The closing of Mattituck

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I believe it was in 2003 that my brother told me about a program called the Mattituck Engine Workshop sponsored, as you can guess, by Teledyne Mattituck Services. It was free and all you had to do was to get there. The program took a group of people, put them in a room with a bunch of parts and a Mattituck technician, spend a few hours together and at the end of the day, we took a group photo of all us standing behind the completely assembled engine like proud parents.

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Brian Lindquist joins Dallas Airmotive

Dallas Airmotive - Brian Lindquist

Brian Lindquist has joined Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company, as Regional Engine Manager for the Northwestern United States. Lindquist will be responsible for selling repair and overhaul services on Honeywell TFE731 engines and 36 series APU, and on Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305 engines.

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Why do you join a national organization?

All the way back to Charles Taylor, aircraft mechanics have worked on aircraft for low pay and little recognition, if any. Our satisfaction comes from working on complicated machines that are fast and sleek. Most of all they fly! We keep them that way. One of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s (PAMA) purpose in this is to be an advocate for the aircraft mechanic — often in ways that you do not see every day or produce immediate results.

So, you ask, what value is any organization to you?

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Weep No More

Piper

Paul Beck is an expert at stopping leaks in wing tanks

There is no shortage of unusual businesses serving the general aviation industry, but sealing wing tanks for a living must be on everyone’s short list. That’s because it’s so difficult since our tanks are sealed inside the wings and the access ports are made for Cirque du Soleil performers.

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