Air, Cessna Citation and Hawker customers. [Read more…]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Aug. 19, a group of aerospace and aviation experts launched an effort to create global training standards for aviation maintenance technicians and other industry workers.
This is the first new committee launched this year by ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations.
Called Committee F46 on Aerospace Personnel, the group aims to create consensus-driven standards that will help workers gain skills to adapt to new technologies and other advancements. [Read more…]